Throwing Mud at the Wall

You’ve probably heard the old political adage – ‘throw mud at the wall and something will eventually stick.’  This has become a job search strategy for many college students- apply for a lot of jobs and one will eventually come through. The Washington Post shares an article showing that more college graduates are not only becoming less choosy about the the jobs they accept but more desparate in their job search. The “I just wanted to find something” career search strategy is probably a long way from the focused and well-planned strategies advocated by most college career centers and career advisors. However, these are certainly extraordinary times and perhaps the traditional book on finding a job goes out the window when this year’s college graduates are competing against last years graduates as well as other professionals.