• Students and Grads More Optimistic About Job Search Process Than They Were Last Year (May 5, 2004 Press Release)

    May 05, 2004 by


    Steven Rothberg
    3109 W 50 St Ste 121
    Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
    Phone: 800-835-4989
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 5, 2004 – More college and university students and recent graduates who are actively seeking work expect to find it quickly, according to the results of a poll released today by CollegeRecruiter.com, an online job listing service for students and recent graduates with zero to three years of experience.

    “While we suspected that many job seekers were having much more success than those who were searching a year ago, these numbers are confirmation that the job market is improving for most, but not yet for all. We were disappointed to see the slight increase in the number of job seekers who expect it will take them six or more months to find a new job, yet gratified to see that many are optimistic about finding a new job within three months,” said Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com. “While we have felt the labor market as a whole has been improving since May 2003, that feeling now seems to be shared by many of the students and recent graduates who use our site to help them find new jobs.”

    The CollegeRecruiter.com poll asked 1,043 college students and recent graduates how many months have they been looking for a new job:

    How many months have you been looking for a new job?
    More than six months (481)
    46% (43% in July 2003)
    One month or less (218)
    21% (18% in July 2003)
    Two to three months (185)
    18% (25% in July 2003)
    Four to six months (159)
    15% (14% in July 2003)
    Total of votes: 1,043

    About CollegeRecruiter.com

    CollegeRecruiter.com is the highest traffic career site used by job hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. The CollegeRecruiter.com network of career sites is used by 5,000,000 visitors per month to find part-time positions, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features tens of thousands of job openings and over 1,300 pages of employment-related articles and Ask the Experts questions and answers. Further information about CollegeRecruiter.com is available at https://www.collegerecruiter.com/pages/press-room.php .