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 »
The college degree used to be the ticket to a good middle class job. That is officially over, according to a new study by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
It found that nearly 1 out of 2 Americans with college degrees are working at jobs they're overqualified for. While less than 5... Read More »
The gender pay gap is an enduring fact of American life. Many say that's due to the enduring responsibilities of motherhood, which lead to women taking more time off than men to care for the kids. But according to a new report from the American Association of University Women, just a year out of college, the... Read More »
By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch
Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer college students a better way to showcase their work via online portfolios which... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Congratulations on graduating and joining the workforce. Before you spend your first paycheck, start your new job off on the right foot by following these steps for acting professionally at work. Read More »
Many young, entry-level workers assume that the big cities -- New York, Chicago, Los Angeles -- hold the best job opportunities and therefore the best chance for having a happy life.
But a new survey by CareerBliss.com suggests that recent college graduates might do better in considering second- or... Read More »
The current dearth of jobs may seem reason enough for the recent batch of 2 million college graduates to put their best foot forward when interviewing for jobs.
But many of them are failing to make the grade, according to the 2012 "Professionalism in the Workplace Study" from York College of Pennsylvania... Read More »
Young people are often viewed as wide-eyed idealists. But a new survey shows that the youngest generation is as pragmatic as their older counterparts when it comes to job security, ranking that as more important than becoming wealthy or having a prestigious job.
That is in striking contrast to boomers and... Read More »
By Pete Leibman
If you're getting ready for graduation, or if you've already graduated but you're looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But do you really know what networking is and what it's not?
During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought... Read More »
In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't.
A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Read More »
By Jessica Lawlor
As graduation season approaches and college seniors everywhere trade jeans and T-shirts for caps and gowns, the pressure to find a job is on. It's not a good feeling; believe me, I've been there.
My senior-year job search was two years ago, but I felt that same anxiety when I began... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Graduating from college soon? As the "real world" looms, keep in mind these words of wisdom from Thomas Edison: "Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning."
While a lucky few from the Class of 2012 will secure employment opportunities with minimal effort,... Read More »
If you had a time machine, would you travel into the future to see what's in store for you 10, 20 or 30 years from now? Or would you rather travel back in time, perhaps right after college graduation, to fix a mistake you made or take another path in life? Read More »
By Hope Yen
WASHINGTON -- The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.
A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Read More »
A new job can be overwhelming, especially when projects are hurled at you at an unrelenting speed, with little to no direction. But whether you're job-searching post-graduation or you've just started working at a new job, you're allowed to ask for help. While you may think it should be obvious to your manager... Read More »
By Blake Ellis
NEW YORK -- This year's college graduates are being offered more jobs and fatter paychecks.
Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569 -- up 4.5 percent from last year, a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows. Read More »
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 »