Recent College Grads

February 20, 2017

Three Secrets to Landing a Great Job by Graduation

Since the recession of 2008, prospects for landing a job have steadily improved, especially for recent college grads. However, studies by the Department of Labor and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY indicate that all is not rosy in the new college grad job market. About 44% of recent college grads are underemployed, which includes working at jobs that don’t require a college degree. So, simply landing any old job is not the issue.   The […]
September 13, 2016

Are You Stuck in the Gig Economy?

I’ve been meeting many unhappy people who are working part-time on a project-to- project basis as independent workers. Often their career history includes a long stint at a traditional employer with full benefits. After they were laid off, they were only able to land temporary or project work for an open-ended period or a short-term contract. They have no health benefits, no protection against discrimination, no social security, no disability and no unemployment. They are […]
September 12, 2016

How Do You Escape the Gig Economy

My last post asked you to examine if you were stuck in the gig economy. The truth is that the job market is risky for everyone, no matter how much education or experience you have. The good news is that the same forces of globalization, technological, political and demographic change are creating new ”emerging occupations”. What these new fields have in common is that they are fast-growing, satisfying and lucrative for people who are willing […]
June 23, 2014

Why You and Your College-Age Kids Speak Different Job Languages

Do you ever think that you and your college-age kids or recent grads are speaking different languages when it comes to looking for jobs and work? You talk about resumes, contacts and careers, while they simply seem to be fiddling around on the Internet and chatting on Facebook. But rather than thinking about your kids as goof-offs, consider the possibility that there are sound economic reasons why you and they go about looking for jobs […]