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Posted November 21, 2014 by

Finding a job after substance use in college

Alcohol abuse: drunk young man or student lying down on a table with beer bock still in hand, focus on glass up front.

Alcohol abuse: drunk young man or student lying down on a table with beer bock still in hand, focus on glass up front. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College was one of the most memorable and defining experiences of your entire life. Now that you’ve recently entered the “real world”, you’re allowed to be a little sad and anxious. From sparse job openings to the culture shock of re-entering a world full of rules, there are plenty of roadblocks you’ll have to overcome. And if you have a substance use history, you may feel you have to work even harder to secure work after graduating. (more…)

Posted November 07, 2014 by

London Calling International Students

Beautiful colors of Big Ben from Westminster Bridge at Sunset - London

Beautiful colors of Big Ben from Westminster Bridge at Sunset – London. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Choosing the right college is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Rather than letting this daunt you, feel the excitement and put your all into research and planning. If you’re looking for a big change, along with challenges, experiencing a new culture and an internationally recognised education, studying abroad should definitely be one of your options.

But where to?

London was ranked second best city to study in (after Paris!) by QS Best Student Cities in 2012 and, according to The Guardian, it attracts one in nine students who are studying abroad. With fine establishments such as the London School of Business and Finance building its educational-scape, it’s easy to understand the attraction. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2014 by

The Journey of Change and Learning: Why an Internship Is Useful Even Long After College

Swati Srivastava

Swati Srivastava

How important is experience for a job seeker? Does an internship hold importance only for beginners or can an established professional like you make use of it? The following article will seek to answer these questions to support the idea of internship even long after college.

Internships are the rare opportunities provided to the privileged. However, these privileged interns may not necessarily be college students, they can be professionals like you and I. Life begins to burst our bubble as each day teaches us a new lesson. Each day can bring a revelation that allows us to change our perception of the world as we know it. But the question is – Are we willing to empty our cup to absorb the wisdom that life has to offer? Among the large number of fallacies that are existent, one of the prevalent myths that have restricted the growth of several professionals is that internships are only for 20-somethings. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2014 by

How to Find a Decent Graduate Job

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Hundreds of thousands of students graduate from colleges and join the workforce every year, and the vast majority of them have pretty vague ideas of what they are going to do next. Where to start, how to set about looking for the first serious job in their lives, how to do it, what to expect? No amount of theoretical training and advice can replace real experience. Yet we will try to give you a few tips that a lot of graduates and undergraduates may find quite useful. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2014 by

Resumes as an Implement of Change

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Account manager resume form title page close-up with blue tint. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When do you refresh your resume? Do you do it when you feel uncertain about your current job or when your current employer appears to be unhappy? How about whenever you receive a new responsibility or a new position within your current company?

What should you do? Most individuals in the current economy recognize that employment, even long-term employment, is not guaranteed. Companies go bankrupt, are purchased, move offshore or downsize. Considering all the vagaries, it’s an excellent idea to keep your resume up-to-date. (more…)

Posted September 09, 2014 by

College Graduates, Don’t Quit Your Jobs Just Yet. How to Make Them Better

For college graduates thinking about quitting their jobs, check out the following post to learn ways to make them better.

Your job is an endless repetition of nothingness. The days could not go slower while your life just seems to pass you by. It’s messing with your energy levels and your sense of joy. You know this can’t go on for much longer. You’re stuck in a dead-end job, and it

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Posted September 03, 2014 by

Identify the three secrets of success of an employee

Businesspeople holding white papers in the office that spell Success

Business team holding white papers in the office that spell Success. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Doing things right is not enough to be a model worker, the boss should give more to the company.

Many might think that simply by performing the tasks assigned by his superior, be punctual with work schedules and meet the standards set by the company to be a good employee. Indeed, this concept is not bad. However, if you just want to stand out from their peers and become a future leader in your organization, there are other factors to be taken into account to get your chairman.

As reported in the specialized digital -Issues Management expert Duane Dike, COO Disneyland in California and responsible for managing the hundreds of talented artists in this show, there is a triangle of factors for a leader to develop its functions effectively, and be an example among the rest of their counterparts. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Not Happy on Your Entry Level Jobs? 5 Ways to Create a Culture Change

For young professionals who are not happy going to work on their entry level jobs, learn five ways to create a culture change at your company in the following post.

If you feel like it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday, your company might have a culture problem. If your company says it values teamwork, but runs a grown-up version of The Hunger Games, you might have a culture problem. If your coworkers spend more time trolling LinkedIn for better job opportunities than doing actual

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Posted July 29, 2014 by

Attention Millennials – This is Not Your Parents’ World

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Young relaxed successful businessman in the city. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Much has been said about the generation known as the “Millennials.”  Baby Boomers see them as lacking in commitment, reflective of instability in lifestyles, and not focused enough on career, family, and long-term goals.  Many even call them the “Lost Generation,” a reference perhaps to the “Lost Boys” of Peter Pan.  But take heart, you Millennials – this is not the world of your parents nor will it ever be again.  You are a generation that is coming into its own and adjusting to a very different global mindset.  As members of this generation, you have a much better handle on how your world will “work” during your lifetime and how best to navigate it.  Consider the following: (more…)

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Want to Change Careers, College Graduates and Find New Jobs? 5 Ways Not to Limit Yourself Mentally

For college graduates who want to find jobs in new careers, it is important for them not to limit themselves mentally in these five ways found in the following post.

You probably fell into your current career. Yes, I know you planned. You carefully considered your choice of degree. You got a job you were qualified for. But you only assessed opportunities that were right in front of your nose.   Your choices were (unwittingly) limited. Limited by your environment.

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