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Are you looking for the perfect graduation gift for a college graduate? Check out our list of the top 20 college graduation gifts for the Class of 2017.
Lots of students ask me, "what is the best way to highlight my experience on a resume if I don't have experience?" and I always tell them the same thing. You NEED experience. An internship is one of the best ways to get valuable hands-on experience in your chosen field or industry. Here are some articles to help you find an internship that is right for you.
Searching for your ideal job right after college graduation can be a long and exasperating process. However, with a little preparation and a good attitude, your entry-level job search can also be a very rewarding experience (yes, even in a bad economy). Hopefully you are starting your entry-level job search while you are still in college. To assist you along the way, in this section we'll continue to add relevant articles to help you in your entry-level job search. Keep in mind the average entry-level job search takes approximately 27 weeks according to the US Department of Labor. That just about 7 months. Even in a healthy labor market it usually takes recent college graduates an average of 3-9 months to find a position during their initial entry level job search.
College graduates who have above average networking skills have the most luck getting hired. Don’t know where to start? Make a list of everyone you know. Write down their names and categorize the list in the two ways: 1) how you know the person 2) how well you know the person. By the time you are finished you will probably have listed 100-250 names. Bet you didn’t realize you had such a large network?! Still need some help networking? Here are some articles to get you started.
The task of writing an entry-level resume is daunting to almost everyone…even successful professionals who have been working and writing resumes for decades don't like writing resumes. It’s overwhelming to know where to start, what to include and what to leave off. Here are some resumes articles to get you started creating your own professional entry-level resume.
Negotiating a starting salary is one of most intimidating aspects of the job search for most college graduates. Negotiating your salary gets easier as you progress through your career, but it's better to be good at it right from the start at your first entry level salary negotiation. Here are a few articles to get you started learning how to negotiate a starting salary for an entry-level position.
Potential employers need to be convinced that you know how to act professionally in the workplace. In this section we will be posting articles that wll help you demonstrate corporate maturity and enable you to take your career to the next level. We'll also include articles that help you deal with common (and often difficult) issues you're likely to encounter during your first few years in the workplace. Please use our contact us page to submit topics you'd like to see covered in this section.
Misc. Career Advice for College Grads
Yup, you guessed it. This section contains a little bit of everything related to college students, recent graduates, entry-level job searhes and career issues in the workplace as they relate to Gen Y and Digital Natives! We have several career advice articles and tips for entry level college grads. Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know by sending a message and we'll post an article just for you.
Interview Spotlight Archive
Every so often we come across some interesting people either online or while we're out talking to students and professionals about our book and other career related topics. If we meet someone who we think has something valuable to pass along to you, we make that happen with our interview spotlight section. Have a suggestion about a company or individual you'd like to see interviewed here? Send us a note through our contact us page.
Great Grad’s Gallery Archive
Each year we nominate a few awesome graduates for the Grad to Great of the Year Award. To be considered for the award you must have graduated within past two years with an associates or bachelors degree. Each nominee is featured in this section throughout graduation season.