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Posted September 25, 2013 by

Is Being a Graduate Assistant on Your List of Jobs for College Students?

If you are interested in finding jobs for college students, one position you might consider is being a graduate assistant.  Learn more in the following post.

Featured: Featured Our former ambassador, Laura Monroe, is a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama. I wasn’t exactly sure what a graduate assistant did, so I turned to Laura to explain it to us. Here is what Laura shared with me: read more

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Posted July 03, 2013 by

Do You Have an “Exploding” Entry Level Job Offer?

If you are a current or soon to be intern looking to land an entry level job, you might want to pay attention to the following post.  It talks about the concept of an “exploding” job offer and has suggestions on how to handle it.

If you’re unsure, aggressively pursue other opportunities now, working outside the school’s career office. Try to make direct contact with the college recruiter at the company of interest (in your first choice city) and see if he or…

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Posted June 19, 2013 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Have You Heard These 7 Statements Relative to the Real World?

As entry level job seekers entering the real world, college students and recent graduates will likely be told many things.  However, they may not all necessarily be true, according to the following post.

American college students have been trained from an alarmingly young age to believe that as long as they show up, they should be rewarded. And that is lulling them into a false sense of security. After all, simply being there isn’t the same as contributing, and participating isn’t the same as succeeding

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The Truth Hurts: 7 Lies You’ve Been Told About the “Real World”

Posted April 08, 2013 by

Looking for bliss? University professors have it

Professor teaching from the blackboard

Professor teaching from the blackboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are looking for a career that offers zen-like tranquility, it may be time to pull out the sewing machine — or the drill press.

Well, tranquility may not necessarily be what you get with a drill press, but their operators reportedly have one of the lowest-stress jobs in the nation. Along with seamstresses and eight other occupations, drill press operators made the cut on the 2013 list of least stressful jobs, according to CareerCast.com. (more…)

Posted December 27, 2012 by

How to Make Your Dream Career a Reality

CollegeRecruiter.comIt is probably true that every person would love to begin his or her career in their dream job.  The reality is you may not, but that does not mean you won’t get it eventually.  The following post offers tips to make your dream career come true.

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Sitting in class each semester, it’s easy to imagine what your dream job looks like. You’re in the midst of learning all sorts of great things about your career options and gaining the knowledge and specialized skills you’ll need to succeed. Unfortunately, enthusiasm can sometimes lead to an inflated view of what to expect after graduation.

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Posted December 21, 2012 by

Strategies to Maximize Your Opportunities in Today’s Job Market

CollegeRecruiter.comAs a job seeker, you want to put yourself in the best position to get a job.  The following post has steps to help you on your way to achieving this goal.

5 Steps to Reach Your Career and Life Goals

Step 1. Know What You Bring to the Table and What Drives You!

In order to bridge the gap from college to your first career you need to know yourself; what do you bring to the table and what drives you, what you value and what you can do that adds value.  All of this should be succinctly crafted into a personal mission statement. I’d like to quote Eric Hellweg who writes for the Harvard Business Review. He asserts that most companies, regardless of their sectors, have a mission statement. And most are awash in jargon and marble-mouthed pronouncements. Worse still, these gobbledy-gook statements are often forgotten by, misremembered, or flatly ignored by frontline employees.

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Posted December 14, 2012 by

College Grads: Step-By-Step Guide For Entering The Workplace

CollegeRecruiter.comThink you are ready for the real world, college graduates?  Here are some tips to help you make a smooth transition from college to the workplace.

The following is a guest post by Aileen Pablo. It’s a big step to go from winning your frat’s beer pong championship to dealing with rush hour traffic on your daily commute. College is supposed to prepare you for the real world, but it’s also your last hurrah before adulthood, so sometimes that jump into your first adult job

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College Grads: Step-By-Step Guide For Entering The Workplace