5 Awkward Situations When You’re New at Work

Author: Abby Wolfe Source: The Daily Muse On day one of my first “real” job, I had no idea what to do with myself. Around 3:30 PM, I turned to a co-worker and asked, “So, uh, what time do you usually leave each day?” When offered the job three weeks earlier, the hiring manager told …

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How to Avoid the 5 Common First Job Mistakes Recent Grads Make

Author: Kema Christian-Taylor Source: Huffington Post In the spring before my freshman year of college, I attended Harvard's Prefrosh Weekend for recently admitted students. My cousin, a second-semester freshman at the time, ripped the welcome folder from my hands the moment she saw me: "You don't need this. Never bring this out again." As I …

The 6 Skills Graduates Really Need To Get Employed

Author: Ruby Lowe Source: Undercover Recruiter With the estimated number of job seeking graduates increasing, it’s important that graduates show off the skills that employers really want to see. It’s not just about the skills you were taught at university – it’s the knowledge you’ve built up along the way, and the type of person that this …

23 Job Hunting Mistakes Made By New Grads

Written by Rebecca Lake, originally posted on CreditDonkey Competition for entry-level positions is fierce for anyone graduating from college these days. Need a leg up on your competition? Avoid making these 23 common mistakes, and you decrease your chances of getting passed over for one of your classmates. Planning Your Strategy 1. Not knowing what …