Tips for Seeking Out a Mentor from Successful Women Who Have Done It

Ms. Career Girl

Seeking out a mentor can be hard. However, mentorship can be a valuable tool in your career growth. In fact, people who have had a mentor are 130 percent more likely to be in a leadership role, according to If you want to find a mentor to help you learn and take the next step in your career, take some advice from these women who have mentored and been mentored themselves. But that may not be the best way for you to find a mentor.

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Mentors: You Should Either Have One Or Be One

Ms. Career Girl

The post Mentors: You Should Either Have One Or Be One appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I have a vivid memory of a college class that was being taught by a newly hired professor and the topic of the day proved to be quite a workout for him. The experience in mentoring is similar. The Mentor. While we usually think about mentoring from the perspective of the person being mentored, there’s huge benefits on both sides. Over 80% had a mentor.

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Two out of Three Millennial Women Say Access to Role Models and Mentors at Would Increase their Confidence at Work

Ms. Career Girl

Tone Networks, a digital executive coaching platform for women, announced today findings from a national survey that shows executive coaching and access to role models and mentors could be the link to lowering stress levels and increasing workplace confidence amongst Millennial women.

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How to Start Your Career While Still in College

Career Alley

When they do finally graduate, many college students will face the pressures of a depleted job market. But for motivated students who are looking ahead to a successful job post graduation, the time to start a career is now. Here are a few of the many ways to begin pursuing your career while still in college. This will help to inform you about the market that you will be trying to capitalize on as you begin your career.

7 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads


Recent figures show there has been a drastic decline in possible job opportunities for new graduates, and the resources obtained from college career services are limited. Here are seven tips for recent college graduates to help with the job hunt. LinkedIn and Twitter are good places to be as you can speak to directors and professionals in the relevant areas of your career. The post 7 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads appeared first on

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4 Lessons from My Mentor

Ms. Career Girl

Ladies, I have some bad news for you… College does not teach you everything you will need for your career. Take a few breaths and keep reading, because I am going to share with you four concise lessons that a mentor once taught me: 1. This can be done through projects or even chats over coffee, where the subjects can range from industry news to that person’s career history. I will always be grateful to my mentor for sharing this insight with me.

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5 Professional Development Tips For College Students

Career Realism

As a college student, your number one priority is to learn. What you need to realize early on in your college career is that your learning is not, and should not, only be located in the classroom. Here are some professional development tips for college students: 1.

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Top Career To-Dos for College Juniors and Seniors

Ms. Career Girl

The post Top Career To-Dos for College Juniors and Seniors appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Heading back to campus as a junior or senior is exciting, but it also means it’s time to start preparing for your post-collegiate career. Career Advice for College Juniors It’s never too early to start preparing for the professional world. Research and study your potential career field. Visit your college career center. Become a mentor.

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Why You Should be Mentoring Future HR Professionals


It’s the start of school and the college semester, and while I don’t have children myself yet or a student my schedule is still tied to the education season. September is not only the start of football, cooler weather, the return of all my favorite pumpkin themed eats, and my internal queue to get serious about holiday shopping (yup, I’m one of those early planner/shopper people) — but its time for me to start gearing up to kick off my HR mentoring program.

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5 Job Search Tips for College Grads and Entry Level Job Seekers

Career Alley

I often get asked by recent college grads what they can do to improve their chances of getting a job once they graduate. They answer, of course, depends on when you start the college grad job search process. Ideally, you would have had several internships during your college years and, while you think it might be too late to do that, think again (more on this later). Talk to the adviser at your College Career Center and ask for some help with creating your resume.

Why I Miss College

Ms. Career Girl

This is a post dedicated to the nostalgic feeling I’ve been having about my college days. College is the time of your life for many of us who go through the traditional college experience. College is indeed a lot like high school with two exceptions and one of them can be overcome. In college, you live with everyone – your friends, enemies, and frenemies – which means you have to see all these people all the time. College was the time of my life.

Finding Your First Job After College

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding Your First Job After College appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Back when I was in college, I wish someone had taken me aside and advised me to look into my future career options. I was so focused on exams and deadlines, I forgot that the entire point of college is to get you prepared for the working world. The current generation of college graduates will be facing great challenges. Career Girl.

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Five Steps Mothers and Mentors Can Take to Foster Purpose in Adolescents

Ms. Career Girl

Only about 1 in 5 high schoolers and 1 in 3 college aged youth reports leading a life of purpose. Below I outline five empirically-based approaches Moms and mentors can use to help youth discover a personally meaningful direction in life. Which colleges are you applying to? The post Five Steps Mothers and Mentors Can Take to Foster Purpose in Adolescents appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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Create Career Success By Becoming a Mentor

Career Realism

Success Tweet: Find a mentor. Mentors are positive people who will help you find the lessons in your experience and use them to move forward. This is a long post, because mentors are an important source of career advice. The term “mentor” comes from The Odyssey. Odysseus entrusted the care of his son, Telemachus, to Mentor when he set out to fight the Trojan War. Mentors are positive people by definition. ” Do you want to find a mentor?

Earning a College Degree: How to Make the Right Choice

Career Alley

True career planning starts before you even begin your post-secondary education. Anyone who applies for college without a solid (yet malleable) career plan will find that it is difficult to choose a degree of study without first deciding on a career path. There are several tools and resources out there that were designed to help students and professionals narrow down their natural talents and interests and guide them to the best careers for their personalities.

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. You’ll also move ahead in your career much faster. Although it’s a lot of pressure to make the right decision, it’s practical to make the effort to engage in the process of career planning. Here are some ideas on how to make a good decision when it comes to choosing your college major : 1. Career Girl.

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If You’re Living Without A Mentor, You’re Not Living

Ms. Career Girl

Frankly, my career in my early twenties has been more like a perpetual pain tolerance test for emotional whiplash. But in the midst of all these ups and downs I realized that the only thing more consistent than the unexpected career roadblocks, has been the support, guidance, and wisdom of the people around me. These people are my mentors. It’s not that mentors don’t do these things, it’s just not all they do. So what DO mentors do?

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Build Your College to Career Confidence


College sophomore and freelance filmmaker Bunee Tomlinson advises: “Age doesn’t matter. Neil Rader, Chief Operating Officer of NYU Stern School of Business and mentor advises: “Oftentimes I feel that students can be timid. Gen Y Job Search college confidence internship sandra sandra long The first step in securing job offers from future employers is your own personal confidence. How can an employer be confident in you if don’t feel the same? Let’s face it: you own this.

What good mentoring looks like

Penelope Trunk

I built my career by becoming friends with big bloggers, and I decided I wanted to make Penelope my friend. So I hired her for a career coaching session because I knew if we talked on the phone she would remember me. I would send her an idea, we would get on the phone and she would tell me why my idea wouldn’t work, and then she’d end up giving me career advice. I did this every single day and planned to until I was 36 and my son went to college. Mentoring

General Guidelines About Getting a Job After College


This essay is about getting work after college. In general, the theory is straightforward enough; you graduate from college, you begin applying for work, you get a call or an email from a prospective employer, you go to an interview and you get it or not. A survey indicated that 85% of students believed an internship was important or extremely important for their career. Using your college’s career services office. General Getting a Job After College

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How to Build a Successful Career Path


When you look forward to what you plan for your life, you may assume that the perfect career will just show up. Don’t Assume Your Career Will Take Care of Itself. Some careers have a standard progression. Career Advice Choose Your Career

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6 Career Advancement Strategies


There are many paths you can take towards career advancement. A good place to begin your plan for career advancement is to get both your personal and professional life organized. Create Your Career Roadmap. Find a Mentor. Career Advice

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Career Tips for New Grads

Career Alley

Furthermore, 39 percent of college graduates live with their parents and roughly two-thirds have debt that carries on into their careers. If you’re a new graduate, it’s important to seek ways to stay informed on ways to build a successful career. Match a Mentor to Your Goals. Many graduates accept any mentor and feel fortunate to have one at all. By doing so, the mentor can give you specific advice on how to achieve that particular lifestyle.

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How To Plot Your Best Career Path

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re deciding on your best career path as part of college planning, or thinking about making a career change at some later time, it’s not something to be taken lightly. Of course you can get advice from career counselors, recruiters. Find a Mentor.

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Want to Land Your Dream Job? Tips for Recent College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

Tips for Recent College Grads appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. You did it, congrats on your college graduation! The bad news, is that having a career is sort of like having a final everyday of your life for the next 40 years. To help you enter your career with a positive mindset, ready to kick ass and take names, it’s imperative that you have a definitive guide to get you started off on the right foot. FIND A MENTOR ON DAY ONE. Career Girl.

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What Does Being a Mentor Mean?

Water Cooler Wisdom

I received this e-mail from a reader, and it’s not the first time I’ve gotten this question: Dear Alexandra:  A college graduate asked me to be her mentor.    You don’t want to spend several hours every week helping her navigate through every minute aspect of her job search, college-to-career transition, or problem at work. Fortunately, a good mentor relationship doesn’t necessarily entail that you become your mentee’s third parent. 

The College Board is a case study in corporate racism

Penelope Trunk

Every day, one million families watch every move on the College Board website because it controls so much of the college application process. Looking more closely I saw it’s a letter “from the Black employees at College Board.”

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Tips for Hiring Recent College Grads #shrm14


Graduation season is upon us, which means a lot of recent college grads entering the job market. For young college grads it is a time to enter the professional world and start building a career, and for older graduates, it may mean entering a new career field. In today’s post, we will look at some tips for hiring recent college graduates. A lot of young college graduates have little experience with looking for a professional job.

Tips for Pursuing a Career in Finance

Ms. Career Girl

People like to say money makes the world go ‘round, so it’s a fascinating career for many people. If you want to dive into personal finance or the world of public funding, these tips for how to pursue a career in finance can help. Getting a college degree isn’t always an option.

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The 5 Professional Development Pillars of Real-Life Career Girls

Ms. Career Girl

The post The 5 Professional Development Pillars of Real-Life Career Girls appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. When you’re at the wheel, steering your own on-going career development, it can be a lot to take on. How is a young career girl to know what really works? For this article I had the chance to speak with a number of real-life career girls, all of which are at different stages in life, but have accomplished their own levels of professional success.

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College Degrees No Longer Enough To Get The Job

Resume Bear

“This is an opportunity – not to mention a responsibility – for educational institutions to add to what they are teaching, to focus more on outcomes, and for businesses to take the lead by investing in training and mentoring programs for young employees and working with our local universities and colleges to develop the entry-level skills so critical to workplace success.” Career News College Graduates career tips college to career Graduates

Top Resume Writing Tips for College Students

The Undercover Recruiter

Creating a captivating resume can be a daunting task for college students – the reason for that is obvious: at this early stage of their lives, students haven’t reached many significant achievements. While you’re at college, you have the ability to arrange a meeting with the staff of Career Services. This is a valuable opportunity for you to see your future in a certain career and understand what that niche requires. Top Resume Writing Tips for College Students.

How College Grads Can Get A Jump On The Job Search

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet. Getting a job out of college is not easy. The job market is competitive but there are some things that college grads, and current students, can do to put themselves in a better position. Need help jump-starting your career?

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How Mentors Can Help Grads Get Their Dream Job

Career Realism

This article was written by Lisa Adams, founder of Fresh Air Careers , on behalf of the Happy Grad Project. He is two years out of college and gainfully employed at UCF. I asked him what was the one piece of advice he received, prior to graduation, that helped him make a successful shift to life after college. He actually gave me three sound pieces of advice: 1) Be persistent, 2) Stay open to opportunities, and 3) Seek wise counsel from trusted advisors and mentors.

College Career Centers Are Challenged in Preparing Students for Work

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to the Job Preparedness Indicator research conducted by the Career Advisory Board in late 2011, only 14 percent of hiring managers felt that job candidates had the requisite skills to fill open positions. At the Career Advisory Board , which is presented by DeVry University, our mission is to help job seekers and careerists advance, so we decided to go to the front lines and assess what career counselors thought about this.  The skills gap is getting wider.

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7 Internship Search Tips for College Athletes


Athletes often have a challenging time fitting in an internship along with college classes and daily sports practices. Here are seven tips just for you: 7 Internship Search Tips for College Athletes. Visit Career Services. This may seem obvious, but Career Services can be overlooked. Large universities, like Texas A & M, have “Athletic Career Services” which tailor their program to the special needs of student athletes. Find Mentor or Advisor.

10 Top Resume Tips for College Students


Here we share a list of top 10 tips specifically for college students. 10 Top Resume Tips for College Students. College Help. Look for resume workshops at your college or university. The professionals at your Career Services department have great expertise with resumes and cover letters. Career Coach Kevin Grubb advises: “Reading eyes naturally gravitate to the upper left of a page, so put your most signi?cant

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Reality vs. Opportunity in Careers: Find a Mentor

Career Key

To offset these distortions, we should hold up as examples work that is fun and rewarding, while recognizing that few if any people love every single task of their career. The trick is to minimize those distasteful tasks; choosing a career that matches your personality and career path will help achieve that goal. By helping people see themselves fit into a career path that they control and own.

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6 Steps To Kickstart Your Career As A College Freshman

Career Realism

So, you and your parents have just invested a significant amount of money for your college education. Related: 6 Reasons Internships Are A Must In College. Well, here is a very important fact about college and ROI. The career development services office is where you will receive this education and, this is a process that takes as many semesters to complete as your degree. 6 Steps To Kickstart Your Career As A College Freshman. Step 6: Get A Mentor.

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6 Strategies To Kickstart Your Career As A College Sophomore

Career Realism

The second year of college is the time when many students feel disillusioned. Related: 6 Steps To Kickstart Your Career As A College Freshman. Sophomore year becomes “crunch time” year when expectations are higher, decision-making becomes center stage, and focus towards a career path becomes priority. Make no mistake about it, sophomore year is a very significant transition year for college students. Continue monthly meetings with your career coach.

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5 Keys to Building a Rockstar College Internship Program


Learn more best practices on creating a rockstar intern and college recruiting program by joining our webinar on 3/14/13 at 11 AM CST. The reality, however, is that colleges and universities need to meet the needs of not only employers but for the workforce they are training. A key step in making this dream a reality is to build a successful college internship program that allows students to have real world training. College Internship Program Benefits. Be a mentor.

College Grad Job Search – Are We There Yet? – Vol 2

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « 7 Motivational Keys for job seekers Who’s Hiring from the Best Companies to Work for – Vol 18 » College Grad Job Search – Are We There Yet? 5 Fast Growing Careers That Pay – While money isn’t everything, unless you are opting for volunteer work, it is an important consideration.

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College Seniors: How to Enter The Job Market [10 Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s never too soon for college seniors to start thinking about the 2013 job market. Most college seniors are extremely fluent in social media, but probably mainly on Facebook. LinkedIn should be considered the place where a college senior can truly differentiate himself or herself. In addition to looking for a paying job, the goal should be to also consider internships (paid or unpaid) in the college student’s field of choice. Make use of the college placement center.