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Posted November 21, 2014 by

Finding a job after substance use in college

Alcohol abuse: drunk young man or student lying down on a table with beer bock still in hand, focus on glass up front.

Alcohol abuse: drunk young man or student lying down on a table with beer bock still in hand, focus on glass up front. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College was one of the most memorable and defining experiences of your entire life. Now that you’ve recently entered the “real world”, you’re allowed to be a little sad and anxious. From sparse job openings to the culture shock of re-entering a world full of rules, there are plenty of roadblocks you’ll have to overcome. And if you have a substance use history, you may feel you have to work even harder to secure work after graduating. (more…)

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Study Says Volunteers Have a Better Chance to Find Employment

Team of young volunteers picking up litter in the park

Team of young volunteers picking up litter in the park. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For college students and recent graduates without internships or entry level jobs, volunteering can give their job searches a boost.  As a volunteer, you can build your resume and obtain invaluable work experience for the future.  Learn about the study in the following post. (more…)

Posted September 10, 2014 by

Do Employers Care if You’ve Had a “Real” Job? Tips for Making the Most of Non-Traditional Work Experience

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Student getting work experience; printing. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You see it in almost every job listing: “Experience required.” Those two little words can be a big problem for college students and recent graduates, many of whom have little to no employment history or professional experience.

It’s a catch-22 for many students and recent grads just entering the job market. After all, how can you start getting job experience, if employers won’t hire you until you have experience? It’s a paradox that adds even more stress to an already hectic time in your life.

But the issue of experience is something that can be solved – or at least worked around. The next time you see an opening for what sounds like your dream job, don’t give up when you see “Experience required.”  Even if you haven’t worked in a traditional setting or gained relevant experience in the field, you probably have some kind of knowledge or skills you can apply to the position. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2014 by

Five Must-Have Skills For Graduates Looking For A Corporate Job

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Businessman with group of businesspeople in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Finishing graduation. Starry-eyed and ambitious. With dreams of making it big in life. Does this sound like you? Are you hoping to pave your way and establish yourself in this extremely competitive corporate world? It is great to have dreams, the attitude and the qualifications. In fact, you may have a paper perfect resumé, but it need not necessarily ensure that you get the dream job. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

College Students, Don’t Have Summer Jobs? How to Make the Most of This Season

If you’re one of the college students without summer jobs, that doesn’t mean you can’t be productive during this time of year.  In the following post, learn how to make the most of the summer.

Summer, summer, summer-time. Time to sit back and unwind… In the immortal words of Will Smith (or Ella Fitzgerald crooning about “easy livin’”), summer is usually seen as a time for kicking back, slowing your roll and enjoying a little well-deserved R&R. Most people use the long, hot days of June through August

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Tips for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

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Group of smiling graduates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that graduation has come and gone, it is time for recent college graduates to look for jobs.  With stiff competition for employment opportunities, the challenge for graduates is to stand out from the crowd.  So how can they do this?

Here are five tips from Christy Palfy, a recruiting manager from Progressive Insurance. (more…)

Posted June 30, 2014 by

What Do Employers Really Want in New College Graduates? What job candidates aren’t even considering but should be if they want a job.

Group of graduating students

Group of graduating students. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What’s the one thing that many college graduates fail to consider when preparing for a job interview?

Overcoming stereotypes!

Everyone to a certain extent faces unspoken biases during an interview—or what I often refer to as a second conversation or subtext during an interview that is not voiced by the interviewer. For millennial job candidates, biases can include being entitled, requiring constant supervision and positive reinforcement, lacking solid communication skills, and overall possessing a less than stellar work ethic. (more…)

Posted June 06, 2014 by

How to Get Career-related Experience When Still at College

Young and diverse group volunteering in clothing donation

Young and diverse group volunteering in clothing donation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In today’s overcrowded job market, mere graduation doesn’t open many doors – what employers want is professional experience. While plenty of students consider their time at the university perfect for fun and adventure, the truth is that college is also an excellent time for getting some hands-on job experience. How to do it? Consider some of the options listed below – they will surely help you to launch your career after you graduate. (more…)

Posted May 20, 2014 by

Dealing with an Experience Dilemma While Searching for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? How to Handle It

If you have little or no experience in your search for jobs for recent college graduates, the following post has advice on how to handle it.

I was listening to a radio station segment with a hiring manager and blogger Russell B on how to handle resume gaps. A fairly recent college graduate’s question caught my ear. Basically, he hadn’t found a job in a field even closely related to his major. He wondered how to handle work experience that isn’t directly

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Posted May 19, 2014 by

Not Satisfied with Recent Graduate Jobs Due to Underemployment? How to Get the Most Out of It

For young professionals on recent graduate jobs who are unhappy being underemployed, the following post offers advice on making the most of these positions for the future.

50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Underemployed means you have a job, but it might be part-time and it’s definitely below your skill set, education and capability. This is the position I found myself in three months after graduating. However, I wasn’t satisfied with being underemployed.

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