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First Job Out of College

The Mini Skirt Method to Getting Your Resume Read

Krista Parkinson | Posted 08.23.2016 | College
Krista Parkinson

Your cover letter should be like a mini skirt: long enough to cover the important parts, but short enough to be interesting! Here are 5 tips to writin...

5 Things I Learned From My First Job In Entertainment

Krista Parkinson | Posted 08.09.2016 | Education
Krista Parkinson

Although I didn't realize it at the time, working at WME-IMG (formerly William Morris Agency) right after college gave me much more than just a job: I...

Career Roundtable: How Did You Get Your First Job Out of College?

Maryann Akinboyewa | Posted 03.22.2016 | College
Maryann Akinboyewa

If you're soon to be a college graduate (what's up class of 2016?) and on the job hunt, here's some advice from five successful young professionals on how to land your first job out of college.

How To Impress Us

Nicola Kraus | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Nicola Kraus

You've done it! Landed the summer internship or maybe even the job. I know a thing or two about only having a few weeks to wow someone. As a woman who grew up to employ a buttload of interns, I'd like to share with you a few tips for leaving them wanting more.

The First-Time 401(k) Saver's Guide

Catherine Golladay | Posted 06.05.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

The Class of 2015 is trading in its caps and gowns for suits and ties, and a wave of college grads are hitting the workforce. This also means a new crop of workers will begin saving in a 401(k) for the very first time. Even though retirement might seem like a lifetime away for most 20-somethings, the earlier you start saving, the easier the path to retirement can be.

Your Grown-Up First Day

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

First days are so important to a career because it sets the precedent for the employee you are, who you want to be, and who you will someday become. Things might go wrong, but it is normal when you are adjusting to a new environment.

First Job, First Salary: What Recent Grads Say

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 06.03.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

After years of part-time jobs and living on a shoe-string budget, earning your first salary after college rocks.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

The Easier it Gets to Apply for a Job the Harder it Is to Get One

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

When I read about people who say "I've sent out 1,000 resumes over the past two years and didn't get one response," I feel sorry for them.

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

From College to Career: Her First Job After Graduation

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I don't know about you, but I always get tickled pink when I learn about a person getting hired, maybe it's the recruiter in me. And there's something extra special when it's the first job after college.

3 Lessons I Have Learned Since Graduating

Julia Neumer | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Julia Neumer

Leaving school for the real world can be a daunting prospect, and for good reason. However, this is an incredible time in your life, with the opportunity to begin a new career and get started building your resume as a professional. Be confident in yourself and your abilities, and there is no stopping you.

Five Questions to Ask About Your First 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Lesson #1: now is the time to start saving for your retirement. I know it may seem a lifetime away, but the earlier you start, the easier the path to a comfortable retirement can be.

Advice for College Graduates: Treat Your Career Like a Startup

Panos Panay | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Here's to the new graduating class. Here's to them changing our world.

17 Hard Truths Every College Grad Must Understand

Danny Rubin | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

A diploma does not guarantee an internship, job or career. It is merely a passport into the professional world. Now you're in the jungle with the rest of us. May the best man or woman win.

Friday Short: Lessons From the First Job -- Sometimes You Have to Prove Yourself First

Keith Wade | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Keith Wade

First you get in, then you show them what you're made of.

Cover Letter From a Frustrated Nonprofit Job-Seeker

Laura Weiss | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Laura Weiss

I am one of dozens of cover letters that you will receive today, in your 30k no-benefits full-time plus "Associate Program/ Program Assistant/ Education Coordinator/ Development Coordinator/ Social Media Associate" job.

But Really... What's in a Name?

Natalie Bounassar | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Natalie Bounassar

The simple act of acknowledging someone by name fuels them -- tasks on the lower level are done with more enthusiasm, with more precision, with greater desire for accuracy, with a refusal to disappoint. It's an exchange of value.

Graduating & Beginning

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

You will be stepping toward the great unknown and to begin, you have to begin now.

14 Ways to Land Your Dream Job From Bed

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hanley

8. Diversify your career options. Never put all your eggs in one basket. The job market is one big numbers game. Apply to positions early and often. You're far more likely to miss out on your dream job if you don't know that it exists. Find it before someone else does.

6 Self-Care Tips for Post-Grads

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Juliana Schwartz

Confession time: I graduated from college about six months ago, and I am currently unemployed. And, as luck would have it, I'm not the only one.

Your Job Will Never Love You Back

Opal Vadhan | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Opal Vadhan

This past semester I was "living the dream" -- at least according to everyone else.

What to Look for in Your First Job

David Thielen | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
David Thielen

One semester to go and you graduate. No more tests, no more projects, no more defining your success with a grade each semester. But now comes a giant question -- which job do you take?

Four Things You Can Do During College to Ensure You'll Land a Job When You Graduate

Brazen Life | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Take matters into your own hands and bring a DIY mentality to career planning. Follow these four steps, and four years from now, you'll find yourself with more than a cap and gown: you'll be on your way to landing a great job on your ideal career path.

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Job

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Kathryn E. Livingston

My son has been home from college now for six weeks and so far, it seems like the college party is still in session.