Category Archives: Career Center

#60Day Challenge, Day 18: Visit Your Career Center

#60Day 18 of 60

On day 18 of the #60Day Challenge – where we focus on one 60-minute task every day for 60 days, all in an effort to help you become far more employable just two months from now – we visit a wholly under-utilized resource…

Your school’s career center.   

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5 Tips to Get the Most from Your College Career Center

Get the Most from Your Career Center

I often hear recent college graduates complain that their career services center didn’t get them a job.

What many students don’t understand is that it’s not the career development centers’ duty to get them a job. The center is not a placement organization. Career services professionals provide students with the tools to figure out what they want to do professionally and how to best market themselves for the job search.

Here are five tips to using your college career center:   

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Stop Blaming Career Services: #HigherEd Responsible for Unemployable Grads

Higher Education and Unemployable Graduates

Want to join the angry mobs blaming Career Services for our unemployable graduates? Think they are the only ones at fault for those that will exit the stage in May with a diploma, but without a clue?

You just may have it wrong; you may be waving that judgmental finger in the wrong direction…   

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A Recruiter’s Perspective: If I Was Running Career Services

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Think of the years spent teaching a child good manners, how to ride a bike, brush their teeth, clean their room. With these in mind, think about this:

Can personal career management be learned in a few short weeks at the end of the senior year?

We’ve missed out on teaching young adults that “finding” a career requires introspection – and re-visiting the personal vision many times throughout their lives.

I understand this might be hard to accept. But based on the employability of our college graduates, perhaps we have the wrong people, or the right people in the wrong system, providing guidance.

It’s time to change that, and for Career Services – as well as mentors, alumni, influencers and industry leaders – to take the lead.   

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11 Pieces of Career Advice That SHOULD Be Ignored

learning to ignore things

Recently, we featured a post titled, “11 Pieces of Career Advice That Go 95% Ignored” – a look at the really good advice almost no one follows.

Today, we’ll talk about the 11 pieces of career advice you’ll likely receive from old-school career counselors, advisors and gurus – even parent – that should be ignored…   

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If Career Services is from Mars, Are Students from Venus?

Career Services

I recently read “Roadmap for Transforming the College-to-Career Experience” – a refreshing and incredibly insightful look into many of the shortcomings of current college career services models.

The Editor argues that career services models offered by most colleges don’t address the realities of today’s working world and students. So what does the future look like for college-to-career? It’s a good question, but if you imagine college-to-career transition as a seamless and low-friction extension of a gamified curriculum you’re probably not too far off.

What do you think the future of college-to-career looks like?   

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