Summer provides opportunities for savvy students and career seekers
(BPT) - The summer educational break is no excuse to put academic or career ambitions on vacation. In fact, the traditionally slower months of summer are an ideal opportunity to assess academic and career goals, according to Joe Belliotti, president of Everest Institute-Dearborn in Michigan. Belliotti offers the fol...
Gearing college grads up for the workforce
(BPT) - The job market doesn’t appear to be as tight as it was a year ago. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent in April 2013, down from the 8.1 percent we faced in April 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Even so, finding a job remains a tough challenge for new college graduates who are eager ...
Four simple tips to help you land a great job
(BPT) - Whether you’re just graduating and entering the job market for the first time or you’re changing careers, job searching is never easy. And if you’re among the more than 1.5 million college grads looking for work this year, you will need to work smarter to stand above the crowd and land that dream job or internsh...
College career services go social to connect students and employers
(BPT) - College students need little encouragement to use social media to interact with their classmates, family and friends, but many are still leery of using the platforms when it comes to seeking employment. Only 20 percent of college career center professionals felt students were enthusiastic about using social med...
Tap the hidden job market
(BPT) - The process of finding employment has quietly undergone an evolution. Job seekers are discovering that many positions are not posted to the public. In fact, the online career guidance resource Quintessential Careers reports that only 15 to 20 percent of available jobs post to newspapers, online job boards or e...
A 'six-pack' of tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
(BPT) - In 1984, armed with his great-great-grandfather’s recipe, Jim Koch brewed a batch of beer in his kitchen. Shortly thereafter, equipped with bottles of his cherished brew, Koch went from door-to-door tenaciously selling it to local bars and restaurants. He recognized early on that to be successful, the journey w...
Making a career move? Consider the insurance field
(BPT) - Looking to start your career – or change your current one? As you contemplate your next career move, there’s one industry that might not be on your radar: insurance. “The insurance industry usually isn’t what people think of when they’re planning their careers or considering totally different jobs,” says Charle...
Is your career fit for the summer?
(BPT) - Summer isn’t just the time to get your body in shape; it’s a good time to get your career in shape as well. Just as we evaluate the condition of our bodies each year before donning our shorts and bathing suits, we should make a habit of assessing our careers. After all, you are the CEO of your career, the one wh...
Tips for managing your career on social media
(BPT) - Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, at some point you’ll likely find yourself searching for a new job. And as you start your job search, it’s important to understand the impact your use of social media may have on your career. The hard truth: You can’t be too cautious when it comes to ...