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How Do I Leave the Ranks of the Underemployed?

#InternPro Chat Leaving Underemployed Status

A continuing trend for recent college graduates and young professionals is underemployment. With large amounts of debt, many young professionals are often forced to take jobs that they’re overqualified for.

And for many, even though our economy has improved, leaving the ‘I’ll take anything’ mindset behind is not as easy as you’d expect.   

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Real World 102: What Life Hasn’t Taught You Yet

#InternPro chat real world 102

Last week on #InternPro we talked about what college doesn’t teach us about the real world. Tonight we’re going one step further… At 9pm ET, #InternPro talks about what the real world hasn’t taught us yet about the real world. You know, that stuff we all wish we knew a long time ago… but seems to come from trying new things, making mistakes and though experience. Because no matter how educated we are, it seems like we learn a lot from the School of Hard Knocks. Here’s what we will be asking members of the community… In your post-college life, what has   

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Real World Ready? What College Didn’t Teach You About Your Career

#InternPro Chat real world 101

Did you ever attend a class called ‘Real World 101’? Perhaps a better question: When you left college, were you real world ready?

If you’re like many members of the #InternPro community, the answer to that may be: “Um, not ready at all.”   

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Moving from Student to Professional: The Mindset Shift Required

#InternPro Chat Mindset Shift

how do we, after years of being a full-time student, execute the mindset shift required to thrive as a full-time member of the workforce?

#InternPro chat took on these questions and a few more on Monday night…   

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How to Use Social Proof to Promote Your Personal Brand

#InternPro social proof

You have a great education and a sterling resume. So does the other top candidate for the job. But you have four testimonials from your current work, two honors from your internships and dozens of endorsements in your LinkedIn profile. Who wins? You do! This is what we call social proof. And it isn’t just limited to your LinkedIn profile. Social proof can take many forms: an enthusiastic referral from a current employee or mentor; your mutually-beneficial relationships with respected industry influencers; and even old-school letters of recommendations. So how can you use this new-school tactic to your advantage? And   

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How to Leverage Linkedin to Launch Your Career

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We all know the many benefits that come with LinkedIn: networking, job seeking, career advancement etc. But what about the benefits for someone who is just starting out?

How can young careerists leverage LinkedIn to launch their careers?   

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