In Chapter 4 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "Where Did You Learn Your Work Ethic?" Margolis notes he did not develop a hard work ethic until after graduating college, when he knew he had to find work and decided to create jobs and businesses to make an impact. He finds motivation in the process of proving to himself and others his work is meaningful. Margolis notes how he Michael Margolis is founder and president of Get Storied.
What advice would you impart on this year’s college graduating class? MarketWatch’s Chuck Jaffe has a daughter making the leap from the campus to the real world, and his latest column is both a graduation speech and a blueprint for adulthood.
Many of this spring’s college graduates will soon be off to take jobs in new cities. While finding a place to live might be first on a grad’s to-do list, it’s just one of many things he or she should think about when beginning this next chapter. Lindsey Gellman reports. Photo: AP.
In Chapter 11 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "What Did You Learn in Your First Job After College That is Still Relevant Today?" After graduating college and starting an entry-level job, Doucette learns how to work as part of a team, get along with others, and operate as an employee in a corporate hierarchy structure. He finds these people skills of long-term value in his career. Conrad Doucette is a Brooklyn musician.
Colleges, under increased pressure to justify the cost of education, are having a hard time getting proof of graduates' success in finding well-paying jobs. Melissa Korn reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Erica Gannett for The Wall Street Journal.
In Chapter 16 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "What Skills Are You Working on Right Now to Become Better at Your Job?" Doucette signs up for a User Experience Design - or UX Design - bootcamp course at Skillshare to get back into the classroom and build new digital media job skills. He finds the experience of returning to the classroom reignites his passion for learning. Conrad Doucette is a Brooklyn musician and the drummer.
The long-term share of unemployment dipped in March, making executive recruiters optimistic for an improving labor sector through the spring. Accounting Principals senior vice president Jodi Chavez tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that the retail sector will be a key driver of jobs in the coming months. Chavez offers her best tips for unemployed individuals to find work, which includes keeping a lookout for job fairs that are popular during the spring months.
Prominent colleges and universities are signing on with a startup company to offer a month-long boot camp for rising seniors and recent graduates that fine tunes marketable skills. WSJ's Melissa Korn reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Koru.