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Posted May 02, 2014 by

7 Ways for Gen Y Employees to Get Attention for Their Work on Entry Level Jobs

For young professionals on entry level jobs who want to earn some attention for their work, the following post has seven ways that they can do so.

Too many older coworkers rely on stereotypes of you and your generation. Many see you as a threat to the bedrock on which their careers were fashioned. Unfortunately, that too often creates a barrier for you to get noticed for the work you do. Fair? Nope. It is, however, what many of

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Posted January 17, 2014 by

Internships That Will Help You Begin Your Career

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Green internship road sign with arrow pointing up. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As John Challenger pointed out in a previous post, Job Seekers Increasingly Optimistic About Job Market, the available career prospects are really looking up. While people are convinced that new careers are just around the corner, we still have to face the fact that 36 percent of the people interviewed for the 2014 study mentioned in that post had been unemployed for at least a year. This means that, even though the job market is getting stronger, the competition for jobs is still going to be fierce. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2013 by

Foods that Boost Brain Power

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Food for thought. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Both teens and parents do so much to prepare for college success ahead of time.  Then when students finally get to college they spend so much time concentrating on doing well they might forget some easy tips and tricks to get ahead. One such idea is to make sure to maintain a healthy diet full of foods that boost brain power. Learning which foods help us think clearer and better in college will help maintain a healthy lifestyle and a quick thinking brain for life.

The good news is that there is a great selection of foods that will help increase that brain flow and activity. Here is a list of 15 foods that boost brain power: (more…)

Posted June 03, 2013 by

Job Hunting Tips For Teens

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

As summer break gets underway for most of the nation’s high school and college students, many have already started summer jobs at the mall, day camps, amusement parks and movie theaters.  Those who were unable to secure a job offer may assume it is too late, but nothing could be further from the truth, according to one employment authority.

“We expect summer hiring to improve from last year’s pace, which could mean steady hiring through at least July.  Many employers filling summer positions may have already completed the initial process of interviewing and hiring.  However, some employers may need more workers than expected.  Others may find that the workers they hired were not a good fit.  In any case, summer job seekers should not give up,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., which provides job-search training to people who were laid off by their employers. (more…)