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How to Cope When Your Internship Doesn’t Lead to a Job


Today’s interns, those facing rejection and now soul-searching, can learn from the valuable experiences of those who have been in their shoes.

With that in mind, here is an enlightening interview with some great advice from one such recent grad, Megan Molinaro…   

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3 Job Search Excuses College Students Must Avoid (and Why)


If you’re college student, and don’t have a job lined up, you are not alone. In fact, you may be in the majority.

80.2% of students interviewed in the 2013 AfterCollege Job Seeker Survey said they had no job lined. Forty-five percent said that they found the job search to be difficult or very difficult. In 2012, 63% said the same thing and in 2011, 62% agreed that finding a job was difficult or very difficult.

We understand the job search process can be intimidating, especially while you’re still in school, but we want to make sure you’re giving it your best effort. Here are a few common excuses that may be creating a barrier between you and a job. Any of them sound familiar?   

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10 Tips for a World-Class Job Search While Still in College

strategizing job search

We know it’s hard to even think about the job search during college, let alone do anything about it. We surveyed students last April for our annual job-seeker survey: 80.2% of college seniors said they hadn’t lined up a job yet.

So what are some strategies you can use to successfully approach the job search while in college?   

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Do You (or Your Career) Suffer from “Instant Gratification-itis”?

Instant Gratification-itis

We Gen Y-ers definitely have a case of “instant gratification-itis”. We no longer have to sit through commercials or even for dial-up to get online. Why should we have to wait to become CEOs or work at a job that isn’t totally perfect? We should be living our dream life with our dream jobs right out of college, right?

Sadly, the world doesn’t work like that, and we can’t expect it to. We have to change our attitudes to fit the economy we found or are finding ourselves in.

Here are some signs you might be suffering from Instant Gratification-itis, and how you can cure yourself.   

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