Windsor Resources Comments on the Job Market Outlook for Recent College Graduates

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As many new college graduates flock to New York City and other major metropolitan areas to pursue new jobs and dreams, Windsor Resources comments on the current job market and the importance of not waiting for a dream job.

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Many of our clients like the idea of working with very recent college graduates because they know that tough coursework and knowledge are still fresh in the graduate’s mind.

With the graduation season in full force and the United States economy still in recovery mode, many recent college graduates are hastily searching for entry into the workforce. The Midtown recruiting firm Windsor Resources, who regularly works with new graduates to polish resumes, fine tune interview skills and prepare the right questions to ask throughout the interview process, released a comment on the job outlook for recent college graduates and the importance of securing temporary or permanent positions when working toward achieving dream jobs.

According to a recently released study by the Economic Policy Institute titled “The Class of 2014: The Weak Economy is Idling Too Many Young Graduates” by Heidi Shierholz, Alyssa Davis, and Will Kimball (May 1, 2014), the post-collegiate job market is still suffering from the 2009 recession. Based on a 12-month study between April 2013 and March 2014, 8.5 percent of college graduates between the age of 21 and 24 were unemployed and 16.8 percent were underemployed.

Windsor Resources believes that graduates should not be afraid of the job market because obtaining a temporarily work position can lead to success and help graduates work to achieve their dreams.

The staff at Windsor finds these post-collegiate job seekers face many hurdles as they build their big city dreams into a reality, including significant lifestyle changes and working with a new budget.

Shannon Remley, a 2012 graduate of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, worked with Windsor to get started on her goal of living in the city while auditioning for stage roles in theater. “I chose to try temping when I moved to New York City in order to provide the flexibility I need to pursue a career as an artist while making a suitable income. I found that I learned more than I had even hoped from being placed in new and varied environments. I truly enjoyed working as a temp, where I was treated with respect and make great money, but was still not tied down to ‘typical’ job. I could still audition when I needed to, and found my temp jobs to be great experiences,” Remley said.

For those interested in a more permanent job, Windsor does work with many recent grads who have internships and a good GPA, explains Senior Recruiter, Meredith Foster. “Many of our clients like the idea of working with very recent college graduates because they know that tough coursework and knowledge are still fresh in the graduate’s mind. They also want to find someone who has reliable housing already set up and are committed to stay in the job for the chance to work up the ladder.”

For more information about Windsor Resources, visit, email info(at)windsorresources(dot)com, or call (212) 388-5400.

About Windsor Resources:
Windsor Resources, where professionals serve professionals. We are a team of tenured search professionals with an average of 15 years of experience in the staffing industry. Our longevity in the industry has empowered us with the capabilities to monitor the changing marketplace and effectively understand your business. Our industry knowledge is both expansive and exclusive. Organizations rely on us to provide staffing for HR, Administrative Support, Accounting/Finance, IT and Creative Services.

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