College degree doesn’t pay off as well for first-generation grads

From The Hechinger Report: “Even with identical credentials, first-generation graduates have more trouble getting jobs than their better-coached and -connected classmates, according to new research by scholars at Michigan State University and the universities of Iowa and Minnesota. Many don’t have experience in the basics of a professional job search, or people in their lives who can help. Louis didn’t know how to write a resume, for instance — ‘I thought it was just your name, your phone number and your work experience’ — or how to act in an interview with a recruiter. ‘I just thought it was a simple conversation.’ ”

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