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Posted July 07, 2014 by

How to Turn Your College Job into a Career

Coach watching a batter about to hit

Coach watching a batter about to hit. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Plenty of grown-ups don’t know the answer to that question. College offers a series of different majors, but the career paths that stem from them aren’t always clear. If you major in education, you might feel like you have to be a teacher. If you major in pre-med, you might feel like you have to be a doctor. The truth is, you don’t.

A million shades of gray exist in the wild world of employment. A person with an education major could end up landing a job as a writer or editor in their field of expertise. A person with a pre-med major might decide to skip med school and take a position as a research assistant or lab technologist. (more…)

Posted April 30, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Worried about Losing Your Recent Graduate Jobs? Here is What You Can Do

Young professionals who hear about their recent graduate jobs being at risk should take a look at the following post to learn what they can do in this situation.

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger When you see and sense that you may be terminated in the near future, there are actions you can take to prepare for the termination and position yourself to successfully move forward.  It’s important that you have a mind-set that positions you to be effective

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Posted December 27, 2013 by

21 Tips to Land Recent College Graduate Jobs in the New Year

For recent or soon to be graduates looking to land recent college graduate jobs in the new year, the following post has 21 job search tips to get them started.

Whether you’re a recent grad entering your first real job search, or a young professional looking to upgrade, finding your way to “you’re hired” can be tough. We often find ourselves navigating through the process alone; figuring out what works and what doesn’t by trial and error. I’d like to take away some of

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Posted July 18, 2013 by

Employers, Skeptical About Hiring Gen Y for Entry Level Jobs? 4 Myths that May or May Not Influence Your Decision

While many employers might have their own perception of Gen Y, they might not want to jump to conclusions of them based on what they hear.  The following post has four myths that may or may not influence their decisions to hire Millennials for entry level jobs.

What group of employees can’t fathom starting work before 10:00 a.m., require heaps of praise for even the most remedial tasks, turn to Google for everything and make up excuses to take days off work? GenY, of course! While these stereotypes are all in good fun, Millennials should not be brushed off. They are the largest

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Dispelling 4 Ridiculous Myths About GenY Workers

Posted July 03, 2013 by

Want to Work in Sports? 5 Entry Level Jobs with Career Potential

Okay, so you may not be a professional athlete, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be a part of the sports world.  Learn five entry level jobs in sports that offer career potential in the following post.

Want to work in sports but not sure how to get started? Here are five entry level sports jobs that have incredible career growth potential.

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Entry Level Sports Jobs with Real Growth Potential

Posted November 11, 2006 by

Sidestepping the Mentor

QUESTION:
I’ve been assigned a mentor and coach for my internship as well as my real job search. While this person is very talented and knowledgeable because of their vast amount of experience, I simply do not like them. As a consequence, I do spiteful things like pretending to have been working on a work assignment in order to have an excuse for not following the coach’s advice. In the alternative, I simply ignore what they’ve told me. The other thing I do is talk to them about coaching I’ve received from other people and how well the other advice proved to be.

Should I just tell them that I have no respect for them and that it’s best that we part ways?

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