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What Are the Best Cities for New Grads?

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If you’re a recent college grad or are going to graduate soon, you’re about to be faced with a choice. After all, now that you finally have your degree, you need to move somewhere and start your career.

Where should you go? What are the best cities for new grads? There are a lot of factors to consider…   

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2016 Job Outlook: Great News for College Grads [Infographic]

NACE 2016 Job Outlook

What does the job market have in store for the Class of 2016?

According to the 2016 job outlook by National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), there’s good news ahead…   

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5 Pieces of Career Advice Every New Grad Should Get

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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; things every new grad should hear. So, just for you, here are some of those “now-you-tell-me” insights…   

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17 Hard Truths College Grads Need to Grasp Now

Welcome to the Real World

Graduation is one of the most formative times and places of our young adult lives. Soon, you will dive into the chaotic job market and join the ranks of working adults.

This spring, forget about the pros and cons of selfies at the commencement ceremony. Look up from the camera, stick it in your pocket and understand once you cross the stage, life gets real.

Oh, and congrats on graduating!   

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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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Be a Connector! 16 Simple Tips to Networking Smarter

Networking Connections

Common wisdom dictates that there are six degrees of separation between you and anyone on the planet. According to my father, however: “There aren’t six degrees of separation, there are two; you just have to think hard enough.”

Like my father, I’m a connector, and would agree that regardless of how many people it takes to make a connection, no one is too far removed…   

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