We’re really proud of the positive story covered in the Campus today. Check it out here: http://middleburycampus.com/article/employment-rate-climbs/
Are you wondering how this will affect your post grad plans? Come to drop in hours, 2-5 pm every day in ADK to chat with us, would be happy to strategize about your options.
“You can’t just say, ‘I have a college degree, I have a right to a job, now someone else should figure out how to hire and train me.’ ” (Reid Garrett Hoffman, The Start-Up of You). Unfortunately, it’s not that easy in today’s job market as New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s article highlights. Along with your excellent Bachelors Degree and your unique experiences, you are also required creativity and ability to (re)invent yourself, something perhaps a little more subtle and beyond traditional academia. Think as entrepreneur, not “just” as a job seeker!
Read New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s article “The Start-Up of You” at:
If Alison Sadock had finished college before the financial crisis, she probably would have done something corporate. Maybe a job in retail, or finance, or brand management at a big company — the kind of work her oldest sister, who graduated in the economically effervescent year of 2005, does at PepsiCo.
“You know, a normal job,” Ms. Sadock says.
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This means that more employers are hiring. Meaning more of us will get jobs.
Class of 2011 rock’n it.
Robbie Corcoran made our lives so much easier.
Check out the results of his entry-level job research.
It will definitely help you get started on your job search process.
It’s amazing what you can stumbleupon.com.
I wanted to share this with you.
The title of this article wasn’t chosen by accident.
What most job-seekers (during recessions and economic booms alike) don’t realize is that applying for jobs is a marketing problem. The best jobs aren’t won by filling your resume with cliches and business buzzwords, using a pretty Microsoft Word template, and jumping through the same tired human resources hoops as every other job seeker. Perry Marshall touches on some of the problems with this approach in his excellent report on using direct marketing techniques to land a new job. They include:
This process can be effective in a prosperous economy, when jobs are plentiful and the competition for them isn’t very intense. But it does not work during recessions. By definition, jobs are extremely scarce during recessions, meaning the competition for what few jobs exist is fierce. And if you try to get those jobs the same way you would during times of prosperity, you’re basically walking into a war zone unarmed.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
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After reading the title, don’t you just wish you had twitter?
You would have access to all these amazing tweets.
It’s never too late to jump on board.
Here is the US Department of Labor’s list of unemployment rates for metropolitan areas.
Experience.com says that the following companies (in alphabetical order) are the best places to work for recent grads.
10. Real Estate Agent
Stress Rank: 191
Stress Score: 73.063
Hours Per Day: 9.5
Time Pressure: High
Competition: Very High
“Real estate agents and brokers work long, erratic hours, spending much of their showing properties to clients. They must be extremely independent, and able to handle sales quotas and deadline pressures. Because they work in an extremely competitive field, successful agents and brokers are expert salespersons,” says CareerCast.com.