MILWAUKEE, WI--February 16, 2005--CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry level job site, today released its survey results on the willingness of current entry level job seekers to relocate. The survey found that 94% of job seekers would be willing to relocate for the right opportunity.
"College grads are less concerned about the location of their first job than having a first job," says Brian Krueger, president of CollegeGrad.com. "They are looking for a place to start out, and are not limiting themselves to where that is."
Within the entry level job market, job seekers look for any edge to place them ahead of their competitors. Flexibility of location can give them that edge. While employers may or may not offer a comprehensive relocation package, if job seekers are willing to foot the bill for their own relocation, they are instantly rewarded with expanded opportunities.
Along with the increased willingness of recent grads to relocate comes an increased level of competition for open positions. Student job seekers no longer compete only against fellow graduates, or graduates from other nearby schools. Instead, job seekers now compete against graduates in a national and even international arena.
Of those respondents willing to relocate, 23.9% would only be willing to relocate within their local or statewide area. 40.4% would relocate nationally, and 35.7% would be willing to relocate internationally.
"These trends indicate a strong willingness by job seekers to go wherever is needed to land that first job," says Krueger. "But a determined job search using proven strategies is still key to job search success."
Whether the current willingness to relocate in the entry level job market is due to decreased ties, or simply the desire for a fresh start, now is the time for job seekers to get a jump on their job search. Take a look at the thousands of job openings posted at CollegeGrad.com, the #1 Entry Level Job Site. Start early, start now.
Following are the overall survey results:
Are you willing to relocate for the right opportunity?
The survey was conducted online nationally with more than 1500 participants during January, 2005.
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search. Brian Krueger is President and Founder of CollegeGrad.com and author of the best-selling book for entry level job search, College Grad Job Hunter.
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