MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

It’s that time of year when college seniors are looking forward to receiving their diplomas after four or more years of time consuming and costly schooling. Many college grads have no idea what they will do after receiving their diplomas. Finding the right employer is quite another.

College Grad Job Search – Preparing for Graduation

Career Alley

If you are one of the thousands of people who will be graduating from college this Spring, there is a very good chance that you’ve not yet started your job search. We are still in one of the worst job markets we’ve seen for recent college grads.

2015 208

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Follow Your Dream. But Don't Quit Your Day Job

Ms. Career Girl

But Don't Quit Your Day Job appeared first on Ms. As the co-founder of QuadJobs, an online marketplace unlocking local, flexible jobs for college students, I’m always curious about how successful people optimize their time in order to reach their goals. The post Follow Your Dream.

2015 231

3 Tips for Knowing when to Quit your “Dream” Job

Ms. Career Girl

When I was in college, one of my best friends had dreamed of being a lawyer since she was in grad school. Have you ever quit your “dream” job and if so, why? She did everything she could to get into a top ten law school.

10 Inspirational Career Quotes For Recent College Grads

Career Realism

Congratulations, recent college grad! Here are some great inspirational quotes recent college grads can turn to if they're feeling discouraged by the job search. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." — Ella Fitzgerald Think about your college major.

How To Stay Relevant In An Ever-Changing Job Market

Career Realism

Whether you've just graduated from college, you're in the middle of your career, or you're in your 60s, competition for jobs is fierce. So, how can you stay relevant in today's job market? Here are six ways to stay on top of your game.

2019 82

45 Inspiring Career Blogs for College Students

Resume Bear

College , ostensibly, prepares participants for their chosen career paths, but tracking down the right entry-level positions comes burdened with its own set of protocols, strategies, and insights, all of which might seem impregnable to the recent graduate.

Common Challenges for College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re still in college, this article is super relevant- I hope college sophomores and juniors are taking notes! Making the move from life as a college grad to your professional job can sometimes present a challenge. Hi Ms. Career Girl Readers!

Personal Branding for College Graduates

Competitive Resumes

For college students, building, managing, and marketing his or her personal branding efforts can be quite complex. Through the advice he shares, he tells his story of graduating from college with the intention of building and flying planes.

2016 156

ResumeBear: Politics and What College Graduates Should Care About

Resume Bear

Sixty-two percent of those with at least some college experience voiced their opinions on economic, social, and political issues, and four years later, it’s looking like they may very well show up in the same (relative) droves.

ResumeBear Picks The 20 Most Legendary College Bars

Resume Bear

Just about every school has one: a long-standing college bar steeped in history and, most often, cheap beer. Of course, we’re sure there are far more than 20 legendary college bars, and we invite you to share your favorites in the comments. Sounds like a classic college bar to us.

How your college degree impresses employers

Resume Bear

Do not forget that when you leave college/university, you are an untested employee, therefore without work references the only thing employers have to go on is your college career, and your conduct within. You may feel it necessary to mention on your job application or resume about how hard college was. They want to know that your college time was well served and well within your ability and means.

Welcome to My College Job Search

Career Alley

For some its a break between college semesters and for others it’s the cold hard reality of “time to get a job&#. While my article Headhunters versus “Scam” Hunters – Do Your Homework covered one type of scam, this article covers quite a few. 25 Common Facebook Faux Pas That College Students Make – I’ve mentioned this topic many times but it never hurts to review this topic again. It is focused on college grads and has lots of great resources.

Showing Some College Experience on Resume

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I did not complete my college degree. I notice that a lot of customer service manager positions will state, “Some college experience” in the job requirements. Some hiring managers may see it a time when you quit rather than staying on course.

Is it Realistic to Leverage a College Degree to Obtain a Job?

Competitive Resumes

Congratulations to all of you who obtained their college degree this season! Since it is graduation season, and many college graduates are moving forward with life, how many are actually employed with a job in their major? The Data on the College Degree.

2017 130

Job-Seeking Tips for College Graduates

Resume Bear

Looking for that first job after graduating college can be a daunting experience. Through my experience interviewing hundreds of recent grads for my own business, I’ve come up with this list of tips for job-seeking, recent college graduates. However, it gave me a solid career foundation and prepared me for what came later, including starting my own business… and frankly, I haven’t had to work quite that hard again.

The 5 Things You Should Do Before Going to College

Resume Bear

Let’s say you plan to go to college because you worked in a warehouse for a number of years and your company closed. Not quite yet! College Complete can help recommend schools that offer the program you want so you can make a good choice about where you go for your education.

How to Dress for Success in College and Still be Comfortable

Ms. Career Girl

Dress to impress” is a popular saying for quite a few reasons. For young adults in college, how you dress can have more of an impact than you know. In many college campuses, the culture and atmosphere regarding the style of dress is very laid back.

2014 223

When a Millennial Quits After 2 Years, Did You Drive Her Out?

Evil HR Lady

What about the employee who is on her third job since graduating from college in 2012. “PLANNING FOR SHORTER EMPLOYEE TENURES IS THE NEW NORMAL” Over the past several weeks I have now heard this referenced three times as a potential upcoming new “business strategy” and it is quite concerning. To keep reading, click here: When a Millennial Quits, Did You Drive Her Out? The post When a Millennial Quits After 2 Years, Did You Drive Her Out?

2017 139

my best employee quit on the spot because I wouldn’t let her go to her college graduation

Ask A Manager

One employee asked to come in two hours after the start time due to her college graduation ceremony being that same day (she was taking night classes part-time in order to earn her degree). Then she quit on the spot. Even though she doesn’t work here any longer, I want to reach out and tell her that quitting without notice because she didn’t get her way isn’t exactly professional. my boss is a nightmare — should I quit without another job lined up?

2016 78

How to Have a Successful Career without Leaving Your College Campus

Career Alley

When students enter college they tend to gain a great amount of respect for their instructors. Since college professors are experts in subjects of study that can be quite compelling (ranging from ancient empires to the study of astronomy to marine ecosystems), their lives and livelihoods may also seem quite compelling. Indeed, college professors enjoy a level of job satisfaction that is nearly unparalleled in the corporate world.

Which online college is the most popular with jobseekers.

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Which online college is the most popular with jobseekers?

2010 229

Why You Should Take a 30 Day Booze Break

Ms. Career Girl

She is a teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. Featured Health & Beauty News alcohol break booze break quitting alcohol

2020 130

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College

Career Realism

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College. Full disclosure: I graduated college a LONG time ago. Eventually, I did hire a financial advisor— “my guy”—but by then, I had lost years in potential savings and earnings because I didn’t start out right out of college.

2016 90

Should Recent College Grads Care about Finding out what’s on Their Record?

Careers Done Write

Thank you to Michael Klazema for his guest post on "Should Recent College Grads Care about Finding out what’s on Their Record?". There are a few reasons that the recent college grad’s “background checks can’t hurt me” assumption is flawed.

2014 172

Casual to Formal in Minutes: A Quick Style Guide for College Students

Ms. Career Girl

The post Casual to Formal in Minutes: A Quick Style Guide for College Students appeared first on Ms. You were probably told that college would be fun. What you weren’t told was that college life would be demanding and hectic.

2014 164

Ready To Work For Yourself? 3 Things You Must Do BEFORE You Quit Your Day Job!

Ms. Career Girl

There’s was a time when going to college and getting a degree pretty much meant you’d have a career and make great money. For the first time, many baby boomers (aka your parents) and their twenty something kids are finding themselves in the same boat.

2012 151

College Grad Job Search – Let the Good Times Roll Vol 1

Career Alley

For many, it may mean taking a job that either does not require a college degree or a job that is just not want you want to do the rest of your life. But until then (and here’s hoping it is a quick search for you), I’ve decided to refresh the many college related job search posts I’ve done over the last few years. Quintcareers.com – College Grad – From Quintcareers.com , this is another College Student Recent Grad site.

2010 130

the value of a college degree “just in case,” student won’t take my feedback, and more

Ask A Manager

Am I off-base about the value of a college degree “just in case”? She’s very academically gifted, so her grades and test scores will help her have her choice of colleges. Her dad and I have said we’ll pay for culinary school if she gets a four-year degree first, and we support her looking for colleges with apparel/costuming programs. Are we off-base about the value of a college degree “just in case?” It’s four answers to four questions.

2020 63

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College

Career Realism

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College. Full disclosure: I graduated college a LONG time ago. Eventually, I did hire a financial advisor— “my guy”—but by then, I had lost years in potential savings and earnings because I didn’t start out right out of college.

2016 76

Casual to Formal in Minutes: A Quick Style Guide for College Students

Ms. Career Girl

You were probably told that college would be fun. What you weren’t told was that college life would be demanding and hectic. As a student, you’ll have quite a few formal events to attend too. College life will be over in the blink of an eye.

2014 141

Why College Is The Best Time To Start Your Own Business

Career Realism

What you may not realize is that starting your own business in college is not just easier than you think, but it will give you a leg up on your career after you graduate. College provides a level of social connection, collaboration, and financial stability that you can use to your advantage.

2014 113

How To Ask For A Letter of Recommendation

Ms. Career Girl

With spring break around the corner, now is prime time for college students to apply for summer internships. Here is an example “ask” letter a college student could send to a professor: Dear Dr. Lombardi, Would you be willing to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?

What I’ve Learned 7 Months Out Of College

Career Realism

When you go off to college, you’re given four years. Fast forward to seven months after college graduation. That is, of course, until you’re looking at it like this: Seven months out of college and I still have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing.

2014 114

Not Quite Ready For The ‘Real World’? Take A Gap Year!

Career Realism

Your graduation robes are hanging in your closet, your senior thesis paper is almost finished, and it hits you–college is almost over. Wasn’t it just yesterday that you were a timid college freshman hauling your twin XL bedding and a mini-fridge into your dorm on move-in day?

2015 112

resigning via cod, a glorious out-of-office message, and other quitting stories

Ask A Manager

1. “One guy quit, and left up an out-of-office message with stupid quotes from all of his bosses and seniors over the year – attributed to them by name. ” 2. “ The summer after my first year of college, I worked at a call center doing cold-call sales. One of my coworkers ripped off his headset one day, screamed ‘I QUIT THIS PLACE SUCKS’ and stalked out. ” 3. “Ohhhh, I worked one of those jobs when I was in college.

2017 72

my company moved me to 5 countries in 12 months, got me deported, and is angry I want to quit

Ask A Manager

This company is set up like the big consulting firms — suck up people with high grades right out of college for two years. A reader writes: I started my current job knowing I would be based abroad in Morocco. However, there were visa issues and I ended up spending the first year across five different countries — each time not knowing the end date for my stationing. The company does not help with housing. I did eventually get settled in Morocco.

2019 72

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. But as a result, when I wanted to quit my job and work for myself, people actually wanted to hire me.

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? Honorrollonline.com – In addition to providing a newsletter, a blog and career advice, this site matches employers with college students and graduates.

2010 109

College Grad, Job Bound, Late Summer Job Search Vol 2

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Restarting Your Job Search When All Else Fails – Vol 1 The Best Companies to Work for – Vol 13 » College Grad, Job Bound, Late Summer Job Search Vol 2 “ Doing the job right the first time gets the job done. There are also quite a few recommendations for fee-based resume services.

2010 109

3 Tips For College Grads Saving For Retirement

Career Realism

It may seem as though college grads have a long time to go before they can officially retire. As a recent college graduate, you may be focusing heavily on your new career opportunities. While this is not a problem for everyone that attends college, it’s quite common.

2013 89

Here’s why there are no women over 40 in your office

Penelope Trunk

So the New York Times maps out for us how college-educated women marry people like themselves, and they have kids, and someone has to take care of the kids, so one person works long hours at the office and one person works long hours with the kids. Quitting

2019 82

Quitting Your Job: Should You Give Notice, or Give Employers What.

Resume to Referral

4 Tips for Responding to Joblessness » Quitting Your Job: Should You Give Notice, or Give Employers What They Deserve? Reading a recent post over at Brazen Careerist , I found myself drawn to the straight talk about quitting your job: “Hell, quit your job – no letter, no notice – and get on with it.&# When should you give notice you’re quitting? Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Resume Apps: Avoid Using Objective?

2009 40