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How long did it take you to find a job after graduation?

Topic: Getting a Job | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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It took me about 3 months to find a job after graduating. This will depend however on where you live in the country and what types of jobs you are applying for. I would suggest applying for any job that interests you. Holding out for that perfect job in this economy is probably not the best idea. It is better to have some experience and try to move to a new job than have no experience and remain looking for a job.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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This is entirely dependent on you. I would start looking for jobs before you graduate. Have many picked out In this economy it can be hard to find a job. Yet, jobs are necessary to make money. Be aggressive. You need a job just as much as the next person. In may be a couple months before you land your gig but stick with it.

Answered by: Average Joe V. | about 4 years ago
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I haven't graduated yet, but my brother has. It took him almost two years to find a job that had a career opportunity. At this point in time it isn't easy to find a great job. Just keep looking and applying!

Answered by: Bowz N. | about 4 years ago
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I have graduated with a degree in psychology and in philosophy. I have been looking for a job for a couple of months. My husband, however, majored in engineering and he got one before he even graduated. It all depends on the job market where you are seeking employment

Answered by: Junior Sweet P. | about 4 years ago
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After graduation it took me about 3 weeks to find a job. My first job after college was temporary. I quickly went on to another job through people I met at that first one. Later I learned that it's more about who you know than what you know. Stay in college, graduate, but keep in touch with those people whom you've made a connection with. You never know who can help you out later in life!

Answered by: Arizonafink B. | about 4 years ago
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Finding a job after graduation varies from person to person. It could be as soon as just after graduation and as late as a few months. It really depends on how motivated you are at finding a job. You need to get yourself out there to get the job you want. You want to be motivated and always looking for that job you want after graduation.

Answered by: Thomas Clips W. | about 4 years ago
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It can be easier to find a job after college if you begin looking before college is over. Spend the latter half of your senior year applying for jobs or internships and fine-tuning your resume. You can even ask your professors to give your resume a glance to give you some tips. Do not worry if you don't find something directly after graduating. Keep in mind that all your fellow graduates are also looking too!

Answered by: Mighty Spidey L. | about 4 years ago
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Depending on the degree in your field you may find a job within two months after graduation. If you are currently working in your field. I would recommending staying in the position until you get a promotion. However, many college grads are still searching for jobs after one year after graduation. It is a hard challenge but applying and keeping a faith is a good way to find a job after graduation.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | about 4 years ago
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I got two degrees, so I finished actual coursework in 4.5 years. I was working (in education) in the February following the end of my coursework in December. I also had a teaching job secured before I was finished with my Masters degree, so there was no waiting there. I was lucky - be patient and send out plenty of feelers. use family and friend connections as well - all's fair in finding a job.

Answered by: Grad12 I. | about 4 years ago
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It took me three months to find a job after I graduated from college. I graduated last year when the economy was downturn or the middle of the recession. I am pretty lucky that I found a job since there are many college students that are still without a job for over a year. I would recommend keeping the contacts and networking whenever needed in order to find jobs from internal that are not announced. I also looked at other opportunities that are not within your degree that will help you on your career path.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | about 4 years ago
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In the unsteady economic environment that we are in now, jobs are definitely not plentiful. After graduation, I searched for nine months for a job in my field. At the end of the nine months, I just started my own business. The time will differ depending on whether or not your job is in an in-demand market. But either way, don't expect anything in less than two to three months.

Answered by: Jimm 43 I. | about 4 years ago
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I personally graduated in June 1st and am currently considering two job of a offers that I received 45 and 47 days after graduation. I have many friends who had jobs lined up before they even graduated and many friends who are still searching. A lot of it depends on where, location wise, you are looking for a job and what field you want to work in. A friend who has a degree in Human Resources has been competing against over one hundred applicants for one position in her interviews. I have degrees in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and four people were interviewed for the position that I've been offered.

Answered by: Collegegrad10 I. | about 4 years ago
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I have always been working since i was sixteen years of age, and in college i worked part time throughout the entire four years. After I graduated I moved my hours up to full time and was able to afford my own small rental home with my brother and i splitting the expenses, it took me about two years to land a successful and satisfactory job in my profession of choice, meteorology.

Answered by: Elitesack O. | about 4 years ago
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I started looking about 6 months before I graduated, and luckily, I was already employed with a wonderful company that offered me a corporate position. If you are not so lucky, try applying as soon as you graduate, and if you are mobile, apply all over the country, even all over the world. This way, you are casting a huge net, and something you love will is bound to come about!

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | about 4 years ago
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I was lucky - I was able to find a job in my field while still in college. That was pure luck though! Friends have been successful with sending resumes out early.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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When I graduate from college last year, I waited till the last minute to find a job. Unfortunately, during the economic downtown, I realized that my procrastination will hurt me in a long run. It ended taking me four months to find a full time job. I would recommend looking for positions and making connections in your early junior year and keep hunting for all avenues, even some opportunities that you would not have thought off originally.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | about 4 years ago
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When in my final year of completing my Bachelor of Computer Applications, there were many software companies that came to the college campus for preliminary interview rounds. I sat for about 3 interviews with Dell, IBM and Wipro and got through two companies as an intern after final examinations. After college was over I was hired by IBM to work there as an intern for 6 months before I could be confirmed as an employee.

Answered by: Marshavaz Y. | about 4 years ago
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That really depends on how active the graduate is in searching for a job. Given the current economical state, it might be much tougher to find one than it normally would be. With a good degree and a lot of perseverance, the length it takes to find a job could be shortened.

Answered by: Dearman L. | about 4 years ago
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I started looking about 6 months before I graduated, and luckily, I was already employed with a wonderful company that offered me a corporate position. If you are not so lucky, try applying as soon as you graduate, and if you are mobile, apply all over the country, even all over the world. This way, you are casting a huge net, and something you love will is bound to come about!

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | about 4 years ago
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I was lucky - I was able to find a job in my field while still in college. That was pure luck though! Friends have been successful with sending resumes out early.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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When I graduate from college last year, I waited till the last minute to find a job. Unfortunately, during the economic downtown, I realized that my procrastination will hurt me in a long run. It ended taking me four months to find a full time job. I would recommend looking for positions and making connections in your early junior year and keep hunting for all avenues, even some opportunities that you would not have thought off originally.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | about 4 years ago
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I haven't graduated yet, but my brother has. It took him almost two years to find a job that had a career opportunity. At this point in time it isn't easy to find a great job. Just keep looking and applying!

Answered by: Bowz N. | about 4 years ago
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It took me exactly 27 months to find a suitable job for me after I did my graduation. Usually, for every student completing his/her graduation, it takes minimum 1 year on an average to find a suitable job. The students should start applying for the various competition examinations in the final year of studies.

Answered by: Subhash Chander R. | over 4 years ago
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I have been selected by 2 companies, when i got selected i was doing my 7th semester(4th year). It depends in which college you are studying. If you are studying in well reputation college , their is lot of chance to get placed (job) very soon compared to local college.

Answered by: Optional D. | over 4 years ago
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I graduated about one month ago and am not having much luck getting a job. However, this varies greatly by your major. My friends who majored in teaching got jobs immediately, while my friends who majored in English or communications (like myself) did not get so lucky.

Answered by: Katat Ull O. | over 4 years ago
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I started looking for a job in the spring of my senior year of college. I found a job and started working there part time in May, about a month before I actually graduated. Many people I know started working in a full time capacity for their then-current employer, once they graduated. It's a good idea to work through college if you can, for this and many other reasons.

Answered by: Wennifred K. | about 4 years ago
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It took me 6 months to find a job, but I was picky and lazy. Average depends on your major. Several people will have a job immediately. I recommend taking some time to yourself after graduation.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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I had two job offers mid way through my senior year. Many companies come to the college to look for new hires and will be recruiting there. You will also be able to look around the place you want to live.

Answered by: Bitchstewie U. | about 4 years ago
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This is dependant on your major and GPA, because different jobs have different hiring rates, I did biology and was working 7 months after graduation, worked a regular job in between just for some money in my pockets. Make sure you are proactive and serious about it, the harder you try the faster the results.

Answered by: Jon H. | about 4 years ago
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Forever! I graduated when the recession started, so I had to take up some freelance work while I looked for an actual job, and even that turned out to be a downsizing disaster in the making. If I were you, I would recommend starting to look for work 6-9 months before graduation. News reports suggest to placement rates are still pretty bad, so I would minimize the chance of becoming a statistic by starting early.

Answered by: Null Terminator N. | about 4 years ago
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When in my final year of completing my Bachelor of Computer Applications, there were many software companies that came to the college campus for preliminary interview rounds. I sat for about 3 interviews with Dell, IBM and Wipro and got through two companies as an intern after final examinations. After college was over I was hired by IBM to work there as an intern for 6 months before I could be confirmed as an employee.

Answered by: Marshavaz Y. | about 4 years ago
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That really depends on how active the graduate is in searching for a job. Given the current economical state, it might be much tougher to find one than it normally would be. With a good degree and a lot of perseverance, the length it takes to find a job could be shortened.

Answered by: Dearman L. | about 4 years ago
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Finding a job after graduation can be difficult, but attacking it with great determination can aid your success rate. For me, it took about a year, but the time varies according to each individual. A great way to start your search, would be to, immediately write up your resume and send it out to every employer you are interested in working for. The more businesses you give your resume to, the better your chance of finding a job. In the meantime, you could always work for any employer (not necessarily in your field), not only to keep your pocket full, but to add more work experience to your resume.

Answered by: Memyself K. | about 4 years ago
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It took me about 2 months to find a job after graduating and about 6 months to find a job that was relavent to my field if study. But I could have had a job sonner than 2 months. O wanted to take some time off after graduating. I suggest it if you can afford to.

Answered by: Headhunter S. | about 4 years ago
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I was very fortunate, I found a job just before graduation. But to do that I sent out a lot of resumes and I did as many interviews as I could find. I worked to find perspective employers and I pursued the opportunity to work for the company. My school was very helpful in finding perspective employers. They held job fairs and invited perspective employers to the school to do interviews.

Answered by: Turker Y. | about 4 years ago
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After graduation, it took me almost a year to find my first job. I was a little discouraged in my search after so long, but you have to be patient. Remember to make contacts and keep in touch with the companies that you intern with. They may not be able to offer you a position, but they may be able to steer you in the right direction to find a position.

Answered by: Upallnight I. | about 4 years ago
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