5 Ways to Compensate for a Lack of Paid Professional Experience

Careers Done Write

Many candidates use time off work, such as breaks between college terms or while taking a break to raise children, to volunteer for non-profit organizations. You may find courses online, at local trade schools, colleges, or through professional associations. Don’t let lack of recent paid professional experience keep you from your dream job. There are at least five ways that you can gain skills and experience necessary for your target career.

5 Lessons on Career Success I Learned in College

Competitive Resumes

For mass communications majors at college, getting a television or radio reporting gig was a major career stepping stone. Being compensated for doing something I loved was a dream come true. I eventually got a chance to work with the dean of the college for a week, and it set up some other related job opportunities. Career Career Management careers Job Search college

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5 Well Paying Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Well Paying Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree appeared first on Ms. If the traditional schooling system is not your forte or the idea of racking up debt is not enticing, here’s our list of five well-paying careers that don’t require a college degree. However, due to the minimal education requirements and high compensation, a career in the postal service industry is still worth pursuing.

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How to Graduate From College With No Student Loan Debt

Resume Bear

college students graduate with an average of $26,600 in student loan debt, according to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) Project on Student Debt. Despite the grim statistics, it is possible to graduate from college debt-free and with a little money in the bank. The marketing firm in your area may need college students to join focus groups and talk about their thoughts on brands. Compensation could be $50 to $200 for just a few hours of work.

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How Do College Students Succeed in Today’s Workforce: 10 Tips from BA to Boardroom

Resume Bear

Today’s college students and graduates are competing in an ever-expanding workforce, both here in America and on a global basis. The best 10 skills to identify, learn and master when coming out of college are: 1) Effective Resume Writing : Resumes are intended to get you an interview, not a job. Your chances for maximum pay will improve if you discuss compensation after you are considered the best candidate.

2013 177

Gap Years Are Sexy, But They Come At A Cost.

The HR Capitalist

As COVID drags on, there's a popular topic that's coming up more often in families with college age kids - THE GAP YEAR! Two factors make it a hot topic: 1--Remaining fears about the safety of being on campus and in a general college population, and more to the point, .

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Want the American Dream? Don't Go to College

Evil HR Lady

Dont Go to College In order to be "successful" you must go to college--and when times get tough, go back and get that MBA or Law Degree, right? Dont Go to College Posted by Suzanne Lucas at 2:06 PM Email This BlogThis! I have considered telling my kids that I'll pay for refrigerator college. Anon, or German car mechanic college. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

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7 Ways College Students Can Manage Stress Effectively

Career Realism

Almost every student in college will attest to the fact that they have to deal with stress management. Regular anxious moments can adversely affect a college student’s mental and physical state. Luckily, there are some ways college students can manage stress effectively. If there are occasions when you do not get enough sleep, ensure that you compensate for it later. The post 7 Ways College Students Can Manage Stress Effectively appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

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How To Know If Your Defined-Benefit Pension Plan Is In Trouble.

The HR Capitalist

My state has a Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program, created by the Legislature in 1989 and managed by the state treasurer. Benefits Compensation Employee RelationsI'm not an expert on pension plan funding. But if you're relying on a pension in retirement, you might want to take a look at what % of obligations are funded currently in your pension plan. Why would I say that? Because while I'm no expert, I can tell you when your pension plan is in trouble.

2019 101

What Companies Can Learn From the College Admissions Process

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Monday, April 12th, 2010 What Companies Can Learn From the College Admissions Process I recently spent two weeks touring college campuses with my daughter. I quickly became fascinated with the process…everything from the information sessions to the student guided tours to the admissions requirements made me think about what hiring authorities at companies could learn from the college admissions process.

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Paid vs. Unpaid Internships: Why Top Companies are Happy to Pay


Unfortunately, diverse students, particularly first generation US college students, are the ones hit the hardest by unpaid internship programs. In this way, unpaid positions are not just bad for students, forcing them to choose between valuable professional experience, and work that allows them to cover increasingly expensive college tuition, but also bad for employers who miss out on a massive and valuable segment of the college audience. Internships: To Pay or Not to Pay.

“What Salary Do You Seek?” The Four Smartest Responses

Sklover Working Wisdom

Start with “ Flexible ”: “I am flexible as to salary, depending on overall compensation. ” It is a given that base salary is but one part of an overall compensation package, and that in many companies it is a rather small part of overall compensation. This first response is especially smart, as it establishes your reasonable need for more information on compensation before you can firmly commit to the “base salary.”

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How To Find A Great Finance Job Right Out Of College

Career Realism

Finance is popular largely because of the innumerable benefits that it confers on those who take it up: Finance jobs are well-compensated, provide ample room for advancement, and offer workers the chance to accumulate real power and influence. If you wish to begin a lucrative finance career but don’t know how or where to look for your first job, follow these tips to learn how to find a great finance job right out of college.

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“How does an offer of ‘equity’ from an employer work?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Private Equity firms invest “private equity,” meaning monies of very rich individuals and institutions, such as college endowments, pension funds and insurance company investments. Miscellaneous Compensation Q & A Raise, Bonus, CompensationQuestion: I am being made an offer from a company owned by a “Private Equity” firm. They have said the offer will include “equity” – which is new to me. How does that work? What terms will that piece of the offer come in?

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Best Predictors of Higher Income Attainment in 12 Year Old Kids? Rule Breaking/Defiance of Parental Authority Of Course.

The HR Capitalist

You want to be taken back to the college days where you'd figure out how to game the Dewey Decimal System to find the right cites for that lame research paper you had to write. Career Advice Compensation Talent WorkplaceReady for some science today? Of course you are. Actually, this cite is kind of cool - it comes from the Journal of Developmental Psychology and breaks down Best Predictor of Higher Income Attainment in 12 Year Old Kids.

2017 104

March Madness Star From Xavier Also Uber Driver.

The HR Capitalist

He is naturally inquisitive -- in one evening driving around town, Matt discussed how to doctor quinoa to make it taste good, whether college athletes ought to be paid, what the restaurant he hopes to run someday will serve and whether the Browns should start Johnny Manziel (yes, he argued) -- and is honestly interested in what people have to say.". Compensation Talent Workplace Need a workplace connection to the NCAA Tourney/March Madness?

2015 112

“Want a Raise? – Here’s How to Ask”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY ” : Here are some survey results recently published by compensation-data firm PayScale: a. While they may be fine to mention briefly – “As I am sure you know, being a single mom with three teenagers who all want to go to college is not easy” – is fine, but making that the thrust of your reason for asking for a raise is not the most likely way to succeed. “At the end of my salary, there’s always a lot of month left.”. – Loesje.

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Don’t Worry Be Happy, or PayCheck?

Resume Bear

Then look for jobs at companies that match as many of your preferences as possible – be sure to check out company reviews — then start thinking about compensation. Career Advice College Graduates College Students Employee Benefits Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Why ResumeBear? When it comes to a job, money is important.

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You’ve Got The Job! What’s Next?

Ms. Career Girl

These include: Your kids college. I have been compensated for my participation. Life After College Money Ameritas employee benefits financial planning financial services Got The Job! The post You’ve Got The Job! What’s Next? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. We know all too well that the job market has been very competitive the last few years.

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Hot Career Choices – Where Psychology And Business Meet

Career Alley

When you are looking for a course to take in college, you would want to make sure that graduating from that particular course will eventually land you in a good job. One of the best college courses to choose is Psychology because the skills and knowledge you will learn can be applied in a wide variety of settings. They can be assigned to do recruitment, training, compensation and benefits, as well as employee engagement.

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How to Write a Will in 6 Simple Steps

Ms. Career Girl

To that end, you should consider compensating whoever you choose to oversee your will, since they’ll have to put a lot of work into it, too. Life After College Money tips on writing a will write a will writing a willAs soon as you transition into the professional world, you start to think about your future. You might begin investing in company stock or setting money aside for retirement. But not as many people will think about writing a will at the same time.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to manage a college education Posted to: College students January 21st, 2010 Del.icio.us Ben Casnocha has one of the most thorough, self-examined discussions about the value of college on his blog. He went to college, probably, because so many people told him to. Ben left college. But still, it’s tough to be in college right now. Thanks, community college.

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Graduate to Moving Faster on Your Job Hunt

Resume Bear

Making matters worse was that I found myself out of work just before the holidays that year, yes, no more than about six months before a flood of college graduates would be entering the job search. So there I was, at an age where some employers would rather push aside experience for someone just out of college that they can pay next to nothing for. Most were young, looked fresh out of college or were a semester away from receiving their diplomas.

2012 193

When Raises Shouldn't Be A Given.(Non-Economic/NFL Edition)

HR Capitalist

Simply put - the Patriots have a long history of not upping, overvaluing and overextending compensation to players who won''t continue to improve or whose skills may decline quickly. When should you walk away from providing raises, allow talent to walk out the door when a competitor comes knocking, or otherwise live a philosophy of being prudent with compensation dollars? Compensation Talent

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Landed a New Job? How to Start Off the Right Way

Resume Bear

My professional experience includes employment, classification, employee relations, HRIS, compensation and immigration. Changing Careers College Graduates College Students Government Jobs Green Jobs Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Re-entering the Workforce Success Stories Summer Jobs Why ResumeBear? Advice for a new job. A couple months ago, I received an email from a student who had some job hunting questions.

2012 194

50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

CareerBliss data evaluates company reviews for the key factors which affect work happiness, including: work-life balance, one’s relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, their daily tasks, and job control over the work that they do on a daily basis. CareerBliss announces employees’ choice for the happiest places to work!

2012 197

Fake Job Reference Services: Watch Out!

Resume Bear

Her extensive experience includes benefits, compensation, legal compliance, performance management, employee relations, recruiting and termination. Career Advice College Graduates College Students Featured Articles Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Top Employers Why ResumeBear? Article Overview: You may have heard about new web-based services that are offering fake work histories and references for job seekers.

2012 190

The best answer for the hardest job interview question

Resume Bear

Other than monetary compensation, what is important for you in a job? Career Advice College Graduates College Students Interview Tips Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Why ResumeBear? One of the most common interview questions that clients ask me for help in answering is a bold question, and of course relates to cost.

2011 216

50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

compensation : If you know the going rate for whatever you do, you are much less likely to be taken advantage of. Career Advice College Graduates College Students Featured Articles Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Job Openings Social Media Why ResumeBear? Twitter is like a window into the soul of America. It shows us faster and more accurately what is on our collective minds than any other medium currently in use.

Can You Have One Too Many Interviews in Your Job Search?

Resume Bear

Dave Thomas, who covers among other topics workers compensation and credit card processing, writes extensively for Business.com, an online resource destination for businesses of all sizes to research, find, and compare the products and services they need to run their businesses. Career Advice Changing Careers College Graduates College Students Featured Articles Human Resource News Interview Tips Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Why ResumeBear?

2012 189

6 Workplace Realities Women Will Face In 2040

Water Cooler Wisdom

Assuming that she has a college degree and eight years of work experience, how might she fare in a world dominated by contract workers , fluid teams, human-centered work, persistent pay gaps , blurred work-life boundaries , and biases that have been around since the beginning of time? A 2014 Babson College study showed that, on average, just 60 female CEOs got VC funding in the years 2011–2013. My 4-year-old daughter Serena will be 30 in 2041.

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McDONALD'S: Achiever Guilt, Worker Drive and The Riddle of a Working Wage.

HR Capitalist

You don''t have to have a college degree or be raised in a perfect environment to advance at a place like McDonald''s. Compensation Not sure if you saw this last week, but the McDonald''s annual shareholders meeting was targeted by wage activists looking to bump the entry level wage at the fast food giant from 8 or 9 dollars an hour to - wait for it - $15 per hour.

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Jobs that give Women the Most Earning Potential

Resume Bear

But in a time when women make up close to half of the workforce and are graduating from college at a higher rate than men, why is there still a nearly 20 percent difference in earnings? ” “Even in medicine, more men will become surgeons, whereas female physicians tend to pursue dermatology or internal medicine, which also tend to offer lower compensation.” In the past 30 years, the wage gap between men and women has narrowed considerably.

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How to Recognise Workplace Bullying

Ms. Career Girl

If an instance or series of instances of workplace bullying has caused you significant emotional (or even physical) suffering, it could also be a good idea to contact a firm that specialises in personal injury cases, such as Patinos Personal Lawyers , to see if compensation could be worth pursuing. Career Confessions Goals Life After College The post How to Recognise Workplace Bullying appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on September 25th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Hiring college students directly from internships is on the rise. According to published reports, large corporate employers are leaning more and more toward hiring interns who worked for them during college because: (a) they have relevant experience even before their first day on the job; (b) they are a “proven” commodity; and (c) employers find internship recruiting more efficient and less expensive than entry-level recruiting.

2010 109

The Common Sense Solution to Unpaid Internships.

HR Capitalist

Imagine if you allowed every small business to have a 12 week internship that provided real work experience to college grads or people looking for experience in an industry. . Compensation Legal Affairs Talent So common sense it will never happen, mind you.

Why You Might Make Less Money Than Your Colleague

Water Cooler Wisdom

Woe to New College Grads. Compensation Current Affairs Employment Trends HR Issues News & PoliticsYou might be equal to the colleague in the next office over and still make less money.      Here’s one reason – your gender. One of my readers just shared a horrible story.    She works in a major accounting firm, and found out – definitively – that she’s making 20 percent less than her colleagues of the male persuasion. 

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How to Ace Your First Annual Review

Ms. Career Girl

I’m always surprised when I hear that a recent college graduate has failed to earn a raise at her first annual review. Fresh out of college, I found myself waiting for my boss to give me assignments. Remember that compensation should be a reflection of your contribution to the company’s bottom line. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us!

2010 163

What are the Main Benefits of Hiring Students or Graduates?

The Undercover Recruiter

Often a great business decision, choosing to hire a student or a recent college graduate gives all businesses much more job description flexibility. Of course, when a business is trying to decide between hiring a recent college grad or pursuing a more experienced workforce veteran, there are many pros and cons that need to be considered. Without question, because of their new drive students and college grads are anxious to climb all of their various corporate management matters.

Career Hunting Mistakes Grads Can Avoid This Spring

Resume Bear

“There are signs that there will be a slight uptick this year in hiring new college graduates, but the market will remain fiercely competitive,&# says Mr. Miles, a top CEO coach and Vice Chairman of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that employers are planning to hire 5.3% Career Book Authors Career Books College Students Featured Articles Job Hunting Strategies

2011 183

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on September 4th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover If you face financial hardships – including medical, college tuition or mortgage financial difficulties you can take either a “Hardship Withdrawal” or “Loan to Yourself” from your 401k savings. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ?

2010 109

eBook Review: Advance Your Image

Career Tips Blog

I received no other compensation for this review. As a career adviser to college students turned image consultant to musicians, Lori has an excellent take on the big picture for how personal image plays into career development planning. Career Tips Blog Short and Sweet to Help You Compete! Subscribe via Email Home Bio Contact My latest tweet - Click to follow sons first drum lesson was cool!

2010 48

5 More Hot Careers for 2014

Career Alley

Or maybe you are trying to figure out what your college major should be to position yourself for the best career. According to Purdue University, approximately 40% of college students change their major at least once (and some change their major several times). How Much They Make – Background, experience and product specialties drives much of what determines compensation for this career. Internships while you are in college will also help.

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