Recent graduates may have a hard time finding a job in the current economy, but career specialists quoted in this article suggest some tried-and-true methods for achieving success. For example, they suggest job seekers can freelance, temp or volunteer to build skills; talk with career counselors at their alma maters; and remember to stay positive and seek support. "It can be difficult to experience rejection," Stacie Hagenbaugh, director of the Lazarus Center for Career Development at Smith College, said. "You need to press the reset button and keep going."

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