May 02, 2013 by William Frierson
According to one study, Americans experience happiness when they volunteer. It benefits them professionally and personally. Learn more in the following post, including one group that considers volunteering in its entry level job decision making.
Creating programs that strengthen employee retention makes happier employees and better work and also saves the company money in hiring and training expenses. Additionally, meaningful volunteer programs create a more appealing and competitive company for talented individuals who are considering working for the company. ~fcps.edu There is no doubt that corporate socialresponsibilityand employee engagement rank high on the priority
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April 19, 2013 by William Frierson
Parents concerned about their college graduate’s ability to find a job can share five truths with them, which are found in the following post.
Despite the Investment Parents Make in Their Children’s College Education, Most Kids Are Not Properly Prepared to Find a Job. Career Coach, Author and Speaker Ford R. Myers Provides Parents with Five Sage Tips to Help These “Up-and-Comers” Succeed in the World of Work You’ve
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by William Frierson
Completing an internship can look great on a job application — It proves that you are gaining experience and motivated to learn more about the business you have chosen as your life-long career. But as internships have become harder to find in recent years, many students are turning the tables. Instead of trying to turn their internship into a job, they are turning their college job into an internship. Continue Reading
April 17, 2013 by William Frierson
Attending a career fair gives job seekers the chance to make a great impression to companies. Learn how to take advantage of this occasion in the following post.
A job fair is also referred commonly as a career fair or career expo. It is a fair or exposition for employers, recruiters and schools to meet with prospective job seekers. ~ Wikipedia Like it or not.. career fairs can help students get a job faster, here is an informative video and infographic (via Ramussen college) on how to
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by William Frierson
The following post has information for anyone interested in an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a system of training that is done on-the-job. An apprentice works for an employer who helps the apprentice learn their trade. In most cases the apprentice agrees to continue working for the employer for an agreed period of time after their training. ~~ careeronestop.org Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job
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April 15, 2013 by William Frierson
It is okay to feel disappointed if you didn’t land the internship that you wanted. However, in what way do you respond when a friend gets the opportunity instead? Find out in the following post.
So what happens when you and your friend apply to your dream internship? Answer: Never speak to them again, and stop being friends immediately. Kidding. Obviously. Let’s talk about what to do when your friend is offered that position, and you have been rejected. #1 Breathe read more
April 12, 2013 by William Frierson
After years spent working hard towards your degree, the prospect of your first real-world job is exciting. But what happens when the job search doesn’t go as smoothly as you’d hoped? After months of combing through online postings and sending resumes out into the Internet void, it’s easy to get discouraged and lose momentum. But that perfect job is just around the corner, and you’ll need to stay sharp to find it. Here are seven tips for avoiding job-search burnout. Continue Reading
by William Frierson
Visit any college career center and you’ll realize that “networking” has become the career-search- related buzzword of the century. As a new college grad, you’ll find this word plastered everywhere, and you’ll hear it repeated a hundred times in the avalanche of advice that career counselors and recruiters are likely to offer you.
But very few of these people will actually provide clear instructions on how to “network” effectively. And most college seniors let this word wash over them, because after all, they’re 22, have never held a professional job, and have no “network” to speak of. Simply reaching into your contacts list, calling your “connections” (what connections? Your professors? The manager at the restaurant where you’ve been waiting on tables part-time?) and asking them to hire you just isn’t a realistic job search strategy. Here are a few considerations that can help you make sense of this process and put it to use in a meaningful way. Continue Reading
April 05, 2013 by William Frierson
The following post has tips to make your next networking event a success.
Have you ever had one of those terrible networking event experiences? You know the ones—where you sit in the corner the whole time because nobody is interested in talking. Or perhaps you strolled in and suddenly realized everyone was more prepared than you. You didn’t even bring business cards! Networking events can be great experiences if you
March 27, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
With college seniors around the nation returning to their respective campuses following spring break recess, many will undoubtedly turn their attention to their impending graduation and the search for their first post-collegiate job. A new analysis of the entry-level job market estimates that while the job market continues to strengthen for college graduates, the environment remains highly competitive, which may force some to pursue unexpected career paths.
In its annual college graduate job-market outlook, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. says this year’s crop of 1.8 million bachelor’s degree recipients will be able to take advantage of the 36 consecutive months of private-sector employment growth that has occurred since the jobs recovery began in earnest in March 2010.
“Job creation has been slow, but it has been steady. Over the past 14 months, private payrolls have grown by an average of 190,000 new workers per month. There are a growing number of opportunities for job seekers, but the search definitely requires an aggressive approach. This is especially true for new graduates, who are likely to have less real-world experience to point to in job interviews,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Continue Reading