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New Beginnings: Ending Your College Career the Right Way


Transitioning from a college student to a young professional seems like a bumpy ride. How does a recent graduate prepare their transition to a career-oriented world after college?

The key to a college-to-career transition as a recent graduate is to realize what college routines, friends, and activities will be coming to an end, so that you can prepare to make a new beginning.

Take a look at these tips and start working on your departure from the academic world!    

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Passion Interruptus: Should You Consider an Early Career Change?

changing careers

In life, sometimes what you set out to do turns out to be different from what you imagined it.

Perhaps once involved in a career or degree, you realize it hasn’t sparked your passion as initially believed. Perhaps, you’re scared of changing your career path. Perhaps you’re comfortable with what you’re doing, and pursuing something new seems too much of an effort… and well outside your comfort zone…   

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Train Like an Olympic Athlete for Career Success

The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over in five minutes. Our life in cubicles may not have the pageantry or the television crews, yet we face many critical moments where preparation and an ability to focus will help us propel our career, or see it drop like the seventh place finisher in cycling. Our Olympics may be a presentation   

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Survey: 75% of Employers Want Candidates with Relevant Experience

Almost 75% of employers taking part in NACE’s 2012 Job Outlook survey said they prefer to hire candidates who have revelant experience. Beyond employer’s preference, there are many reasons why work experience is important to have before you finally land that full-time position.   

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Advice for Career Changers: Tell HR What They Really Want to Hear

It’s important to understand the top concerns employers have when it comes to hiring someone whose experience falls outside of their industry or focus, and how to frame your answers to positively address those concerns and instill confidence in your capabilities.   

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Life After Graduation [Infographic]

Life After Graduation

Whether you’ve just received an undergraduate or graduate degree, life after school can be a tough transition. There’s a great deal to figure out in a short amount of time, and this can be stressful.

We want you to know that you’re not alone, and there are resources available to help you along the way. This is a truly exciting time in your life and hopefully the information provided here will help you enjoy your great accomplishment.   

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