Category Archives: young professional

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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Got a Job Interview? How Today’s Young Careerists Dress for Success

Look the Part Dressing for Success

The call just came… you have a job interview! You’re so excited you tell everyone who will listen. You text your best friends and email your closest mentor. You call your mother and significant other.

And right after all the congratulations, invariably someone is going to ask: “What are you going to wear?”   

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4 Ways to Make Your Summer Job Search Sizzle

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We’ve always been told that searching for a job during the summer months is a bad idea. Luckily for you, that is just a myth!

So grab a cold one, go outside, break out the BBQ… and have some fun job hunting! Here are four tips sure to help you heat up your summer job search…   

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5 Things You Can’t Do on The First Day of Work

First Day on the Job

Several weeks into a job search, many recent grads are starting to see job offers come in. Soon, it will be time for that most nerve-wracking, yet exciting, of days: the first day on the job.

And many of these new entrants to the workforce have a million and one thoughts running through their head. And you may, too. So many that you might not be thinking about the big picture and overlook the little, but infinitely important details, of your first day at work like these…   

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9 Job Search Tips From Uber-Successful Young Professionals

Job Search for Recent Grads

For recent graduates, that first job search is rough… perhaps now more than ever. To help with that challenge, our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council asked their members this question:

“What’s your best advice for a recent college grad embarking on a serious job hunt for the first time?”

The result is some great advice from the business and start-up owners you could end up working for:   

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