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. Some of the reasons cited for this underemployment trend include increased competition in the workforce and the urgency that some graduates put on themselves to secure some sort of job immediately.

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How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

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. Some of the reasons cited for this underemployment trend include increased competition and the urgency that some graduates put on themselves to secure some sort of job immediately.

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How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for recent 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. Some of the reasons cited for this underemployment trend include increased competition and the urgency that some graduates put on themselves to secure some sort of job immediately.

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driving 12 hours to a job interview, is there hope for college dropouts, and more

Ask A Manager

Should you really avoid “I” statements in a cover letter? I have a clarifying question about advice I have heard that seems to go against the examples of good cover letters on your site. The advice was to “avoid peppering your cover letter with ‘I’ statements” and touting your own value and to instead focus on the company’s needs. Is this advice sound, and if so how do you focus your letter on the company?

2013 57

I don’t have any work to do at my new job, awful resume feedback, and more

Ask a Manager

I am a recent graduate who has just started my first job. Even I know not to waste space with objectives or bios outside of a cover letter. Recently I discovered that a company had an opening in my weird niche field in a location that I love. I applied, and a friend at who has contacts here (the company is a client of his company) called and put in a good word for me, but warned me that I may be overqualified / too expensive for the position.

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How to deal with unemployment in the face of holiday cheer.

Penelope Trunk

Tweet This Facebook StumbleUpon Email this post to a friend Related Posts Hire someone to rewrite your resume: It worked for me December is a great month to find a job 4 tips for salary negotiation Three tips for job hunting, and one good book 8 steps to a perfect cover letter Comments (41) Leave a Comment Just because we're unemployed doesn't mean we have to stop living like Americans! How do you find a new job when you are overqualified for every opening you see?

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

Penelope Trunk

More than 90% of college kids get internships at some point or another, and, whether or not internships are fair ( some parents buy them ), it is really, really important to have productive summers that can distinguish a recent-grad’s resume. And, of course, it’s a tough time to graduate into the workforce. And, since you’re not picking from a list of brand name schools, make your choice based on their track record for getting their graduates great jobs.

2010 84

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

Ask A Manager

Recently I changed industries and have started recruiting for my new company. Recently I changed industries and have started recruiting for my new company. Reply patel January 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm I am a recent graduate looking for a job. short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter? Thompsons cover letter get him an interview?

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