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First Job Out of College

3 Lessons I Have Learned Since Graduating

Julia Neumer | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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.

Advice for Young Graduates: Making the Most of Your Second Job

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

We who are older know that it's rare to have it all, in any job. We know that entry-level positions are harder to find in today's constrained labor market. And we know that today's young graduates have a great deal to bring to the table and will benefit from formative early professional experiences.

The Job Search Is Just Like Dating: 5 Tips for the Recent Grad

Dominic Bokich | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Dominic Bokich

Most college students think about sex and dating every day. Many have become experts in the process. But, when it comes to the job search, new grads can feel somewhat inexperienced.

Going on a Job Hunt?

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Katherine Marie Priddy

It can be daunting -- mining through job sites, editing your cover letters, sweating through interviews -- trying to pin down a basic entry-level job. Where do you even start looking?

How I Made Peace With a Hiring Mistake: Me

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

When I was fresh out of college, supervising a dozen or so telephone company technicians, I held a weekly meeting. Why? Someone told me to do it, so I did it.

Labor Participation Rate Keeps Falling While Millions of Jobs Go Unfilled

Heidi Golledge | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Heidi Golledge

If you look at the current employment numbers there is a quality job out there for just about every graduate -- if only they would have been guided toward courses of study that would give them the skills most in demand.

Ambitious Millennials

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Kayley Kravitz

The average Millennial is driven. We were simply dealt a bad hand of cards and graduated into one of the worst economies in history. Still, the majority of us are finding ways to make it work and survive.

Getting My First Job

Holly Prendergast | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Holly Prendergast

There are many things in life that can be attributed to luck. However, the one instance when I was not lucky, nor could my circumstances be attributed to luck, was being hired for my first full-time job.

My First Job (WATCH)

Posted 11.02.2012 | MarloThomas

When I was 17, I landed my first job as an actress in a mystery play called "Black Chiffon". I was the least experienced member of the cast, and I was...

Integrating Discontent: A Necessary Lifeline for the Young

Naomi Ko | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Naomi Ko

In the end, the problem of being this early twenties person is that we are never satisfied with our lives. I don't question my gratitude, I am very thankful for it because I know what it is like to have no job and no money. But I'm dissatisfied that I am not living the life that I imagined.

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 Millennials: Your Guides to the Future

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Millennials represent 41 percent of the U.S. population -- nearly 80 million individuals. By 2014, they will account for half of all U.S. workers. But today, they are struggling to find their way.