McLEAN, Va. (7/9/2013)--Good news for new grads: Employment prospects are looking up for half of the U.S. Unemployment rates fell in 25 states in May, while job rates increased in 17 states and were unchanged in eight states and the District of Columbia (USAToday.com June 21).
You've had a few weeks to celebrate not being a student anymore, and maybe you've even taken a break from the job search you started before graduation. Now it's time to get serious about finding employment. Here's advice to help your effort from usnews.com MONEY Careers (May):
For more information about handling your financial life after being a student, read the Financial Fitness Challenge "Get New Grads Off to a Smart Financial Start" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.