Today’s job market isn’t easy for anyone, but recent college graduates especially are facing  a tough time. Multiple studies have shown fewer job opportunities and pay cuts are the reality for these college graduates, and the competition level is only higher.

In fact, 69 percent of human resource professionals believe the poor economy has intensified job competition for recent college graduates in 2011, according to a recent poll by the Society for Human Resource Management. That poll also reveals that 37 percent of respondents say recent college graduates “are more likely to be under-qualified for the jobs they apply for,” and 21 percent of respondents say employers have cut training resources.

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