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Get the Most from Your Internship: Before, During and After

Internships and Career

Fresh out of college, most recent grads find themselves facing one heck of a conundrum: They can’t get experience until they have experience.

Perhaps rightfully so, no one wants to hire someone completely green. But this leaves the newcomers to the “real world” up the creek without the proverbial paddle. The answer? Internships.   

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How to Successfully Manage a Major Career Change [Infographic]

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You dedicated your college life to obtaining a degree that you hoped would pave the way to a fulfilling professional life. And now you feel anything but fulfilled.

You don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. You dread walking in the front door. The sound of your bosses voice brings out visions of Jack Nicholson’s maniacal face in ‘The Shining’…    

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What is Your One Piece of Never-fails Career Advice?


Where do you turn for great, and relevant, career advice? At YouTern, our answer to that question is nearly always the same: go to a fellow careerist with plenty of been-there-done-that experience and ask this question:

As a mentor to young professionals just beginning their careers, what is your one piece of never-fails career advice?   

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The Pros and Cons of Habitually Job-Hopping [Infographic]

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For decades, we’ve heard that “job hopping” – habitually leaving one job for another in a short amount of time – looks bad on your resume, and was bad for your career.

In fact, even in what is commonly referred to as the Freelance Economy, 41% of Baby Boomers (compared to just 13% of Millennials) still believe they should stay in a new job for at least five years before seeking a new role…   

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Here’s the Real Reason You Aren’t Successful (Yet)


We do it right. We do everything right. We get the right internships and jobs. Network with all the right people. Put in our time. Pay our dues. And expect to be rewarded with the pot at the end of the rainbow—the money, fame, and power that’s supposed to transform us into the people we want to be.

And we still never see success…   

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20 Ways to Be Absolutely Indispensable at Work [Infographic]

20 Ways to Be Indispensable at Work

As our economy continues to stabilize, more and more young careerists are learning that it’s one thing to get a new internship or job… it’s quite another to do well enough that another job search doesn’t become necessary much earlier than anticipated.

The best way to do that, of course, is to prove yourself indispensable… to be so good at what you do that your employer can’t imagine you not being on the team…   

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