"It’s that time of year again. Recent college graduates have just gotten their diplomas, and many are in the midst of their very first job search. And, as today’s graduates attempt to enter the workforce, many of them are realizing that it’s not quite the same as when their parents, professors and advisors first applied for jobs years ago.
Although jobs numbers have been steadily improving since the Great Recession, many college graduates are still finding it hard to land the right job – after graduation. While unemployment is at an eight-year low, nearly half of college graduates – 44% – are underemployed, meaning they are working at a job that does not require a college degree.
However, according to a 2016 Student Loan Hero survey, most college graduates are “cautiously optimistic” about their job prospects. 51.3% thought they would “definitely” have a job within three months of graduation, while 33% thought there was a 50/50 chance they would have a job within 3 months of graduating. Only 15.6% didn’t think they would have a job within 3 months of graduation. And, according to the Society for Human Resources Management, or SHRM, the class of 2016 has the best hiring forecast in 10 years..."
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Nadine Underbrink, M.Ed.