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There are jobs out there, we just need to make sure your grads know how to look for them!  The information will outline a methodology that not only provides the tools, and steps your grads need to know when searching for a job, but, it will also make them more confident in interviews and employment negotiations.

In the end:

  • Your grads will get more interviews and job offers
  • Your Career Center will receive recognition for helping them

It's a win - win situation.  And, the best part about it is, it requires no additional staff time!



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In the right hand column, we've assembled some interesting articles, stats and information you might want to use in your reports, presentations and research.  If you know of some good "stuff" that we don't have listed, please share it by send it to info@talentmarks.com 











Things to think about!

  1. Four people for every job!
  2. 50% of GRADS in 2007 had jobs by graduation, and today, well, maybe a bit over 20%
  3. 55% of employers hire based on first impression!  That's seconds, not minutes!
  4. Two-thirds of bachelor’s degree recipients graduated with debt in 2008, compared with less than half in 1993
  5. 78% of grads surveyed by AfterCollege were finding the job search process difficult
  6. NACE survey suggests 71% of students who used Career Centers got jobs 
  7. Colleges spend as much as 10 times more to recruit students than to help prepare them for jobs
  8. 80 percent of students move home after college
  9. Nearly 80% of 2,774,008 2009 grads were officially unemployed on graduation day
  10. According to federal statistics, only 57% of full-time college students graduate within SIX years
  11. 68.8% of Japanese college graduates secure jobs by graduation day
  12. 1/3 of college grads hold jobs that do NOT require a college degree
  13. Unemployment among people <25 with a bachelor's degree 9.6%
  14. 70% of U.S recruiters have rejected a candidate based on their online reputation
  15. 51% of student loan recipients say it will take them more than 10 years to pay off their student loans
  16. For each grad that defaults on their student loan payments, two more fall behind - Latest study
  17. Graduates leave school with 41% more credit card debt than four years ago, with one in five owing at least $7,000 by graduation day
  18. 17 million grads have jobs that only require a High School diploma
  19. Graduating in a recession can result in a reduction of earnings that will last a lifetime
  20. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today's learner will have 10-14 jobs by the time they are 38
  21. Only 37 percent of grads who started repaying their loans in 2005 were able to repay them on time
  22. Length of unemployment now 37 1/2 week for both non degree and college degreed unemployed - Federal Reserve
  23. Between 1/3 and 1/2 of all students in internships work for FREE.  In some cases they have to pay either the college or another institution for the priveledge!
  24. Students receiving a degree or certificate from a Community College see an 86 percent increase in their wages, from $25,600 to $45,571
  25. Two million college graduates under the age of 25  - 700,000 have a job that doesn’t require a degree 
  26.  The unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-old workers averaged 18.4%, compared with 9.6% for U.S. workers overall.
  27. Young college graduates still lag far behind older college-educated workers: 9.3% of them are unemployed, more than double the 4.7% unemployment rate for college graduates age 25 and older.
  28. Since 1978, tuition at US colleges has increased more than 900 percent, 650 points above inflation. Housing prices, by comparison, rose only 50 points in the same time period.
  29. Counseling degree will net you $29,000 a year but an engineering degree will give you a $120,000 salary. New study by Georgtown.

There are a lot of issues facing college graduates today that graduates from previous generations did not face. Very few graduates have the skills, experience and knowledge to overcome these issues.

 That's where you can help!

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