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2010 Grads: Job market still poor

Jenna Johnson

I wrote a story for the Saturday business section about the Class of 2010 graduating and trying to find jobs.

Things aren't quite as bad as they were in 2009, partly because the Class of 2010 learned from the horror stories told by the class before them:

Instead of debating salaries and benefits, many students set their sights on simply getting a job. They begged for internships. They hyper-networked and filed dozens of applications. They often locked in on early offers rather than holding out for something better.

But the topic of finding employment is still a sensitive one in many circles of friends. One of the graduates I interviewed, Simone Smith of George Washington University, had a great quote that I couldn't fit into the story: "You don't ask people what they are doing after college. It's like asking a 45-year-old woman when she's ever going to get married."

What do you think of the job market right now? Any tips for grads who are still looking?

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By Jenna Johnson  |  June 21, 2010; 11:37 AM ET
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: Job Search  
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