Category Archives: college graduate

The Real Skills Gap: How Prepared Are We for Today’s Workforce?

Digital Skills Gap

As shown in this compelling infographic, Internships.com and General Assembly have new data for those graduates entering the workforce; specifically, the skills employers are demanding as they hand-pick the best of available new talent.

After reviewing the data, the question must be asked: Should colleges & universities be doing more to prepare their students for today’s workforce?   

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Career Regrets: 10 Things Recent Grads Would Do Differently

Career Mistakes Made in College

While still in school, it can be easy to keep reality on the back-burner. Unfortunately, that often leads to a lack of preparation… and a tough job search after graduation.

The reality is that college students everywhere are learning that you must be ready to compete for the job, aggressively, well before you walk across that stage, diploma in hand. Let’s just say: “Regrets… they have a few.”   

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7 Traits of Highly Successful Post Grad Job Seekers

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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

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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

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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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