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The Student's Guide to Everything: university student and graduate life from a New Zealand perspective

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Link love: un(der)employed graduates edition

Graduated, but having trouble finding a job? Having to work retail or waiting tables again to make ends meet? Trying your hardest to get into a competitive field with fewer openings? Join the club! With the combination of the global economic downturn and the current job market, it's going to take longer to find a job.

(I'm in this situation myself. And I'm hearing similar stories from my graduate friends in NZ, the US and the UK.) So what should you do in the meantime, apart from getting to know the inside of your local WINZ office better?

Some options for unemployed graduates from Kevin at 20's Money.

JD Roth has some excellent tips on finding a good job in a bad economy, and whether to stay in a more secure job, but one which is not in your field. (The comments are interesting, too.)

Penelope Trunk has a good post about 5 things to do when you're unemployed. (It's not job-hunting.)

Here's something to make you feel better.

Don't be afraid to take a temporary role, and look for something better on the side. I'll post later about internships, and why you should do one.



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