How can recent college graduates navigate today’s job market? Fortune interviewed people who had entered the workforce after the economic crash and the invention of Twitter in order to find out. Here’s what they had to say:
While internships have become a necessary inconvenience on the path to full-time, paid employment, before you accept an unpaid internship, ask the employer whether they’ve ever hired an intern. If not, it might be best to walk away. “Try to work for a place that wants you to really grow from the experience of working for them, not just use you as expendable cheap labor,” says 2010 graduate and multiple-internship veteran Justine Dowden, who is now pursuing a master’s degree in public health.