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Job hunting for grads, part 2

Maureen Mackey and Lu Guasco of Connecticut based Mackey & Guasco Staffing Associates led a group of more than 50 recent grads and their parents recently at the Fairfield Public library as part of their Jobs 2009 Series of speakers. Here is part 2, about 30 mins long. (download mp3)

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Job hunting for grads, part 1

Maureen Mackey and Lu Guasco of Connecticut based Mackey & Guasco Staffing Associates led a group of more than 50 recent grads and their parents recently at the Fairfield Public library as part of their Jobs 2009 Series of speakers. Here is part 1, about 37 mins long. (download mp3)

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best companies for recent grads

Each of the 20 employers featured in Experience’s Best Places ranking are currently recruiting from top universities nationwide and are hiring candidates set to graduate in 2009. What really sets these companies apart is their adaptation to the evolving workforce, including everything from committing to cross-functional training programs to embracing social causes that matter to Gen Y. So whether fresh out of college or just finishing up online degrees , it is best to start a job search early. Early and prepared. The research shows that there are companies that put more thought into hiring and supporting new graduates than others. Approaching such companies first is not a bad idea. Representing a wide range of industries, the 20 organizations recognized by Experience provide outstanding career paths for entry-level employees. This year’s roster of Best Places to Work for Recent Grads includes:

— Accenture
– Peace Corps
– Computer Sciences Corporation
– Qualcomm
– Electronic Arts
– Schlumberger
– Enterprise Rent-A-Car
– Sherwin-Williams
– GEICO
– Sodexo
– Hyatt
– Target
– Liberty Mutual
– The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies
– McBee Associates
– The TJX Companies, Inc.
– North Star Resource Group
– Wachovia
– Northrup Grumman
– ZS Associates

The complete listing and description is available on the Experience website at http://bestplaces.experience.com/2009 and via Yahoo! HotJobs.

“Employers are becoming smarter about how they hire and retain top Gen Y talent,” explains Jenny Floren, founder and CEO of Experience. “The 20 organizations honored here recognize the positive, long-term impact young professionals can make on their business. They have created the right environment to attract the next generation workforce, and by promoting the right opportunities and career paths, have also demonstrated they know how to keep them.”