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I wish I could report that the job market was doing better, but according to a 2009NACE study
19.7 percent of 2009 graduates who applied for a job actually have one."

Many economists are predicting that the recession is over.  However, I disagree and graduates have it harder now than in any recent memory.  The best thing you can do now is go the more traditional routes and grow your network.  I recently read, "Never Eat AloneBy Keith Ferrazzi, Tahl Raz.  This is a great book on how to use networking to get ahead in life. 


One of the main tools is how to create a 'Network Action Plan.'

Why is this important?

Increase your chance of success through the people you know.  If you want to land a job after college, you are going to need to work every angle and get to know as many people connected to industries that you are interested in.  

This is a two way street, it is about building a win-win situation with your network.  We have a lot to offer, even as younger graduates with limited experience.  

Maybe you have a connection that can help them or you read an article regarding a conversation that you thought would be over value.

Most likely you are going to land a job through a random connection via friends, family, etc.  

Don't leave this up to chance,
Actively work on improving your network and become part of the 20% that does land a job.  


"Nothing external to you has any power over you"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 


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