Today's job market is turbulent and worrisome. There's instability in all economic sectors, not just high-tech, where layoffs abound. So what can members of the Class of 2003 do to position themselves for a successful job search? Professor of Counseling Robert Chope, author of "Dancing Naked: Breaking Through the Emotional Limits That Keep You From the Job You Want," offers these tips:
a strong network.
Jobs obtained over the Internet account for 2 percent of all hires while
personal and professional contacts account for over 50 percent -- so
stay connected. Keep an e-mail address book of your campus acquaintances
-- friends, faculty, administrators, and counselors. Let them know what
kind of work you're looking for. If you're not sure, look to your contacts
to help generate ideas. Attend Alumni Association special events and
campus activities. Check in at the Career Center and ask a counselor
to direct you to alums for informational interviews.
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