Unemployed graduates are struggling to find jobs during the pandemic – FOX 15

As more recent college grads get ready to join the workforce, 45% of last year’s graduating class is still seeking employment.
Kimberly Billeaudeau is the Director of career services at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She says they’ve created a platform to help current and former students apply for jobs.

“We have our job search platform called handshake which is just an incredible tool that students and alumni can use for their job search”

In today’s job market, the resume has become the number one requirement potential employers request.

“And we want to help our students and recent grads with building that resume making sure it’s professional and proofreading it and making sure that it gets them the job interview”

Caitlyn Bowers is a recent graduate who holds a degree in business management. She believes college prepared her to find a job, but she’s still waiting for a job in her career field.

“I happened to stumble across the position that im in right now working in retail but I was kind of hoping to get into management with that company that I’m with right now but that hasn’t happened for me just yet so I am actually in search of a job it’s just not probably going to be in the Lafayette area.

Billeaudeau wants to encourage students to use all resources the university offers to land their dream jobs.

“Any UL-Lafayette student or graduate can come to us if you have any questions need any assistance with their career decision making as well as with their job search”