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Top cities for new college graduates

May 12, 2010

New graduates will need to go the extra mile -- both literally and figuratively -- when it comes to their job searches, according to Nathan Lippe, career adviser for CareerRookie.com.

For new grads who plan to expand their job searches beyond their college towns or hometowns, the third annual "Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates," has just been released by Apartments.com and CareerRookie.com.

The sites name the following top 10 cities for new college grads:

1. Atlanta, Georgia
Average rent (1 Bedroom): $723
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, customer service

2. Phoenix, Arizona
Average rent: $669
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, training

3. Denver, Colorado
Average rent: $779
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

4. Dallas, Texas
Average rent: $740
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

5. Boston, Massachusetts
Average rent: $1275
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, training

6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Average rent: $938
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, health care

7. New York
Average rent: $1,366
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, marketing

8. Cincinnati, Ohio
Average rent: $613
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management

9. Baltimore, Maryland
Average rent: $1,041
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management

10. Los Angeles, California
Average rent: $1,319
Popular entry-level categories: sales, training, health care

Other advice for recent graduates includes a recommendation to be flexible and open-minded about locations and jobs you might not have considered previously.

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