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College Graduates Face Hurdles in Looking for Work
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 28, 2013 @ 6:38PM
Created on April 28, 2013 @ 5:55PM
Another stress college students are facing is trying to find a job.  
 
More than half of college graduates get their diploma with a long line of unemployment to follow, and some officials are blaming it on professionalism in the workplace. A new study shows nearly half of college graduates aren't professional while at work.
 
This includes things like not dressing appropriately for interviews, and using slang or profanity. One local college student thinks it all stems from what they learn before and during school. 

"I think that it really starts at home, and just how they grow up, but in order to change that, I think we need people to be more professional in classes," says Nelson Raines, WVU Student
 
Another student we talked with said colleges need to take a better look at what they're teaching their students. 
 
"Maybe a class to teach us how to be more professional, and look for jobs, and go out into the workforce could help," says Alison Ford, WVU student.
 
Officials have released material online to help upcoming college graduates beef up their resumes and also offer some professional tips to help them their find their dream jobs. 

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