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Posted July 17, 2015 by

Things Graduates Aren’t Always Told Before They Start Their New Job

Pensive worried businesswoman biting her nails and looking off to the side with a serious thoughtful expression as she anticipates trouble

Pensive worried businesswoman biting her nails and looking off to the side with a serious thoughtful expression as she anticipates trouble. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are many wonderful prospects for students who have recently graduated from university, and they can now enter the world of their chosen profession and make it their own. Given a lot of knowledge will be fresh in their minds you could be forgiven for thinking they can dive straight in. However, there are many different aspects to the working world that some newbie graduates just won’t have a grasp of. After all, learning from a book and learning from experience are two very different affairs. Here we take a closer look at some of the things to keep in mind when starting a new role straight after you graduate. (more…)

Posted July 02, 2014 by

Smart Tips to Get Smart Jobs

Job concept with a hook

Job concept with a hook. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As a fresh graduate, you frequently find yourself in a vicious circle. You have no experience and this is frequently why you do not pick a job. And since the economic crisis, really the job market is facing rigid competition, as there is a shortage of jobs throughout the world.

For organisations, personalities and qualities of graduates take precedence over technical skills. Points of attention for the candidates are: presentation in job interviews, explaining their motives and writing a good resume.

However, with high rate of unemployment, employers have to choose selected candidates among more than a few applicants. So, how do you get that first smart job? Behold the following steps: (more…)

Posted October 07, 2013 by

College graduates: Tips and advice on how to land your first job

Matt Krumrie

Matt Krumrie

Even though it’s starting to cool down, fall is a time when many companies are heating up the hiring process, according to Twin Cities-based college recruiting firm GradStaff. Summer vacations are over and busy HR and management staffs are back focusing on hiring, training and adding new staff members.

During this prime hiring time, GradStaff is busy arming college grads with the right tools and knowledge to get them on their feet (read more about how GradStaff can help college graduates) and on to a career path and out of Mom and Dad’s house, where a record number of young adults are living. According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, 36 percent of adults 18-31 are living in their parents’ home, the highest number in four decades. (more…)