Career Guidance: Advice

Career Guidance: Advice

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By: Robert Glazer
These days, it seems like every college grad expects his degree to be a ticket to the top of an organization. While Millennials feel they have a lot to contribute — and their enthusiasm is admirable — their lofty ideas are actually impairing them in the long run. Recently, I was taking a train back from New York City with three Yale students. While discussing upcoming job possibilities, two of the students said they had interviews with McKinsey in Dubai. They felt this opportunity would place them in a more prominent position than being a typical analyst here in the U.S.More
By: Melissa Cooper
Many New Year's resolution-setters have long since forgotten theirs as February winds down. But if your resolutions included career development, as well as the usual plans to lose weight, exercise and be happier, take stock of where you are in the process.More
By: Patra Frame
If you read our Jobs Rated report on the best jobs for veterans and want to get started on the search process, here are some great tips. First, the good news. The unemployment rate for military retirees and those transitioning from active duty is actually lower than that of the population as a whole. And there are many vets who are successful entrepreneurs.More
By: Susan P. Joyce
If you are using the default URL that LinkedIn assigned your profile when you create it, you don't look like a member of the "In crowd" because the default URL is full of numbers. The In crowd members have URL's that look like this: linkedin.com/in/their-name Rather than a URL like this: linkedin.com/pub/yourname/29/890/2b9/ You will look like a much more savvy LinkedIn user, and the URL will look better whenever and where every you post it. Here's how to make this change: It's easy to do:More
By: Peter Weddle
Today's job market is a cold and indifferent place. It feels as if it is operated by uncaring organizations that treat job seekers as second class citizens. The situation is frustrating and disrespectful and calls out for change. But, here's the rub: change doesn't happen because it should; it happens because it's forced to.More
By: J.T. Ripton
Editor's Note: Airline pilot is featured in the 2015 Jobs Rated report on Most Stressful Jobs . For those ready to take on the challenges of this career, the following is your guide. Ask the average American which superpower they'd like to possess, and plenty will say they'd love to fly. There's just something about the freedom of soaring high above the clouds that inspires us all.More
By: Susan P. Joyce
LinkedIn Groups can be critical to a successful job search because of the many ways you can leverage them for both visibility and credibility - when you use them with care. LinkedIn members can join up to fifty Groups, although the average LinkedIn member belongs to only seven of them. My strong recommendation is that anyone in a job search join as many groups as they can, all fifty if possible, at least while in job search mode. Engage Using LinkedIn GroupsMore
By: Catherine Hoke
Rap sheets and background checks are not created equally — nor should they be treated that way. The world of job hunting while you have a record of arrest and prosecution (i.e., a rap sheet) can be difficult to navigate, especially when employers request background checks. But it’s important to remember that a background check is a necessary step in the hiring process no matter what. That being said, it’s crucial that you know the difference between a background check and a rap sheet so you can walk into an interview with confidence.More