Category Archives: College

How Will You Overcome The Student Employment Gap? [Infographic]

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You are a recent or soon-to-be college graduate entering the workforce… and you’re finding the “entering” part to be more challenging than you ever expected.

Why? Because employers have never been more demanding… which makes “The Student Employment Gap” very real. Consider these facts on employability…   

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5 Lessons Every New Grad Should Learn Before Graduation

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I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy. However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career.

You probably have heard the basics – make a good impression at work, leverage your network, etc. – but, there are a still a number of things I learned in the last two years…   

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How Happy Are We at Work? [Infographic]

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We all hope to find our dream job. We strive to create an amazing career. But how many of us are happy – really happy – with our work?

The fact is that many of us – as you can see in this infographic from Lasalle Network and Careerbuilder – feel underemployed, under-trained and under-paid. Many also feel as though they have a job rather than a career – and that they are too often overlooked for promotion…   

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Are You REALLY Ready for the Career Fair? [Infographic]

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So many career fairs… so many ill-prepared job seekers.

Even with weeks to prepare, the No. 1 complaint from employers and recruiters after a job fairs? The lack of preparation by the attendees. From improper dress to a limp handshake, and from the lack of an effective elevator pitch and failure to research the exhibiting employers, some job seekers just never seem ready…   

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Classroom to Cubicle: How Life Changes after Graduation [Infographic]

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This time of year, many soon-to-graduates are contemplating going off into the “real world.” New jobs, new lives, and new responsibilities are just around the corner!

But what does that new life typically look like for a recent graduate?   

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7 Things We Don’t Learn Before Graduation (But Should)

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Winter term is well under way. Soon, the commencement speeches will begin and caps will be flying through the air. Seniors: that hard-earned degree will finally be yours!

And it won’t be the answer all of life’s mysteries. It won’t solve all your problems. By itself, it won’t even mean a good career, or a good life. Here’s why…   

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