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3 Books That Can Help Get Recent College Graduates Hired

If you recently graduated from college (or are just about to) first and foremost on your mind is getting a real job (as opposed to that stint you did selling shoes at Famous Footwear your senior year just to make ends meet). As you’ve probably already surmised launching your career at age 22 is not […]

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5 Ways to Be Successful After College

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Whew! You have made it through tough lectures, intense quizzes, nerve-wracking presentations, and more tests than you would ever care to remember. Congratulations on getting through it all! Graduating from college is an exciting feeling. Finally, you can set your schedule and start looking for a job in the professional world. The initial months after […]

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Interim Jobs that Can Launch Your Career

It’s no secret that the sluggish economy and high unemployment rate has everyone scrambling for jobs. And unfortunately, the biggest demographic hit are the 18- to 25-year-olds, which means finding a job right out of college is going to take some time. But since landlords still expect the rent on time and people still have […]

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The Back Door Approach to Finding a Job: An Interview with Darrell Gurney, The Career Guy

Let’s just cut to the chase. If you want a job, you submit your resume to a company that has a job opening, right? Well…, no. That used to be true, but not so anymore. Eighty percent of all jobs that become available are already filled before they’re advertised to the public. That means a […]

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Is Graduate School Right for You? An Admissions Advisor Tells All: Part 1

Once you graduate from college you have two options; go to work or go back to school (as in graduate school). However, with the economy being what it is lately, many college grads are choosing graduate school even though they’re not sure what they want to study. Colin Bosworth, a recent business administration college graduate […]

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“Even the Worst Experience is Worth It”: An Interview with Lisa Romanski

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“I graduated college as an enthusiastic and optimistic young educator, ready to make an impact on kids’ lives,” recalls 25-year old Art Teacher, Lisa Romanski. “That entire summer I applied to job after job and went on a few interviews, which lead to nowhere.” With the guidance of a friend, Lisa had previously enrolled at […]

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Is Happiness Tied to Your Job?

According to a new study coming out in the publication Psychological Science happiness among middle and lower income people is down, while those in the higher income brackets are just about as happy as (but not any happier than) they were 20 years ago. Makes sense, right? I mean, who wouldn’t be happy sitting on […]

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How to Stay Positive While Looking for a Job

If you just graduated from college this year you’re probably lamenting that you didn’t get handed the golden job opportunities you were promised IF you completed a college degree. Given these circumstances you can do one of two things: A) Grouse about the fact that it’s been hard to find a job in your career […]

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Creative Ways to Get Your First Job Out of College: Part 2

In Part 2 of my series on successful people who found jobs right out of college using unconventional means, I focus on the chance meeting. Too often we put too much energy into trying to meet “the right people” in terms of getting a job, when in reality it’s the everyday people we encounter in […]

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Creative Ways to Get Your First Job Out of College: Part 1

With the news this week of Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the U.S.’s financial rating, the trickle down is not going to be pretty. But that doesn’t mean jobs for new graduates are not available, it just means graduates are going to have to be smart about finding them. As I’ve said before, the days […]

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