By Whitney Parker
Social media management is a trending career path for 2012, and entry-level strategists are in high demand. In nearly every industry nationwide and even globally, businesses are turning to young, tech-savvy professionals to help them navigate social networks - seeking more sales, better... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer.
Unfortunately, some people assume that if you're not an official "employee," you don't need to be paid. Some people may ask to "pick your brain," for a... 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 »
By Leslie Forman
Have you ever dreamed of working in China? India? Brazil?
The new landscape of work transcends national boundaries, which creates unprecedented opportunities to work worldwide. Read More »
By Kelly Eggers
If you're in your final year of college, be warned: the rumors about landing a job in this economy are true. You should be taking steps today, not next semester, to prepare yourself.
An April 2011 survey conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Adecco Staffing U.S. found that 71 percent of... Read More »
Summer interns may be packing their bags right now, but fall internship season is nigh. College students across the country will be competing in the next few weeks for the paid and unpaid experiences that might shape their careers. And how do companies pick from their growing pool of applicants? Often by... Read More »
Interns in the office, in the field in social work, and grooming dogs might be in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, reports Beth Braccio Hering on CareerBuilder.com.
Interning is how more and more displaced or dissatisfied workers are testing out a fresh career path. They might be also using this route to get a foot in... Read More »
The uncertain economy has made many more companies use internships as a cost-effective way to recruit talent. By positioning interns as trial employees, businesses get a serious look at the candidate's initiative, competence, and their fit within the existing organization. Read More »
Traveling around the world to exotic locations and doing nothing more strenuous than sipping fabulous, fragrant teas may sound too good to be true, but for one lucky recent college grad that dream will become a reality. In an effort to help those who have just graduated and are struggling to navigate the brutal... Read More »
By Geoff Roth
What is it like to actually be on one of the world's best summer internships? A couple of months ago, I wrote about a summer internship with Procter & Gamble. The company was interviewing for two guys to travel to Switzerland and Fiji to promote a new line of Old Spice deodorants by competing... Read More »
Beth Braccio Hering, CareerBuilder.com writer
If somebody asked why an older worker would take on an internship, chances are you'd say that the person was hoping it would lead to a permanent position.
And you'd be right -- sort of.
While a tough economy has forced workers of all ages to rethink the ways... Read More »
It's springtime, and besides bringing thoughts of flowers and warm weather, for college students it brings thoughts of jobs and summer internships.
A lot of students have come up to me in the past few weeks asking me to review their résumés. If they are sophomores and juniors, they are getting... Read More »
Have you ever watched the final scene of "My Cousin Vinny" starring Joe Peci and Marisa Tomei? Peci (playing Vinny, an inexperienced attorney) conveys his disappointment that other people had to help him win his murder trial. In response, Tomei's character sarcastically says to Vinny:
"You know, this could be a... Read More »
This is what I "get" to do as a television news intern: Go out on shoots in all kinds of weather, log hours of video, catch random sightings of Al Sharpton and, oh yeah, work side-by-side with the people I aspire to be. I do way more than what's required of the average college intern, and that's why it's taken... Read More »
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 »