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Here’s How You’ll Defeat Unemployment After Graduation

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You finished your last finals, picked up your graduation robe and scheduled that celebratory family dinner. Everything has fallen into place… except that all-encompassing search for a job.

You’ve tapped your network, sent hundreds of applications and even invested in your first corporate wardrobe. But your inbox sits quietly; mocking you; daring you to get your hopes up…   

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What Do Managers Look For in Entry-Level Employees? [Infographic]

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According to a survey by Bridge: “Managers hire employees based on attitude and work ethic, then hope to effectively train them to develop other skills they need to excel in an entry level position.”

Skills like professionalism, time management, interpersonal communication — and even technical skills. Why?    

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2015 Job Outlook: Good News for New College Grads

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If you’re a college senior with graduation just around the corner, and you’re wondering how the job market is looking, there’s plenty of good news from the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2015 Job Outlook Report:

Employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates in 2015 than they did in 2014…   

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What Kind of Job Market Do College Grads Face? [Infographic]

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Summer is almost here, and as many soon-to-be grads have already realized: the job market may be better… but it isn’t great. In fact, the number of job openings targeted to new graduates is down about 20 percent in 2015.

However, the overall job market has increased by 20%… and many of the the full-time employment (FTE) positions available are the types of jobs college graduates covet such as non-retail sales, customer service and business support…   

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How Will You Overcome The Student Employment Gap? [Infographic]

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You are a recent or soon-to-be college graduate entering the workforce… and you’re finding the “entering” part to be more challenging than you ever expected.

Why? Because employers have never been more demanding… which makes “The Student Employment Gap” very real. Consider these facts on employability…   

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5 Lessons Every New Grad Should Learn Before Graduation

Soon to Be Graduate

I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy. However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career.

You probably have heard the basics – make a good impression at work, leverage your network, etc. – but, there are a still a number of things I learned in the last two years…   

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