Oct 042016
 
All You Need to Know About How Professionals Approach Their Career Path

The job market is becoming increasingly competitive as millennials start to take over the workforce and more and more people are getting a college education. What’s more, the gig economy is expanding and forever changing how people work and how companies hire. This begs the question — what happened to the career path? The infographic below — compiled by HonorSociety.org, an honor society that recognizes academic achievement and builds a framework for future success of its members — looks at how professionals prepare for a successful career journey and what tools they use to make their ambitious vision a reality. [read more…]

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Jul 262016
 
What to Do When You Realize You Chose the Wrong Degree

It’s a question that many people find themselves dealing with, and the answer all depends on when you realized it. If you were lucky enough to figure it out in the first year of university, you’ll have a different path than someone who doesn’t figure it out until their second year on the job. No matter when you decide that you’ve made this mistake, there are ways to make the best of it and forge a new path forward in life. The Freshman Well this one is a no brainer. If you’re just starting out, you don’t have much to [read more…]

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Jul 192016
 
Too much alcohol after graduation?

Graduation from high school or college is a joyous time of culmination and celebration for most students and their families. Nervous energy permeates campuses across the country as young men and women rush to complete their senior projects and pull all-nighters in order to ace their final exams. Emotions run high as nervous seniors count the days, worry about grades, contemplate their futures and prepare to say goodbye to teachers, coaches and friends. Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow And let’s not forget the parties. Graduation parties abound, where the alcohol flows as freely as the promises to stay in touch [read more…]

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Jun 302016
 
Reasons to Choose a Freelance Writing Career after College Graduation

Graduation was scaring me for many reasons. First, it was a ‘farewell’ to people who were my friends and a part of my life for years. Second, I knew that graduation means significant changes in my life – I am an adult now and I have to enter the real world of careers, offices, corporate ladders, and so on. You have to take a great responsibility by predicting somehow what you are up to do in your life, who you want to become, where to live and how to get a job of your dream. As I always was an [read more…]

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Jun 302016
 
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Thoughts on Moving After College

Classes are over, and you and your friends are preparing to decide what to do next. Like many graduates, you have probably started job hunting and are torn between pursuing jobs in new cities, staying put in your college town, or even moving back home with Mom and Dad. With a freshly minted résumé, several internships under your belt, and a handful of student loans looming, where you live now might influence your long-term career path. Here are some of the pros and cons of staying put or moving on. Job Saturation Your college town/city is already packed with college [read more…]

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Jun 152016
 
How Your Hobbies Could Boost Your Resume

You just graduated from university, and now you are looking for your first job. How do you show a recruiter that you have the skills it takes to do the job if you have virtually no work experience? Of course, you can use your education section to demonstrate your skills and knowledge, but what about all of those skills you learned from being on a rowing team or being president of the anime club? How could you translate hours spent working on theater sets into related work experience? One way to achieve this is to put a hobbies and interests [read more…]

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Jun 122016
 
How to Reach Your Goals After College

In some ways, graduating from college can feel like starting your life over again. New places, new people, new things to worry about… so how do you keep everything on track? We all have grandiose ideals of what we want our futures to look like, but graduation is a great time to set some realistic short-term and long-term goals for ourselves. Start this new journey off on the right foot by following these tips for success. Start Networking Whether you’ve found a post-grad job or you’re still on the hunt, now is the time to get the hang of networking. [read more…]

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Jun 072016
 
Is there life after college? 5 survival tips

Life after college can be a strange, confusing and traumatic wilderness for a lot of graduates to adapt to; when do you have to wake up? Is 4 AM still a good bedtime? Do you have to be an adult and do boring adult things? All of these questions and more are enough to make anyone fresh out of college anxious, so in this article are five excellent tips that you need to know if you want to survive life after college. 1 Budget! The concept of money, while you’re in college, is quite abstract; your student loan has more [read more…]

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Jun 032016
 
A Guide to Finding Your Career Sweet Spot

It is a common commencement joke to congratulate graduates on their transition from student to unemployed. Education is something greater than trumped up vocational training. It teaches you how to do things and lets you explore your passions. These are the things that you are bringing to the job front. Keeping your talent, tenacity and passion as your focuses is what will land you that career job that will launch you into the rest of your life. Becoming Skillful in Your Career If you do not have a degree in your career field, get one. If you have one, then [read more…]

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Jun 012016
 
How Not to Start Your Business: a Guide to Ruining Your Chances for Success

You just got your degree, so you’re ready to face the real world. Instead of facing the competition on the market as a recent graduate who’s hunting for their first job, you decide to do things differently: start your own business and face an even greater competition. If your first attempt to start a business fails miserably, you’ll at least look like you’ve tried. Natalya Konrad, a member of the team at EduGeeksClub, is the sound of reason. She explains that you can’t start a business without getting really well prepared for the world you’re about to face. “Without a [read more…]

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