It's a tough time for prospective college grads trying to find their first job. Read this for ideas on how to get some perspective.
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Dan Schawbel, the Gen Y personal branding guru, wrote a post
last week that resonated with me on a number of levels.
Point #5 of the post, entitled “Relevancy Will Become Our Greatest Challenge”, is as apt as the overblown claims that surround it. Who skims 800 blog posts a day, I ask. But being relevant when there is so much information bombarding us and so much competition surrounding us does seem to be the greatest challenge in separating ourselves from the crowd.…
Here’s something I see a lot of Gen Y internship
and job seekers doing that is very unproductive: applying to only one thing at a time.
Those of us who come from older and more cynical generations know that a good rule of thumb is to never assume that one opportunity will come through—you need to cover a lot of ground, all at the same time. But often we fail to offer that advice to our children.…
I read a post citing research claiming that only 27% of Millenials prefer to work full-time than to freelance
. Now granted, this survey was conducted by Elance
, a freelancers’ website, but even so, that figure disturbed me.
According to the author, the desire to freelance is fueled by the lack of job security in the market, and the difficulty young adults have had in finding jobs during the recession.…
As we’ve discussed in this blog
before, the price value relationship of college is being called into question, now more than ever. For many Americans, whether they get financial aid determines whether or not they can attend the college of their choice. This is not a new situation, it is just a lot more common
How do students deal with their need to get the right financial aid package? Followingis a first-hand accountof the experience of Flo Wen, a senior at the Dalton School
in New York City.…
Like me you may have a child in late high school or college, or perhaps you’re a young adult reading this yourself. In either case, you may find yourself debating whether it’s better to find an internship or a job. Most of you will already have set plans for the summer, but this consideration is also relevant during the year. As you move closer to college graduation and a “real job”, it’s important to consider the impact of each.…