How to Get a Job Quickly After Graduation

Amber Crosby
May 9, 2019

Seven out of 10 college seniors will graduate with approximately $30,000 in student loans according to recent data from the Institute for College Access & Success. Even with this debt, college graduates and their families think college is a worthwhile investment – 90 percent of families think that according to lender Sallie May.

At That’s Good HR, we agree education is a solid investment, but Americans are now burdened more by college loans then credit card or auto debt.  In addition, 1 in 3 graduates said their school loans prevented or delayed them from buying a home. Some innovative employers are even letting their employees trade vacation days in exchange for payment on their student loans since this type of debt impacts so many employees.

Graduates may be saddled with debt, but their job prospects are plentiful – which is good news.  This year, employers plan to hire nearly 11 percent more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018. But with student loans and a fast-moving job market, it’s more important than ever to get into a job quickly.

Often, upon graduation students are still thinking about what type of office environment would be the right fit for them.  A temporary assignment in a chosen degree field allows prospective employees to assimilate into the workforce quickly and learn what type of office setting works best.  Temporary assignments can last from a few days to months, allowing recent grads to rack up experience while finding their way.  Entry-level customer service positions, human resources positions, accounting positions or admin roles are perfect for new graduates. A third of the time, we see temporary assignments turn into full-time positions. If the assignment ends, there is no need to worry, we can place hard-working candidates in another role quickly and seamlessly.

We would love to hear about your college experience and get you to work quickly to repay those loans! Reach out and we will let you know your options to get your career started. See all our open positions on our job board and apply today!

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Ferris Bueller Old Enough to be the Class of 2019’s Dad

May 8, 2019

This year’s graduating class enters the workforce with unemployment rates holding at just around 4%, which is still historically low. College graduates will soon be flooding the job market, but what we do know about this year’s graduating class?

Every year, since 1998, Beloit College has put together “The Mindset List”, which catalogs pop culture references for each graduating class and reveals what graduates think is “normal” based on their age. The list has become so popular, that it’s even spawned two books. The majority of this year’s graduates entered college in 2015 and were born in 1993, which means Ferris Bueller is old enough to be their dad.

The Class of 2019 does not recall George H.W. Bush as President and there’s always been at least two women on the Supreme Court. State laws have required them to wear bike helmets as kids and video games have always come with a rating, like movies. Free downloads of music have always been an option and the Commodore 64 was already off the shelf.

The Internet has always been available and PC most likely is a reference to a computer, not political correctness. McDonald’s coffee has always come with a “contents may be hot” reference and stores have had an online presence where they could swipe cards, not stuff. They have never been able to order out of a Sears Catalog.

If you have open positions or if your job search feels like “Bueller…Bueller…” with no answer, contact us.  We can help before the list for incoming freshmen comes out this fall.