Our early 20′s are tough. We’re starting out on our own, and while gaining independence from our structured youth is great… we do so without instructions, or a map.
Life can hit hard sometimes… both personally and professionally. You have to use the hard lessons learned and move on. Over the years I’ve had my own share of struggles, and it’s through these lessons that I’ve been able to attain so much success in such a short period of time.
I want to share with you 20 lessons I’ve learned as I look back over the last 25 years of my life. I’m sure some, or many, of these lessons will resonate. When times get tough, come back to this list and remember temporary pain creates long term pleasure.
Even when a veteran is ready in body and soul to search for that post-military job, he or she may encounter immediate rejection. Hiring managers generally possess rigid mind sets when it comes to filling their open positions, demanding equally rigid skill sets, no matter who is applying to them.
How, then, do ex-military candidates overcome their unique challenges? Here are five realistic suggestions on how to beat those challenges and attain a civilian job.
A few months after the summer Class of 2013 graduated, they’ve learned first-hand that they have entered a tough job market. In fact, these young professionals face an unemployment rate of about 9% and an under-employment rate of about 18%. Beyond these statistics, what is it like for the Class of 2013? How are they living since leaving the friendly confines of their alma mater? What jobs are most available for them… and in what cities? And what qualities are they working on to become more employable? This infographic by Sparefoot.com presents an interesting snapshot of the Class of 2013…
What can this year’s graduating students do to give themselves a chance of a successful transition to professional life? A heads-up about the common business attitudes and behaviors expected in the workplace would be a start.
Here are 30 tips on being professional, whether as an intern, on a work placement or first graduate job…
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The most successful people in the world are the ones that focus on doing one thing well. Warren Buffett, the world’s richest investor, once said that absolute focus is the single most important element in determining a person’s success.
The focus of his own life has been dedicated to investing, in finding great companies at good prices. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, has gone from $8 per share in 1965 to over $153,000 a share. Not bad, right?
The world’s best CEOs are masters at these 5 essential skills. Take a look and see what skills every entrepreneur needs in order to be successful and effective, so you can master these skills as well.
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Transitioning from a college student to a young professional seems like a bumpy ride. How does a recent graduate prepare their transition to a career-oriented world after college?
The key to a college-to-career transition as a recent graduate is to realize what college routines, friends, and activities will be coming to an end, so that you can prepare to make a new beginning.
Take a look at these tips and start working on your departure from the academic world!
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