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How To Turn An Internship Into A Job

How To Turn An Internship Into A Job

NEW YORK -- The dream of using an internship as a gateway to an entry-level job is back. Employers plan to increase their summer internship hires by 8.5% in 2012, the biggest year-over-year increase since before the recession, according to a survey of 280 companies put out last week by the National... Read More »

What Employers Wish You'd Learned In College

What Employers Wish You'd Learned In College

Most employers surveyed said new grads lack soft skills, those interpersonal abilities that go beyond mere technical know-how. Read More »

U.S. College Grads Get Older, Shift Workplace Trends

U.S. College Grads Get Older, Shift Workplace Trends

By Hope Yen WASHINGTON -- Americans 60 or older are more likely than ever to have college degrees, helping redefine work and retirement as educated baby boomers swell the senior population at rates faster than young adults earn diplomas. Read More »

Top 5 Lessons You'll Learn In Your First 'Real World' Job

Top 5 Lessons You'll Learn In Your First 'Real World' Job

By Jessica Lawlor Fresh out of college, you toss off your graduation cap, frame that hard-earned diploma and iron your most professional outfit for your first day at your very first post-college job. Everything you've accomplished thus far has prepared you for this moment. Or has it? Read More »

How To Prepare For A Career Fair

How To Prepare For A Career Fair

By Mona Abdel-Halim As the end of the fall semester approaches, many students and employers begin to think about attending career fairs to connect with one another. These events are particularly important for college seniors graduating in December - but they're also a great way to screen candidates for your... Read More »

How To Find An Internship That Pays

How To Find An Internship That Pays

By Rachel Zupek Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder Although college students have just gotten in the full swing of fall semester, they should already be thinking about internship opportunities come spring. Faced with an improving but still uncertain job market, it's imperative to get a leg up on other job... Read More »

Advice For Government Job Seekers: Don't Wait

Advice For Government Job Seekers: Don't Wait

By David Reinhold, AOL Government As college students, we keep hearing that "times are tough." In the midst of economic uncertainty, we are studying hard, networking and trying to keep our resumes fresh. We want to work, and for those of us with a passion for public service, the government is our first... Read More »

What The Young And Unemployed Really Need To Know

What The Young And Unemployed Really Need To Know

For college graduates who fear that they may be trading their diplomas for Starbucks aprons, there's good news and bad: Employers have hired 19 percent more graduates in 2011 than they did in 2010 -- when just 56 percent had locked down a job by last spring, according to a Rutgers University survey. But the... Read More »

The Colleges That Guarantee the Highest Salaries

The Colleges That Guarantee the Highest Salaries

It seems that the top universities deliver on their promises and that a top education very nearly guarantees a successful career and high salary. Princeton graduates, for example, earn $130,000 (median salary at mid-career), while Coker College alumni make about one third of that, or $43,400, according to... Read More »

Recession Taking Toll On Young Adults

Recession Taking Toll On Young Adults

By HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it the recession's lost generation. In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock. They suffer from the highest... Read More »

Tips for Interviews: Interviewing Etiquette [Infographic]

Tips for Interviews: Interviewing Etiquette [Infographic]

Interviewing for a new job is rarely easy, precisely because performing and behaving well likely means the difference between getting the job and not. After all, it's your resume that got you the interview to begin with, and if you blow the in-person Q & A, well that's just one less chip in your... Read More »

Salaries For College Graduates Drop

Salaries For College Graduates Drop

College enrollment jumped during the recession, but the pay-off of a college education did not. As the Economic Policy Institute reports, the average starting salary of young college graduates, adjusted for inflation, has dropped by almost a dollar in the last 10 years. Read More »

A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

Perhaps you've heard about LinkedIn, the professional social network, but you're not sure exactly what it is. Or, you've set up a LinkedIn profile but you don't really know what to do with it. Read More »

Best Cities for Recent College Grads? You Might Be Surprised

Best Cities for Recent College Grads? You Might Be Surprised

Given the nation's weak labor markets, it's not surprising that many recent college graduates are still looking for work. Further, the inability to find that first job after college may push some young Americans to consider relocating to a different city in search of better opportunities. Read More »

College Life Vs. 'Real' Life: Which Is the Better Deal? [Infographic]

College Life Vs. 'Real' Life: Which Is the Better Deal? [Infographic]

Sick of the student life? Eager to get out into the real world as soon as possible? Rather than race through those college years, you might want to take a few moments to savor them -- especially when you realize just how good they can be in comparison to life after you get your first job. Read More »

Top Cities for Entry-Level Jobs

Top Cities for Entry-Level Jobs

Some career advice from the 1800s included the famous quote "Go West young man." The 2010 version of that quote should be "Go South young man." According to a new survey by Businessweek.com, many of the best cities for recent college students to look for work are in the South. And, if you are heading to many... Read More »

You're Young, but It's NOT Over Your Head

You're Young, but It's NOT Over Your Head

A friend of mine on the job hunt recently shared with me a great career opportunity that she is being considered for. However, she quickly followed up her passionate delivery of this golden position with, "But, I think it's over my head." Don't sell yourself short, Millennials! If you get offered a great job... Read More »

Best Places to Work for College Grads

Best Places to Work for College Grads

You've put the cap and gown away, you have the diploma in hand, and now you are asking yourself, "Where's a great place to get a job?" In today's economy, when a lot of recent grads are just hoping to find a job, that may seem like an unrealistic question. But it doesn't have to be. Read More »

What's Your E-Mail Address? CutieXO Doesn't Cut It Anymore

What's Your E-Mail Address? CutieXO Doesn't Cut It Anymore

Most Millennials have used one during their school career. I'm referring to that e-mail address that we think is adorable or expressive of our interests. However, xoCutie21xo and SportsFan10 simply will not cut it in the business world. It's hard to believe, but I've actually seen similar e-mail addresses on... Read More »

Some Good News as Graduation Approaches

Some Good News as Graduation Approaches

Last week, a study came out showing that the economic recovery may be helping those about to graduate from college, as more companies said they plan on hiring recent college graduates. This week, some more good news from the same organization, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Read More »

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