The Unemployed College Graduate's Survival Guide: How to Get Your Life Together, Deal with Debt, and Find a Job After College

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Real-life advice for getting through the economic downturn.

You've spent hundreds of hours searching and applying for jobs in your field, but you still haven't landed anything. What gives? Unfortunately, in today's market, it doesn't really matter how impressive your resume is or how well you interview--there simply aren't enough jobs for everyone.

The Not-Yet-Employed College Graduate Survival Guide isn't just another career handbook. Inside,...

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The Unemployed College Graduate's Survival Guide: How to Get Your Life Together, Deal with Debt, and Find a Job After College

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Overview


Real-life advice for getting through the economic downturn.

You've spent hundreds of hours searching and applying for jobs in your field, but you still haven't landed anything. What gives? Unfortunately, in today's market, it doesn't really matter how impressive your resume is or how well you interview--there simply aren't enough jobs for everyone.

The Not-Yet-Employed College Graduate Survival Guide isn't just another career handbook. Inside, you'll find honest, real-life advice and strategies for dealing with the downturn in the job market. Since it'll be some time before the current economic climate changes, this book shows you how to switch your focus toward your immediate needs--such as paying off student loans and making rent each month--in order to alleviate the debt you've accumulated while in school. You'll also learn how to position yourself as a standout candidate when jobs arise with valuable exercises that sharpen your interview skills, professional online presence, and resume.

With The Not-Yet-Employed College Graduate Survival Guide, you won't have to give up on your dream career to make ends meet today.

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"While there are a handful of books out there offering advice to those who have graduated into the Great Recession, so far this one is my favorite. The author was very thorough in presenting a number of different opportunities beyond simply 'getting a job.' In other words, she makes it very easy to take action." --20 Something Budget

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440560231
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 1/18/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 970,304
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder is a Certified College Planning Specialist. An honors graduate of Harvard, she holds advanced degrees from Virginia Tech and Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a college admissions officer, a college career counselor, a college professor, and a certified high school graduate counselor. She also blogs for The Huffington Post. You can visit her website at www.kerrigancollegeplanning.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 15

Part I Survival 19

Chapter 1 Emotional Survival 21

Chapter 2 Economic Survival 45

Chapter 3 Everyday Survival 75

Part II Managing The Facts of Life 101

Chapter 4 The Success Mindset in Any Economy 103

Chapter 5 Student Loans and Health Insurance 149

Part III Your Support Network 167

Chapter 6 You Are Not Alone 169

Chapter 7 The Light at the End of the Tunnel 195

Conclusion 207

Appendix Recommended Resources 211

Index 217

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