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How College Students and Grads Can Succeed in Dismal Job Market
Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. -- Future Trends and Longevity Expert Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. -- Future Trends and Longevity Expert
Mount Freedom, NJ
Sunday, July 8, 2012


Mt. Freedom, NJ. July 8, 2012. Although this year's college graduates, all 1.7 million of them, face a stagnant job market, there are many steps students and graduates can take to increase their chances of landing a job.

Or so says Dr. Michael G. Zey, internationally-noted futurist and author in his newest article "College Class of 2012 Facing a Dismal Job Market" appearing on Examiner.com.

Dr. Zey, author of Ageless Nation, The Future Factor, and Seizing the Future, pulls no punches regarding the economy. Roughly the same number of  Americans are employed today as were employed in 2000, even while the population has grown by almost 35 million people. Gallup reports that close to 18%-20% of the adult population is either unemployed or underemployed. In June, a scarce 80,000 jobs were added to the US economy, and one-third of them were temporary jobs.

Since the current recession began, fewer than half of college grads from the classes of 2008 and later were able to secure employment within  a year of graduation, down from the normal 73 percent. In 2011 one out of two bachelor degree holders were unemployed or underemployed, more likely to become waiters, bartenders, cashiers, retail clerks, and food-service workers than acquire a management position or professional job.

In his interviews, lectures, workshops, and articles, Michael Zey describes steps students and graduates can take to increase their chances of landing the job of their choice. First, college students should choose their major carefully. There are more  job openings in science, technology, engineering, and math than in softer liberal arts fields. Second, students should start their job hunt early in their college careers, as early as the sophomore year. Third, the college student should look for internship opportunities as early as the junior year. Companies often hire their  when they graduate.

Current graduates, Dr. Zey advises, should move out of their comfort zone. Instead of just searching for jobs on the Internet, they should attend meetings and conferences in their fields. They should also use Linkedin, not just Facebook, to establish online career connections.

Even in the worst job market in decades, the best and the brightest who prepare adequately can land the job in the field of their choice.

TO INTERVIEW DR. ZEY ABOUT FUTURE  ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, TECHNOLOGICAL, AND FUTURE TRENDS  AND ISSUES, AS WELL AS HIS LATEST  BOOK "AGELESS NATION" CONTACT HIM AT 973- 879-4776 (cell), 973-590-2567, or. OR E-MAIL HIM THROUGH WWW.ZEY.COM,  Futurist3000@gmail.com , or http://www.examiner.com/x-38682-Future-Trends-Examiner

About Michael G. Zey

Dr. Michael G Zey is the author of "Ageless Nation" (New Horizons/Kensington), "The Future Factor" (Transaction Publishers; McGraw-Hill  hard cover),  "Seizing the Future: The Dawn of the Macroindustrial Era" (Simon and Schuster, hardcover; Transaction Publishers/ Paperback) and The Mentor Connection.

He consults in the areas of formal mentor programs, future trends, technology development, career issues, and leadership development for Fortune 500 companies and government, including AT&T, Nabisco (all divisions), Kaiser Associates, Warner Lambert, Hoechst-Celanese,  United Technologies, the New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations. 

Dr. Michael Zey's controversial and original views on social and techno-trends have appeared in the LA Times, Providence (RI) Journal, Boston Globe, Worth, the Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur, the Sacramento Bee, The Age (Melbourne, Australia), La Liberation (Paris), Prosper, Flair and Il Sole/24Ore (Italy)  The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABCnews.com, Radio Free Europe, La Monde, and XMSatellite''s USAToday/Newstalk station, NJ Business, as well as on WABC's "Batchelor and Alexander Show", AT&T's "Tech TV" and "The Bill Cunningham Show", as well as many NPR programs. He has been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal Report, CNBC, CNN, The Turning Point, and the Brazilian Globotv network program "Jornal Nacional". He has been an invited guest on FoxNews, PBS's Nightly Business Report, and ABC's 20/20. His views on human enhancement technologies appear on the website of the Discovery Channel, www.discovery.com.

He has been a regular contributor to KNX-AM, the Los-Angeles news affiliate of CBS, and is the National Future Trends analyst at Examiner.com

Michael Zey serves as Executive Director of the Expansionary Institute (www.zey.com),  is a Professor at Montclair State University, NJ and consults to corporations and government agencies.

Source: Expansionary News Service, Morristown, NJ.)

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