Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle
by Heather R. Huhman
The statistics are frightening. The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) 2009 Student Survey shows that just 19.7 percent of 2009 graduates who applied for a job actually have one. And, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2010 Fall Preview, employers expect to hire 7 percent fewer graduates from the college Class of 2010 than they hired from the Class of 2009. What’s worse, this issue cannot completely be blamed on a poor economy. Entry-level hiring should have increased because many employers have laid off more expensive, experienced talent. So what’s preventing new talent from entering the career marketplace?
Millennials—those individuals born between 1977 and 1997 and also known as Generation Y—often expect college to teach them how to find jobs and are disappointed upon finding out this is not the case. And the career advice they do receive comes from “authority figures” (i.e., campus career center staff), whom they do not believe or trust. These graduates need practical and insightful guidance from someone who knows the challenges they face and how to overcome them.
“#ENTRYLEVELtweet” by career expert Heather R. Huhman is a must-read for college students and recent grads who want to learn what it takes to find, land, and succeed in an entry-level career. In 140 tweet-style tips, Huhman provides a roadmap of what to do to impress hiring managers, how to create stand-out “career tools,” and how to network during your job search with confidence in yourself and what you have to offer potential employers.
Want to get ahead of your college colleagues? Get your copy of ‘#ENTRYLEVELtweet’ now, and let it guide you from classroom to career in approximately fifteen minutes—the perfect length of time for a busy student or job seeker.
‘#ENTRYLEVELtweet’ is part of the THiNKaha series whose 100-page books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).
Sample Tweet from the Book
#10 Make your “unique you” list as comprehensive as possible!
#21 Your new “career toolbox” will include more than just a cover letter and résumé.
#50 Organize the Experience section in reverse chronological order (most recent position fi rst by the date you began the position).
#90 One networking tool you need but might be leaving at home is your 60-second story—who are you and what are you seeking?
#129 Over-deliver on your fi rst assignment. If your boss asks for three examples, give five.
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