How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part IV

How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part I

How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part II

How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part III

How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part V

How to Land a Job After Graduation: Part VI

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Guest Post: Advancing Your Career Outside of 9 to 5

9-5, 9 to 5, clock, work clock

Working to advance your career is a job in itself. Unfortunately, it’s just not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. thing. Ninety percent of people go to their job, grab their coffee mug, do what is asked of them and then leave at 5 p.m. – most of the time it’s probably 4:58 p.m. That means there is a tremendous opportunity for young professionals to fast track their career by being in the 10 percent of people who do just a little more.  I don’t know about you, but I’m young, have way too much energy and have things I want to do in my life and career.  I want to be in that 10 percent!

So, what can we young pros do to make sure we are advancing our career outside of our typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.work day?  Here are some thoughts: Continue reading

8 Steps to Jump-Start Your Personal Brand

Jumping, Leaping

One of my favorite quotes about personal branding conveys a strong message in simple words:

“Your brand is what people say about you when you leave the room.”

–Jeff Bezos, creator of Amazon.com

You should always keep this quote in mind when networking, because it will have a lasting positive effect on the creation of your personal brand. The quote above holds much value to live by for any job seeker, especially within Generation Y.  If you haven’t put much thought into developing your personal brand- think about what are the best things to focus on to get people to say what you want them to about you when you leave the room?

With the brutal competition within the job market, the recent college graduates in Generation Y have more concerns to face in the job hunt…standing out. A recent article written by Dan Schwabel, founder of Student Branding Blog, mentioned that building your brand takes quite some time and early effort to earn results. So what should a Gen Y jobseeker do to build a personal brand with a lasting impression online and offline? Here are a few methods to help get you started in developing your personal brand: Continue reading

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