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Posted September 09, 2014 by

College Graduates, Don’t Quit Your Jobs Just Yet. How to Make Them Better

For college graduates thinking about quitting their jobs, check out the following post to learn ways to make them better.

Your job is an endless repetition of nothingness. The days could not go slower while your life just seems to pass you by. It’s messing with your energy levels and your sense of joy. You know this can’t go on for much longer. You’re stuck in a dead-end job, and it

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Posted November 13, 2013 by

Thinking About Quitting Those Recent Graduate Jobs? 9 Reasons Not to Give Up

While young professionals may find their recent graduate jobs stressful at times, that does not mean they should quit them.  So before they think about leaving their employers, the following post offers nine reasons not to give up on their jobs.

I recently wrote an article 9 Reasons to Quit and was touched by those who reached out to me saying how the article resonated with them. I didn’t, however, want young careerists to get the wrong impression and start quitting everything they started. After all, my favorite life motto’s is by Helen Keller who said, “The woman who began the race

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Posted October 16, 2013 by

How to Make it Through Your Entry Level Job in the First Year

If you’re anxious about making it through the first day of your entry level job, you are probably not thinking about how to make it through the first year.  However, you can do it by considering some tips in the following post.

Some people aren’t prepared for their first day of work, let alone learning how to navigate office obstacles to build a career. Between you and your three best friends, one won’t make it through the first year, and two won’t last 18 months. Don’t be a statistic. (Click here to tweet this thought.) Learn to

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Posted August 27, 2013 by

Enough Is Enough: Walking Away from a Bad Internship

quit your internshipWalking away from a full-time professional job is serious business. True storm-outs are rare in the working world, and when they happen, they’re intense and occasionally awkward.

Walking away from an internship, however, is a different story. Although internships are a valuable way to get hands-on exposure to the professional working world—and potentially transition into a full-time job—these opportunities might become more illusion than reality. (more…)

Posted May 16, 2013 by

Despite High Unemployment Overall, Severe Talent Shortage Plaguing Some Sectors and Regions

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Rising quit rates and fewer job seekers vying for open positions could signal a return to the types of labor shortages that plagued employers during the dot.com boom.  While widespread talent shortages are probably five to ten years away, some regions and industries already may be feeling the pinch, according to the workplace authorities at global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

“With 11.6 million Americans still unemployed as of April, it may be difficult for most to contemplate labor shortages.  However, it is important that not all of the unemployed reside where jobs are being created at the fastest rate and many lack the skills required to fill the openings that exist.  These two factors alone make skill shortages a reality right now for some employers,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.  (more…)

Posted March 14, 2013 by

Bad Career Advice: Six Tips You’ll Often Hear But Should Usually Ignore

LiveCareer_Bad career adviceCollege students who are about to cross the threshold between academia and working life are typically besieged with well-meaning advice. Some of this advice is wise and useful, some of it is suspect and some of it is just plain silly. But when you’ve never actually taken a single step into the professional world, it can be hard to sort the good advice from the clichés, the popular myths and the questionable nonsense. Here are six common words of wisdom for young graduates that may warrant a closer look. (more…)

Posted May 24, 2012 by

Don’t Quit Your Job Just Yet

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comDo you have a job that you don’t like?  Maybe it is to the point that you’ve had enough (for whatever reason(s)) and are ready for a change.  However, before quitting your job, consider this advice: (more…)

Posted November 09, 2011 by

Why More People Quitting Their Jobs Is A Good Economic Indicator

There were 3.4 million job openings on the last business day of
September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The
hires rate (3.2 percent) and separations rate (3.2 percent) were
little changed over the month. The job openings rate has trended
upward since the end of the recession in June 2009 (as determined by
the National Bureau of Economic Research). This release includes
estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and
separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by geographic
region. (more…)

Posted November 03, 2011 by

32% of Employees Seriously Considering Quitting Their Jobs

Employee loyalty is dropping around the world, according to new global analysis of Mercer’s What’s Working™ survey. The research, conducted among nearly 30,000 employees in 17 geographic markets between the fourth quarter of 2010 and the second quarter of 2011, shows that the percentage of workers seriously considering leaving their organization has risen since the last time the survey was conducted in each market (between 2003 and 2006 prior to the economic downturn).

In many markets, the increase is 10 percentage points or more. In the US, the increase was 9 points, from 23% in 2005 to 32% in 2010. (more…)