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A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job

A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job

10 things new graduates absolutely need to know

The working world is an environment that's far different from school. Read More »

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

Looking at the life of someone without a degree or paying job.

Dropping out is always a turn in our curved-line lives. But for this young adult, it's not the end of the world just yet. Read More »

6 Job Tips for Recent Graduates

6 Job Tips for Recent Graduates

A Millennial's guide to that first post-grad job

What college graduates need to know before stepping into the job market. Career guide to interviews, promotions, helicopter parents and resumes. Read More »

5 Lessons To Learn On Your First Job

5 Lessons To Learn On Your First Job

Prepare to be overwhelmed and underpaid on your first job

You'll learn a lot on your first job -- ranging from learning to work with difficult people to how manage yourself. It's not your boss's job to make you happy. Read More »

Are You The Annoying Co-Worker?

Are You The Annoying Co-Worker?

It's easy to blame others. Look at your behavior first

Have you ever stopped and thought about how your actions and more likely reactions could be frustrating your office mates? Read More »

Why Skills And Experience Increasingly Trump A College Diploma

Why Skills And Experience Increasingly Trump A College Diploma

Why we shouldn't measure achievement by outdated standards

A millennial makes the case for a shift in the way we approach education and the job market. Read More »

How To Open a Food Truck

How To Open a Food Truck

Emerging industry gives new meaning to the term 'fast food'

The street vendor industry, which includes food trucks, has reached a revenue of one billion dollars. Read More »

Thinking of Joining a Startup?  Read This Before You Do

Thinking of Joining a Startup? Read This Before You Do

Most startups aren't the ones you hear about on TV

There is the romantic side of the startup world and then there is the reality of it. Long days, hard work, sleepless nights. This is that story. Read More »

The DIY Career: Start. Now.

The DIY Career: Start. Now.

Make your own breaks. Why wait for someone to give you one?

If you're reading this you have access to a computer. If you have access to a computer, there's almost nothing you can't do. Read More »

Best Of: Starting Your First Job

Best Of: Starting Your First Job

How to catch and tame your first job

The working world can be a mysterious place to a novice worker. If you're just starting out, this is a must-read list. Read More »

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

Each offers an average annual salary of at least $58,000

A college degree no longer guarantees a high-paying job, but it's also not necessary to go to college to land a high-paying job. Read More »

What Can You Do With A Humanities Major? More Than You Think

What Can You Do With A Humanities Major? More Than You Think

Nine of 10 employers say communications skills matter more than choice of major

Humanities majors have long been the butt of jokes. But as it turns out, employers are more desperate than ever for candidates who are critical thinkers. Read More »

Employers Invite Helicopter Parents To The Office

Employers Invite Helicopter Parents To The Office

Take Your Parents To Work Day is catching on.

We've all heard of Bring Your Son or Daughter to Work Day, but employers like Google and LinkedIn have designated a day for another family member subset -- parents. Read More »

First Day On The Job: 9 Ways To Make A Great Impression

First Day On The Job: 9 Ways To Make A Great Impression

Getty Images It's your first day, and you're so thrilled to have finally landed a position that you're ready to let your hair down and relax as you start. Not so fast! In many organizations, the first few months on the job are actually officially a probationary period, so it's your job to impress from Day One in... Read More »

AIG CEO Tells Struggling College Grads, 'Don't Cry About It'

AIG CEO Tells Struggling College Grads, 'Don't Cry About It'

By Max Nisen Most business leaders, when asked to advise new graduates, are encouraging, telling them that though things might be rough now, they'll pick up in time. Not AIG's outspoken CEO, Robert Benmosche. He doesn't have much in the way of sympathy for graduates entering a difficult job market, telling... Read More »

Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

The underemployed college graduate with a liberal arts degree has almost become a sad cliché in the new economy. But what about a trained environmental scientist, with years of professional experience? Surely, he won't be forced to resort to flipping burgers or working the cash register? Consider... Read More »

Millennials: Expect To Be Underemployed Unless You Do This ...

Millennials: Expect To Be Underemployed Unless You Do This ...

Fifty-four percent of college graduates under 25 are unemployed or doing a job that doesn't require a college degree: waiter, retail clerk, receptionist, and so on. That is according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press. People can debate what's causing that horrific statistic --... Read More »

Employer's Tough-Love Letter To New College Grads

Employer's Tough-Love Letter To New College Grads

Inspired by Kent State University professor Bill Sledzik's blog post, "Dear Millennials: Your Parents Lied to You," Todd Defren, an employer, wrote an open letter to college grads. Defren gave AOL Jobs permission to reprint his letter here. Share your thoughts in the comments section below. By Todd Defren Read More »

Are You Really Qualified For That Job?

Are You Really Qualified For That Job?

By Sonia Acosta You did it. Four years of college went by in a haze of parties, new experiences and, hopefully, at least a few dozen textbooks. Now it's time to go out into the world and get a job. Should be easy, right? You've done your part, and someone out there owes you a job. Wrong. Companies are looking... Read More »

MBA Degrees That Cause Staggering Student Debt

MBA Degrees That Cause Staggering Student Debt

John Duval, Flickr By John A. Byrne MBAs are taking on more and more student debt, so much so that graduates of at least six business schools last year borrowed more than $100,000 on average to finance their degrees. The heaviest debt was assumed by graduates of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School,... Read More »

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