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How the Right School Can Help You Thrive in a Lousy Job Market (Infographic) The current job market for recent graduates is grim. Get a leg up on the competition with tips from this infographic on choosing a school that will make you an all-star job applicant.

By Kate Taylor

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Any recent grad can tell you that finding a job is an uphill battle right now. However, graduating from the right school can help you get on the right track for a successful career.

Twenty-seven percent of unemployed adults have been looking for work for more than six months. Even among the employed, the numbers are grim: 25 percent of employed young adults are working in a position unrelated to their field and plan to quit quickly.

While 72 percent of educational institutions believe they're adequately preparing students, only 45 percent of students agree. Entering a competitive job market, students and graduates are searching for on-the-job training and hands-on techniques, which the majority of schools do not provide.

Students need to educate themselves on what institutions can help them to jumpstart a successful career. Check out the infographic below, created by Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, for tips on how find a school that will help you find a job after graduation.

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How the Right School Can Help You Thrive in a Lousy Job Market (Infographic)

Related: Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?

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Kate Taylor is a reporter at Business Insider. She was previously a reporter at Entrepreneur. Get in touch with tips and feedback on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

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