If you're about to graduate from college and haven't started your job search yet, it's a good idea to get going - you're behind the rest of the class of 2011.
A survey from Beyond.com reports that over 90% of '11 graduates have applied to at least one job and most have applied for significantly more:
- Over 33% reported they have applied for over 40 jobs
- Just about 21% of respondents have applied for somewhere between 10 and 20 jobs
- Almost 20% have applied for 21 to 40 jobs
- 17% have applied for less than 10 jobs
- 8.5%, have applied for no jobs at all
If you need help starting or getting your job search on track, check with your school's career office to see what resources they provide. Also, check the job sites that focus on entry level jobs, and don't forget networking - it's still the way most people find jobs. Check with your career or alumni office to see if they have an alumni network you can tap for assistance.
Check LinkedIn Groups for groups affiliated with your college and university. Our About.com Careers and Job Search Group is another excellent source of advice from career experts, discussion on job search topics, and job leads.
Do keep in mind that even if you haven't started your job search yet, this is the best year in a long time for college grads to job search. NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) reports that employers expect to hire 21% more new college grads this year than they did last year, according to preliminary results of NACE's Job Outlook Spring Update survey.
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