College Students Say Internet is the #1 Source of Job Information

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Large majority of college students name the Internet as their best source for job information.

Graduation is too late to start the job search process

CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry level job site, today released its survey results on what college students view as the best sources of entry level job information. Among those polled, 59 percent named the Internet as their best source for job information.

"There has been a fundamental shift in how college students conduct their job search," stated Brian Krueger, President of CollegeGrad.com. "As recent as ten years ago, the Internet was only a minimal factor in the entry level job search. Now it is the dominant way that college students search for entry level jobs."

With the advent of powerhouse search engines, free online encyclopedias, job networking sites and more, the Internet has become the standard method for nearly all research, especially job research.

"Instead of recommending that we look in our textbooks for information, my professors will often tell the class to 'Google it,' if we don't know something," said Kelsey Paulson, senior Biochemistry major at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. "And the Internet is definitely the first place I go to research grad schools, employers, jobs and other career information."

College students are typically tech-savvy, and they know right where to go to research the latest news, trends and other information needed to conduct a well-informed job search.

Krueger advises that students start putting those skills to good use early in their college career. "Graduation is too late to start the job search process," says Krueger. "Students need to start finding all the Internet resources available to them early in their college career, and then learn to use those resources in their job search."

The other sources noted in the survey results, job fairs, career centers and classmates, altogether totaled less than the Internet as a source.

"The Internet is even more important to college students than other job seekers, since it provides them with a more level playing field in competing for entry level jobs with students from other colleges," noted Krueger. "College grads are no longer restricted to interviewing only with those companies that are coming to their campus."

With more than 2000 pages of entry level job search information, CollegeGrad.com is a great place to start. CollegeGrad.com resources include resume templates, career and employer research information, interview tips, job search videos and much more.

Following are the overall survey results:

What is your best source of entry level job information?

  • The Internet -- 59%
  • Job Fairs -- 19%
  • Career Center -- 13%
  • Classmates -- 9%

The survey was conducted nationally using an online poll placed on the CollegeGrad.com home page during January, 2007. The results are based on more than 500 respondents.

About CollegeGrad.com:

CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search. Brian Krueger is President and Founder of CollegeGrad.com and author of the best-selling book for entry level job search, College Grad Job Hunter.

CONTACT INFO: Heidi Hanisko, CollegeGrad.com, 262-375-6700

Brian Krueger, President and Founder of CollegeGrad.com, is available for further interviews with national media on topics related to Internet job search and entry level college student hiring trends. Contact Heidi Hanisko to obtain contact information.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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