Tag Archives: employment

Microcredentials and mentoring: How universities can boost student employability

Microcredentials and mentoring: How universities can boost student employability

The looming recession climate is causing concerns over skyrocketing student debt. On top of a deeply unaffordable housing market, these factors call for universities to be more relevant in terms of preparing students for employability. This is a break with the traditional mission of the universities. Economist George Fallis, professor emeritus at York University, notes that traditionally, […] … learn more→

How to find a job after your graduation

How to find a job after your graduation

So, you’re holding the cherished college degree in your hands and the student loan checks in your pocket. There is a bright future ahead, and the dream career is already waiting for you. However, you still haven’t found it. Don’t worry! Our professionals know that getting your first job is stressful. We are here to […] … learn more→

Finding a job, keeping it and earning a living: the expectations of young people from the working classes

Finding a job, keeping it and earning a living: the expectations of young people from the working classes

Statistics tell us that in France a diploma remains the best asset for gaining access to employment, especially when it comes to a stable, open-ended contract – especially in times of crisis. This is the lesson given to us by the financial crisis of 2007-2008, as Céreq explains : “In 2010, three years after leaving the education system, 73% of […] … learn more→

Why your boss hates you

Why your boss hates you

It really seems like the world has changed extraordinarily for the worse in the last few years. My friends don’t get promotions anymore; the lucky ones have broken even, perhaps doing the same job for a long time, while the rest have slid further and further down the economic ladder. Few of my friends are […] … learn more→

The highest paying College Major in each state

Drawing on statistics available through the Departments of Education and Labor, Business Insider has published a state-by-state list of the “most lucrative” college major in each state. The salaries of those who have earned baccalaureate degrees in certain disciplines and who are working in occupations related to those disciplines have been averaged. What follows is […] … learn more→

What if I NEVER get a job?

This is a republish of this article. “You will fail. You will never get a job.” “You are the intellectual equivalent of the starving artist, doomed to working in bars and cafes, scratching away at your chosen academic research in rare moments between menial jobs that pay the rent.” If you read as many PhD […] … learn more→

Put undergraduates to work, for their own good

Despite an improving economy, eager and talented new college graduates are still encountering significant difficulty in securing jobs. The fallout has landed squarely on colleges. Parents are demanding higher returns for the significant investment in their children\’s education, and the government is backing them by increasing its efforts to collect and publish postgraduation employment and […] … learn more→

Gracefully decline a job offer

It sounds too good to be true. One highly touted job seeker was hit with a perfect financial services storm: job offers from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Blackrock — all at the same time. This was the situation facing one client of career coach Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, a partner at SixFigureStart and former head […] … learn more→

Take 10 years off your image

How old an impression do you make when you\’re interviewing? Of course, we all know that an interviewer can just count backwards from the year of graduation printed on your resume. However, here is the truth: Perception is the new reality, like 60 is the new 50. So you need to learn the fine art […] … learn more→