Why “2 Years of Experience” Applies to Entry-Level Jobs

…and How It Helps Your Career At times, I have heard this lament from college students who are applying for jobs: “Two years’ experience required? But it’s an entry level position! How can they expect that?” Companies can and do expect experienced candidates right out of college because of internships. What was once considered an […]

Don’t Throw Your Career Under the Bus Chasing the Almighty Dollar

Job hunting is nothing short of a roller coaster ride. You have your long stretches where it feels like you are constantly networking, sending out résumés, and keeping attuned to the job market. But, nothing appears to be happening. No calls for interviews, no offers — it’s all very frustrating. Then comes the a flurry […]

The Preciousness of Time

It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the one worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always come with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that […]

Thoughts on the Perceived Need for a Degree

This post is one that has been slowly forming ever since Karen Burns wrote a post on the Working Girl blog entitled Is College Worth It? I love her post in that it doesn’t blindly accept that college is THE only route to success. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell are commonly referred to […]

Learning from Missteps

“This above all: to thine own self be true…” The above quote from Shakespeare is a good philosophy to keep in mind when considering job fit. Job fit is more than just being able to do the work, but to also have that excitement and satisfaction for what you do. At a time in life […]

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