Jobs & Career Employment After You Have Graduated From University

University graduates are still sought after, which makes a degree in this difficult financial climate worth its weight in gold. Graduate positions have actually increased over the last year, during the recession, and this is leading companies promoting their HR policies of capturing the best minds straight from university.

Jobs in IT, accounting, mechanical engineering, bio sciences are particularly impressive for the graduate as firms in these sectors offer high salaries and many graduate services that announce jobs, like MilkRound will advertise all of these particular jobs. Some jobs are obviously with companies that could feel the pain of the credit crunch but with any gain of experience, you will become immediately more employable even if the worst does happen to you.

Obviously qualifications and skills will get you so far, but with many graduates applying for the same jobs, how can you set yourself apart and differently then the rest? Well the answer is in your character traits, and making them visible to the recruiter. An attitude of enthusiasm, self- motivation and determination will go a long way in any job interview, some companies who offer jobs at entry level, will make a decision based on this alone!

Obviously verbal and writing skills are a necessity and having problem solving skills and being a team player will also endear you to the employer. It is also important to apply for jobs that you are skilled to do. Obviously jobs with 40k salaries look great and you’d love to be on that one, but you need to stay realistic and gain experience in your first few years after university, so apply for jobs you are happy to do.

If you have a Masters degree of an even higher education award then larger businesses in certain sectors may head hunt you, this is certainly true in the past in the banking, insurance and retail management positions. If you have just a bachelors degree then there are many opportunities out there but it will take you longer to get there!

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Business Demands Career Employment Strategies That Develop Business Leadership and High Work Ethics

For many years, the business world has been asking higher education to meet their needs of developing future knowledge workers who are self-leaders that take responsibility for their actions and have solid decision making and problem solving skills. An article in the Newsweek’s November 13, 2006 issue indicates that higher education has yet to hear this decades long message.

In this article, a recent graduate of an Ivy League School, shared her experiences that she lacked the fundamentals from completing a W-2 to how to rent an apartment. What was interesting was that she noted that she was not alone. According to her article, she referenced a recent study of career employment (source not cited) that hundreds of employers found new college graduates “woefully unprepared” for the job market.

For years education from K-13 has focused on learning or the acquisition of knowledge, but has miserably failed on performance or the application of knowledge. Universities or higher education continue this tradition and the 21st century is reaping the results – unprepared workers who are highly intelligent, but can’t negotiate themselves out of a cardboard box.

The University of Michigan Annual Recruiting Trends has documented the needs of employers for over 30 years. In its 2002 report, employers want graduates who have a passion for the position along with a total package including:

Verbal communication skills

Written communication skills

Leadership

Teamwork

Computer skills

Work ethics

Integrity

Dr. Carol Di-Amico in her research Workforce 2020 indicated that employers looked for the following when hiring experienced workers:

Leadership 73%

Problem solving skills 69%

Work ethics 68%

Job specific skills 61%

Creativity 60%

Organizational skills 49%

Interpersonal skills 45%

Given that many employers are looking for skill sets that are not currently being taught at the higher academic levels and probably not at the high school levels for those not immediately attending college suggests that these institutions of learning are indeed setting many young people up to fail. This would not be such a tragedy if they were not collecting thousands of dollars.

Finally, the author of this article in Newsweek believed that she invested her dollars to better advance her thinking abilities. She further wrote that her thinking was limited to the academic world and failed to transfer into the real world. Yet, it is those same professors in the academic world who insist that those in the business world where profits and losses are both earned and measured on a daily basis do not understand how to think and that education cannot be viewed as a business. This attitude is great if you are not accountable for securing results. Until education realizes its purpose is to successfully complete the next learning sequence (that means the graduates are gainfully employed in their field of expertise for at least one year) where personal and business leadership is highly developed along with all those interpersonal skills necessary for success, this young person’s experience will be multiplied by thousands more and our nation will continue to suffer.

Leanne Hoagland-Smith, M.S. writes about performance improvement within both business and education arenas as they are partners in success.

One quick question,if you could secure one new client or breakthrough that one roadbloack holding you back from success, what would that mean to you? Then, take a risk and give Leanne Hoagland-Smith a call at 219.759.5601 to experience incredible results.

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Career Employment Online – Find Professional Work at Home and Get Paid

Plenty of research goes into finding the best career employment online. Below is a list of professional working companies who are looking to hire now and you can work from home if this is something you are looking to do. Great paying jobs and you can get started right now once you apply. You will not have to pay a fee.

Sun Oasis

Many writing assignments to keep you busy. You can make some great money. Weekly newspapers, educational publishing companies, copy writing groups, and business web site building. This company is also looking for proof readers.

Solo Gig

Anything and everything when it comes to consulting work. Experience professionals are needed in IT, accounting, healthcare, sales and marketing, technical writers, account executive, etc. Some of the jobs here are paying $350.00 Per hour. Make sure you check out Solo Gig.

The Write Life

This is a site that is updated always with all the latest jobs pertaining to writing. You will also find a mailing list you can sign up with. The competition is fierce here so make sure you are one of the first to know about any new assignments. Make sure you sign up. This is a great site to be a part of. The site is: The Write Life.

Auto Club Renewals

Renewal specialist positions are available. You will call existing members of a fortune 500 company. You must have a friendly energetic voice, strong sales, and inbound and outbound calling experience. Hours are 3:00PM – 9:00PM Monday through Friday and working every other Saturday. They are still hiring. Go to the site for more information.

Call Desk

They are hiring in the state of Oregon. You will become an employee and not an independent contractor. You must have experience in customer service. They are looking forward to receiving your cover letter and resume. Look up Call Desk Agents.

Content Current

Contract writers are needed for article writing, forum posting and custom writing tasks. You can get paid every week and you can pick your own writing tasks from thousands of offers. If you are a good writer, you will be paid nicely. You can pick the hours you want too. Make sure your register to become a writer.

Alpine Access

This company is hiring home based agents. The goal of this company is to provide superb customer service to their clients. You will work from the comfort of your home as an employee and not a contractor. The Alpine advantage. Become a part of it. They are hiring now.

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Career Employment Opportunities – Finding Something That is Better Than Just a Job For Yourself!

When you graduate college or get some training and you are ready to step into a new career or you are unemployed and looking for one of the elusive career employment opportunities it can be very stressful until you find something. You do need to have some patience and understand that you are looking for more than just a job. This is very important to understand.

Some of the possibilities that are out there are just jobs and you need to recognize this completely. J.O.B. stands for just over broke and this is not what you want at all. These are the places that do not really offer you a chance to use your talents correctly to move up in the company and go where you would like to go with your career.

The career employment opportunities that you are looking for may not be found in the classifieds or on any job sites. These are going to be the places that do not have to advertise when they have an opening because they are just that good to work for. You know people, who know people so you can find what you are looking for if you work your network correctly.

One of the major mistakes that people make is they find a job that they thing is one of the career employment opportunities and they get stuck. You might not recognize it right away, but if you are in a dead end situation where you are not truly happy, then it is time to start looking for a better opportunity that will use your talents in a better way.

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The Top Tip For Career Employment and College Success

According to the study Workforce 2020, the number skill employers are seeking from college graduates is leadership closely followed by critical thinking, problem solving and team participation skills. Yet most career employment tips look to building impressive resumes to interviewing well because these more technical skills will get you on your path toward career employment. This belief is rooted in what I call the Osmosis learning factor because through absorption you will get everything you need.

The number one top tip for career employment and to secure college success is hardly if not rarely ever discussed. Why? Because those leading the discussion are just as clueless as those soon to be college graduates.

If you want college success (that being defined as graduating from college in 4 years and securing your ideal career employment, then your action is to write both a career and personal life plan. By taking this action, you are demonstrating leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Unfortunately, the majority of people in this country including college students place more value in the common written grocery list than they do planning their futures. Just think what happens when that written list of must buy items is left at home or the office?

  • More money is spent
  • More time is wasted
  • More items are purchased that are not needed
  • More emotions are wasted
  • More energy is wasted

Let’s face it, the common written grocery list has more value than the future for the majority of citizens.

However this can be changed very quickly by establishing the goals you want for successful career employment and college success. For example, invest the time to writ down the following:

  • Where do I see myself in 3 to 5 years?
  • What company do I want to work for?
  • What type of experience will I need?
  • What type of person do I want to work for?
  • How much money do I need to begin a successful career?

Then consider some or all of these action items:

  1. Do you research about the industry, the job, the company and the people who work or are connected to the company (Career Coaching Tip: The Internet makes this far simpler than in years past.)
  2. Begin using social media to connect with these individuals especially LinkedIn since this site is visited by more business people and recruiters than any other site. (Career Coaching Tip: Make sure your LinkedIn profile is 100% complete. Do not use your summary section as a resume. This is a big mistake. Your summary is where you share your compelling story, where you market without selling yourself, and also includes some results if possible.)
  3. Start if you have not and continue business to business networking so that you begin to establish and further develop critical future business relationships
  4. Make sure you have the sales skills, yes sales skills because this is all about the company buying you. (Career Coaching Tip: Everyone is in sales. It’s just some people get paid to be sales people.)
  5. Invest the time to practice your communication skills with others such as friends, family members and even professional colleagues in the business world not necessarily the academic world. (Career Coaching Tip: Your non-verbal cues may torpedo any chances for that best job ever. Understand basic neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).)
  6. Put together a schedule based upon your goals such as each Monday I will personally connect with 5 people, identify 5 positions, etc.
  7. Work your plan and continue to plan your work by monitoring, measuring and managing your results

By being proactive you are now taking and creating your destiny because you have far more control that you probably realize. Through your predetermined thoughts and actions you are demonstrating you are a forward thinking leader and that is the first step to successful career employment and life success.

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