Don’t try and “map out “the next 40 years of your professional life

Over the years I’ve had the privilege of addressing audiences all over North America about today’s transition from academic to professional life. Attendees are usually students along with their parents. I always enjoy these events and the interactive nature by both students and parents regarding the most effective way to develop a strategic job search… Continue Reading »

College graduate starting salaries are at an all-time high

The following appeared on CNBC.Com by Abigail Johnson Hess on 9/1/’21: Despite a global pandemic that caused massive unemployment and slashed earnings among working-class Americans, starting salaries for recent college graduates continue to rise. According to a recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average starting salary for the college Class of 2020 was $55,260 —… Continue Reading »

Building Your Support Network

In all the years I’ve been coaching Next Gen navigate their career journeys, I have always adjusted advice to each client based on his/her specific requirements. Everyone is different, having unique needs and areas of focus. However, with each client I always emphasize the criticality of building and utilizing a robust support network. Remember, successful… Continue Reading »

Per NACE Covid-19 has prompted significant changes to 2021 campus recruitment methods, not schedules. Is your student ready before heading back to campus?

The following appeared on NACE.com on 12/04/2020: Employers adjusting their college recruiting efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-21 academic year were more likely to make changes to their recruiting methods than they were to their recruiting schedules, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2021 report.  When employers were asked if they would make changes… Continue Reading »

Its Time To Play Offense When Looking For The Right Job

  The following appeared in the WSJ by Anthony DeRosa. Lots of fantastic tips!   Finding the perfect job takes time, patience and the right resources. It takes people around nine weeks, on average, to find a job once they start searching, according to Indeed.com. The time it takes for you may vary depending on… Continue Reading »

Interviewing In The Age of COVID-19

The way we live often changes after events that cause work to almost stop.  When I was in college if you “beeped” going through a metal detector at an airport, you kept walking (with your shoes on) saying “it’s just my keys” and were told “have a nice flight.” During and post COVID-19, the way… Continue Reading »

It’s a great time to be graduating- do you have a plan?

Transitioning seniors from the Class of 2019 are experiencing the best job market for new college graduates since 2007, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers “Class of 2019 Student Survey”. In addition, the results show that graduating college seniors who had applied for full-time jobs received an average of 1.10 job offers, the highest rate… Continue Reading »