However, in the midst of a tough economy, I propose that our career center staff can help students by redirecting them to see the positive and take action. This defeatist attitude - “I’ll just move home…no one’s getting jobs anyway….” - isn’t helping anyone. So here are my Pollyanna facts:
- According to a September 2011 article by Dave Ramsey, while it is true that the national unemployment rate is 9.1%, that means that over 90% of people are still employed.
- According to the NACE Job Outlook 2012 Update, employers planned to hire 19.3% more graduates in 2010-11 than they did in 2009-10.
- Over 150 employers attended the Auburn University Career Expos in September, and 36 employers have participated in on-campus recruiting interviews so far this fall.
- Auburn students and alumni can utilize FREE services to hone their job search strategies through job postings and mega search engines, effective resume and cover letter writing, interview practice skills and assessments that increase self-awareness.