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Who Is Hiring Recent Graduates?

Career Realism

Although recent graduates haven’t been leaving their colleges and universities with optimistic predictions about finding the jobs of their dreams, the current situation on the job market looks promising. According to the latest estimations, 90% of the graduates of class of 2008-09 (which finished their studies at the onset of the crisis) have been employed. Related: 6 Job Search Tips For New Graduates.

6 Ways Recent Graduates Can Stand Out As Professionals

Career Realism

So, you are a recent college graduate. You keep hearing about the lack of available jobs and that recent graduates are taking jobs that do not require a degree. Yes, this does not make you feel good about starting a job search. 6 Ways Recent Graduates Can Stand Out. Finding work is a challenge for everyone, especially recent graduates who have less professional experience than others.


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6 Job Search Tips For New Graduates

Career Realism

Quite often graduates end up in a job that is well below their qualifications, become unhappy, and question their competence. Job Search Tips For New Graduates. Here are a few job search tips for new graduates that could give your efforts a boost: 1. Sometimes, universities and colleges do not prepare you for the hands-on, practical, job-specific qualities that are required of you upon graduating. Job Search recent graduate

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How To Effectively Expand Your Network For Job Search Success

Career Realism

Networking is vital to job search success. Networking can lead to referrals, identifying jobs that aren’t yet posted, and securing informational interviews. Related: 10 Ways Recent Graduates Can Effectively Network Online. Networking platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter are tools that can help you effectively expand your network. Here’s how… Building your social network. It takes time to build a network.

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You don’t know if you don’t ask: Part 2, The Strategy

Write Solution

Last week, I shared a client story about a young job seeker attempting to launch his career in the oil and gas industry using his geology degree. But, here’s what flattery looks like in a “buyer-driven”, “it’s all about them”, job market: He didn’t ask for a job. He used non-pressure language to politely ask for guidance, rather than expect or demand help with a job search. I write frequently about networking.

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6 Benefits to Using a Temp Agency to Find a Job

Career Alley

The past several years have marked America’s longest unemployment crisis since the Great Depression, with the highest jobless rates in recent history. While finding a permanent position can be difficult in this economy, consider temporary assignments if you are in the job market. Read on to explore 6 benefits of using a temp agency to find a job. Networking. Good luck in your search. Search Millions of Jobs. job title, keywords or company.

You don’t know if you don’t ask: Part 1, The story

Write Solution

He traveled a non-traditional path toward graduation, taking almost 10 years to complete his degree. Two weeks after finally graduating, a close family member received a terminal diagnosis. Now, two years beyond graduation, he felt behind the curve because of the choices he’d made. He’d heard job search horror stories from his classmates. From our first conversation, I encouraged him to engage his network. Network. Network. Network.

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Finding Your Career’s Footing As An Art School Graduate

Career Realism

Related: 6 Ways Recent Graduates Can Stand Out As Professionals. Those with creative vision can make extraordinary artists, authors, and inventors—but when that vision is applied recklessly or without focus, graduates can be burned by hiring managers like a fledgling Icarus flying too close to the sun. This will keep your rent paid, expand your body of work, and help avoid those dreaded unemployment gaps while you’re looking for a steady job.

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8 Networking Groups You Should Join

Career Realism

Everyone should know by now that networking is the best way to find a job. Where job boards have a 3-10% effectiveness rate, and probably less now that Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that will rank your resume) are becoming prevalent, networking has a 30-60% effectiveness rate. Related: 10 Common Networking Mistakes To Avoid. Unfortunately, people do not know how to network (one day I will probably write a short book on how to do it).

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Is Vlogging Becoming The Latest Career Path For Graduates?

Career Realism

According to latest figures , the graduate job market has recovered to its pre-recession peak, with a 12% rise in the number of jobs for university leavers. Top employers recruited more graduates this year than they expected, causing it to be the biggest increase for four years after a 23.2% However, while it is a positive factor that graduate employment rates have increased, the number of UK graduates have also increased by 85,000 to a staggering 365,000 since 2007.

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I Wish I May, I Wish I Might, Wish Upon a Job Tonight

Career Alley

” – Aristotle Every once and awhile I get an email from a college student who is attending (or recently graduated) from the college I attended. They are usually looking for career advice or a potential inside track to a job at my company. What amazes me is the misconceptions about job search and networking. ” and he told me that he was afraid that his employer would find out that he was looking for a job.

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5 Career Tips for College Seniors


Defining your personal brand at the beginning of the year will give you a jump-start on creating the professional materials and experiences you need once you start searching for career opportunities. Build your LinkedIn profile and start networking as soon as you’re ready. Expanding your network – both real world and digital – can help you with your short and long-term career goals. Most people leave jobs because of a cultural mismatch. Job Search

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Hidden Gems to Propel Your Internship Search


Be prepared to expand your career perspectives, learning and networking by leveraging shorter term career experiences. Often, an externship or winternship is similar to a short term internship or an extended job shadowing program. At Colgate University, they support various job shadowing opportunities including one called “A day in the life.” Gen Y Job Search externship internship internships sandra sandra long winternship

HIRE ME! 7 Tips For Getting A Job After College

Career Realism

In today’s job market, college graduates have a tough time. The words “HIRE ME” taped on the top of the mortarboard have become a cliché indicator of the desperation of today’s graduates to stand out. Related: 11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads. Many colleges have job searching courses that help you build resumes and extol the virtues of the book, What Color Is Your Parachute? Attend job fairs. Job Search recent gra

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How To Get Hired By Starting A Blog

Career Realism

With a highly competitive job market and an alarming amount of young people finding themselves unable to begin their career, it’s not surprising that people are opting to go one step further when it comes to getting noticed by employers. Of course, having a strong resume is still crucial, however, there are additional steps a job searcher can take to show their skills and passions – such as starting a blog. Why Starting A Blog Could Help Your Job Search.

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Graduates: Plan Ahead To Protect Your Potential

Career Realism

Many graduates are facing a challenging job market, with student loan debt. My advice to job seekers is to plan ahead and protect your potential. Related: What Are The Hardest Challenges Facing College Graduates? Take advantage of the networks you are constantly building. Every new grad probably has three distinct networks they’ve cultivated: your personal, professional, and social networks. Graduating?

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How to Use LinkedIn University Pages to Recruit

The Undercover Recruiter

Most recently they launched their University Pages alongside allowing students from the age of 13 and older to make use of the LinkedIn Platform. This is all part of its goal to entice prospective graduates and students in the tremendous career benefits in using this platform. There are of course numerous job boards, portals and other sites which are useful for jobseekers, but not all of them are as accurate or trustworthy as one might think. Graduate LinkedIn Recruitment

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12 Best ‘Real World’ Tips From Happy Grads

Career Realism

As part of our Happy Grad Project , we’re featuring a bunch of Happy Grads, their stories, and their advice for students and recent grads. Here are some tips they wanted to share with those entering the “real world” soon: On Job Search… “‘Networking’ isn’t just a word; it’s as important as food for anyone entering the job market.” Graduating?

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3 Ways to Build Your Social Jobs Referral and Influence Network


. Don’t forget to register for our September webinar, How to Create a Killer Social Recruiting Strategy , on September 26, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. Well, statistics show that more than 14 million people used social media to find their last job, which isn’t surprising since 73 percent of employers hired employees using social media. In a 2012 Candidate Experience Survey , job seekers admitted that they share the good, the bad and the ugly during their job search.

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should I send a very belated job rejection, getting paid for doing required reading outside of work, and more

Ask A Manager

Sending a very belated rejection to a job candidate. The kicker is that after we decline people, we send a handwritten note to say “thanks for coming in, it was nice to meet you, good luck with your search,” etc. It’s probably clear that she didn’t get the job, but she must think we have the strangest way to decline people. I did find a better permanent job, but what is with a supervisor hiring someone know for performance problems?

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employee didn’t seem happy to get a raise, my coworker has pinkeye, and more

Ask A Manager

Recently I gave a part-time employee a pay raise. It’s possible you caught him on a bad day, but I’d follow up anyway, because it’s possible that something is going on that you should know about — that he’s miserable with the job, that he thinks (rightly or wrongly) that he deserves a far higher raise and is insulted by what you offered, or who knows what. Is there anything I can do to get closer to this job beyond just (obviously) applying?

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4 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find Your Next Job

Career Realism

4 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find Your Next Job. As a job candidate, it says something about your character that is admirable. There are certain situations where volunteer work can be particularly helpful to your job search: 1. If you are a recent graduate just starting out, the only experience you may or may not have is internship experience and coursework. Don Goodman’s firm was rated as the #1 Resume Writing Service in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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