Recent Graduates

Your status as a recent college graduate gives you considerable leverage in the job market. Don’t waste it!  Get started right away on landing your first professional job after college. We have the tools to help you be as successful as you want. It’s all about Twenty-first century jobs for Twenty-first century careers.

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Managing Late Bloomers and Boomerang Kids

Are you worried that you student is a “late bloomer” or is destined to live forever in your basement apartment after college as one of millions of boomerang children across the world? There's some you can do about it. Get …

Landing Your First Professional Job At Graduation

A college degree no longer carries the career promises it once did. Landing your first professional job after college is more difficult and important than ever. But you don't have to figure it all out on your own. We'll help each step of …

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Career Management: Parents are invited

During the Q&A session after a recent talk I gave someone asked what I thought about parents who wanted to attend interviews with their recent college graduate.  The way in which the question was asked and the ensuing discussion left …

Landing That First Job After College

You know better than anyone how difficult the job market has gotten in the past few years. While I will offer some ”HELPFUL HINTS” about finding a job, the truth is you’ll need more detail than can be given in an article like this. So …

What Grandparents Can Do

At the tender age of 9 Kasey is already programed to tell anyone who will listen that she plans to attend Stanford University. Does this sound like your grandchild? Though you may be happy to see that they have a high level of personal …

Should Parents Sit Back and Let Go When Their Student Goes Off to College?

Simply sitting back and letting go given today’s job market for recent college graduates is the equivalent of throwing a child into the deep end as a way of teaching them to swim.  The situation is far too demanding for that. Besides, as …

How to Compete When You Are a New Grad With no Internship Experience

Remember that final exam in college you really studied for?  You knew the material so well that even the professor’s “trick” questions were easy to spot.  You can use the same process to be “uber” competitive even if you do not …

A Parent's Job is Never Done: Even When the Kids Are Away at College

“Whew! My student got into a great college; has chosen a solid major; and we are paying for it mostly with other people’s money. Now that she is positioned for academic and career success, I can finally relax! Having been there, done …

College Grads: 5 Things You Can Do To Tip Job Search Odds In Your Favor

John Sullivan, a highly regarded human resources thought leader, recently gave job seekers reason for pessimism when he took a look at recruiting by the numbers. His point was that the odds of landing a job are against most of us. For …