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10 Happiest Cities For Young People To Live And Work

10 Happiest Cities For Young People To Live And Work

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 »

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job  [Infographic]

How College Grads Flub Interviews, Fail On The Job [Infographic]

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 »

Gen Y Wants  'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

Gen Y Wants 'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

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 »

10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

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 »

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 »

Starting Salaries for the College Class of 2010

Starting Salaries for the College Class of 2010

According to the Spring 2010 issue of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Survey, starting salary offers to the college class of 2010 are down compared to last year at this time. The average starting salary offered to a bachelor's degree candidate dropped by 1.7 percent from $48,515... Read More »

Ways to Make Some Extra Cash Right After Graduating from College

Ways to Make Some Extra Cash Right After Graduating from College

It's generally accepted and probably even assumed that as a college student, you were more often than not going to be short of cash on a regular basis. With all of the expenses that go along with a college education, it is understandable that you ended up counting your spare change to pay for a meal or two.... Read More »

The Interim Period After Graduation: How Your Spare Time Can Actually Benefit You

The Interim Period After Graduation: How Your Spare Time Can Actually Benefit You

Venturing out on my own after graduating from college seemed like a daunting task. The excitement of graduation day has faded, and the reality of a cutthroat work force and the obligation of monthly expenses have set in. The scariest part of this time is that I constantly worry about whether I will be able to... Read More »

The Resume - how good do YOU look on paper?

The Resume - how good do YOU look on paper?

A dean of the Hofstra University School of Communication recently told me, "Your cover letter and résumé are the first things an employer sees -- and if they're not right, they're the first things an employer throws away." So, how good do YOU look on paper? Read More »

Your greatest weakness better be a

Your greatest weakness better be a "strength in disguise"

The interview is your one opportunity to convince the employer that you are the best candidate for the job. Don't get tripped up on questions designed to separate the good applicants from the BEST applicants. For example, here's a question I had on an interview "What would you say is your greatest weakness?... Read More »

How They Got Their First Jobs: News Reporter

How They Got Their First Jobs: News Reporter

As we help folk look for and, more importantly, get that first job, each week I am going to profile someone who beat the odds and landed a great job in this tough economy. The goal is to show you successful strategies for landing that first job. Christina Pascucci is a recent grad of USC, and is working as a... Read More »

Ask not what your company can do for you— Ask what you can do for your company

Ask not what your company can do for you— Ask what you can do for your company

One of the most common mistakes young college grads make when interviewing for a job, is conveying their personal reasons for attending the interview. There's a time to tell the complete truth, and there's a time to keep it under wraps. "This is an amazing learning opportunity," or "I truly believe this job... Read More »

Five Reasons Being A Recent College Grad Will Help You Find a Job

Five Reasons Being A Recent College Grad Will Help You Find a Job

A recent article about job trends says that the U.S. may become a nation of freelancers. While the tone of the article was gloomy, this made me think about the reasons being a recent college graduate may make it easier for you to find a job. These are my five reasons why: 1) You are not tied down: A lot of... Read More »

College Grad Job Prospects - A Little Good News

College Grad Job Prospects - A Little Good News

Is there any good news out there for college students who are about to enter the job market? If you read most of the headlines these days, the answer is "no". But if you dig a little deeper, there are some signs of hope. The National Association of Colleges and Employers tracks hiring trends and their latest... Read More »

The Job Interview - Know Your Company

The Job Interview - Know Your Company

There is an old adage that goes "Know Your Enemy". It means that you will do a better job of defeating an enemy if you know a lot about them. If your enemy is the other person trying to get the same job you are, then rewrite the adage to say "Know Your Company." If you have done enough legwork to get a job... Read More »

I Have a Journalism Degree, Now What?

I Have a Journalism Degree, Now What?

Being born in New York has been both a blessing and a curse for recent grad Samantha Manning. As a broadcast journalism major at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, she has had the opportunity to intern in the number one media market in America. Despite interning for networks like ABC, as well as being the... Read More »

My First Jobs - A Little Luck and a Lot of Chutzpah

My First Jobs - A Little Luck and a Lot of Chutzpah

I've always believed in teaching by example. When I was about to graduate (more years ago than I care to admit), the economy was in a downturn. It was not quite as serious as this one, but still considered a recession. Interest rates were through the roof, inflation was more than 14%, unemployment was around... Read More »

You Are Your Own Best Product

You Are Your Own Best Product

You are about to begin an adventure. Like any adventure, it is going to have some highs and lows, some moments of exhilaration and some of depression. You are about to look for your first full-time job. The first thing you need to realize as you start down this road is that you have to start thinking of... Read More »

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