The statistics are sobering. 7.9% of recent college graduates are unemployed, and 36.7% of recent grads are working in positions that don’t require a degree. As the U.S. economy continues to recover, the class of 2014 faces a grim outlook when it comes to finding jobs and paying off student loan debt—which average around $29,400. What’s a Gen Y-er to do to get a leg up in the sluggish economy?
As this infographic from MidAmerica Nazarene University shows, combining a strategically planned education with useful skills, a strong network, and an authoritative voice can help a millennial stand out when applying for jobs. Check out their research to see how you can market yourself to different companies and make yourself recession-proof.