Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the May 7, 2001 issue of QuintZine.
Recruiting Trends reports that federal agencies may now use student loan repayment as a recruitment incentive. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has authorized repayment of up to $6,000 per person per year up to a total maximum loan repayment of $40,000. Janice R. Lachance, OPM director, says, “OPM is committed to meeting this challenge using innovative and flexible new tools. This new regulation gives agencies a tool similar to ones used by the private sector.”
More than 1,000 college students and recent graduates responded to the question, “How many job offers do you expect to have when you graduate?” Twenty-three percent expected no offers; 10 percent expected one; 20 percent expected two; 17 percent expected three; and 30 percent expected four or more.
College career counselors contacted by Jobtrak noted that graduating seniors do not seem to perceive a job slowdown and seem as optimistic about the job market as they did a year ago.
— This Q Tip courtesy of Diana C. LeGere president of Executive Final Copy and the employment coordinator for Greenbacks Bringing Hope Foundation in Salt Lake City, UT.
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