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Posted June 02, 2014 by

Need Help Managing Millennials on Entry Level Jobs? What Employers Can Do

Employers who feel challenged when it comes to managing Millennials on entry level jobs can get some advice in the following post.

New college graduates are full of confidence and multitasking techniques, but their first roles in the workforce often leaves them feeling unfulfilled. The culprit? It might not be entry-level pay or the smallest cubicle, but a factor you wouldn’t expect: lacking opportunities to continue learning in their first jobs. The 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey, released recently by

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Posted May 27, 2014 by

Employers, Are You Training Workers for Entry Level Jobs? Why You May Want to

When hiring for entry level jobs, employers might want to consider training workers for these positions.  Learn why in the following post.

If there is a future area of strength you know the business will need in general, plant the seeds in entry-level training, whether a trainee’s first job requires it or not. By improving the processes for cultivating your newest and…

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Posted April 11, 2014 by

College Graduates, 10 Things You Need to Be Aware of When Hired for Entry Level Jobs

As college graduates transition from school to the workforce, they should understand that there will be differences between these environments.  The following post highlights 10 things new grads need to be aware of when hired for entry level jobs.

A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job. 10 things new graduates absolutely need to know. By U.S.News. Posted Apr 4th 2014 @ 5:00AM. Share. Businesswoman looking at a businessman listening to headphones and blowing bubbles…

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Posted March 31, 2014 by

5 Ways Young Professionals on Entry Level Jobs Can Leave a Lasting Impression on Their Bosses

Young professionals, do you need some advice on how to leave a lasting impression with your bosses on your entry level jobs?  Learn five ways to do so in the following post.

In college, I couldn’t wait for what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice on navigating the interview process, getting along with coworkers and, most importantly, being positively regarded by the boss. Common advice for impressing superiors included “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive” and simply “be really

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Can Entry Level Jobs be Created Like Back in the Day?

What were entry level jobs like in the past, and is it possible to create more of them today?  Get one perspective in the following post.

I was having a discussion today about first jobs, entry-level jobs, and “when I was a youngster” type stories. Someone mentioned that in Oregon and New Jersey they have people pump gas at gas stations. Why? Back when I…

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Posted September 06, 2013 by

Does the Entry Level Job You’re Applying for Require Work Experience You Don’t Have? How You Can Get It

It can be discouraging for a job seeker to find an entry level job that requires work experience if he or she doesn’t have any.  Isn’t getting the job supposed to help you gain some experience?  Yes, but you can acquire it any other ways.  Learn how in the following post.

This blog post was written in response to the Coffee Shop HR World Café topic: “How can job seekers get interviews when entry-level job postings demand previous work experience?” While work experience is important…

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Posted August 20, 2013 by

Can You Predict Your Career Path?

career planningOne of the most important, yet commonly overlooked, to-do in our careers is to create a projected career path for the future. Whether you’re still in college, just graduated, or are currently pursuing the career of your dreams, it is imperative that you create goals and milestones that will help you achieve the career status that you’re after. (more…)

Posted September 02, 2010 by

Succeeding in Your Current Job

While many people are looking for jobs, others who have them may not exactly be content with what they are doing.  This was the case for one former assistant who wanted more out of her first entry level job.  Like most if not all college graduates, she expected to get a good job after graduation.  Unfortunately, her new job didn’t live up to what she had hoped, but she persevered and moved forward in her career.

This former assistant shares knowledge on how to succeed in your current job, satisfy your boss, and advance your career in a recent article.  However, if you’re a college graduate looking for a job in this economy, it’s important to get your foot in the door, and be productive in your search.

Remember, your first real job is a stepping stone on your way to a successful career.

Information provided by Lilit Marcus and Nancy Cook.

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http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/25/surviving-subservience.html

Posted July 30, 2010 by

Less Than Glorious First Jobs of Famous CEOs

Great article today at CNN.com about the first jobs, ahem, enjoyed by some of the most famous chief executive officers in the country. For example, did you know that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, can trace his work history back to an internship he completed at Hewlett-Packard? That might strike many as not terribly surprising, but consider this: he was 12 years old.

You’ve likely heard of the “promote from within” promotion policy used by leading organizations such as Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of car rental businesses such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car. That policy works extremely well for some organizations as every employee knows that they have a legitimate opportunity to advance as far and as fast as their performance dictates. Well, how about starting on the night shift, dressed in blue polyester, earning $2.65 per hour, frying burgers at McDonald’s? Where do you think that person ended up? Well, that person is Jan Fields and she’s now the president of McDonald’s USA.

“The first job is when you learn the basics of how to be successful,” said Kristen Eastlick, a senior researcher at First Jobs Institute, a nonprofit that works with teen employment. “It’s the invisible curriculum. It’s the things you might learn beyond academics. It’s the how to work in a team. It’s the how to show up to work on time. It’s taking initiative, following directions, speaking up and learning to be accountable for your activities.”

Good advice. Students…are you listening?