GRAD CareerFestival

for Parents!

Research Shows it Takes the Average Grad 7.4 Months To Get a Job!

Imagine if we could cut 3 months off that!  That would put $9,000 – $12,000 in additional salary in their pocket

Your college graduate is entering an uncertain job market!  They are starting their professional career at a time when:

  • Companies are recognizing they can hire college educated talent from across the globe for as little as $5 per hour.
  • Smart technology and robotics are beginning to take over tasks long thought to be the responsibility of entry level jobs.

Worse, research has shown the majority of college graduates have not invested the time they should have to pick up even the basic job search skills they will need to launch and lead a successful career.

Don’t believe us?  Consider the following research:

  • 77.4 percent of career professionals feel students don’t grasp what it takes to get a job (Career Advisory Bureau)
  • According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers it will take the average graduate 7.4 months to land a job! (NACE)
  • 61 percent of seniors will NEVER visit the career center or only visit once or twice (NACE)
  • Numerous surveys show that over 50 percent of grads under 25 will either be underemployed or unemployed. (AP, New York Federal Reserve, PEW)

Based on our contact with over 1,000 career centers around the country, once graduates leave campus, they never look back. That means your graduate will be struggling to land their first professional job.

Ask your graduate how much they visited and/or participated in career center events!

But there is hope!

You don’t have to be a nuclear scientist to learn how to create a career plan, learn how to manage your career, or search for a job!

You just need to invest a little time to understand how to do it right and then continue to check back on your plan making small adjustments to end up in your dream job!

As a parent, you can encourage your son or daughter to participate in the Grad CareerFestival so they can pick up the knowledge, skills, and strategies they did not have time to acquire while in college. will need to launch and lead a successful career. Additionally, we’d encourage you to be a resource to them and support them during the process.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can be a resource to your graduate pick up a copy of the book, The Unemployed Grad, And What Parents Can Do About It! available online at Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.

This book will give you a better understanding of the current employment market for college grads as well as help you understand how you can encourage them and build their confidence.



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