By Jane Gross
The employment market being what it is for newly minted college graduates, Willadene Zedan would stand out at Saturday's commencement at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisc., if only for the fact that she'll begin the job of her dreams just four days later: Accompanying a local doctor on house... Read More »
By Max Nisen
Most business leaders, when asked to advise new graduates, are encouraging, telling them that though things might be rough now, they'll pick up in time. Not AIG's outspoken CEO, Robert Benmosche.
He doesn't have much in the way of sympathy for graduates entering a difficult job market, telling... Read More »
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.
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By John A. Byrne
If you asked Dale Stephens, the 21-year-old author of Hacking Your Education, he would undoubtedly agree. In a highly provocative excerpt from the book recently published by The Wall Street Journal, Stephens forcefully declares that even if you were accepted into Harvard Business School, you... Read More »
By Annalyn Kurtz
Since the recession, health care has been the single biggest sector for job growth, but that doesn't mean it's easy to get hired. Registered nurses fresh out of school are coming across thousands of job postings with an impossible requirement: "no new grads." Read More »
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 »
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 »
By Susan Ricker
The corner office may now belong to someone younger than you, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Thirty-four percent of U.S. workers say they are older than their bosses, and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger, noting a shift in the correlation between... Read More »
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 »
By 24/7 Wall St., Introduction by Jake Thiewes
Unemployment is not just a problem in the United States. According to new data from Eurostat, the 17 countries that both use the euro as currency and belong to the European Union is 11.1 percent, compared to 8.3 percent in the U.S.
When it comes to youth... Read More »
By Gadi Ben-Yehuda
What makes today's young professionals different than previous generations?
For the past decade at least, Americans have been subject to variations of "40 is the new 30." A mantra that is supposed to allow older people to do the things that had previously been relegated to younger people,... Read More »
By Thursday Bram
I get that look a lot when I go into a networking event: the one where someone is obviously wondering who brought their kid with them to a serious business event. I don't do anything to convince potential clients and contacts that I'm older. I routinely have funny-colored hair (this month,... Read More »
"Hi QT. Hope ur hvn a GR8 day! RU coming out 2nite? TML so we can goss. TTYL!"
While you might be scratching your head trying to decode that sentence, it's an example of what a typical text message written by a teenager might look like. Texting has become the main form of communication for many teens,... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Congratulations on graduating and joining the workforce. Before you spend your first paycheck, start your new job off on the right foot by following these steps for acting professionally at work. Read More »
By Pete Leibman
If you're getting ready for graduation, or if you've already graduated but you're looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But do you really know what networking is and what it's not?
During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought... Read More »
By Therese Schwenkler
When you graduate college, you're inundated with cookie-cutter advice like, "Follow your DREAMS!" and "Believe in yourself!!!!"
Let's get real, guys: this advice means nothing once you step out into the real world.
So let's dig into some advice that's actually useful. Today I present to... Read More »
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 »
By Jessica Lawlor
As graduation season approaches and college seniors everywhere trade jeans and T-shirts for caps and gowns, the pressure to find a job is on. It's not a good feeling; believe me, I've been there.
My senior-year job search was two years ago, but I felt that same anxiety when I began... Read More »