Q. How will the current economic situation affect my job prospects when I graduate next May? -SB
A. The state of the world economy, especially in the U.S., does not bode well for job creation in the near term. In addition, current employees, who may have been contemplating retirement or moving to other jobs, are more likely to stay in their current positions longer. Don’t get overly concerned yet. Job growth is expected to continue once the current hysteria calms down and recovery programs kick in.
Today’s economic conditions underscore the critical need for ’09 graduates to seek out relevant experience before they have to send their resumes to prospective employers next Spring. If you can’t get a part-time job in PR or journalism, you still have time to enhance your resume by providing volunteer PR support for campus or community organizations.