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Posted May 30, 2012 by

Dazed and Confused – College Job Search

Been dazed and confused for so long, it’s not true.” – Jake Holmes

Career AlleyIn college on your “own”, trying to figure out midterms, finals, spring break, dealing with roommates, meal plans, rushes, finding time to party, etc. It’s a delicate balance. At some point (hopefully after 4 years unless you are on the “5 year plan”) it will all come to an end and you will need to find a job. Four years sounds like a really long time, but trust me, it will all be over before you know it. The last thing you need when you graduate, as you try to assimilate back to your parent’s house, is to linger on the unemployed line. College grads are finding it more difficult than ever to find jobs in their chosen field, and many have to resort to jobs that were traditionally filed by those without a college degree. Whether you are a freshman or a senior (or anywhere in between), there are lots of things you can do now (or should avoid doing) to improve your chances of getting a job when you graduate. (more…)

Posted April 17, 2012 by

College Graduate Jobs

Sonali Subhash

Sonali Subhash, Education Linked

 

Are you getting ready to graduate from college or considering a career change? Do you need a little help in getting started?

 

If you’re a college senior or a recent graduate who is still seeking employment, don’t panic! Surveys report that hiring is up from last year, with many employers plan on hiring more employees than in the past. (more…)

Posted February 14, 2012 by

College Grad Job Search – The Dog Days of Summer

Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.” – Unknown

Career AlleyHalf way through the summer and no job prospects? Parents on your back (of course they are thinking about your $200,000+ college education)? You are not alone. Some of my friends’ kids are now home from college having graduated a few short months ago. With very few exceptions, most of them have jobs (at the moment) that do not require a college degree. Jobs like, working in the local movie theater, working in a liqueur store or working for a local retail store. Of course all of these jobs are better than not working at all. But I suspect that these individuals are not focused in their job search. Even in the most difficult of times, there are many more entry level jobs then there are experienced hire jobs. So what’s the point? Looking for a job is not easy. For many, it is more difficult than college. The truth is that for most of us, we really have no clue how to look for a job. In reality, the time you put in is directly related to what you will get out of it. Like most things in life, you need to invest some time and effort to see the results. Job search is much the same. Lots of time up front but results start to come in after the initial investment. (more…)