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Posted December 11, 2015 by

Transitioning from a starter job to a career

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Time for a New Career words on a clock face follow your dreams and change jobs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Although the economy has been picking up for a while, most students will still work at a starter job or transition job prior to moving on to a career in their fields. This may be an internship (with internship wages), a second job to help pay off student loans, or a full-time professional job within or outside of the student’s chosen field. Initially, most recent graduates are excited to be fully employed and be able to live independently while still paying all those bills on time. However, after a period of time (usually anywhere from six months to two years), graduates want to actively seek work in their fields and only in their fields. This presents a new set of challenges for employees who want to weigh the risk versus benefits of leaving the comfort of their current full-time jobs to delve into the fields they’ve always intended to work in. However, there are several ways recent graduates can make a smooth transition into the workforce and give themselves a chance to succeed. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2014 by

College Students, Will You Prefer a MBA or a MPA When Searching for Jobs?

Before graduating and searching for jobs, some college students might want to earn either an MBA or an MPA.  Which one should they choose?  The following post might help students decide.

Stuck deciding between a Master in Public Administration (MPA) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) is a hard place to be. Although it depends on what you want out of the degree, here are some factors that could help you make the choice to invest upwards of $120K and two years of your life in the

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Posted July 07, 2014 by

College Students, Need Some Advice about Getting Jobs and More? Ask Alumni These 7 Questions

Networking with alumni is one way for college students searching for jobs to get some advice.  Here are seven questions in the following post for students to ask alumni.

Looking for a new direction in your job search this summer? Attempting to expand your personal network after graduation? Struggling with career decisions? Been-there-done-that career advice and mentorship may be closer and easier than you thought. When was the last time you tapped your alumni network?

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Posted December 10, 2013 by

Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Contact Your Alumni Network

If you’re trying to find some contacts in your search for recent college graduate jobs, consider your alumni network as a resource.  Learn why in the following post.

When I was in college, I was involved a lot on campus. Fast forward to when I first moved to Boston and I knew four people; two of whom were family. I really missed that community feeling, and knew my college had provided it before. So I checked out opportunities to stay

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Posted December 21, 2012 by

Should You Be Looking for Jobs or Interviews?

CollegeRecruiter.comWhile a college graduate’s ultimate goal is to land a new job, getting the chance to interview for one is an important step in that direction.  The following post shares some tips that can produce more of these opportunities.

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You’re counting down the months to graduation. But instead of doing a happy dance, you’re doing the limbo. You know those awkward months where it’s too early to apply for full-time jobs while biding time for your coveted diploma. It’s a challenging position.

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Should You Be Looking for Jobs or Interviews?