grads job searchEven though the market isn’t quite as tough right now as it was during the peak of the recession, it’s still difficult particularly for new grads. They generally have little experience and their relying on the knowledge and skills that they learned in college to help them get the job. But the problem is that there are many individuals that have both a college degree and experience that are also competing for the same jobs.

New grads are going to have to expand their searches if they’re going to find a job. It’s now necessary for individuals to search out of state. While this may not be everyone’s wish, they must do it out of necessity if they are serious about finding a job. They need to start by immediately sending out resumes and cover letters, and they need to make it clear to companies that they are willing to relocate. They must spell it out in black and white, and mention if possible that they are willing to relocate without any assistance from the company, because that may set them apart from other candidates.

Since there are few jobs and so many people applying for the ones available individuals need to show the skills that they have but also set themselves apart from others. If the interviewer doesn’t remember them for something or think they’re special then they’ve failed and they definitely won’t get the job. So they need to be themselves but show the interviewer in a short amount of time who they are and what they can do.

And if individuals have expanded their search out of state but still aren’t having any luck, they need to look internationally. There are great opportunities for individuals that are willing to move to Europe or other countries. So make the job search very broad, because no one will know what opportunities are out there unless they look and apply for them. But in the mean time, keep in mind that different cities have various advantages and disadvantages such as cost. So it might help individuals to look at different cities and see how much living expenses are, because that can be a big deal if they’re extended more than one job offer.

Put in the time and do the research; so look at living expenses as well as what life is like in that city. Individuals want to enjoy living in whatever city the job is located in, so they should look at the culture and lifestyle of those cities and make sure that they’ll enjoy living there. Young adults are everywhere, but there seem to be higher concentrations of them in certain areas so individuals should consider the following ten areas in their job search for that very reason.
 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Average rent: $723
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, customer service

Phoenix, Arizona
Average rent: $669
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, training

Denver, Colorado
Average rent: $779
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

Dallas, Texas
Average rent: $740
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

Boston, Massachusetts
Average rent: $1275
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, training

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Average rent: $938
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, health care

New York
Average rent: $1,366
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, marketing

Cincinnati, Ohio
Average rent: $613
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management

Baltimore, Maryland
Average rent: $1,041
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management

Los Angeles, California
Average rent: $1319
Popular entry-level categories: sales, training, health care

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