PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local personal growth coach says 2011 grads are facing a better job market but still need to decide some things before becoming successful in that job market.

Teressa Moore-Griffin, author of Lies that Limit, says there are 19 percent more new jobs for college grads than last year, but the competition is still going to be tough. She recommends looking for a job like it’s your job.

“You show up in a workspace at 9 a.m. or 8 a.m. and you put in a full six, seven, eight hours looking for your job, whether it’s surfing the internet, communicating and talking with people who you know who work in certain companies or industries. But you really put your full-time energy into the job search,” Moore-Griffin advises.

Moore-Griffin says it also important to discover just what it is that you want to do through internships or entry level jobs—one at a time—until you find that perfect job, or at least the path to it.

You can hear Karin Phillips’ interview with Teressa Moore Griffin in this CBS Philly Specials Place podcast…

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio