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7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

Emphasize goals and know your audience

The most important things to think about when you're creating your first resume are your job goals and your audience. Here's a sample resume to illustrate. Read More »

4 Don'ts to Remember on Your First Job

4 Don'ts to Remember on Your First Job

Don't fall prey to these four career-limiting moves.

Starting your first job? Steer clear of these four career limiting moves (or CLMs) to make sure you're off to a good, professional start. Read More »

What Every Teen (And Parent) Needs To Know About Sexual Harassment At Work

What Every Teen (And Parent) Needs To Know About Sexual Harassment At Work

Workplace lessons high schools and colleges don't teach

If you're entering the workplace this summer (or are a parent of someone who is) then you must learn about sexual harassment. Here's what you need to know. Read More »

5 Jobs You'll Have Before You Find Your Calling

5 Jobs You'll Have Before You Find Your Calling

Finding your dream job is an occupation unto itself

Finding your dream job is an occupation unto itself; it's a search that takes time, so don't be discouraged if you haven't found your calling just yet. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What Teachers Don't Tell You About Succeeding In The Real World

What Teachers Don't Tell You About Succeeding In The Real World

"Good student skills" looked very similar to "good girl" behavior patterns, and that could be preventing women from being leaders and innovators. Read More »

Top 5 Industries For New College Grads

Top 5 Industries For New College Grads

By Debra Auerbach A college major gives a student direction and builds a foundation of knowledge for his future career. Yet it doesn't always define what industry he'll work in post-college. For instance, a journalism major may end up working as a communications director in the health-care industry, or a... Read More »

What Your First Job Can Teach You About Succeeding Today

What Your First Job Can Teach You About Succeeding Today

By Susan Ricker Your first full-time job may have been ages ago, but it taught you more lessons than you may realize. From spending habits to co-workers to promotions, your entry to the workforce was a never-ending learning experience. Reflect on your first job, and apply those lessons to your current role. Read More »

How To Survive A Crappy, Entry-Level Job

How To Survive A Crappy, Entry-Level Job

By Melissa Woodson If you've ever changed careers, you know what a challenge it can be to settle in to a new position. But what if you've been in the workforce for several years and suddenly find yourself in an entry-level job? Whether it's a desired change or one forced by cutbacks in your previous field,... Read More »

10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

By Lindsay Olson It's frustrating: Spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them. Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman, of the marketing... Read More »

What NOT To Do When You're A New Employee

What NOT To Do When You're A New Employee

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many new hires are so anxious to make friends and a good impression that they often make mistakes that will leave them with neither. To ensure this isn't you, check out the list below of 10 things you should be cautious of when you're the new kid on the block: Read More »

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

By Heesun Wee With long-term unemployment near historic highs, it's no surprise many workers have transformed into free agents. But younger workers-particularly so-called millennials-are embracing freelance jobs more aggressively than older peers, according to recent data. Read More »

College Degrees No Longer Required For Good Middle Class Jobs

College Degrees No Longer Required For Good Middle Class Jobs

By Jessica Stillman It's a scary world out there for young people looking to start their careers, and this has led to plenty of college education panic. Don't have a degree, say a host of hyperventilating pundits and extremely anxious parents, and you'll almost certainly be consigned to low-paid wage slavery... Read More »

7 Lessons That Older Workers Should Learn From Generation Y

7 Lessons That Older Workers Should Learn From Generation Y

Generation Y is constantly criticized for having a poor work ethic, displaying a sense of entitlement, and having weak social skills. They are known to sit at the dinner table with their heads in their phones; they undervalue face-to-face communication. However, as someone who works with this generation and is... Read More »

New Grad? How To Understand What The Boss Wants

New Grad? How To Understand What The Boss Wants

By Susan Ricker Graduation was only a few months ago and yet your alma mater is already sending you alumni donation requests, it's been less than ideal moving back in with your parents and any graduation money that you got was burned through a long time ago. (Why did that new collector's pack of DVDs seem so... Read More »

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

By Steve Blank, author of 'The Startup Owner's Manual' and 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany' Getting asked by a recruiter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume. When I got my first job in Silicon Valley, it was through serendipity on my part and... Read More »

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