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Welcome back everybody I'm excited about the next eight minutes because we're talking to doctor Larry should gore -- Professor at pace university and the author of -- secret to getting a job after college there is so much they can talk about.
With this with this topic and just see you guys know if you look at college grads.
Age group twenty to 24 years old.
That unemployment rate is seven point 3% is better than national average of eight point two but that's still pretty high.
-- it overall to have a college degree the unemployment rate there just under 4%.
And that is good news that just shows you that it's listens your parents keep getting as some pretty -- and align it degree after degree.
In fact that's just a glorious the recent -- up from.
-- S Census Bureau shows that if you have a bachelor's degree.
You make at least three times with someone makes -- just a high school diploma so it's good to go to school but the problem is when you graduate spent all that still on your diploma.
How to get it up right now.
Right it's been -- all that money on your diploma and you got to take -- a lot of loans every student has 3000 dollars worth of debt.
And even that unemployment rate somewhat deceiving because.
That's across all college grads.
The recent grads and that's what -- my book is targeted to the recent grad you -- graduated last 34 years about half of them don't have jobs they're either going to graduate school or working part time.
Are there under employee doing jobs that are never thought they would go to college -- the things they're not doing so though it's a little.
We answer Roland and I China saying now we just thinking it through college and look at -- he wanted to gain accounting and scooping -- any any any sleeping bag in his bedroom or in the basement.
Talent so let me just said that because that's the reason or one of the reasons it's all tied to the job market for one of the reasons the housing market is suffering because the first time home buyers are typically recent college -- -- -- -- the basement of their -- -- it it's not good into the parents that's what brought me the point of writing the book is an appearance asking these questions how does my son or daughter get a job.
And we did a lot of research and -- marketing professor at Pace University.
And we came up it's very simple planters four simple steps.
I'm very excited snow birds and -- simple I had Brothers okay a couple steps number number one yet you've got it needs to approach it like your marketing yourself.
I could basically you're you're you're you're -- -- on your own moment there could be different forever government is run on the money.
You've got to figure out we -- -- -- first that this decide what your market is and on what I'm telling students focus on things that matter and interest you.
But don't limit yourself that's a mistake a lot of lot of college grads and they think as -- study funding has me doing correct.
And there are some tips and in the book about you know places you can go to find listings of the right kinds of jobs very importantly think expensively about where you gonna.
Look for a job lot of lot of young people when they pick it up at some of the part of the country that they may not.
Lot of senior year to get their credentials and they come back to the places that they've won yet.
I tell them look you get creative marketing package and in the simple things such as a business card.
Students they're going to -- this is terrible sure -- when someone.
Meet you -- -- networking networking incredibly important thing because given your contact information don't stretch it out and that sheet of paper written out.
Didn't -- professional -- create an Internet presence for yourself not just Linkedin.
But provide -- simple inexpensive or free web sites which well you do.
Put more yourself more of your -- -- -- still not come across as exactly resonated very boring and dry.
And outdated these days since immediately went and what exactly in fact -- -- I -- student you can create a really good website for yourself a simple one nothing it.
Extravagant the future photo and some testimonials from people who you work for professors you can have a link from the resonate now.
To that -- if you look at the new U.
Someone told me I would be curious -- -- comments that even if you did spent that summer scooping ice cream when you were trying to.
Get an entry level position in a law firm right let's just say.
You can -- you know put it on your -- say I worked really hard I needed to make ends -- I -- -- A hundred customers a day -- -- ice cream shop and -- you might seem.
Embarrassed because is not what you set out to do but it is character building and it should be on your recipe.
Generally shoot it it should really -- because -- -- character building and if you're Smart.
-- prepare you for that but we call the forty typical questions that college grads -- get asked me so we give we in the book that he's forty questions and one question and oftentimes -- -- his.
So I see you worked at the ice cream shop.
So what did it teach you would you learn them and and and oftentimes the students are prepared for a question like that has until they say -- -- they -- they don't know what to say.
-- -- -- me on the yes yes interesting.
I just listening but I -- ask you a question about.
It was a good one in my brain.
We'll let -- it.
Throw this out to you -- and move into the big mistake and they -- -- his record.
Is that the mistake students make is not staying in contact with that someone that they've interviewed.
Because they think -- because they didn't get the job yet they they feel they don't want you pushy.
Or if they get turned down they've built -- well I got turned down without person.
Heck with that person then you have to learn how do we called stage for closed the sale.
That is yet to learn how to send notes.
Learn how to stay in contact in a way that's not overly aggressive right -- I don't believe Elvis stalker the -- doctor.
And there's examples of notes in the focus what they can use that this thing to convey a sense of bonding with the people that they've interviewed.
I'm moving toward chat right now because people are playing in this is obviously a hot topic LA just -- my question okay it reminds me ask you about.
Recent grads and recession -- -- naked DSL are.
Senior says the best way to get it done after -- -- -- -- somebody be in the right place at the right time.
-- -- top 2% of your of your class we're just have don't block well yeah.
Well I had with the biggest think that hit the point is that that the person race is an interesting one what people don't realize is that that that's about the guys being shy person.
People don't realize that that that networking is the best way to get a job -- people realize it may be the guy who owns that ice cream shop.
May in fact.
Have a contact got a law firm or edit edit edit studio the famous newspaper.
And that person might be the one that introduced you to -- prospective -- Well my personal -- on this is that no one ever get the job rapidly it's always through a -- a random connection.
But the connection -- there believers in the time that is absolutely true this is my question can that good stuff we've been in a recession let's say let's go to 2007.
Students have been educated about the recession over the past five years -- okay.
Snow -- -- say that kids graduating now.
-- -- had to deal with this because they've been -- with recession thinking for their past couple of years gosh -- I wish I wish that were true but everything I've seen suggests you know that they -- because they really don't often come to terms.
With the reality of a job until they're it's late in their senior year and by that time they're scrambling.
Now they're scrambling you'd think that they would.
That they don't harassment at at -- graduate high expectations.
As maybe they had six or seven years ago and that's probably a good thing.
And a bad thing because it means that maybe -- -- -- -- and a group of working aggressively enough to get that job if it's a job to fulltime job to get it.
That was recently at my highest grossing just blend in -- plans at their career there.
But I went -- that'd be pretty basic but I was shocked by the number of students and parents particularly we're talking freshman -- -- Not even juniors and seniors that -- that the younger kids and you which is asking we didn't begin today's start thinking about it now.
And I -- kind of daunted by -- because I was -- first political accomplice like I worried about this I was a junior college.
And now I have sophomores in high school -- about it.
So it really had to put my thinking cap on really really quickly and and say.
That's an excellent point but you can expect.
A fourteen year old.
To know what they want to be -- None high school student but but what you -- what you walk in the left college age eighteen.
You get to look at it as I got the next three years to build as many contacts with as many alumni and professors as possible -- when I need to reference.
I've got one.
Yet doctor elaboration -- -- author of this secret to getting a job after college I think I wanna keep this line I feel like there's a few months of material and here.
Let's look at website is secret to getting -- hug after college.
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