As this year's returning underclassmen readjust to dorm life, recently minted grads are beginning an independent life out in the world — if they've landed a job.
The good news is that this is the best job market in years, with employers expected to hire about 5 percent more people from the class of 2016 than the previous year, according to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
However, many employers "front load" their recruiting, association officials said, which means many offers may have been made last fall to secure hires who graduated in May.
For those who've already received their diploma and are waiting to land a job, there is still hope. CNBC asked several career experts for their best advice on finding employment.