We’re told the professional decisions we make during our 20-something years set the foundation of our entire adult life.
No pressure, right?
One of those “no pressure” decisions will likely be: which type of job to pursue: the one that promises security or the one that promises experience? The higher-paid jpb… or the one with fast growth opportunity?
An Army combat engineer turned advertising executive. A banking executive turned career counselor. A mother of 12, now a communications writer. An Intel engineer turned comedian. These are not your typical career changes.
Here are the inspiring stories and creative strategies these people used to transition into a job they love — without related work experience or education.
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With nearly half of college-educated workers saying their first job after college was not related to their college major, it can be a little discouraging when it comes to your post-grad job search. However, if you start looking now and learn how to market yourself to employers, you’ll be on your way to landing a job upon graduation.
Employers are eager to hire college grads this year. If you want to be the entry-level candidate they’re looking for, here are some ways to make yourself the perfect person for their company:
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Volunteering is a mutually beneficial opportunity; a chance to help the greater good, while providing you with great self-reward.
What you might not know is that volunteering is well worth your time and effort in order to advance in your career, or transition into a new one. Consider the reasons why… and then volunteer!
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We’re locked deeply into winter, and yet spring will soon, well, spring… and many college students will have only days remaining in their college career.
Right about then, the question turns from “Will I ever get my degree?” to “What am I going to do with that degree?” Let’s start warming up your job search now, and get you an answer before you graduate!
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.