The unemployment rate for college grads is 7.9%, which means many young adults are still having difficulty finding a job. That fact is scary, indeed. However, you have a lot of say in whether you are part of that statistic.
With some networking knowledge, adjustments to your online presence and developing an action plan rather than just randomly applying, you will be on your way to becoming gainfully employed.
Check out this interesting infographic from CollegeFeed with some job search shortcuts you can use to land your first job!
A few months after graduation, in my first real-world job, I received a piece of feedback from my boss on my performance. It seems although I was out of school, I was still in college mode.
This is an important lesson for all new, or soon to be, graduates. When you get to work the first week, there will be no printed sheet of deadlines and expectations.
Now don’t panic. All the information you need to make a stellar work syllabus for yourself exists in your organization; you just have to find it.
I’ve read that one third of 20-somethings feel depressed.
I believe it. And it’s easy to see why. The society we live in today makes sure we compare every single aspect of our lives with that of other people.
In our twenties, we’re paving our path, digging through dirt, figuring out which road we’d like to go down.
We’re discovering ourselves. We’re discovering the world.
But it seems that every time we manage to achieve something great in our lives, we then feel the need to compare ourselves to other people. Suddenly, all the awesome stuff we’re doing doesn’t seem to matter all that much.
Another day, another Boomer blogger lumping all Millennials into one composite person… talking about how best to “lead” Gen Y as though they aren’t already in the room.
While Millennials continue to deal with these broad stereotypes, they are also painfully aware of their workforce reality: the majority of them did not, and will not, have a job waiting for them at graduation. And yet we blame them for not wanting to follow in our incompetent footsteps?
During your entry-level job search, it may seem like a good idea to accept the first offer that comes your way.
In a tough job market, what if it’s the only offer you get? Right?