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How to Wreck Your First Job in One Simple Text

How to Wreck Your First Job in One Simple Text

The clash over talking vs. texting

If you're a recent college graduate, you may not know much about the growing Talking versus Text gap.This generational divide can wreak havoc at work. Read More »

Hello, Graduates! Here's Your Dream Job

Hello, Graduates! Here's Your Dream Job

(Must love to cuddle)

Take your soft skills, especially your extensive expertise with cuddling, selfies, and wildlife, across the planet to China and become a Panda Nanny. 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 »

Early Jobs of 2014 Academy Award Nominees

Early Jobs of 2014 Academy Award Nominees

You've got to start somewhere, even if you're an Oscar nominee

First jobs of selected nominees for 2014 Oscars. How did Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and others get their start? 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 »

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 »

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

College students pick their majors for any number of reasons - interest in a particular field of study, ability to get a job post-graduation, amount of education or training needed, and more. Another factor students often consider is how much they might earn once they enter the workforce. While it's hard to... 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 »

Top Companies Hiring Recent Grads

Top Companies Hiring Recent Grads

It's the season of "The Lists" for college graduates. During graduation time, lots of lists come out of the top companies looking to hire recent graduates. Recently I wrote a column about Experience.com's list of best places for college grads to work, which also were looking to hire people. Now, the website... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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