Why Millennials aren’t Buying Homes or Having Kids

Millennials (those born in the early 1980’s through the mid-90’s) aren’t buying homes or having kids like previous generations. This information should only be a surprise to people who haven’t been paying any attention to what’s happening in the world. Millennials are just reacting to what we’ve observed and experienced.   We graduated during a Read More …

Hiring Trends for 2010 College Graduates

Update: Latest hiring trends for the Class of 2010 (from MSNBC): Dim job outlook brightens for the class of 2010. Summary: 5 % increase in hiring of 2010 graduates over 2009 graduates most in-demand majors :  accounting, business administration, computer science, engineering, and math Survey shows only 40% of graduates have offers, compared to two-thirds Read More …

OneWire.com Surveys College Career Counselors

A recent survey of college career counselors conducted by OneWire.com shows current trends at career centers. Some key findings: 67% of college career counselors expect the job market to turn around sometime in 2010, while 33% think an improvement will take longer. 69% of counselors said that campus recruiting has decreased. 91%  of respondents have Read More …

Advice for Recent Graduates from HowStuffWorks.com Founder Marshall Brain

Marshall Brain is the founder of HowStuffWorks.com, an award-winning site that provides resources on thousands of topics.  Mr. Brain was kind enough to answer some questions I had about the challenges recent college graduates are facing. For more information, visit the career channel at HowStuffWorks. 1. How do recent graduates get started in a career Read More …

How to Pay for School after Losing Your Job

The following is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer who writes about online education for OnlineColleges.net and serves as About.com’s Business School Guide. If you are one of the many people who are considering going back to school after losing your job, you shouldn’t let a bad economy stand in your way. There are many Read More …

Should the Recession Influence Your Choice of Career?

With the constant reports of layoffs and rising unemployment, will more people choose secure occupations over more prestigious or exciting ones? I graduated high school shortly after the dot-com bust and, as a result, never considered a career in information technology.  High school and college students, as well as workers who have experienced layoffs, may Read More …

The Advantages of Being a Young Job Seeker

Recessions and economic downturns can seem pretty scary, particularly if you are a college student or recent graduate hoping to break into the job market. You haven’t even gotten your foot in the door while experienced workers are being laid off left and right. However, there are a few major advantages that young candidates have Read More …