Gen Y can’t I get a job? [infographic]

More than 1.5 million Americans will turn their tassels and flip their caps at college graduation ceremonies this year. After they step across the stage and collect their diplomas, many will be looking to take the next step in their lives – starting a career.

According to our recent survey of 500 hiring managers across the country, the majority of hiring managers (66 percent) do not believe new college graduates are prepared for the workforce, and 58 percent don’t plan on hiring entry-level college graduates this year.

The Adecco infographic below explores why today’s grads have a hard time finding jobs and what they can do to overcome some of  mainstream media’s harshest millennial myths and criticisms.
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Landing a job after graduation

Great Grads need great jobs

How can you overcome unemployment statistics and get your career off to a fast start?

 

If you haven’t already graduated this year, graduation is probably around the corner. Along with yourself, your fellow classmates and possibly your roommate there are approximately 1.8 million new grads entering the workforce this year.

According to our recent survey, a majority of employers (58 percent) are not planning to hire college grads this year. Of those that are, they only plan on hiring one or two candidates. With numbers like that, chances are you can use a little help in your job search.

The best way to answer the question above is to get advice from someone that has been in your position. Well, we’ve got someone for you to meet; Kevin’s a recent grad just like you.
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Adecco Way to Work Careerathons a Success!

United States Way to Work Experiences

“America’s young people face record unemployment, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they’ve got the opportunity to learn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job. It’s important for their future, and for America’s. … America’s youth can’t wait for Congress to act. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment.”

— President Barack Obama

When the Adecco Way to Work Street Day events began at 10am EST on April 30th in both New York and Detroit, then later in  Los Angeles, the rest of the world was already feeling the ripple affect that the Adecco Global Way to Work initiative had already started. It was like a wave of positivity, camaraderie and partnership enveloped continents’ from across all hemispheres all for one cause– to assist in the problem of youth unemployment, a serious issue in this country and around the world.
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How to Turn An Internship Into a Full-Time Job

These days internships might be an essential stepping stone to your first job offer, but a stint (or several) as an intern is no guarantee of a paid job after graduation. In fact, new research from consultancy Millennial Branding and online career network AfterCollege found that while 79% of students have had at least one internship, a similarly large percentage (76% to be precise) of these placements didn’t result in a job offer.
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Workplace Skills You Didn’t Learn in School

By Ryan Galloway

So you’ve landed your first job out of school. You aced the interview process, and now your professional future stretches out before you, as bright and shiny as your new shoes. But as exciting as your first job will be, it can also be a minefield. No matter how sharp your marketing analytics or Java development skills may be, what you learned in school will only take you so far in the working world. Successfully navigating a professional environment requires a host of skills you won’t learn in any classroom.
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