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The Next Steps: Tips for Grads From a Young Professional

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.23.2016 | College
Sharon Schweitzer

All the work of seemingly endless days is compiling into one singular piece of paper: your college degree. Here are five reasons why receiving your diploma and starting your life on your own terms is the most excitingly wonderful moment of your twenties.

New Nikon DSLR Makes 'Moving Up' an Easy Process

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

The first thing you notice when unpacking the new Nikon D7200 DSLR camera ($1,699 with an 18 - 140 mm DX lens) is the size of the so-called user's manual.

A Secret Strategy for New Professionals That Want to Drive Change

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Courtney O'Connell

Almost every time I give a keynote on innovation, I am asked by a new professional (or two, or three..) about how they can go about driving change in their organization from the "bottom of the totem pole." The secret to accomplishing leadership from an entry or mid-level position can often be found in the "unwanted" tasks.

I Will Not Get Your Coffee: How Young Professionals Can Demand More of Their Jobs and Internships

Courtney Michelle Johnson | Posted 04.11.2015 | College
Courtney Michelle Johnson

Just simply having a job or an internship is not enough. Even if it's at the biggest company in the world with the best salary possible for your field, it' s still not enough. In order to be successful, you must demand more -- and no, I don't only mean more pay. I mean more out of the experience.

How to Mentally Prepare for Life After College

FindSpark | Posted 04.07.2015 | College

The years spent in college are a time of personal growth, invaluable education, and a plethora of new experiences. We live, we learn, we discover. The awesome part is that this process continues beyond these four years-- it's lifelong.

How I Jumpstarted My Post-Grad Life in Three Simple Steps

Maxwell Pichan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maxwell Pichan

My hope is that by forming good habits early on and sharing them with others, I can do my part in establishing a new baseline for a generation as it begins to tackle the "real world." We have it in us to be successful and to help others, but we must first do all we can to help ourselves.

New Nikon D3300 Redefines 'Entry Level'

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Even though this camera has been designated as "entry level," we discovered many features that weren't available on the other cameras we used, making it a good choice for more experienced photographers.

Are Companies Taking Advantage of the Millennial Job Market?

Ryan Donegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ryan Donegan

It's no secret; the American job market is awful, and the Millennial job market is even worse. So today, when I was sent a job posting for a "PR Account Coordinator" I decided to probe the hiring manager who sent it to me for more information.

Employers: 6 Things You Need to Know About the Class of 2013

Ashley Mosley | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Ashley Mosley

Don't look now, but Millennials are slowly invading the workforce. That's right, there's more than one million Millennials entering the workforce this year. Do you have what it takes to attract and retain the best and brightest from the Class of 2013?

College, Was It Really Worth It?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

As graduation parties and celebrations come to a one thought lingers in the minds of graduates across the globe: "was college really worth it?" Yes and no. Yes, if you're willing to go above and beyond in the classroom and outside the classroom.

School's Out Forever: Hiring the Best New Grads

Josh Tolan | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

College students all over the country are turning the tassel on their graduation caps this month and entering the job search. This can mean great things for your company, as top-notch entry-level talent is flooding the job market.

How to Select a Candidate When Your Applicants Lack Experience

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

The majority of the resumes you have looked at belong to candidates with sparkling GPAs and part-time jobs, yet lack the "job-related experience" needed for your company. Don't lose hope just yet.

From EA to Anywhere: How to Get Promoted From Assistant-Level

Amanda Fayer | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Amanda Fayer

If you think your boss is taking advantage and using you more as a personal assistant, then by all means, sound the alarm. But, start with the mentality that no task is too small or too big, and you'll be seen as a team player.

The Corporate Freshman: To Succeed Today, Forget the Old Business Myths

Alexandra Levit | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Alexandra Levit

This is not your parents' business world. It's not even your older sister's business world. The recent recession has toppled and transformed our ideas about just about everything.

Job Pool For College Grads Continues To Shrink

CNN Money | Jessica Dickler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In November, the unemployment rate for those post-college age (20-24) was almost 16%, compared to 9.8% for the nation. And according to a recent Pew R...

How Many Workers Can You Buy for the Price of One CEO?

DailyFinance | DOUGLAS MCINTYRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not all CEOs are as generous as Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs. The company's founder makes a mere $1 a year, while a starting sales associate at one of hi...

Obama to Address "Rising Terrorist Unemployment Rate" in America

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

Terrorists, who came to America with high hopes of destroying it, have found it difficult to find any terrorist-related work due to the hard economic times.

The Corporate Freshman: 7 Ways to Make Your Boss Like You

Alexandra Levit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Levit

Keep in mind that your boss is a human being and that he is going to make mistakes. He is not trying to make your life difficult.

The Ketchup Generation: Entry-Level Jobs Really are There for You, Even During a Recession; Here's the Secret

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Everyone I know under 30 loves ketchup -- on everything. When I grew up, it was just for french fries and hamburgers. Now, they practically want to use it as lube.

The Corporate Freshman: Pinnacle-itis - How Do You Stay on Top?

Alexandra Levit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alexandra Levit

Have you ever noticed that most people who have reached the top of a profession only stay there for a little while? I call it "pinnacle-itis."

The Corporate Freshman: Paying Those Pesky Dues

Alexandra Levit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Levit

Although the tide is changing and mandatory dues-paying is not as rampant as it once was, don't expect to be running the company within days of your start date.