Category Archives: college graduate

7 Traits of Highly Successful Post Grad Job Seekers

College grad

It’s summer. The time of year when recent college graduates frantically search for jobs in an economy still struggling; a scary time for many. And yet, there are a select few who are rising to the top of the job search heap. This group of college graduates are the college seniors who’ve effortlessly landed a job already. And chances are, you’re probably wondering what tricks they used to get ahead of their job seeking competition. So here they are: the 7 traits of highly successful post-graduation job seeker: 1. They Don’t Spend the Whole Day Applying for Jobs Although it   

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Job Seeker: Are You Shutting Out the World?

Shutting Out the World

While recently flying back home from a business trip, I noticed a young man seated in the row in front of me as he had a brief conversation with a seat mate. After some quick introductions, it came out that he was looking for a job and he was working on his resume. (Yes, I held my tongue as I am a professional resume writer!)

But as soon as the plane took off, he put on his headphones, and shut out the world for the rest of the 5 hour flight. And missed some great opportunities…   

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12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Graduated


Eight years ago when my partner and I started our branding firm, we were both in our twenties and had a desire to make a mark on the world. Yet, as young guns with no prior agency experience and $250 to our names, all we had was ambition and heart. Everyone warned us how much we had to learn,  but you don’t realize how little you know until you actually take the leap. If I were 22 all over again, here’s the note I would’ve left pinned to my door: Never Eat Your Soul to Fill Your Belly It’s one thing to be hungry. It’s another to give   

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What Nobody Tells Students and Young Pros About Careers


Whether you’re about to enter college or just starting out your career, figuring out what to do with your life is one of the biggest challenges one will ever face.

And despite all you learn about math, science, business, arts, sociology, psychology, history, and English; you still never feel 100% prepared for what comes next.

And that’s why The Bigs was written…   

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10 Ways to Nail Your First Gig After Graduation

First Gig after Graduation

You worked hard in college, and now its time to begin your first post-graduation job.

This is an exciting, and anxious, time. You’ll undoubtedly make missteps along the way. You will continue to grow and learn. And like every other major aspect of your life, in order to thrive you’ll need to learn the landscape…   

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The Employer Perspective: Career Tips from America’s Top Companies


In what remains a tight market, what are the most effective ways to find good jobs ? What are the keys to winning the interview? And, once we are there, how do we get off to a good start?

To help us answer these questions, Inc. magazine asked America’s fastest growing companies how they hire and retain their best employees…   

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