Author Offers Advice For First-Time Job Hunters

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New college graduates are starting to face the shocking reality of having to find full-time work. And they're doing it in the roughest job market in decades.

David Greene talks with Ellen Gordon Reeves about her new book, Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? — advice for young people who are in the job hunt.

Reeves discusses common mistakes she sees on first-time resumes, and shares what interviewers have told her about some of the missteps new college grads make in job interviews.

The book is subtitled, "The Crash Course on Finding, Landing and Keeping Your First Real Job."



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