Posts Tagged ‘careers’

13 Cities You Might NOT Want to Move to After Graduation

Already putting your plans together for life after college graduation?

Which city have you always dreamed of living in?

Well, if it’s one of the 13 cities below, you might not want to move there unless you’ve landed a job there ahead of time.

According to this Daily Beast article, the September census illustrates what most of us probably already knew (and those on Occupy Wall Street are protesting…I think?): the outlook for unemployment does not look too good for America’s newest adult population.

But wait! There’s more!

There are certain places where recent grads have been hit even harder. These cities have the greatest rise in an educated yet unemployed population since 2008. Trying to start a booming career in one of these places could actually mean an endless job search and cutting your losses by taking a gig at the Dairy Queen.

Here are those cities:

1. Orlando, Fla.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 23.7% 

2. Seattle, Wash.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 18.8% 

3. Virginia Beach, Va.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 12.7% 

4. Birmingham, Ala.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 24.1% 

5. Dayton, Ohio
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 23.4%

6. Nashville, Tenn.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 15.5%

7. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 15.2%

8. Milwaukee, Wis.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 21.3%

9. Las Vegas, Nev. 
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 19.6% 

10. Louisville, Ky.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 14.8% 

11. Columbus, Ohio
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 14.8% 

12. Riverside, Calif.
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 27.4%

13. Houston, Texas
Current unemployment, age 20-24: 14.2%

What city do you want to wind up in? Leave a comment below.

College Grads Can Text the Text, But Can They Use a Phone?

teen-cell-phone1Perhaps it’s the fear that they don’t really understand the technology, or maybe it’s just that they’d prefer to communicate with someone without having to translate “Kk. Kewl, ttyl8r”–but, according to eCampus News, employers want to see that their new hires can hold a conversation past the point of “LOL. brb”

According to the article, recent college grads should especially be prepared for phone interviews.  After all, since most students text so frequently, they are generally not prepared to hold lengthy and articulate phone conversations. On top of poor phone skills, young job applicants are more likely to use cell phones during phone interviews instead of clearer and more easy to hear landlines. In a difficult hiring market like this one, just having a leg up on a simple phone interview can make the difference.

And if you’re going to follow up with an employer, just make sure it’s not through a text message.

Not sure what you plan on doing after college? College goes by faster than you’d think, so check out these college majors for in-demand careers!