When does your career start? It starts the day you graduate from college, or if you don’t go to college the day you graduate from high school. From that point on it’s up to you to make your career what it needs to be by taking advantage of opportunities as they are presented to you. Just because you don’t have a job right away is no reason to waste any time. Spend your time with volunteer work, taking classes, polishing your resume, listening to seminars and working to find the job you want.
On the Clock: Class of 2015 Shouldn’t Let Summer Go to Waste
Chicago Tribune Article:
Because students have been is school all their lives when they are ready to graduate college they have a particular schedule they have gotten used to. Summers are supposed to be down time right? Wrong! If you haven’t been proactive during your last year of college to ensure you land a job that you can jump into feet first after graduation you need to be actively searching. That summer after graduation is the first summer you have to get your life going and work on your career. For those that don’t have a job lined up, taking classes, performing community service, and actively searching for work will be better to talk about in an interview than the time you spend on the beach with your friends. Be restless young graduates and go get take your first step in your blossoming career.
10 Ways to Use Your Ears to Advance Your Career
Whether you are attending a training seminar for your company or you are learning a new job, you may find yourself in a room listening to a speaker discuss the topics at hand. It’s easy to focus in on the delivery of a message, or to let your mind wander, or to be critical of the speaker, but these activities won’t allow you to benefit from the information being given. When you check your emotions at the door, and find ways to actively listen such as thinking about the content while it being delivered or taking notes, you will find you learn more and take in the subject matter more easily. You came to learn, so be sure you listen up and think deeply about what is being said.
Five High-Voltage Resume Details Hiring Managers Love to See
Resume writing has become nearly an art form over time and many have their idea of what is best. One thing is for certain, if you can grab the attention of your reader you are more likely to get them to continue to read your resume. In this article the way to do that is with a more human voice that doesn’t parrot the same catch phrases your competition is using, but to also tell a story during your resume writing. By telling how you solved a problem, what you did to get a job, what your previous employers said about you or any other story that shows not just your list of skills, but how you put your talents to work you will grab more attention from those who read your resume than the masses who list their skills and say they are a “motivated professional”.