Tag Archives: career advice for young professionals

7 Things To Do After College (Instead of a Full-Time Job)

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“So… what are you doing next year?”

That question and I became intimately acquainted last year around this time when I graduated from Notre Dame. And did I have an answer? Hell no. So, because I wasn’t walking off that stage with a diploma in one hand and a job offer in the other, I routinely felt I was behind…   

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Career Confusion: Which Job Might Be Right For You? [Infographic]

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” From about the age of six, this is a question we hear often. And by the time we’re in high school, it seems everyone we meet asks us some variation of this question. But how do you really know – based on your strengths, weaknesses and personality type –what career is right for you? And if you do already have an answer to the “…when you grow up…” question, how do you know if that career will be in high demand by employers? Vista College, through this comprehensive infographic, not   

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10 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Scream “Hire Me!”

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Whether you’re just graduating from college and looking for your first great job or a 30-year workforce veteran looking for your next job, your Linked profile – and specifically the ‘Experience’ sections – will make you… or break you.

Here are 10 ways to fire up those sections in your LinkedIn profile, and use this prime real estate to tell your unique “Hire Me!” story!   

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Supercharge Your Career With This Proven Productivity Hack

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As a successful careerist and entrepreneur, one of the most common questions I receive is: “How are you able to be productive while working for yourself?”

It’s not easy — and no matter how polished someone looks on the outside, I have yet to meet anyone who has it completely dialed in…   

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12 Pervasive Myths About Millennials (and How to Beat Them)

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As Millennials become the majority generation in the workforce, perhaps it is time to dig a little deeper, learn more about members of Gen Y as individuals, and bury – once and for all – the over-hyped stereotypes.

To help take us that direction, our sister site, Switch and Shift, asked members of YEC which Millennial myth has created the biggest obstacles for them, and how to beat those barriers…   

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3 Job Search Tips I Wish I Knew Way Back Then

I Wish I Knew

In December 2012, a technical writing major graduated from the University of Idaho.

As she walked to receive her diploma, she felt two overlapping emotions: relief and panic. Relief that tests and grades were a thing of the past; panic that she now had the overwhelming task of finding a job with a liberal arts degree. That technical writer was me.   

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