Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ABC reports best job market for recent grads since 2008 collapse


ABC News is reporting that the job market for new college graduates is now the best since the 2008 financial crisis and recession, in a story here by Alan Farnham, link here

Still, graduates, often debt-saddled, have to network heavily, and use social media effectively to advance their careers rather than their own personal expression, which seems like an ironic outcome from the Facebook experience (especially the week that Facebook goes public).

Don’t assume grades will get you a job, or even that an internship will, the article says.  And internships have recently come under criticism as an exploitation of free labor in a weak job market (disguised as a “pay your dues” step). 

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