Take Key Actions

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 23, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

A student or grad eager to enter the job market must understand the uphill battle they face–and how to succeed.

There are several key actions to take which will ensure a better chance of being hired now, or after graduation.

Three at the top of the list are…

1) Obtain a mentor-It’s easier than ever now to find quality mentors, simply go to our home page. There you may be paired with mentors–free. The mentors, (professionals in their field), offer a great deal; advice, encouragement, contacts and much more. Often times, mentors are literally lifesavers, providing guidance and serving as positive role models to students and grads without family support. If you don’t have a mentor, you’re at a disadvantage. (See other posts regarding mentors).

Unpaid Internships Illegal

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on May 23, 2011 in , , | 2 Comments

Have you landed your internship position yet?

Cheer up, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers: “…employers intend to hire 19% more graduates this year than last.” That may be the best news you’ll hear this spring. According to The Economist magazine, there are fewer entry level positions to be had in a number of industries. That’s the bad news. That’s why a number of grads are finding unpaid internships more plentiful than actual paid positions.