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10 Helpful Job Hunting Tips For The Class Of 2012

10 Helpful Job Hunting Tips For The Class Of 2012

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 »

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

What I Wished I'd Known Starting Out: Advice For New College Grads

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 »

1 In 2 New Graduates Are Jobless Or Underemployed

1 In 2 New Graduates Are Jobless Or Underemployed

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 »

Want A Great Summer Internship? 4 Tips

Want A Great Summer Internship? 4 Tips

By Heather Huhman Great news, students: Internship and co-op recruiting for the year 2011-2012 projections indicate that hiring is up. In fact, according to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute's latest report, 70% of organizations plan to seek interns and co-ops for spring and summer roles in 2012,... Read More »

New To The Job? 4 Smart Ways To Ask For Help

New To The Job? 4 Smart Ways To Ask For Help

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 »

3 Hidden Pitfalls To Working For A Startup

3 Hidden Pitfalls To Working For A Startup

By Jemima Lopez When 20-somethings hear about startups, we invariably imagine the glamorous cafeteria and play space at Google or the young and enthused workforce behind Facebook. Startups have a reputation for playing fast and loose with their work schedule, fostering innovation and offering a lax... Read More »

The Find-A-Job Plan For College Seniors

The Find-A-Job Plan For College Seniors

By Debra Auerbach As spring inches closer, college seniors need to start getting serious about their after-college plans. To really get a leg up, collegians should begin their post-college preparation during their junior year. For those students planning to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation,... Read More »

How To Talk Your Way Into The Job You Want

How To Talk Your Way Into The Job You Want

By Hank Stringer Talk your way into the job you choose....qualified or not! Could you hear yourself saying....? Read More »

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

Hot Entry Level Jobs For Recent Grads

What are some hot entry-level jobs that recent grads should be seeking out this year and why? -- Jennifer E., Philadelphia, PA Read More »

Why Employers Don't Care About Your College Major

Why Employers Don't Care About Your College Major

This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com By Clare Kaufman A recent report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce made headlines with the claim that "Not all majors are created equal." The report, "Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings," draws on data... Read More »

Top 5 Lessons You'll Learn In Your First 'Real World' Job

Top 5 Lessons You'll Learn In Your First 'Real World' Job

By Jessica Lawlor Fresh out of college, you toss off your graduation cap, frame that hard-earned diploma and iron your most professional outfit for your first day at your very first post-college job. Everything you've accomplished thus far has prepared you for this moment. Or has it? Read More »

Every Unemployed Youth Costs Society $37,000 A Year

Every Unemployed Youth Costs Society $37,000 A Year

The crisis of jobless youth might be seen as mostly a problem for jobless youth, the so-called "lost generation," and many of their parents, too, who are providing shelter for their 20-something offspring in record numbers. But it's a problem for the country, too. According to a new report, every unemployed... Read More »

Warning: 1 In 3 Young Professionals Suffers From This Career-Related Condition

Warning: 1 In 3 Young Professionals Suffers From This Career-Related Condition

By Therese Schwenkler A serious condition is sweeping across the nation. Are you one of the thousands of 20-somethings affected? Dubbed "shoulditis" by medical professionals, this condition is not a joke. Nearly 90 percent of cases have been found to result in severe and sometimes fatal damage to one's... Read More »

New Grads -- Want A Job? Learn How To Work First

New Grads -- Want A Job? Learn How To Work First

By Hank Stringer Had lunch with a frustrated exec this week I've known for years. He has hired new college grads for years, has seen the process through the past three decades and is concerned that today's grads don't know how to work. I frowned at such a broad blanket statement and he agreed that it's... Read More »

Jobs Galore for New Grads -- Here's How to Get Them

Jobs Galore for New Grads -- Here's How to Get Them

The job drought is finally over for college grads -- a new forecast shows that it's finally raining, or at least sprinkling, jobs for those fresh out of college. Forty-six percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates in 2011, according to a new CareerBuilder survey, and of those who... Read More »

Entry Level Electrical Engineer Job Description

Entry Level Electrical Engineer Job Description

Electronics. If that word gets your blood pumping with excitement -- and if you're a good student in math and science -- you may want to consider a career as an electrical engineer. After earning a bachelor's degree from an engineering school, you'll work with the technology of electricity and use your knowledge... Read More »

Five Key Words that Can Help Land the Job

Five Key Words that Can Help Land the Job

An interview is a competition. How do you win? You have to sell yourself as effectively as possible. An important component of that sales pitch is the implementation of a few key words that will grab the attention of your interviewer. Through my personal experience of being interviewed, interviewing others... Read More »

Advice for Your First Job from Those Who Know

Advice for Your First Job from Those Who Know

So you have started your first job and you are wondering what you need to do to succeed and move up the ladder. That is on the minds of a lot of recent college grads who worked hard and landed that first job. One of those recent grads posted a question about first job success and started a discussion on a... Read More »

Want A Job? Go to the Career Center

Want A Job? Go to the Career Center

Do you want to know a way to give yourself a three-to-one edge on landing a job when you get out of college? I'll give you the two word answer: Career center. A recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) showed that graduating college seniors who used their school's career center... Read More »

Job Tips You Didn't Get In College

Job Tips You Didn't Get In College

By Alexandra Levit When I landed a job in a top public relations firm after my college graduation, I thought the toughest part of my entry into the business world was over. I dumped my extra résumés in a recycling bin and eagerly awaited a paycheck that would scarcely cover my rent. I looked... Read More »

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