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Posted April 03, 2015 by

5 Ways to Ease the Transition from Community College to University

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Illustration depicting a roadsign with a future concept. White background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In recent years, students and parents have increasingly found the lower tuition costs associated with community colleges to be a big draw. For many families, the cost of a four-year university simply isn’t feasible and many students are not willing or able to borrow the student loans needed to cover the costs. With that being said, eventually students do have to make the transition from community college to a university, should they decide to continue pursuing a bachelor’s degree. (more…)

Posted March 20, 2015 by

To the Rookie Engineer: Tips for Success at Your First ‘Real’ Job

Senior and junior engineers discussing work together in office, senior man pointing at screen

Senior and junior engineers discussing work together in office, senior man pointing at screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve landed your first professional engineering job, and with dress shirt on and sleeves rolled up, you are ready to impress. Of course, everyone knows you’re the rookie — especially you — and you don’t want to sound totally clueless. Take a breath, shake off the doubt and remember these tips. (more…)

Posted February 09, 2015 by

Are You a Successful or Unsuccessful Person?

Everybody wants success, everybody endeavors to achieve success; however, not everybody knows the proven effective, time tested secrets of taming success. You only have to meet a few successful people to realize that what separates them from the hordes of unsuccessful people in the same companies, organizations, colleges, and households is the set of habits and ideologies they adopt in life. Value your time, plan for the long term, be action oriented, stay away from negative thoughts, plan and track efforts and effectiveness – do all this, and you will never be chasing success. On the other hand, habits like wasting time, restricting information flow, mistreating juniors, letting distractions seep in, seeking joy in the failure of others, and taking the shortcuts to temporary results are telltale signs of unsuccessful people at work. Make the right choices, you now know everything about the well-guarded secrets of success. (more…)

Posted February 09, 2015 by

Quotes that Can Inspire Success

The smallest of keys can unlock the bulkiest and heaviest of locks; similarly, a few words rife with meaning can instigate the spark of success in a person. Quotes of success are not just cool sounding statements made by successful individuals, but are actually the meaningful gist of the experiences, success mantras, and lessons of managing challenges they gathered during their lifetime. Not only can the best success quotes be an immense source of positive energy every day, but can also prove to be the whiff of motivation that an ordinary human needs to achieve extraordinary results in life. (more…)

Posted February 04, 2015 by

How to achieve success on your first internship program?

Trainee in office talking on the phone

Trainee in office talking on the phone. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Gaining work experience to prepare yourselves for your professional life is extremely important. Organizations throughout the world offer tremendous programs, allowing students to gain valuable work experience by working within those programs. They take in students and then make them pass through rigorous training processes; most of the organizations then also offer amazing roles and permanent jobs to students who have been successful in those programs.

One of the programs that are very common throughout the world and most students during their academic life look forward to it is the Internship program. An internship is limited weeks on the job training experience, where students are placed in the department of their choice usually, and then are trained to perform entry level roles. Some organizations might even pay handsome money for the internship concluded while others just offer it for free. Students recently have developed a perception that many internship programs are pretty casual and they offer nothing to learn which is significant. Today, we will talk about various aspects of an internship program and how to be successful at it. (more…)

Posted December 08, 2014 by

The Nature of Man and Finding the Key to Success

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at KAS Placement Recruiting

Man has two natures. The first is to advance, while the second is to pull back in fear. Whichever we choose to cultivate determines who we are and ultimately, who we become.

Luckily, with the right kind of training, every individual could be a success. Be mindful that it is not in your best interest to wait and expect others to assist you on the road there.

Rather, achievement and career advancement is the culmination of gaining self­-will, setting firm resolutions and making a commitment to conquer your weakness and bad habits. (more…)

Posted November 04, 2014 by

Facts to Help You Build a Strong Career on the Right Foundation

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Career building exercise. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Life in the 21st century has been reduced to an endless struggle in pursuit of success, prosperity, happiness and contentment. However, to facilitate your search for the above, you must build a strong foundation for your career. Today, career-building is one of the most important individual attributes which can set you on the road to success. Before jumping into a course or a career, it is extremely important for you to understand the extent and the effectiveness of your decision in propelling you towards your goals. Here are some interesting facts to guide you: (more…)

Posted November 03, 2014 by

College Admissions Essays: What to Leave Behind and What to Keep

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

An entire book could be written about your life. Regardless of whether or not you think it would be a particularly interesting book, the fact remains that you’ve had a lot of experiences that you could include in your admissions essays. Deciding on which parts of your life to highlight can be difficult, so follow these steps to guide you as you write your essays.

To make things easier, let go of the bad stuff first. Here’s what can be left behind. (more…)

Posted October 24, 2014 by

5 Ways to be More Successful Starting Today

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

For the majority of individuals, success is very much a possibility. However, successful people get to where they are because of a conscious choice to act and behave in ways that promote a healthy career.

Below, our headhunters have defined 5 ways that successful people operate. By knowing their methods and mindset, you are able to immediately begin a journey that, ultimately will lead to a more lucrative, fulfilling job. (more…)

Posted September 15, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Searching for Jobs? Keep in Touch with Contacts on the Rise

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, you never know who might be able to help you now but also in the future.  The following post shares why you should keep in touch with those contacts who are working their way up in their careers.

By Andrew Sobel, Big 4 Guest Blogger A client of mine was promoted to a very senior position in a large, Fortune-100 company. She had been the deputy in her area, and was now at the top. She told me that the day her promotion was announced in the newspapers, she got dozens of calls from

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