All around us, the caps have been thrown; the gowns have been stored (or at least thrown in the closet). Several million graduates are now descending on the workforce.
And, sadly, way too many of them don’t have a clue what it takes to be successful at the next level.
Before they can learn what it takes to survive in what has become our new “normal” economy – they need to unlearn much of what they’ve been taught. Here are six examples:
Want to join the angry mobs blaming Career Services for our unemployable graduates? Think they are the only ones at fault for those that will exit the stage in May with a diploma, but without a clue?
You just may have it wrong; you may be waving that judgmental finger in the wrong direction…
A recent Washington Post story about college costs said that just over half of people who enter college leave with a bachelor’s degree. Thus, if you’re a recent grad, don’t miss the opportunity to highlight your ability to set and accomplish goals on your resume and in interviews.
Overall, U.S. grads aren’t doing well in the job department, but some majors are performing particularly poorly.
Students with concerns about finding a job shortly after graduation would do well to seek out different areas of study, but keep in mind, a degree from any of these majors still beats out the 22.9% unemployment rate for high school grads.
Community College Success author Isa Adney, gives her pointers on interning as career prep and savvy grad orientation.
Graduating from college, building a resume, going through the job search process, and landing that all-important first position can be a daunting process. Once you’ve started in your new job, it’s tempting to settle into the job and just coast for awhile. But landing your first job doesn’t guarantee a smooth and easy path towards success. If you don’t keep working at your career, you may find yourself stuck in the same position 3, 5 or even 10 years down the road. The steps you take in your job from Day One are what can make you stand out from