Category Archives: Career Advice

How Will You Overcome The Student Employment Gap? [Infographic]

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You are a recent or soon-to-be college graduate entering the workforce… and you’re finding the “entering” part to be more challenging than you ever expected.

Why? Because employers have never been more demanding… which makes “The Student Employment Gap” very real. Consider these facts on employability…   

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5 Lessons Every New Grad Should Learn Before Graduation

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I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy. However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career.

You probably have heard the basics – make a good impression at work, leverage your network, etc. – but, there are a still a number of things I learned in the last two years…   

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The Mr. Spock Test: Are You Making Illogical Career Choices?

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A short time ago, Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” died at age 83. Millions of fans turned to social media to express their grief and appreciation. After all, the actor accomplished the greatest mission in the known galaxy: He lived long and prospered.

We can only hope we do the same… which, for many of us, means carving out a successful professional life…   

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Achieve Big Goals by Taking a Million Baby Steps

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In Mark Cuban’s book How to Win at the Sport of Business, he mentions that in his early years he created a list of cool jobs that he wanted to have one day.

And it worked out well for him; from working on computer systems to owning an NBA franchise, Cuban has built a legacy by setting a goal and then figuring out how to make that goal a reality…   

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How Happy Are We at Work? [Infographic]

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We all hope to find our dream job. We strive to create an amazing career. But how many of us are happy – really happy – with our work?

The fact is that many of us – as you can see in this infographic from Lasalle Network and Careerbuilder – feel underemployed, under-trained and under-paid. Many also feel as though they have a job rather than a career – and that they are too often overlooked for promotion…   

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How Do Employers Perceive Your Homegrown Personality? [Infographic]

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Depending on where you come from, do employers see you differently? Are you a creative Californian? A home-spun Midwesterner? Perhaps a Type A from New York?

New data from Truity Psychometrics, as shown in the infographic below, shows just how employers might have preconceived notions about you based on where you come from.    

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