Category Archives: entry-level

Here’s How to Become the Grad Every Employer Wants to Hire

College Grad Everyone Wants to Hire

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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Are Millennials The Lost Generation? [Infographic]

lost-generation

How about we start talking about what we do bring to the table?

Let’s start creating labels such as: tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and optimistic. Millennials are constantly receiving punches to the gut, yet we continue to thrive. This infographic highlights many reasons why millennials deserve better. We are the future of the workforce and it is time to begin realizing what we are all about.   

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Job Search Shortcuts Sure to Help Get that First Gig [Infographic]

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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!   

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Unlike College, Work Won’t Have a Syllabus

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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.   

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How to Build a Career After Realizing Your Degree Isn’t Helping

Social Media Side Door

What do you do when you realize the degree you spent all those years completing… is completely useless? When the only job you can land after graduation is… collections?

If you’re Ian Greenleigh – author of the must-read book “The Social Media Side Door” – you use your most marketable skill (social media) to “flip the script”. You ignore the limitations and stereotypes that come with your college degree, think differently than anyone would have expected, and you write your own ticket…   

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Twentysomething Comparisonitis: The Thief of Joy

Comparison thief

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.   

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