How students can improve chances for finding a job in 2011

a young man shake's a job interviewer's hand
a young man shake's a job interviewer's hand

Students graduating in 2011 should start updating their resumes and practicing for interviews, if a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers is to be believed. The report states that the employment outlook for the class of 2011 is more positive than the outlook was for the class of 2010.

Mike Caldwell, the acting director of career development at Grinnell College in Iowa, said employers are more optimistic about hiring employees this year than last.

"Last year employers were very uncertain about their hiring needs going into the upcoming year," Caldwell said.