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Feb Jobs Report: More Jobs for Young Adults Today = More Housing Demand Tomorrow

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Between the ages of 25 and 34 is when many people form households, then start families and buy their first home. During and after the recession, households dropped for this age group, and more people than ever were living with parents or other adults rather than renting or owning.

Returning to the Nest Is Costly

Reid Cramer | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Reid Cramer

Since the Great Recession began, 7 million more Americans are living in doubled up arrangements. The trend for young adults was particularly dramatic.

Delayed Gratification in the Career Search

Jennifer Langione | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

Like many of my friends, I don't have definitive post-graduation plans. Amidst all this uncertainty, though, I am confident that if I stick to the fundamentals -- relentless positivity, dedication and persistence -- my years of hard work will be rewarded.

30 Million Jobs Tour Heads to College: What's Your Experiment?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 04.23.2012 | College
Dylan Ratigan

I've found myself more enthusiastic than I've been in years as I've shifted my attention from D.C./NYC to cities both burgeoning with ideas and struggling with the excruciating pain that Washington and New York have inflicted on them.

Taking Some of the Guesswork Out of the Value-of-College Question

Jeff Selingo | Posted 04.22.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Beginning this spring, Virginia families will have access to a key component in answering the value-of-college question: median salaries for the graduates of hundreds of programs across every public and some private colleges in the state.

Ask Career Expert Tory Johnson A Question!

Posted 02.07.2012 | Women

Career Expert Tory Johnson is joining me soon on Mondays with Marlo. Ask her anything you'd like to know about: Tips for finding a job Current job m...

Christina's World: 'It's Not The Bakersfield I Remember It To Be'

Laura Paull | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Laura Paull

"My return to Bakersfield has made me personally aware of the economic situation this region of the state is facing. Not only have I, like many 2011 college graduates throughout the country, been having a hard time finding a job in this jobless economy, but as I look around my neighborhood I see abandoned houses everywhere."

Unemployment Is A Lifestyle For Actors, And Now Too Many Others

Brendan McMahon | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home
Brendan McMahon

Like most actors and many Americans, I'm unemployed. Right now, the country is running an 8.6 percent unemployment rate.

Architecture Grads Face Highest Unemployment Rates

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

According to the most recent American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, graduating architecture students have the highest unemployment rate among...

Wanted: Better Employees

Jeff Selingo | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Employer unhappiness with college graduates is nothing new. Still, with three million unfilled jobs in a bad economy, it stands to reason that some employers are having difficulty finding the right workers.

Not So Lost Generation

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 01.30.2012 | College
Jesse Aizenstat

They graduated from college into the worst job market since The Great Depression and they didn't give up. The lack of an easy job fertilized their minds to take a risk. On themselves.

In Search of, Like, Eloquence: Language Zen for College Grads

Rob Asghar | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Rob Asghar

Here's the beginner phase: Drop the word like. By using such teen Valley-speak, or Kardashian-speak, you dropped your IQ, in the minds of others, by no less than 20 points.

Parents Guide to the Senior Year in College: Five Steps to Success

Adele Scheele | Posted 12.13.2011 | College
Adele Scheele

There's so much to do in the nine months leading up to college graduation. Since nine months is what it takes to make a baby, know that it can also be the time required to make a career, or at least the first step toward it.

Beyond Super and Ill-Prepared Students, How About Some With Creativity?

Jeff Selingo | Posted 12.03.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

We're quickly headed toward a future in which college students will either be super achievers or unprepared for the workplace. At least that's according to dueling op-ed pieces in two of our nation's most influential newspapers on Sunday.

The Recession Created A 'Triple Tragedy' In Education

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Stay-at-home-mom Cindy DePace was just hitting 30 when she decided to return to the work force by going back to school and becoming ...

Hiring Is Up For The Class Of 2011, But Previous Classes Still Struggle

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

Two years after the end of the Great Recession, the job market remains bleak, with millions unable to find work or no longer bothering to look. Th...

Wall Street Retro: The Two Question Interview

Birute Regine | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women
Birute Regine

Young women don't often encounter the blatant gender bias the way baby boomers did. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

College Grads’ Salary Offers Up 4.8%

Times | Posted 09.06.2011 | College


Tips For The Boomerang Generation (From The Only CEO Who Still Has A Curfew)

Stephanie Kaplan | Posted 07.23.2011 | College
Stephanie Kaplan

I graduated from Harvard a year ago with honors, admission to a prestigious graduate school, and multiple job offers on the table. Yet one year later I'm living at home with my parents... and I have been since I graduated.

All B.A.s Are Worth It. Some More Than Others.

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
Richard Lee Colvin

Schooling alone doesn't guarantee career success. But without it, many, many doors are permanently closed. There is no expiration date on the knowledge and skills learned in college.

Good News for 2011 College Grads: Businesses Want You

Elisa Stephens | Posted 07.25.2011 | College
Elisa Stephens

Three out of four companies are planning to hire new graduates in the coming year -- this is yet another sign that the country is recovering from the recession, albeit slowly.

Top Tips for Grads: Financial Advice With a Global Twist

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 07.24.2011 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Be smart about credit cards. Always pay your balance in full every month. If you can't and you've run up debt, begin paying it off aggressively, and call the credit company to request a reduced interest rate.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

2011 College Grads Moving Home In Record Numbers, Saddled With Historic Levels Of Student Loan Debt | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 05.10.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- While one's college graduation is normally a time of jubilation, Megan Muller can more than relate to the sense of defeat that now hangs o...

Employers Plan To Hire 19% More New College Graduates This Year (And Other Heartening Facts)

Baltimore Sun | Posted 07.10.2011 | College

For recent college graduates, the prospects of landing a job are improving, reflecting cautious optimism among employers after several dismal years, e...

Companies Are Hiring -- College Graduates Get Your Motor Running for Your Job Search

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.03.2011 | College
Wendy N. Powell

How do you know that you will be seriously considered for a job? There are likely hundreds of candidates for the same job, and unless you dazzle the reviewer, your candidacy will be ignored.