Lindsey Pollak, an expert on young professionals, was recently quoted in a New York Times article on the difficultly that upcoming college graduates are finding as they try to enter the workforce. With high unemployment and low job growth, things don't look good for 2009 grads, but Pollak has advice to help find that first big job.
The following is an excerpt from that article:
Accept that you may need to adjust expectations — not just about the job itself, but also about its pay and location.
“If you studied finance, consider working in accounting, insurance, small business or government, rather than just Wall Street,” said Lindsey Pollak, author of “Getting From College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World” and a blogger on www.pwc.tv, a PricewaterhouseCoopers career site for new college graduates.
Keep in mind that the rest of your life is unlikely to be determined by your first job, said Rebecca Sparrow, director of career services at Cornell University. “Understand that no matter what you choose, it will be an opportunity to learn about work and about yourself, and that will help with your next step.”
Read the rest of the article at NYTimes.com.
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