Required Reading Topics for Recent Graduates, Topic 2: Job-Seeking
career fair at college of dupage, from flickr user codnewsroom, cc license You have (or, your student has) just finished a college degree. Congrats! It's a huge accomplishment. And, perhaps best of all, no more assigned homework. However, just because no one is assigning more reading to be done at home doesn't mean you shouldn't devour writings on important topics. Today, we're suggesting the second of five critical topics for recent graduate readings. We may not be your professor, but these readings still count for pass/fail--in real life. Consider these required readings.
Getting a Job at Google
The New York Times has recently run a series of articles on how to get hired at Google. However, finding a job at Google is a years-long topic among multiple media outlets. Google's Senior Vice President of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, has given quite a few interviews on how to stand out in the application process and how to fit Google's desired criteria in the interview process. Not interested in working for Google? Bock's tips should be helpful to most college grads in their current career search.
Fidelity’s Cost-Conscious College Graduates Study
The findings from Fidelity Investments' study of recent college gradiates was just released. The study covered graduates of the classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013.
“Did You Get a Job Yet?” The Fine Line Between Hassling & Encouraging
Landing a job just out of college is not as easy as it used to be. With a tight job market and struggling economy, recent college graduates are competing with their peers and seasoned professionals for entry-level positions in their field.
How to Help Your Student’s Career without Being a Helicopter Parent
The term “helicopter parent” is widely associated with children of Generation Y, also known as Millennials. Many say that the parents of Gen Y tend to “hover over” their children and pay extremely close attention to their experiences and problems, often trying to help their children avoid life’s obstacles along the way.