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How to Make Sure Your First Real Job Gets Started Right

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You land your first real job in a corporate environment after a ton of rejected applications and near-misses at interviews. Finally, you escape the short-term, temporary and low-level jobs you take to survive after graduating. Your hard work and persistence are paying off as you look forward to an exciting new role. You arrive with a mix of excitement and apprehension about what to expect. A few weeks later and you start to question if your decision to accept is the right one. Your induction into the organization is poor. What can you do?   

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Getting Started: An Instruction Manual for Your First Job [Infographic]

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No matter how well you did in school, you really can’t know what to expect from your first job.

Thankfully, this infographic from BudgetDirect provides the instruction manual you need…   

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7 Powerful Ways to Make Yourself Marketable for Post-College Jobs

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college is a great time to get career-ready, if you’re willing to do more than just get your degree.

Here’s what students should be doing to prepare for their first post-college jobs…   

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No Experience Required! 11 Jobs You Can Get Right Now

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The concept of “experience” in job-searching can feel like a catch-22: you can’t get a job with no experience, but you can’t get experience without getting a job. How’s a person to get food on the table!?!

Then again, there are some entry-level positions that require little to no experience…   

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Professional Enthusiasm: The Fuel to Launch Your Career

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When you graduate from college, you enter a whole new world. It’s fun. You’re filkled with professional enthusiasm. The opportunities are practically limitless. Where will you head to? Whatever you want to be, you can become.

However, you’ll have to go through a real struggle before you get there…   

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Are you Employable? What to Do When You Graduate Without a Job


You fought your way through that brutal final stretch run of exams, review sessions, and all-nighters in the library. You can finally say you are a college graduate!

But during all that time spent trying to make sure you got your diploma, did you make sure to spend some time making sure you were employable?   

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