Business Week reports that recent MBA graduates are facing delayed start dates of three to six months. The business school community is no stranger to this type of employment environment. The graduating classes of 2001 and 2002 were dealt the same hand with job offers. Some advice provided in Business Week for those with delayed start dates include an assumption that there will not be an eventual job. Therefore, continue your job search as though you do not have a position.
Recent graduates should also attend networking events in their chosen fields on a regular basis. Building a network one of the most important things a new graduate can accomplish. If a delayed start turns into a rescinded offer it will help them land on their feet.
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