Posts Tagged ‘Career’

Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

The career landscape is changing, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s mostly a good thing. The job market students face today is new and dynamic, making use of social media and reflecting the new reality that most employees “job hop” and do not retire from their first-ever job. Students ...

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

General Education–Gen Ed–is a dreaded term to nearly every college student, and likely college professors as well. Both groups would undoubtedly rather be in classes where students actually care about the material being taught, but universities continually require a base of classes in multiple areas from institution to institution.  Whether it’s to provide a “well-rounded ...

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

The Internet has changed a lot since the dawn of Facebook; what was once intrinsically “private” is now intrinsically “public.” The stories once shared with just college students on Facebook are now seen by our administrators and professors, law enforcement agencies, strangers, and potential employers. Related: How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile While the partying side ...

How to Take Advantage of Your College Career Center

Everyone goes to college to get the career they desire.  That statement can apply to every college student, everywhere, with little exception.  Getting that career, even with a college degree, is not always so easy though due to the highly competitive job market and ever-increasing number of college graduates today. It is certainly a good ...

11 Career Tips from a Marketing Manager

A mobile marketing manager for American Eagle Outfitters spoke at my college last week. Her position is too specific to be on most college students’ short list of potential careers, and there’s always a chance that they — and you — are missing out. This list of facts and advice holds knowledge from American Eagle’s ...

10+ Questions for Your Next Networking Lunch

You should be meeting with professionals within your field as often as possible. People who have been in the work force for two or three years are the best, as they’ll have information relevant to you, and they’re more likely to enjoy helping someone whose shoes they can still empathize with being in. Plus, your ...

10 Skills That Will Make You More Employable

Looking to land a great job after college? Unfortunately, just having a degree isn’t enough to guarantee you anything. Sure, having a great resume that outlines all of your achievements is nice, but there are certain intangibles that employers look for in a new hire. Many of these in-demand skills are a result of the changing ...

6 Ways to Find Your Purpose in Life

We all undoubtedly have things in our lives that require answers. We want to know how to master certain skills, “woo” others, and make the right decisions in life. But most of us might not know where to begin looking; and as a result, we become stagnant. I’m not saying I know all of the ...

How to Become More Than Your Major to Recruiters

How to Become More Than Your Major to Recruiters

“So you want to make movies or something?” That’s the first question people ask when they hear I majored in Film and Television — an odd choice for someone with no intention of entering either industry. Yet switching out of Economics was one of the best decisions I made as an undergrad. The courses offered ...

5 Ways to Boost Your Resume Without a Job

Look on any job board site and what do you see? A long list of openings that require two or more years of experience in the industry in order to be considered for the position. Even entry-level jobs require some form of experience to qualify. Unfortunately, we’re seeing many college graduates come out of school ...

41% of Recent College Graduates Overqualified for Current Job

A new survey has found that 41 percent of recent college graduates find themselves in work that does not require a college degree. Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, surveyed 1,005 new workers who graduated in 2011 and 2012 (without going to graduate school) to compare job realities with the expectations of the ...

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