Free Special Resources
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Resources, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Cost Per Hire Calculator
This handy calculator lets you plug in your expenses for recruiting, benefits, salaries, and more.

Graphs automatically generate to show you your annual cost per hire and a breakdown of where you are spending the most money.

Download Now!
November 03, 2003
Graduates Consider Relocation and Career Changes
Seventy-four percent of college students and recent graduates would relocate in order to find employment, according to a survey by the Wall Street Journal's and Peterson's.

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Compensation Market Analysis Report! Find out how much you should be paying to attract and retain the best applicants and employees, with customized information for your industry, location, and job. Get Your Report Now!

Survey respondents included 719 college students and recent graduates.

Respondents said the Northeast has the most promising job outlook, while they said the Midwest has the worst. However, the September unemployment rates in the Northeast and Midwest were virtually identical (5.7 percent versus 5.9 percent), pointing to a misconception among respondents that the Northeast is the clear choice for employment opportunity, according to the creators of the survey.

"College students and recent graduates are faced with a difficult occupational outlook," says Mary Gatsch, president of Peterson's. "Job seekers may want to consider relocating if there are jobs they qualify for in other parts of the country. The Internet is a great place to start when looking for employment outside your current geographic area."

The survey also found that 21 percent of respondents have changed careers in the past two years, in order to find employment.

"Recent college graduates have been among those hit the hardest by the poor employment market," says Tony Lee, editor in chief of "Waiting it out by going to graduate school, taking a part-time job or relocating are options that college graduates should consider."

Featured Free Resource:
Cost Per Hire Calculator
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
Copyright © 2017 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: