Author Archives: YouTern

The Real Skills Gap: How Prepared Are We for Today’s Workforce?

Digital Skills Gap

As shown in this compelling infographic, Internships.com and General Assembly have new data for those graduates entering the workforce; specifically, the skills employers are demanding as they hand-pick the best of available new talent.

After reviewing the data, the question must be asked: Should colleges & universities be doing more to prepare their students for today’s workforce?   

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The 5 Job Interview Answers You Just Can’t Give

No one can predict exactly what a recruiter or hiring manager will ask in a job interview. However, there are many standard questions that can make or break an interview.

Not because of the question itself, but because of how well you avoid giving a bad answer. A good answer: you will soar to the next level. A bad answer: you’re pounding the pavement, again…   

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In 7 Steps: Exactly How to Leverage LinkedIn to Get a Job

Leverage LinkedIn

Many college students, recent graduates and young professional are starting to see the power of LinkedIn.

However, the one thing they learn very quickly is that they don’t yet have the quantity or quality of contacts necessary to leverage the world’s largest professional network. The best of them, however, don’t let that stop them from using LinkedIn to find an internship, or job…   

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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers [Infographic]

7_Habits_Daisy_Wright

Based on Steven Covey’s classic book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” our friend Daisy Wright created this impactful infographic, which shows the traits closely associated with job seekers who routinely enjoy career success. As Daisy says: “These principles…are not quick-fixes for one’s job search or career, nor are they all-inclusive. However, they can be used…to measure one’s commitment to personal and professional development.” Well said, Daisy. Well said. Spend a little time reading the infographic, and then ask yourself: “How many of these habits do I consistently demonstrate to my peers, network and potential employers?”      

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44 Ways to Make Your Workday More Rewarding

44 Simple Ways to Find Joy at Work

Especially on Monday mornings, it can be hard to find joy at work. Sometimes, even though we aren’t thoroughly unhappy with our job or career choices, we need a little pick-me-up… a little something to help us become more positive, and productive.

To our rescue: this infographic from Officevibe, which outlines 44 simple daily activities we can perform to help make our workday a more rewarding experience…   

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Got a Job Interview? How Today’s Young Careerists Dress for Success

Look the Part Dressing for Success

The call just came… you have a job interview! You’re so excited you tell everyone who will listen. You text your best friends and email your closest mentor. You call your mother and significant other.

And right after all the congratulations, invariably someone is going to ask: “What are you going to wear?”   

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