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Posted January 09, 2014 by

Need Some Guidance While Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs? 10 Things to Know About Mentorship

Understanding what mentorship is can help you get the most out of this relationship for your career.  So if you’re searching for recent graduate jobs and didn’t know them already, learn 10 things about mentorship in the following post.

If you are a college student, recent graduate or young professional perhaps you’ve become aware that mentorship – and curating mentor relationships – has become a critical element in your career development. Since mentorship is a relatively new aspect of career planning, made even more important by the continuing issues with our economy

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Posted December 26, 2013 by

Advanced to a Management Position from Your Entry Level Job? 5 Tips to Succeed as a Manager

Congratulations!  You’ve gone from an entry level job to a management position.  If you need some advice, the following post has five tips to succeed as a manager.

Have you ever been overly micromanaged by your boss? Or had a hands-off boss who gave you so much freedom you desperately craved structure and direction? Chances are if you’ve had a bad boss, you’ve thought, “I’ll never do that when I’m in their shoes!” But,

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Posted September 11, 2013 by

Do You Have Employees with Entry Level Jobs You Want to Recruit for Other Positions?

Employers, before you go outside your company to recruit for specific positions, consider looking from within at workers who have entry level jobs.  In the following post, learn ways to recruit successfully.

In light of the current job market, most recruiters find themselves inundated by applications for the openings they hope to fill. The problem with this mess of applicants is that a vast majority of them are unqualified, grasping at straws for any job without paying much attention to what those jobs actually entail. The result is a pile of applications

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Posted August 28, 2013 by

Mentors Give Valuable Career Guidance and Help You Meet Your Goals

Smiling businessman with his mentor in the background

Smiling businessman with his mentor in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The beginning of your career can be exciting — and terrifying. While you’re getting used to a new job and learning valuable skills, you may still have tons of questions about what you should do in the future and the best way of achieving those goals. Although you most likely won’t find a road map or fortune teller to help you answer these questions, you can find the next best thing: a mentor. Mentors can help guide you as you make important career decisions because they’ve been in your shoes, and have gained knowledge and experience by walking the path you’re on now. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2013 by

Is There Room for Growth on Your Entry Level Job?

If career advancement from an entry level job is one of your professional goals, make sure you do your research to see if an opportunity is available before accepting a new position.  The following post has three ways to help you find out if a job has the potential for career growth.

Any entry-level position can seem like a financial step up – especially after a stretch of unemployment or minimum-wage work – and it’s easy to get excited about your sudden wealth of steady paychecks, medical and dental…

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Posted July 05, 2013 by

Looking for a Mentor as You Start Your Entry Level Job? What You Should Know

A mentor is someone who can be a source of information for your career.  To find one, however, it takes more than just wanting to know how he or she can help you.  If you’re about to start an entry level job and looking for a mentor, the following post has advice to help you in this process.

This past Saturday, I had the great pleasure of moderating the final keynote session at the 2013 Blogging While Brown Conference, held in the Langston Hughes Auditorium of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. (Black Enterprise was proud to be a media sponsor of the event.) Each year, hundreds


Mentorship Is Earned, Not Owed

Posted May 31, 2013 by

Incentives that May Recruit Candidates for Recent Graduate Jobs

The following post shares some incentives that may potentially make the difference when trying to recruit for recent graduate jobs.

Which perks should you include in a job offer when you’re trying to nab a dream hire without a huge budget? Fifteen member of the Young Entrepreneur Council — who are fighting for hires of their own — weigh in. And no, most of these young stars don’t suggest offering a higher salary. Gen

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Recruiters: Want to Land a Dream Hire? These Perks Actually Work

Posted October 26, 2011 by

19% of Female Professionals Have Never Had a Mentor

LinkedIn surveyed nearly 1,000 female professionals in the U.S. and found that 19 percent of respondents had never had a mentor. LinkedIn asked the women who hadn’t had a mentor why that was the case. Fifty-two percent of the women noted they hadn’t had a mentor because they had, “never encountered someone appropriate.” As part of the survey, LinkedIn also asked the women who had never been a mentor why they weren’t mentoring another professional, and sixty-seven percent of those respondents said they have never been mentors because, “no one ever asked.” (more…)