5 Tips To Help You Decide On Your College Major

Ms. Career Girl

Big decisions shape the course of our lives, and the biggest one you face as a young person in high school is choosing a college major. Since desires and goals change over time, especially when you’re young and rapidly discovering new things about yourself and the world, how do you stay consistent with your original choice of college major? Here are some ideas on how to make a good decision when it comes to choosing your college major : 1.

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College Recruiting: Know Who Your Are and Where You Fit As a Company (Make Relative Deprivation Work for You).

The HR Capitalist

I had the pleasure of leading a roundtable discussion in Atlanta a few months ago on the topic of College Recruiting. As a result of getting to talk to about 35 practitioners - some who were all in on college recruiting and some who were doing nothing - here's my observations on the current college recruiting scene and what you should know: 1-- Big employers have brands and spends that are almost impossible to compete with when it comes to college recruiting.

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College Recruiting: Know Who You Are and Where You Fit As a Company (Make Relative Deprivation Work for You).

The HR Capitalist

I had the pleasure of leading a roundtable discussion in Atlanta a few months ago on the topic of College Recruiting. As a result of getting to talk to about 35 practitioners - some who were all in on college recruiting and some who were doing nothing - here's my observations on the current college recruiting scene and what you should know: 1-- Big employers have brands and spends that are almost impossible to compete with when it comes to college recruiting.

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When Turnover Is High But That Means You're World Class.

The HR Capitalist

Football season is upon us, and no one has more people leave them for a better job than University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Consider the following stats from Inc: Let's talk about Nick Saban, the head football coach at the University of Alabama. Among other things, his teams have won six national championships (five at Alabama and one when he was the head coach at Louisiana State University). Good leaders attract followers; great leaders create more leaders.

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HR as Big Data Marketers: "The Top Half of Our College Recruiting Class of 2009 Now Earns an Average of $109K Per Year".

HR Capitalist

Want to get the attention of someone in your next College Recruiting class? Take the title of this blog post: "The Top Half of Our College Recruiting Class of 2009 Now Earns an Average of $109K Per Year". Nick Saban and Alabama Football are using this in their recruiting pitches. Let''s think about college football - 85 scholarships or roughly 21 recruits per year on average. The Top Half of Our College Recruiting Class of 2009 Now Earns an Average of $109K Per Year".

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Can Social Media hinder you from getting that new job?

Resume Bear

I am a transplant from Southeast Alabama who moved to Chicago in 2009 and still trying to adjust to the crazy weather. Career Advice College Graduates College Students Human Resource News Internships Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Social Media Why ResumeBear? Ten years ago, the mere thought of using social media to hire or fire someone was completely unheard of. Today employees wonder if their next update on Facebook will also mean the unemployment line for them.

Tell Your High School Senior Not to Apply to that Stretch School

Evil HR Lady

It’s that time of year when high school seniors are choosing where to apply for college. I’m here to tell you a hiring secret: Managers don’t care where you went to college. University of Alabama. Typically students are told to apply to two-three “reach” or “stretch” schools , two-three “target” schools and two-three “safety” schools.

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Deeper Dive Into the Grad School Vs Work Dilemma

Ms. Career Girl

With the cost of college gradually increasing and student loan debt sky rocketing, I wanted to give the topic of graduate school a more thorough evaluation. Paul Di Gangi, an assistant professor at University of Alabama Birmingham said in a webinar on data security that the top paying jobs in the field usually require the professional to take the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam.

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Nick Saban Is a Steve Jobs-Type Control Freak: Exhibit 63

The HR Capitalist

In sports, consider Alabama football coach Nick Saban. For the uninitiated, Saban is the head football coach at the University of Alabama, who has built a dominating machine in college football. I used to be around college athletics as a player and a coach. Hell, this might even be an associate/assistant AD at Alabama, because that's how much power Nick Saban has. The sports world follows the business world in a lot of ways.

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KARMA: Don't Spit Into the Wind.

HR Capitalist

You know the drill by now - The Iron Bowl is college football, Alabama vs Auburn in the annual grudge match. The 2013 version was #1 Alabama (dynasty) vs #4 Auburn (always the underdog in this matchup). . It looked to be going to overtime until Alabama coach Nick Saban made a classic decision that ignited "Karma". An Alabama player stepped out of bounds and it looked like time had expired. That''s what Alabama got.

How Foresight Can Make a Difference

Workology

Once graduated, how many leave and go to college, thus removing them from the labor pool? Do any come back after college graduation or is the rural community a deterrent to finding a “good” job? Southwire, the leader in manufacturing of wire and cable for power transmission, is located in West Georgia, between Atlanta and the Alabama border. I write and talk about the importance of HR professionals being “practical futurists.”

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The Value of a Confidential Search BEFORE You Fire an Incumbent.

The HR Capitalist

For a nice primer on the potential value of the confidential search, I present two scenarios from the world of college football in 2020. We've all been there. There's an incumbent in a key position, and for whatever reason, they're not getting it done. So you do what you have to do.

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COVID Life: On Schools and Not Missing Opportunities

The HR Capitalist

My family consists of me, my wife, a sophomore son in college and a junior son in high school. --We Here's what's gone down in Alabama: --Most Alabama schools opened up in Fall 2020 for 100% live instruction. --As Alabama got it right on every account.

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FALLING INTO HR WEEK: One Kid's Path Into the Rock and Roll Lifestyle of HR.

The HR Capitalist

It’s a doozy: 1--I graduated from Northeast Missouri State (now Truman State) and automatically started a career as a young Division 1 college basketball coach at UAB (University of Alabama-Birmingham), because that’s how great HR is born, right? Note from KD - It's “Falling Into HR” series this week at The HR Capitalist. Go check out my post on Fistful of Talent from Monday as part of this series. This is the second post in that series.

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Jobs that Don’t Look Like Work

Resume Bear

His goal is to re-energize an appreciation for the hard work and contributions of our skilled labor force and to bolster enrollment in trade schools and technical colleges. With states like Alabama having more than one third of their skilled labor force over age 55 and nearing retirement, the country is in dire need of support for a revitalized and skilled labor force.

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Top 10 Cities of Geeks

Resume Bear

Eight colleges, seminaries, and/or graduate schools call Hartford home, as does the country’s second oldest high school. Carlisle, MA : Carlisle, MA, includes one of the richest zip codes in the country, and the highest number of residents who hold a college degree or higher: over 83% of everyone in the town. Conway, AK : Nicknamed “the city of colleges,&# Conway, AK, is home to the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College and Central Baptist College.

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The Case for an Employee Rehire Policy: Coach Synder Effect

Workology

And, in November 2008, Coach Snyder was rehired and returned to the sidelines in 2009 – a rare return in college football. At the moment, it looks as though Notre Dame and Alabama will play in the BCS Title game. The Case for an Employee Rehire Policy. The economy is like a pendulum and appears it’s started its swing back toward prosperity.

Ego-Driven Employees Have More Abusive Bosses (Or, So They Think!)

Career Realism

The research was conducted by Paul Harvey, associate professor of organizational behavior at UNH, and his research colleagues Kenneth Harris from Indiana University Southeast, William Gillis from the University of South Alabama, and Mark Martinko from the University of Queensland. 11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads.

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EMPLOYMENT BRANDING MBA: Why Nobody Cares Whether YOU Like Your Alma Mater's Football Uniforms.

HR Capitalist

If you're a real college football fan, you probably caught the new Univerisity of Georgia uniforms this last weekend , pictured below and to the right and almost universally panned as "sucking". Alabama can sell tradition. More from the Birmingham News : "When I first got to a TV set for the Georgia-Boise State game I thought the Galveston Gauchos of the Texas-Arkansas Indoor Arena Independent United League had joined the SEC. What ghastly uniforms.

The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

a gl obal contract research organization, plans to invest $28 million to expand its Lab Services Division in Henrico during that time…PPD’s job postings frequently call for applicants to have college or graduate degrees in science or related fields. The new $5 billi on ThyssenKrupp stai nless steel plant in Mobile County, Alabama officially opened for business Friday.

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Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Colleges generally don't offer courses in office politics, detailed business etiquette, and emotional intelligence. I told her I now live outside of civilization (I moved to south Alabama) and need whatever I can get el pronto. And throughout K-12, college, graduate school and years beyond, I lived my life according to the first sentence of your comment. Is this your first time here?

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Or Where did yo ugo to college? I thought I blended in perfectly with my backstory of being from Alabama&# ). Once I graduated high school and finished my college degree, I became much more comfortable with myself and my confidence rose. I went to college in the US and I’ve lived here for 6 years.

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Workplace news you cannot use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Posted by Lance Haun on January 25, 2010 at 11:29 pm | permalink | Reply Recently learned of a bumper sticker making the roads in Alabama… Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet him. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Workplace news you cannot use Posted to: How to blog | Productivity | Women January 25th, 2010 Del.icio.us

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