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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Recruiters, Want to Help Find New Talent and Ideas for Employers? What You Can Do

For recruiters who want to help employers find new talent and ideas, perhaps they can find the answer in the following post.

On this week’s Women of Washington radio show, Anne Altman, head of IBM Federal, joins hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss how successful companies bring new talent into their organizations.

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Will Decrease of Young Federal Workers Lead to Loss of Jobs for College Graduates?

College graduates interested in federal government jobs might have a challenge getting hired with a decrease of young workers.  Learn more in the following post.

The lack of 30-and-under talent in the federal workforce means agencies will be facing significant shortfalls in the future, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Posted August 05, 2014 by

Under 30 and Want an Entry Level Job in the Federal Government? You Are Wanted

If you are under the age of 30 and looking for an entry level job in the federal government, chances are employers want you.  Learn more in the following post.

When you think of where you’d love to get a job, does the federal government spring to mind? If you’re a Millennial, probably not. A recent Wall Street Journal article reports that the percentage of government employees under the age of 30 hit an eight-year low in 2013: a paltry 8 percent. That’s right: young people aren’t going to

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

5 Ways to Succeed at Your First Professional Job

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Road sign with first job on an arrow. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: Get the most out of your first professional job by staying in the present, giving your very best effort, and recognizing when it’s time to move on.

As you step into your first professional job, keep in mind that that’s exactly what this is: your first. Of many. And as with so many other aspects of life, there’s only one first. Even if we can’t remember old significant others, past birthdays, or the addresses of the places where we used to live, we all remember our first real job. And most of us are grateful for the lessons we learned and the valuable mistakes we made during that challenging early chapter. (more…)

Posted June 19, 2014 by

What You May Not Know as a Student or Someone Starting an Entry Level Job

As a student or young professional working on an entry level job, there are certain things you may not have learned in the classroom concerning your career.  In the following post, learn what they are, as well as get some career advice.

Whether you’re about to enter college or just starting out your career, figuring out what to do with your life is one of the biggest challenges one will ever face. And despite all you learn about math, science, business, arts, sociology, psychology, history, and English; you still never feel 100%

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Posted June 03, 2014 by

Want to Land an Entry Level Job or Internship in 2014? Top 10 Skills that Interest Employers

To boost your chances of landing an entry level job or an internship in 2014, learn the top 10 skills that are interesting to employers in the following post.

Featured: Featured Last week, I moderated a think tank for Dell in New York City. The topic of the think tank was Gen Y in the “real world” (get the connection with my book? Welcome to the Real World). I sat around a table for several hours with great students, entrepreneurs, and employers and held

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Posted May 07, 2014 by

Landing Interviews for Recent College Graduate Jobs? What You Should Do Next

Congratulations on landing interviews for recent college graduate jobs!  If you’re not sure what to do next, the following post explains.

After sending out perhaps hundreds of resumes, what a relief to get a message requesting an interview. While the hard part was getting their attention, you now have the chance to show off your talents and explain how you would help the company. So what happens now? How do you make sure you take full advantage of

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Posted May 05, 2014 by

Have Recent Graduate Jobs, but Want to Better Your Career? 5 Ways to Help Yourself

Young professionals with recent graduate jobs who want to better their careers can find five ways to do so in the following post.

A report from McKinsey On Society found that in 2012, more than 120,000 young people took jobs they didn’t want. ThinkProgress did the math and, sadly, found that number equates to one young professional every five minutes. The upside, though: in just five minutes you can also give your career a lift by doing some very

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Posted April 04, 2014 by

5 Key Challenges Today’s Graduates Encounter

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Group of diverse students celebrating graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

At times, life unfolds in clearly defined chapters, each defined by the things we are preoccupied with during these individual life stages.  College, for example, is a relatively carefree time, bridging the gap between childhood abandon and the real-life concerns facing graduates after they leave school.  While it is a time to grow up, college years are also set-aside for living out youthful dreams and enjoying the transition to adulthood.  As a result, graduates face several wake-up calls as they move from campus life into mainstream employment following school. (more…)

Posted March 26, 2014 by

Are You Having a Hard Time Finding an Entry Level Job?

If you are having a hard time finding an entry level job, you’re not alone.  The following post shares the experience of one job seeker’s search for employment.

I worried about the woman with her master’s degree who would be working at a part-time, entry level job and making less than I did as a barista. And I worried about how I would ever get a job when all the entry level jobs I’d…

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