2 in 10 college grads are landing their first job

June 1, 2010 5:38:46 PM PDT
The odds are if someone is graduating from college this semester, they don't have a job lined up.

Just two in 10 college grads this year have been able to land their first job.

Campus recruitment was said to be down 44 percent this year.

Many grads will find themselves competing with 2009 grads, still competing for a job.

Career consultants say the key is meeting people face to face, researching your industry and making contacts at the company you want to work with before the job opens up.