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New job seekers need good skills

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 25, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The outlook for college students preparing to enter the workforce isn't promising, unless you've got the right major or skill set.

At Albany Technical College, students graduating with a certificate or diploma relating to a specific skill had an easier time finding a job in their career field.

Darton College Students graduating with certain majors, including nursing, were also able to find jobs with ease.

In the last year, graduates from Albany Tech have been very successful at finding jobs suited to their skills.

"Last year our placement rate infield was 92%, that means 92% of our students got a job in the field that they were educated in and our placement rate was 99%overall," said Albany Technical College President Dr. Anthony Parker.

Career advisors say students in their senior year should begin their job searches now.

They say as a freshman... you should start building your resume and work on building relationships through internships that could eventually lead to employment.

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