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Recent College Graduates

Recent Graduate Or Unemployed?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Jill Jacinto

Congrats graduates of 2016! You made it through 4 years of grueling coursework, late night studying, early classes and internships. No longer, seniors, you are now recent graduates entering the real world. Yet, I've always wondered, how soon does 'recent graduate' become unemployed?

Best (And Worst) Cities For New Graduates

Trulia | Posted 06.09.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you listen carefully, all across the country you can hear tassels flipping from right to left. It's graduation season, which means a slew of newly minted graduates are entering the job market.

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.22.2017 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

4 Ways to Take On a Project That Scares You

Kema Christian-Taylor | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Kema Christian-Taylor

I soon learned that I'm often rewarded by the results. Instead of drowning, I'm thrown in and I figure it out, accomplishing something that I thought would send me into the depths of hysteria. Now, when I'm faced a scary new project, this is how I jump in.

Attention Graduates: You Will Be Googled

John P. David | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
John P. David

Anyone in the workforce who wants to have a long and successful career needs to look good online. We can't all be David Geffen and be worth $6.9 billion, but we can start at the bottom and work our way up -- as long as we can get that first opportunity.

How Using Tinder Made Me a Better Salesperson

Arthur Joseph McKey | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Arthur Joseph McKey

My advice to any new salesperson is to give Tinder a shot, experience firsthand how the practical sales process works in a social context, and most importantly don't be afraid to get creative. Vary your pitching style, take the prospect's temperature and prescribe your selling style accordingly.

Tyler Kingkade

Many Recent College Graduates Have Found Jobs | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.08.2014 | College

NEW YORK -- College graduates who entered the labor market during the Great Recession in 2008 are doing fine finding employment, a government study re...

College Grads: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Marketability As You Enter the Job Market

R. Kay Green | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
R. Kay Green

Congratulations! You've completed your college is the first day of the rest of your life. Now that you've graduated...are you prepared to enter the job market?

It's An Exceptionally Bad Time To Be A Recent College Grad

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Those sad stories of 20-somethings with college degrees toiling away at service jobs in restaurants, coffee shops and department stores are more than ...

The Great Debate: Is College Still Worth It?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Do a simple Google News search on "higher education" and chances are you'll get a lot of hits -- stories about how much debt students are accumulating, whether college graduates are faring any better in tough economic times than anyone else, whether a college education really translates into a better future.

Millennials Now Bringing Their Parents Along On Job Interviews

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business

Pro-tip to millennials: You might want to leave your parents at home when you show up for a job interview. Though this may seem like a pretty basi...

Study: A Recent College Graudate Takes A Job They're Overqualified For Every Five Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

Every five minutes, a 2012 college graduate starts a job for which he or she is overqualified. That's one finding of a recent report by McKinsey O...

Which Majors Have The Lowest Unemployment Rate?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.20.2013 | College

The unemployment rate of college graduates is half that of people with only a high school diploma. But that doesn't mean recent college graduates ...

Report Reveals What A Killer Student Loans Can Be For New Graduates

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

Student loan debt is eating up a sizable chunk of recent college graduates’ paychecks, according to a new Congressional report. And that's putting i...

What's The Best City For New College Grads?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.06.2013 | DC

What are the best U.S. cities for new college grads? The answer to that question will largely depend on which factors you're taking into account. ...

Jack Kerouac, Come Home

Peter Weddle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Peter Weddle

We are responsible for giving our kids their faith in America's open road. It's our job to authenticate the feasibility of their dream -- one that is even better than ours -- and we have not done so.

Analysis: Student Debt Trends Are 'Simply Unsustainable'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

Two new reports released this week show Americans are increasingly struggling to repay student loan debt, creating a drag on the economy and wasting t...

Young, Able and Idle: Educating for a 21st Century Workforce

Denielle Sachs | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
Denielle Sachs

Seventy-five million young people are unemployed. Yet only 43 percent of employers surveyed say they can find enough skilled workers for entry-level openings. These two numbers frame the story of the dual jobs and skills crises facing youth worldwide.

Was Mitt Romney Right About Out Of Work College Grads?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.20.2013 | College

Mitt Romney stated several times during Tuesday's presidential debate that half of recent college graduates can't find work. Yet the Republican nomine...

The Fun Isn't Over After College

Jennifer Langione | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

We spend four unforgettable years at college making lifelong friends, staying up late and acting spontaneously, so it's no surprise that recent grads enter the work world with the mentality that this is where fun comes to die.

A Tiger Baby's Rebellion

Tracie Chan | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Tracie Chan

I realized that my version of having it all was completely different. Perhaps I didn't want it all, since "it" sounded so trite. Maybe I didn't want everyone else's idea of success, because it meant nothing to me.

Can You Afford To Be A College Grad?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

Trapped in a dismal job market, recent college graduates are struggling to make it on their own. Only 31 percent of recent college graduates say th...

Are Millennials Dragging Down The Whole Economy?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | College

Millennials could be dragging down the housing market, and--in effect--the national economy. The bust in the housing market was a large part of wha...

Unemployed Recent College Grads: Tell Us Your Story

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

Are you a recent college graduate and still looking for full-time work? Then please tell us your story. We're looking to interview a graduate of th...

Escape From the Job Jungle

Peter Weinberg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Money
Peter Weinberg

I applied to 53 jobs in July, according to the tally marks I carved into my parents' dining room table while playing the harmonica. But the big sack I bought to hold all my salary never filled up, and I began to suspect something just wasn't right.