The curse “may you live in interesting times” could apply to this year’s college graduating class. Unemployment is at its lowest point in decades and new technology has disrupted nearly every major industry. But the curse may actually be a blessing in disguise.
Show up on time. Stay all day. Work while you're on the clock. Dress appropriately.
As shocking as it may seem, these are some of the basic abilities that many of today’s entry-level applicants lack.
I’m a big sports guy. My teams are Oklahoma State (NCAA), Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA), Denver Broncos (NFL), and the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB). With all but the NBA coming to an end these students and professional athletes are going to start thinking about staying healthy and focused during the offseason. University Recruiters are in the same boat.
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) held its annual thought leaders’ event in Washington, D.C., on September 30, and SHRM was one of the many sponsors who support the good work that the organization does to help at-risk youth finish high school and find productive careers.
Every day, it seems I come across a new article on how the tech world is struggling to bring diversity to its homogeneous community. It’s an issue that has led companies like Google, Apple and Intel to committing a combined $400M towards creating more opportunities for women and minorities. From the outside looking in, this sounds great.
What Does the Future Hold for Graduate Degrees?
STEM Graduates' Salaries Exceed Others, but Face Slowdown
The next wave of college students is preparing for graduation, purchasing caps and gowns, and taking final exams. But will these new college graduates have jobs after walking across the stage, diploma in hand?
Get Strategic About Campus Recruiting
Recent college graduates have a serious problem. Job statistics increasingly show that college graduates are underemployed and, even when they find employment; they are only rarely in a field applicable to their college majors (or that they expected to get a job in). This isn’t ideal for young adults trying to get into rewarding careers, and ultimately it’s not good for business, either.