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Posted January 14, 2014 by

Top 10 Reasons Why Employers Should Not Hire Interns

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

By Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

Recently we were reminded that we wrote this Letterman-like list 10 years ago for teens4hire.org. The site’s founder wondered if we wanted to update it. What do you think? Even fewer firms hire teens today.

10. You just don’t like teens. You’ve got enough of them at home already.

9. You downsized recently and people are doing two jobs so there is no time to oversee teens who might be helpful to these highly stressed employees. (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…)

Posted August 12, 2013 by

Employers Prefer Work Experience When Hiring for Jobs for Recent College Graduates

While education is an advantage when applying for a job, it seems employers are focusing more on applicants with work experience.  This may be especially important if you’re applying for jobs for recent college graduates.  Learn more in the following post.

“Hey man, what did you do this summer?” I asked a college classmate at the start of the fall semester. My friend looked at me like I had two heads. “What do you mean?” he replied. “I work hard all semester long. I deserved a summer vacation, and I took one.” He was taking pre

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Posted May 06, 2013 by

Unemployment Amongst Young Adults Dragging Down Economy

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

The latest employment report revealed a job market that is most definitely improving.  That is, unless you are under the age of 20 or you have been out of work for more than six months.

Youth and long-term unemployment are not only inflating the unemployment rate, but they are a drag on the economic recovery.  According to an unpublished table of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,488,000 Americans in April have been out of work for at least 27 weeks.  Of those, more than 3,000,000 (3,085,000) have been jobless for a year or longer.  “This prolonged unemployment takes a significant toll on the economy, not only in lost spending, but in lost tax revenue.  If politicians are truly concerned about reigniting the economy and fixing the deficit, getting these people back on payrolls should be the top priority,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.  (more…)

Posted May 31, 2012 by

Challenges Young People Face After Graduation

Just when you think all of your hard work is over after graduating from college, it is only the beginning.  As a college graduate, you now face new challenges including getting a job.  Check out the following infographic for more information. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Video of Omar Epps Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Actor Omar Epps, shares his first summer job experience as a pizza delivery person.  Listen to what he learned about responsibility on the job, as well as on a personal level. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Video of Valerie Jarrett Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, talks about her first summer job as a clinic coordinator at a medical center.  Find out what skills she learned that help her in the White House. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Video of Gene Sperling Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, reflects on his first summer job as a ball boy for a college basketball team.  Listen to what he says about how people form opinions of you in the workplace. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Video of Arne Duncan Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, discusses his first summer job at his mother’s after school program.  Learn how he helped to make the lives of young people better. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Video of Hilda Solis Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, shares experiences from her first summer jobs working with people.  Find out what impact these jobs had on her life. (more…)