Newsflash: It’s a Tough Time to Be Graduating College
The University is holding its annual Career Days this week, with thousands of students hoping to make an impression on the more than 200 employers who set up booths on the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center. Sadly, but not surprisingly, the pickings are slim for soon-to-be graduates. Jack Rayman, director of Penn State Career Services, said it’s shaping up to be the slowest semester for “employer activity” on campus in recent memory.
Rayman is also quoted in a CNN.com story about how, more than ever, it’s important for job-seekers to keep tabs on how they’re represented online. That’s especially true with Facebook pages, where more and more students are making an effort to hide youthful indiscretions — no matter how seemingly harmless — just in case. It’s a good idea: The story cites a recent study that found 70 percent of recruiters and hiring managers have rejected job candidates based on information they found online.
Ryan Jones, senior editor