Younger Job Seekers

18
Jul

4 Ways To Score A Great Salary At Your First Job

{Click here to read the original article on Glassdoor.}

Finding your first full-time job is a heck of a lot of work — after all of the research you do, applications you fill out, and interviews you prep for, it can be tempting to rush through an acceptance once you’ve been offered a position. But signing the dotted line on an offer letter without hesitation is a decision that can haunt you for years down the road. Not only do you miss out on a lower base pay now — subsequent pay raises are often based on a percentage of your annual salary, so the cash you’re missing out on only compounds. Similarly, settling on a lower initial salary might discourage you from asking for more later down the road or at your next position.

So even (and perhaps especially) if you’re fresh out of college, you should put the work in now to ensure that you earn what you deserve. Read more

5
Jun

Help! I’m Stuck At A Job I Hate.

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

Dear Fran,

I’m about three months into my first professional job in the “real world.” Coming straight from grad school (which I embarked upon immediately after my undergrad), I can’t help but feel incredibly stifled and disappointed by what it’s like to sit in one office all week and do the same tasks month after month.

This isn’t my dream job (I plan on going back for my PhD in a few years), and I’m grateful to be employed at all right now, but how can I overcome this general sense of boredom and feelings of detachment from the world of the working?

Yours,
Disillusioned 9-to-5er Read more

21
Mar

What to Look for in a First Job

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

You’re finishing up your final year in school, and it’s time to start considering your next move: your first job on the path to what’s sure to be a wildly successful career.

You probably know about the parent-approved must-haves: good salary, medical benefits, 401(k) matching. But what else should you keep in mind as you’re choosing that first position? Read more

15
Mar

Former Interns Tell How They Landed a First Job

{Click here to read the original article on NY Times.}

In recent years, internships have gone from nice-to-have-on-a-resume to absolutely critical. Employers today go on to hire about 50 percent of their interns as full-time workers, according to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. And the share is growing every year in industries like construction, consulting, accounting and scientific services.

This new emphasis has upended the traditional recruiting calendar on campuses nationwide. With more companies drawing from their intern pools, recruiters have shifted their attention from hiring soon-to-graduate seniors to scoping out juniors, even as early as the fall term, for summer internships. Postings for internships now make up a significant proportion of the overall entry-level job openings in engineering, graphic design, communications, marketing and information technology, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a data analytics company that studies the job market. Read more

4
Apr

Everything You Need to Know About Managing Millennials

{Click here to read the original article on Experteer.com.}

Millennials are now America’s biggest generation — isn’t it time we started paying more attention to the way we manage them? According to information collected by the US Census Bureau, millennials, who are categorized as being born between 1982 and 2000, now exceed 83 million, outnumbering baby boomers by more than 13 million. Read more

21
Mar

Before the Job Interview, Do Your Homework

{Click here to read the original article on The NY Times.}

Q. You’ve just graduated from college and are entering a tough job market. What kind of interview preparation will help you stand out?

A. Research the company and the industry, says Adrien Fraise, founder of Modern Guild, which provides online career coaching to college students and high school seniors. Read more

14
Mar

5 Skills That Will Impress Every Hiring Manager

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

Whether you’re in college and starting to think about your career path or considering a career change to a new field, you might be asking yourself, “What do I want to be?”

But a more important question to think about may be: “Am I marketable to a variety of positions?” Read more

31
Jan

Is Job-Hopping A Career Killer? Ask Any Successful Millennial.

{This article originally appeared on Experteer.com.}

If you’re paying attention to the epochal shift were sitting through right now, you’ll know that the so-called taboo on job hopping is exactly that: imaginary. At least, it is to anyone under 40 right now. Read more

16
Dec

The 100 Best Jobs (ranked by US News)

{Click here to read the original article on US News.}

The U.S. workforce has myriad talents, desires and lifestyles, so there is no one best job that suits each one of us. But if we were to define a good job generally, there are some unequivocal factors. The best jobs pay well. They challenge you without stressing you out too much. There’s room to grow and advance. Maybe most importantly, the best jobs are ones that are hiring. From dentist, to accountant, to middle school teacher and civil engineer, the occupations on U.S. News’ list of 100 Best Jobs of 2015 are ranked according to their ability to offer this elusive mix. Read more

18
Aug

How I Landed 15 Job Interviews in 30 Minutes

{Click here to read the original article on TheMuse.com.}

At 20, I was gaining valuable experience and building my portfolio, which was going well until my father said “No more unpaid internships.”

In other words, I needed a job – and fast. Read more

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