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Posted August 16, 2012 by

7 Things not to do after graduation

 

If there’s one thing you can count on after college graduation it is that there will be a long line of people waiting to give you career advice. However, their advice usually revolves around what you should do after you graduate, but there’s plenty of advice on what not to do after school.

Some of us are better prepared for real life after college. Students who earn a professional degree (i.e. engineering, education, nursing, accounting, etc) or who get their first job through a college internship usually have an easier road to travel after they walk across the stage with their diploma. The rest of us, though, often need a little more time to get our careers off the ground.

This extra time can be both a blessing and a curse for recent grads. It is a blessing, because it’s an opportunity to find your best career route. It is a curse, because anxiety and fear about the future can lead to the following post-graduation no-no’s. (more…)

Posted April 02, 2012 by

How to Avoid a Life of Boredom and Mediocrity After College

John StreleckyYou’ve done it.  Congratulations!  You have made it through the challenges of higher education and are about to graduate from college. Now what are you going to do with the rest of your life?

Well, you could end up in the very sad category of the 64% of people under age 25 who report being “unhappy” in their jobs. Or, if you make a few good choices, you’ll be in the much happier group of graduates who absolutely love what they are doing.

Here’s the way to be in the second group. (more…)

Posted April 24, 2008 by

Working Towards the Job of an Administrative Assistant

Almost any college student you ask will give you a similar answer on why they chose to attend the additional schooling. They recognize that in the overcrowded job market of today’s world, there are far fewer jobs than there are employees to fill these positions. By attending the extra courses, they are gambling that the time and money they are expending on this effort will lead to a higher paid entry level job and eventually to a productive career.
If you have a similar ambition, how can you be certain of your results? One way to do this is by planning ahead. By recognizing entry level jobs that will likely still be around after you finish school, you can anticipate the future needs of employers and work towards those ends today.
One such entry level position is that of the administrative assistant. Corporations recognize the need to disburse responsibilities over a group of people rather than having one person preside over every detail. The administrative assistant is a part of this group because of their skills that benefit those in administration. Attending classes in office management, office computing and clerical skills as well as developing your skills in handling interactions with others now will put you in line to be not only useful as an administrative assistant but will also give you the opportunity to be promoted to the ranks of management at a later time. To add further value to your resume, consider taking part in an internship to gain work experience or taking additional classes in business administration that may prove useful when your name comes up before the promotion committees.