Your investment of time, hope, and money is about to pay off -- even in a still terrible economy, when your kid may prefer heading to graduate school over facing a still-tight job market. Take heart: employment is up a bit, according the latest National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey. In the Midwest, hiring is predicted to be up about 18.5 percent and in the West, 15 percent. Up is certainly better than down.
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. You've done that once; you can encourage your child to be bold now.
Here are five actions that you must encourage your son or daughter to do:
- Go to the Career Center on campus to take advantage of their free advice about how to get a job. Sign up for individual counseling and for their workshops on getting ready for a job interview, resume writing and recommendation review, as well as access to potential employers.
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