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The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

October 9, 2013
The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

……………Congratulations, you got a job! Someone has finally recognized your talents after you’ve sucked up loads of time in interviews, not-getting-interviews, and not-getting-return-emails. You’re probably ready to absorb yourself in your new position, but make sure you take time to do one more thing; contact everyone who was helpful to you during your search. Middle…

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Changing Jobs as a New Professional

November 13, 2011
Changing Jobs as a New Professional

In today’s economy, many college and graduate students are accepting job offers in companies they consider second tier. If their dream jobs from Google, Procter and Gamble, J.P. Morgan, IBM or McKinsey didn’t materialize, they may feel a little gun shy about pursuing other coveted companies- especially if it means turning down an expiring offer.…

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Today’s Job Market Causes College Grads to Seek Commission Sales Jobs

November 9, 2011
Today’s Job Market Causes College Grads to Seek Commission Sales Jobs

The Wall Street Journal this week noted in its article, From Ivied Halls to Traveling Salesman, that jobless graduates are turning to sales jobs which often don’t require college degrees. In many of the positions, there are no benefits and no base salary attached. The new salesperson follows an eat-what-you-kill philosophy where she must make…

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Re-dressing your Liberal Arts Degree

November 2, 2011
Re-dressing your Liberal Arts Degree

College students often find that pursuing a major gives them the freedom they never had in high school. The only downside for students pursuing their academic passion is the possibility of a lousy job market. But the prospect of job search angst shouldn’t dissuade anyone from following their heart. There are a couple steps you…

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Is it time for an MBA?

September 13, 2011
Is it time for an MBA?

Just as the offspring of the Baby Boom generation seem to be flooding the applicant pool for schools and jobs, the Wall Street Journal reports that business school applications are down 9.9% from a year earlier. The Journal adds that although historically, interest in graduate school increases when the job market softens, the same has…

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