Job Resources for the Recently Graduated

Anonymous's picture

I just read and replied to the thread "Discriminated vs. Disadvantaged" and was wondering if there are any non-campus-based job/career resources for recent college grads in SF/the Bay Area?  If not, that would be a great tool to use!  As a Berkeley student, I know that I have the Cal Career Center to look to for help.  However, I was just thinking, "What about people who have just recently moved to the Bay Area (or any other region for that matter)?"  Those people might not have any resources for career advice or at least might not have any that are easily accessible if they moved here recently from another state.

John Popescu's picture

Job Resources

Become very familiar with the government offices providing unemployment benefits, public assistance, food stamps and similar.

The reality is today's job market is a race to the bottom in terms of wages and job security. 

Other Resources

I think there are many other job resources out there people can refer to before government services. For example, you might want to try an americorps position by going on www.americorps.gov. Idealist, Justmeans, and Craigslist are all good ways of finding nonprofit types of jobs. What I did for one of my friends was just point her in the direction of local businesses around our apartment, which she cold-visited. She got two jobs out of that! She was definitely one of the lucky ones, but sometimes it just works that way.

Draym876@live.kutztown.edu's picture

High Unemployment: It is True

It is true that California has some of the highest unemployment in the country, as high as 12% in some places, but that does not mean there are no jobs. The job market is just tough but getting a career these days anywhere is not going to be easy. A bachelor's degree is not what it used to be but there are still jobs for the recently graduated you just have to keep looking and putting yourself out there. Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door and work your way up. Do not give up is the point.

Draym876@live.kutztown.edu's picture

High Unemployment: It is True

It is true that California has some of the highest unemployment in the country, as high as 12% in some places, but that does not mean there are no jobs. The job market is just tough but getting a career these days anywhere is not going to be easy. A bachelor's degree is not what it used to be but there are still jobs for the recently graduated you just have to keep looking and putting yourself out there. Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door and work your way up. Do not give up is the point.

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