Author Archives: A Young Pro

How to Keep Growing When Your Job Gets Too Comfortable

Grow

Ever since I read Paul Angone’s book 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, that book has been stuck in my head. Secret #43 from the book is hugely important to young professionals; it goes like this:

“The most dangerous job you can have in your 20s is a comfortable one”

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Why Applying for Every Job IS Great Job Search Strategy

Apply

My strategy for my job search during my last semester was pretty simple: apply for every job that I was even remotely qualified for.

While not always the easy road, I learned a lot along the way. Here are some of the lessons learned that college students can use in their own job search…   

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5 Resume Tips from a (Formerly) Unsuccessful Job Seeker

Resume Do Something Different

Recently I read a comment on a blog post that said something like this: “I’ve been out of work for 7 months. I am applying for jobs that I’m well-qualified for. I’m not having any luck on LinkedIn either. I can’t even get an interview.”

I can’t help but think that a lot of similarities exist between the commenter and many of my fellow recent graduates; this is a position many of us have been in during the last 5 years…   

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Is Your Job Search Dying? Treat the Disease!

Treat the Symptoms

Dave Ramsey is fond of saying that debt is a symptom, not a disease. In Dave’s view, the disease which causes debt is overspending. Dave spends a lot of time teaching people how to budget their money; how to treat the disease, not the symptom. This method helps the over-spenders not only get out of debt, but stay out of debt, too.

Searching for a job is the same concept…   

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