As young adults about to enter the day-in-and-day-out lifestyle, you’ll quickly discover there are basically three types of people in this world: those that don't, those that do, and those that do effectively. You’ll need to be part of the latter group to succeed at your very first professional job search. The
Lions. They’re a nutty bunch. I’m one of them. Even so, I’m not writing this post to convince you to join the pack nor why you should or shouldn’t be one. I’m simply interested in offering my observations regarding how you can benefit from LinkedIn beyond creating a phonebook filled with your
Those that follow my posts know I love a little tongue-in-cheek with a dash of exaggeration-for-effect. You’re obviously not technically only as strong as your network, but throughout your entire career (or life) no other aspect will influence your success as much as your network. This network can be personal or professional,
Times have certainly changed. When I graduated from college in the late ‘80s, the biggest struggle my friends and I had was choosing among our handful of job offers. Today’s market has more than “eradicated” those “struggles” of yesteryear. Trust me, my friends and I were no different than you are. Times
Last year I had the chance to speak with FM WRHU in New York. The station is affiliated with Hofstra University, so as you can imagine the topics centered on recent college graduates and their ability to find work in their field of study. I carefully monitor the Bureau of Labor Statistics’
We recently conducted milewalk’s Annual Employment Survey for 2014. The results showed interesting trends, some that held from 2013 and others that changed. One of the major statistical categories we capture is how people found their most recent job. We think this information will be extremely helpful to not only job candidates
In 2011, I wrote a very similar post in the wake of a multi-year rough employment market that plagued many. Since that post, almost three years has passed, but the concepts I discussed previously have remained the same—which likely means that a strong professional network is something you need at ALL times.