College grads no longer prey on job hunt

Every year thousands of students graduate from college seeking employment. Many with the expectations of finding a decent paying job and they end up with the difficultly of unemployment.

Roland Cherasard, 24, a FAMU business graduate and Florida State law graduate, from Port Charlotte, has been patiently waiting for an opportunity to become available since he graduated in the spring.

“Most job agencies are looking for a few years experience,” Cherasard said. He took his bar test in July and will not receive his results until November. Cherasard blamed Tallahassee for the elongated process of finding a job.

“If I choose to work in a larger city like Miami, opportunities would be easier,” he said.

Cherasard said most of the politicians here occupy most of the law jobs in this city.

In the 45th edition of Planning Job choices 2002, there are helpful tactics for college graduates to use. According to statistics, since late 2000 and during 2001, the economy started getting a little shaky. It states major employers are laying off workers, making jobs finding to be a difficult task.

“You need to be prepared,” said Camille Luckenbaugh, an employment information manager for the National Association of Colleges and Employers. “Finding a job in the near future can possibly take up a lot of time. During the process of finding a job graduates are going have to stay up to date with job market qualifications.”

Delores A. Dean, director/adjunct professor, at the career center, recommends that all graduates continue to use the career center as a resource.

“Trying to find a job is a job itself, students have to let companies know what you have to offer by networking,” Dean said. “As a student you need to be in pursuit of all your avenues.”

Registering with the career center exposes students to opportunities.

For more information about the career center can contact Dean at 599-8514.