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Posted October 09, 2014 by

Want to Study Abroad? How You Can Afford It

Studying abroad is an opportunity for college students to learn while experiencing a different culture.  While some students may want to pursue this kind of education, the cost might be too much for them.  The following infographic offers suggestions on how to make studying abroad more affordable along with other information. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2014 by

Why Community College is a Wise Choice for Students

While prospective students are told about attending four year colleges, attending a community college just might be the best choice for getting a higher education.  In the following infographic, find out some reasons why students are attending these schools, and more. (more…)

Posted February 05, 2014 by

College Grads: Look West to Land the Job of Your Dreams

A bridge view from the West Coast on the Pacific Ocean

A bridge view from the West Coast on the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Pack your sunscreen and head west. Arizona, Texas and California lead the nation in job openings. The job markets in these three states began rising in 2013 and continue to have gained momentum into 2014. Companies here need college graduates, like you, with a degree in software development, market management, design or healthcare. (more…)

Posted January 17, 2014 by

Internships That Will Help You Begin Your Career

Green internship road sign with arrow pointing up

Green internship road sign with arrow pointing up. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As John Challenger pointed out in a previous post, Job Seekers Increasingly Optimistic About Job Market, the available career prospects are really looking up. While people are convinced that new careers are just around the corner, we still have to face the fact that 36 percent of the people interviewed for the 2014 study mentioned in that post had been unemployed for at least a year. This means that, even though the job market is getting stronger, the competition for jobs is still going to be fierce. (more…)

Posted August 01, 2013 by

10 Things You Should Negotiate Other Than Salary

Sara Sutton Fell

Sara Sutton Fell, Salary.com contributing writer

You’ve gone through several rounds of interviews and have finally landed the job of your dreams. The problem is; your dream job doesn’t come with a dream salary.

But before you pass on the position, there are many non-salary benefits that you can negotiate. Combined, they might make your potential position seem quite palatable. The good news is these benefits come at a low — or no — cost to your company. Here are the top ten benefits that you can and should ask for during the negotiation process. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2013 by

Pondering Self-Employment in Your Search for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 5 Bold Moves to Make

Would you like to become your own boss?  Graduates thinking about self-employment in their searches for recent college graduate jobs can make five bold moves to make this dream a reality, according to the following post.

Self-employment. It’s the dream of many, but the hard-fought-for reality of far fewer. If you find yourself in the latter group and wondering how you can plan for and switch to self-employment, make these five big and brave choices. You’ll put yourself on the path to a successful work-for-yourself career. 1. Work

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5 Big, Brave Choices to Lead You to Successful Self-Employment

Posted June 13, 2013 by

Did anyone here put themselves through college?

Female graduate holding piggyback with savings for education

Female graduate holding piggybank with savings for education. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you believe you did, see if any of the criteria in the following post confirm your feeling.

I was speaking to some recent grad friends of mine and one commented, that no college kids put themselves through school b/c parents pay for everything. My response, immediate b.s. I’m inclined to think “most” students (I prefer to call them kids) don’t but a few do. (more…)

Posted January 26, 2012 by

Inability of Unemployed to Relocate One of Biggest Obstacles to Economic Recovery

After rising to its highest level in nearly two years during the first half of 2011, the percentage of job seekers relocating for new positions dropped to a near record low to finish out the year. The latest data provides further evidence that one of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery could be the lack of mobility among the nation’s unemployed.

Over the last two quarters of 2011, an average of just 7.5 percent of job seekers finding employment relocated for their new positions. That is down nearly two points from an average relocation rate of 9.4 percent in the first two quarters of the year. It was slightly lower than the same period in 2010, when 7.7 percent of job seekers relocated for new positions. (more…)