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Are you guys worried about jobs after graduation? I can't help but notice the latest employment figures.

Topic: Getting a Job | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 07/02/2010

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Remember how when you were a kid, you used your imagination to create all kinds of cool stuff? That's the part of your imagination you want to access now. The way to do this is to constantly clear away your feelings of resistance. STOP your mind from imagining the worst (as we grow up we worry; and use our imaginations to create what we don't want). Like energy attracts like energy - and if you are feeling anxious and resistant, then when you go to your job interviews, you may have all the qualifications, but because you are being resistant, you don't get the job. When your thoughts have triggered all kinds of resistant feelings (all those uncomfortable-feeling sensations like heaviness and butterflies)... STOP your mind by self-focusing on feeling the sensations in your body. This is how you clear your resistance. Within 60 seconds of doing this one thing, you begin to feel more connected. Like energy attracts like energy - and so those around you feel more connected too. STOP your mind from imagining what you don't want; self-focus on feeling (to clear your resistant feelings and emotions as they surface) and MOST importantly, have a very clear feeling picture of what you DO want. When your mind starts imagining having less than that, REFUSE to follow those thoughts to continue (by self-focusing on feeling). Regardless of the current economic climate, there are many great jobs out there for you - you just have to clear your resistance so you can 'tune in' to feeling connected; so prospective employers like your energy and want to hire you. Remember to STOP, Self-focus and KISS! Stop your mind, self-focus on feeling and keep it sensationally simple!

Answered by: Jacqui Olliver R. | over 3 years ago
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Yes, the market is very bad. "40% of new college graduates had a job offer before leaving school in 2010. This compares to two-thirds in pre-recession 2007." [source: http://www.etfguide.com/research/370/23/Employment-Numbers-Don%27t-Account-for-Graduating-Students/] However, 40% is still offers a decent chance at finding a job. Best to start looking early before you graduate, and have back-up plans in place.

Answered by: Criterion Y. | over 4 years ago
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There are many people looking jobs at the moment but for college graduates the chances to find a job much better. Many people looking for jobs don't haven't gone to college so you will have a leg up on them. I wouldn't worry so much about finding a job with a college degree. Also a thing to keep in mind is that you can't just expect a job to come to you. You need to get yourself out there to get noticed and get the job you've always wanted.

Answered by: Thomas Clips W. | over 4 years ago
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The key to getting a job after graduation is to participate in things that make you stand out from other graduating students. Studying abroad, doing a summer internship, or leading a student group are all ways to distinguish yourself from other job applicants. Don't be afraid to start networking in your future field, either. Attending alumni events at your university can be a great way to get to know people in your community that may be offering jobs when you graduate.

Answered by: Purplpig L. | over 4 years ago
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Personally, no I am not. My degree is a dual major in Math and Physics with a Education background and a minor in computer applications. Since I will be able to teach three different subjects, I think my job future is secure. With that said, employment is not very good right now and some people are going to have a problem getting anything out of there degree when the time comes. This is something for everyone to keep in mind as they go to college and get a degree. Not all degrees are equal and some will not be any better then a high school degree.

Answered by: College Student123 T. | over 4 years ago
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I know I am. I don't think we can avoid but be a little nervous. The unemployment rate is not pretty, and there are so many people on welfare right now. I'm hoping that my major in Web Design will take me places, but I know some web designers who are struggling to find jobs, and that does scare me..

Answered by: Oh My Gawd Its Mc Caw Q. | over 4 years ago
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There's no question that this is a rough employment environment. You need to be prepared to search hard for a job, and to possibly widen your horizons to include professions that you might not have originally planned on. But there are still good jobs out there, so remain positive.

Answered by: Kat68 Q. | over 4 years ago
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As long as you are flexible with where you want to work you shouldn't have problems finding a job. You can take a job that is not where you currently live. You can take a job that is below what you trained for.

Answered by: Zolty F. | over 4 years ago
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Almost everyone is at least a little worried about getting a job after graduation, except perhaps those people already accepted into a full-time graduate program. The economy is changing very quickly these days and it is important to obtain a set of skills in college that will allow you to comete in a changing job market. Thorough preparation and practice can alleviate much of your fear about getting a job after graduation. Research the interview practices of some potential companies and prepare some information ahead of time. Find out more about your desired field such as: best cities to work, areas of the US that have best cost of living, and areas of the US where your field is in high demand. Knowing what to expect in your field and what your competition is like can go a long way in helping to alleviate fear of a tough job market.

Answered by: Ben1778 D. | over 4 years ago
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Economic oil seems to be on all of our minds these days. If you are graduating with a degree in an in-demand field, your chances of finding a job will greatly increase. Even though the economy isn't great, there are still jobs out there to be had. Networking is a great way to land a job in tough economic times.

Answered by: Iamerica N. | over 4 years ago
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Yes...looking for a job right now is kind of tough for new grads. But hopefully in a couple of years the market will rebound. Just in time for the new grads!

Answered by: Unigrad E. | over 4 years ago
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I am not entirely worried about finding a job after graduation. Jobs are out there, you just have to look and not be scared to move across the nation.

Answered by: Zolty F. | over 4 years ago
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I'll be graduating in May 2011 with a degree in math and economics. I'm not worried about getting a job after graduation - there are still a lot of jobs available out there for people who can do at least mid level math. I would definitely be more worried about getting a job if I had a degree in sociology or psychology or others in that vein - I know that it's hard for people with those majors to find high paying jobs right now. But I think for anyone with a decent math background, there isn't that much to worry about.

Answered by: Mem4dr A. | over 4 years ago
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Yup - who isn't? The best thing to do is just hope for the best. Having a job in a thriving industry certainly helps. Who knows where the economy will be when you graduate, but you can't let that stop you from following your plans. Once you graduate, find a job (anywhere) and begin your REAL job search. If you work hard enough, an employer will see your value and you'll find a good job no matter how rough the economy is. Let's all hope for the best.

Answered by: Vinny T I. | over 4 years ago
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It's definitely scary. Just remember to send out your resumes way before graduation. Polish it as much as you can - you need to stand out from the others. Now's the time to network - get in touch with old acquaintances who might be able to help you. Refer back to the companies you did internships with. And remember: Don't think you're too good for a job. A paycheck is a paycheck.

Answered by: Syam V. | over 4 years ago
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Now is one of the most difficult times for college graduates to find jobs in the area they specialized in. More and more employers are avoiding the cost of college graduates and hiring technical school graduates with associate degrees. Make sure you have marketable skills to offer, find the best way to market those skills and good luck.

Answered by: Anonymous J. | over 4 years ago
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Yes, I am a little weary about the jobs available after graduation. The current economic state does not help the matters. The best thing to do is to be very active in job searching and to network as much as possible.

Answered by: Benji Z. | over 4 years ago
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There is no doubt that it is tough out there but don't worry. Just send your resume out everywhere you can. The more you network the better your job chances will be.

Answered by: Fast X. | over 4 years ago
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Employment is always something to worry about, especially with the economy these days. When you look at jobs in general though, the ones that pay really well normally require a college degree or some sort of college level training. You will most likely find work with a degree, so don't stress out too much about it.

Answered by: Jen B. | over 4 years ago
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I am quite worried about finding my place in the working world after graduation. The current state of the economy is only worsening my chances of getting a job that I want. I feel that if I work hard enough, then I shouldn't have too much of a problem in obtaining a job.

Answered by: Ambrose T. | over 4 years ago
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There are many website giving job opportunity and you will fill up resume and then send. After graduation and complete the some certificate courses are related to the education. Regularly check job opportunities in the new paper and select the related job. And apply your resume send to concerned address. after you have a interview call. In interview you have good skills almost you get a good job.

Answered by: 123hit. B. | over 4 years ago
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It's a difficult time for finding work, and many people will have to struggle to get into their chosen occupations. With the unemployment rates the way they are, most employers are looking for people with experience (and finding them). It's important to development yourself as much as you can, as a degree may not be enough to make you stand out against the competition. Many graduates are also going to have accept different work temporarily as they work to get into their fields.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | over 4 years ago
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I sure am. I am in Education. But, I guess you have to think of it this way. We will not be in a recession forever(I hope), and where there is a will, there is always a way. I plan on working as hard as I can to find a job that I love, and I won't stop until I get there.

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | over 4 years ago
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Now is one of the most difficult times for college graduates to find jobs in the area they specialized in. More and more employers are avoiding the cost of college graduates and hiring technical school graduates with associate degrees. Make sure you have marketable skills to offer, find the best way to market those skills and good luck.

Answered by: Anonymous J. | over 4 years ago
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Yes, I am a little weary about the jobs available after graduation. The current economic state does not help the matters. The best thing to do is to be very active in job searching and to network as much as possible.

Answered by: Benji Z. | over 4 years ago
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There is no doubt that it is tough out there but don't worry. Just send your resume out everywhere you can. The more you network the better your job chances will be.

Answered by: Fast X. | over 4 years ago
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Employment is always something to worry about, especially with the economy these days. When you look at jobs in general though, the ones that pay really well normally require a college degree or some sort of college level training. You will most likely find work with a degree, so don't stress out too much about it.

Answered by: Jen B. | over 4 years ago
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I am quite worried about finding my place in the working world after graduation. The current state of the economy is only worsening my chances of getting a job that I want. I feel that if I work hard enough, then I shouldn't have too much of a problem in obtaining a job.

Answered by: Ambrose T. | over 4 years ago
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There are many website giving job opportunity and you will fill up resume and then send. After graduation and complete the some certificate courses are related to the education. Regularly check job opportunities in the new paper and select the related job. And apply your resume send to concerned address. after you have a interview call. In interview you have good skills almost you get a good job.

Answered by: 123hit. B. | over 4 years ago
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It's a difficult time for finding work, and many people will have to struggle to get into their chosen occupations. With the unemployment rates the way they are, most employers are looking for people with experience (and finding them). It's important to development yourself as much as you can, as a degree may not be enough to make you stand out against the competition. Many graduates are also going to have accept different work temporarily as they work to get into their fields.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | over 4 years ago
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I sure am. I am in Education. But, I guess you have to think of it this way. We will not be in a recession forever(I hope), and where there is a will, there is always a way. I plan on working as hard as I can to find a job that I love, and I won't stop until I get there.

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | over 4 years ago
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Everyone I know is worried about getting a job after graduation. I know some people who have yet to get a job. But there is always hope. Maybe we won't get jobs that we want, but we'll get something. Even if it doesn't pay what we expected, we are going to have to take what comes.

Answered by: Rancor202 X. | about 4 years ago
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if you selected a major with careers that are in demand with stable paychecks i don't think there is much to worry about. There are a lot out there, especially in the medical field, finance, and travel that are stable.

Answered by: Ashlee818 V. | over 4 years ago
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Although the employment figures aren't fantastic, don't give up hope. Be proactive. Work on your resume. Start looking at places you would like to apply to. My biggest piece of advice is start making connections. Connections now are very important. Connections will help you get that "in" into a place instead of you just being another resume on a desk.

Answered by: Gagel A. | over 4 years ago
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It is very hard to look at those figures. Just remember that over a couple years, the job market may improve. Even if it doesn't, you will not be able to find a job right now either, so you are better off staying in school. As long as you can afford school, you should stay in college. A college degree will make you stand out, even in a bad economy.

Answered by: Allgrw P. | over 4 years ago
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When I graduated last year from college, It took me over 3 months and over hundreds of applications to finally find a position that I am way to overqualified when it comes to the position. Today, I am looking for a better position even though I was offered a promotion a couple of months ago. To answer your question, should you be worried, yes. I would recommend keeping close to friends and networks since they can give you the inside information on any job openings that are not being published yet.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | over 4 years ago
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I think thats a major worry about graduated these day, whether or not they are wasting time going through college. Unemployment figures fluctuate, and no matter how negative anyone thinks it is there are jobs out there if you look hard enough. Either way your degree will aid you with a better rate of pay over a non graduate.

Answered by: Jon H. | over 4 years ago
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Everyone is worried about this. However, having a college education on your belt will put you closer to the front of the line. Most college students get a rude awakening when they find out that just because they apply for a job with a college education, they aren't automatically accepted. Therefore it is paramount that you are continuously applying while you are in college, and you should always have at least a part time job, even if its somewhere like a fast food restaurant.

Answered by: Elitesack O. | over 4 years ago
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