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Posted February 09, 2015 by

7 Tips to Help You Survive Your Commute

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Sarah Landrum

Imagine a future where cars drive themselves. Accidents are a thing of the past, all automobiles on the road communicate to move in perfect synchrony. Travel distance between the workplace and home is almost a nonfactor because you can sleep or do work while your car takes you to where you need to be.

Alas, this future is still a ways off, at least until Google’s cars can figure out how to deal with rain and snow. Until self-driving cars become mainstream, we’re stuck with spending hours behind the wheel wasting precious time and raging at poor drivers around us. Commuting often turns out to be torture, but it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

Want a Career Where You Can Learn Before Landing an Entry Level Job? Here are Some Options

Getting some work experience in a field before landing an entry level job can better prepare you for a position.  The following post has some career options where you can gain this experience.

It can be difficult to find the perfect career, especially if you have no formal qualifications or experience. That is the main reason many people find themselves working in boring factories or warehouses for their entire life. You want to avoid doing that at all costs. Believe me; I’ve been there before, and it’s not

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Posted July 18, 2014 by

Tips from Recruiters for a Successful Interview

If you’re about to interview for a job, get some tips from recruiters from an infographic in the following post.

Let’s face it: there’s a lot of different career advice out there. Even we at YouTern are occasionally (well, okay… often) confused by all the contradictory advice from career centers, blogs, so-called “experts” and especially those workforce veterans who seem to think they know everything there is to know about finding

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Can Entry Level Jobs be Created Like Back in the Day?

What were entry level jobs like in the past, and is it possible to create more of them today?  Get one perspective in the following post.

I was having a discussion today about first jobs, entry-level jobs, and “when I was a youngster” type stories. Someone mentioned that in Oregon and New Jersey they have people pump gas at gas stations. Why? Back when I…

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Posted October 03, 2013 by

7 survival tips for the first-day-of-work jitters

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Young woman on her first day at work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You spent days polishing up that resume, then devoted many weeks to sending it out. You impressed in some interviews, flubbed in others, and eventually got that job offer you worked so hard to win. Now the first day of work is upon you, and suddenly you are so nervous that you can barely think straight.

Take a deep breath and rest assured: It happens to everyone. From working in the mailroom to heading up the meeting in the boardroom, those first day jitters are a rite of passage. These tips can help you handle the nerves like an old pro — and set the stage for success from your very first hour. (more…)

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Campus tours and the Gilligan’s Island dilemma

CollegeRecruiter.comBefore visiting a college campus, prospective college students are likely to want some information about the experience.  The following post helps college recruiters understand how they can assist students and their families ahead of a campus visit.

As the “Token Millennial” in the TargetX office, I’d like to put you in a young adult’s shoes for a minute.

Imagine that you’re 22-years-old, getting ready to take a new job and moving from Vermont to Georgia. After discussing it with your family (and posting it on Facebook of course), what is the first thing you do?

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Campus tours and the Gilligan’s Island dilemma