It is both unfair and inaccurate to place all of the blame for unemployment solely on job seekers. Employers are less than perfect, too. In the current job market, technology has changed many of the "standard" practices. So it's a new ball game for both employers and job seekers.
The semester is coming to a close and most college students are reaping the rewards of a semester well-spent (or not, in some cases.) Many students are reaching out for internship connections, connections that can very easily be made in the classroom.
When someone tells me they are too busy at work to attend my Christmas Party, I hear, "You are not important to me Mark. My job is far more important than our relationship." Let me give you five good reasons to value your family and friends over your job.
Every single day of a good internship makes a difference in your future. Your performance should improve as you learn the job and by the end, you should be a rock star if this is a job field you're meant to enter.
I didn't think I wanted to be an entrepreneur; that was for other people. But it turns out that a lot of the values that were important to me were a huge part of that entrepreneurial spirit that had always been inside of me, just waiting to burst out.
After dedicating four (or more) years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars to one degree, it's reasonable to expect a long and successful career in your chosen field. The reality is that your major at 18 may not end up being your dream job at 26 - and that's OK.
Let's face it. Work takes up a lot of our emotional energy. Add in a difficult colleague, feeling disconnected from your job, or the frustration of being constantly overlooked, and I guarantee that this will carry over into your home life.
There are numerous ways to strike a balance between doing what you love and paying the bills. Here are four possibilities to consider when figuring out how to translate your personal passion into professional success.
When you've found something that's right for you, you want to be better without force. You get this instant internal drive and motivation to become a better person, to do better work, and to achieve greater things. You feel inspired.
The reason success is so elusive is that we fail to define for ourselves what will truly make us happy. We get caught up in society's definition of what success should look like. We don't take time to reflect and think about what success should look like or feel like for us.
You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world. You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not).
You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world? You are a budding social entrepreneur. My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in the right direction...
Wealth, power, fame and influence don't reliably deliver satisfaction or meaning in life. I submit that meaning comes from the ability to look back with pride and to look forward with peace, knowing that those we've worked with and cared for are better off for having known us.
How do we keep going without losing our peace, our sanity and rolled eyeballs into the northernmost parts of our brains? How do we keep perspective and gratitude and love foremost in our minds and hearts rather than resorting to pain and shouting?
I still have yet to see where the curveballs in my life will bounce me. I know that they will not be taking me to medical school next year, but that does not mean they will not take me there in two years, or four, or even 10.
Named as one of the Top Innovators in the Philadelphia region, Wayne Kimmel, a managing partner at SeventySix Capital, recently gave a talk about startups, venture capital and entrepreneurship here at Penn.
I met a wonderful woman this week who has been married for 58 years and her advice to me in life and love was, "Make the most of the good things and the least of the bad things." This is now my plan for 30 and beyond. Cheers
Even after all the internal strife, I was nowhere near choosing a career when I was about to graduate from college. I dreaded the "What are your career plans?" questions and purposefully avoided my parents' friends and anyone I thought might ask me those.
If I could tell every person one thing about presenting her work to peers, I would say this: prepare a lot, and when you feel like you're about to die, find a way to laugh and congratulate yourself because you're doing it right.