Class of 2011 Reveals Important Career Info for the Class of 2012
We've been surveying the class of 2011 and some of the results should be helpful to the class of 2012.
Question: Class of 2011 - How long did it take you to find your job?
18 % -- while enrolled at the university
17% -- upon graduation
28% -- within three months after graduation
22% -- within six months after graduation
10% -- over six months after graduation
Job searching takes time; plan a 3-6 month campaign to find work in your field. Our suggestion - use the 120 day rule - work back 120 days from when you want to start working and commence your campaign on that date (i.e., employment date, August 1; campaign start, April 1).
Question: Class of 2011 - How did you find your job?
35% -- Networking
29% -- Internet Listing (craigslist.com, hireculture.org, idealist.org, indeed.com, ihirementalhealth.com, linkedin.com, monster.com, yahoo.com, suffolk.experience.com,Mass. State website, company site, etc.)
13% -- CS/CE or Suffolk Resource (co-op/internship, suffolk.experience.com, Suffolk Job Fair, Suffolk networking event, etc.)
10% -- Placement Agency
9% -- Initiated Direct Contact with Employer
The results suggest conducting a campaign that is broad-based and relies on multiple strategies being utilized simultaneously - that's the fastest, most efficient way to find work sooner rather than later.