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Ask Brianna: How Do I Get a Promotion?

NerdWallet | Posted 02.03.2017 | College
NerdWallet

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings. I'm here to answer your questions about how to manage money, find a job and pay off student loans -- ...

The Power of Opportunity: An Interview with Alan Khazei

Bobbi Silten | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Bobbi Silten

The first time I met Alan Khazei, founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change, Inc. and co-founder of City Year, I knew he was a unique and i...

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...

Starting Your First Job? Make An Impact In The First 30 Days

Susan Weil | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Susan Weil

It can take a few months to settle into a new job. Be open-minded and stay positive. Your career is a journey, so enjoy the ride!

6 Things the Class of 2016 Should Know About Their First 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

Congrats, Class of 2016! With one major milestone behind you, you're about to embark on another - starting your first job. For many of you, this als...

Ready to Go the Extra Mile for Your Summer Interns?

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

I want to ask corporate America, I want to ask you manager and leader, to dig deep and remember what it was like to step into the big shoes of your first job or internship. Who helped you?

Improving Your Online Reputation in Time for Graduation

Jennifer Hanley | Posted 04.27.2016 | College
Jennifer Hanley

The other day I got a phone call from a distant cousin whose son is getting ready to graduate from college and is looking for a job in Washington, D.C...

How Obama's 'Brutal' First Job Inspired A New Youth Employment Initiative

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

In a post on LinkedIn this week, President Barack Obama shared details about his very first gig in the workforce: scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbi...

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Jodi Weiss | Posted 10.14.2016 | College
Jodi Weiss

What you want to be when you grow up is something that only you know, It's something that may evolve throughout your life, but it's likely that the passion and motivation that leads you in one direction, will come along for all of your journeys and pursuits throughout your life.

What My Childhood Job Taught Me About Running a Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Joe De Sena

Everyone has had that classic childhood job. The job might seem unglamorous, tedious, and even menial in nature. At the time, we did it for gas money, or an extra buck to take out a date. But these jobs--where we were overworked and underpaid--often teach us a lot more than we realized at the time.

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.

How To Prepare For An Interview

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

Finding your first job can be challenging, but there are ways you can set yourself apart from the rest. Use these tips from life coach Laura Baron to ...

3 Steps to Build Confidence as a First-Time Job Hunter

SALT | Posted 06.15.2016 | College
SALT

I vividly remember hunting for my first real post-college job. It was scary. It was brutal. I moved home and was met with a staggering 13% local unemployment rate. Needless to say, it definitely tested my patience and my resilience.

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.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Jenny Che

How To Get Paid More At Your First Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business

Every college grad should read this.

6 Lessons From a Dad to His Daughter

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

I was making our final travel plans to attend our daughter's college graduation in early May and began to think about what I would like to impart to her as she enters this next chapter in her life. As a father, I want to insulate my daughter from failure and surround her with success. Yet I know that failure is where the learning occurs.

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.

Preparing for Financial Success in Your First Job

Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money
Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador

The key here is to start investing in a Roth IRA as early as possible - then invest in a traditional IRA as you begin to earn more. By doing both, you are maximizing your retirement savings and planning for a very solid financial future.

60 Women Over 60 Look Back At Their First Jobs

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We were one of the first generations of women to have the opportunity to chart our own course from the very beginning of our lives. Yes, many of us faced challenges with discrimination, and even harassment, along the way. But, for the most part, we were given an incredible opportunity to be healthier, better educated and more independent than any other generation.

7 Ways to Test Out If a Career Is Right For You

Alexandra Rice | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Alexandra Rice

Graduation is just a few months away, and you still have no idea what you want to do after college. Well, you can take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The feeling is common, especially for students whose college major doesn't directly align with a career path.

The Most Important Money Milestones For New Grads

Credit.com | Posted 12.27.2014 | College
Credit.com

If you happen to be a recent or upcoming grad, the odds are you have three things on your mind: jobs, housing and finances.