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Cracking the New Job Market by R. William HOLLAND, Barbara EHRENREICH

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APPENDIX CApplying the Job-Search Rules to Worldwide Employment

I RECENTLY CAME across a headline from an online student publication that read, “Job Security Is a Thing of the Past.”1 The sentiment expressed was familiar—it is a difficult job market for college graduates in this generation.

Was this written by an American student facing an uncertain circumstance? It does not take much to imagine that it also could have been written by a student almost anywhere else in the world—Mexico, Canada, Europe, China, Japan, or perhaps India. The comment is actually from a recent college graduate from Gaborone, Botswana, which is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Obviously, the new rules of the job marketplace apply worldwide, not just to ...

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