LinkedIn to Help Recent Grads Find Jobs

I don’t think I need to remind anyone how bad the job market has been for the college graduates in the past two years –  particularly for those who recently graduated. Hopefully, the latest feature from LinkedIn is here to help. From all the features and services by various career sites I have seen, I think this one is pretty cool.

The new college grads can surf through various career paths based on school, level of education and dream industry. According to LinkedIn, one can use the tool for myriad purposes:

  • To map out career paths. Said career paths are tailored based on your work interests and take into account the paths of established professionals. You can also create and save a bunch of different paths.
  • Find connections. This is what LinkedIn specializes in, so it seems a natural addition.
  • Learn about your desired job. The site will give you stats like average age of folks with the position you want, as well as geographic distribution.
  • Find job openings and recommend people in your network to hit up for help.
  • Suggest companies to follow. Like you follow up companies update This functionality will be the key for recent grads looking to see when positions open.

There are a ton more features on the horizon as well, which you can learn more about in the video below.

Alternatively, when the job market goes pretty bad like how it’s today, it’s time to create a company. As a reminder,  many of the great companies like Microsoft, GE, McDonald’s, etc., they all started their businesses in the recession time.

Would you try to be the next one? The timing is Perfect!

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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