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Just because the average new college graduate this year will have over $30k in student loan debt does not make them bad.
The fact that they have no clue how to repay it effectively, nor the $10k+ of consumer debt, is bad.
That is why you should get your grad a copy of “Financial Mistakes of Young Americans” (available on this site or at Amazon) because the section “The 10 Minute Debt Plan” will show the most mathematically efficient way to pay down the debt, and give your grad a PLAN so they feel good about what they are doing.
The book also has a bunch of other valuable info to help them out, so splurge and spend the ten bucks to give them the guidance that they didn’t get in school.

Congrads to all the new grads out there.  Unfortunately, this is not exactly a great time to be graduating and entering the workforce.  Demand for new workers overall is about the worst we’ve seen in twenty years.  If you do have your job lined up, good luck and make sure you keep your skills and resume up to date.  If you don’t have job you better get cracking!

Some ideas to help you:

Search your social networks.  Examples:

Were you in a Fraternity or Sorority?  Contact your National as they probably have databanks of alums in your field or city that could help you. 

Check with your school.  What does the career center have, or go through the alumni association.  There are opportunities here.

What about your relegious group?  There might be someone that knows someone that can help you out.

Look around at where you have spent your time, whether socially, academically, or otherwise.  That is the place to look for connections to get you your job.  Remember: it is some part what you know, but mainly who you know out there, especially today.