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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 September 22, 2015 by

The Diversity and Inclusion Equation

While diversity is expressed in multiple ways, that does not mean people can’t get along. Initially believing in one thing doesn’t mean we cannot change our minds. By accepting our differences and including others who are different, we achieve equality in both diversity and inclusion.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter is hosting a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29th at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco. Join us.

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. In today’s article, Stephanie Kennedy of My College Planning Team explains the difference between diversity and inclusion from a college perspective. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2015 by

5 Life-Saving Tips for New College Students

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Student closing her ears and screaming at school. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With advice coming from teachers, parents, counselors, and friends, it can be impossible to make sense of all the new information for college freshmen. Many new students are often overwhelmed and find that their first semester was not indicative of their past scholarly ventures. In order to hit the ground running you will need to prepare appropriately. Here are five simple ways to thrive in college: (more…)

Posted July 03, 2015 by

The Millennial Makeover Part 2: What They Want in the Workplace

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Young woman thinking, horizontal. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to today’s workforce, there is no doubt that millennials are creating an atmosphere of change in the workplace.  So, who are millennials?  This group was born between 1980 and the year 2000, and reflect a generation with their own career goals, attitudes, and oh yes, their understanding of how to use technology.  For employers to take their companies to the next level, they will need to find ways to recruit and retain millennials, also known as Generation Y. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2015 by

Amazing Reasons to Become a Motivational Speaker

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Trust me, you can do it! Man with a microphone is delivering a motivational speech. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Having a career as a motivational speaker can be incredibly rewarding. You can help others through tough situations, teach others, acquire financial stability, and even learn throughout the entire process. You can also inspire others to find passions similar to yourself, and breed a whole new generation of people with a hunger for learning. If you believe that you have a gift that could give others something positive in their life, then you may want to consider how beneficial a career as a motivational speaker could be. (more…)

Posted May 22, 2015 by

A Graduate’s Guide to Getting Motivated

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Brad McMurrey

Your personal and career success are going to depend on more than what you learned in college. Having the ability to motivate yourself could be more important than any knowledge you have. Since they don’t teach this in school, here are some key motivational thoughts that might help.

1. You make your life. Consider this sentence with emphasis on each important word:

· You make your life. It’s up to you, no one else.

· You make your life. It doesn’t just happen. You have to act.

· You make your life. It’s your life that’s at stake. (more…)

Posted March 24, 2015 by

Four Ways To Successfully Implement New Technology

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Computer technician. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For most part of the decade earlier, you will see companies who were operating since old times have been successful and pretty strong in their market position with all their clichéd and traditional methods of operating and processes that have been inherited from the leaders of earlier times. These companies, even today will not offer you something new or fascinating as they admit to accept any kind of change in the way they operate. They believe this is their success and they want to keep building on it. For most companies, this might just still work, but the question is for how long? There are many huge organizations who failed to implement the much needed change and faltered down like dominoes in the matter of few months not even years. All that hard work of generations gone down in one wrong decision. (more…)

Posted December 31, 2014 by

The 5 Ways Negativity Can Unravel Career Potential

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

The overwhelming majority of job seekers fail to ever push their capabilities to the limit. Most never come close.

Our sales recruiters have seen that the lack of achievement is not a result of lesser intelligence, education or even having a poor boss, but rather comes from a skewed perspective that is overly negative of their own capabilities.

This negative perception gives rise to a multitude of issues and in time results in a less fruitful, lucrative career. This happens in 5 stages. (more…)

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Looking for a Career Path? Future Jobs that May Offer One

Services, Agriculture and Industry are the three largest sectors for employment in the world today. This info-graphic looks at current employment trends and predicts the top ten jobs of the future, the key skill sets that will be in demand and what will make employees valuable to employers in the future work place. (more…)

Posted November 25, 2014 by

Why Should You Pursue MBA Courses?

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Master Of Business Administration Concept text on background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

MBA or Master of Business Administration has become an integral part of the education system in India. It is an administration program that helps in facing all kinds of hurdles in your career by developing your skill and sharpening your knowledge. For better career opportunities opting for an MBA program is a great option. It will work like a magical wand that will help you to accomplish the desired goals. Today, it has evolved as one of the most coveted educational programs that can help the pursuer carve a better future professionally. Besides providing the necessary opportunities it also accelerates your career growth. In order to pave way for success the need is to choose the right kind of MBA program. (more…)