Stop Using Relatives as Job References!

References are one of the trickiest aspects of the job search, particularly for those with a short or non-existent work history. However, it doesn’t justify using family members as professional references. Putting down a relative as a reference will get you thrown out of the running for most jobs. You may be thinking that because Read More …

Almost 2 in 5 Americans Don’t See Value in College Degree

  A new survey of 2,245 Americans commissioned by finder.com in July 2017 and conducted by global research provider Pureprofile, found that almost 2 in 5 Americans, or 38.7%, are unsure or don’t think their college degree was worth the money. That’s an estimated 60.96 million Americans. Of these degree holders, 49.6% say they aren’t making Read More …

Junior Achievement Survey Reveals Concern About Impact of Automation and Globalization on Job Prospects

  A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that 77 percent of parents are “concerned” about their children’s ability to have a successful job or career as adults in light of global competition and automation. The same percentage (77%) of teens said they share similar concerns about having a successful job or career Read More …

Why Job Interviews are Useless

The New York Times recently published an article on the uselessness of job interviews. As stated in the article, researchers have known for many decades that interviews aren’t an accurate assessment of one’s abilities.   One reason interviews aren’t useful is that traits noticed during an interview can overshadow more important, objective factors. The New Read More …

What To Know Before Your First Day at Work

College students starting out in the working world after years as students may be feeling apprehensive about about what lies ahead in the working world. Below, Carolyn Thompson, longtime executive recruiter and Managing Principal at Merito Group, talks about what college grads should know before their first day as a gainfully employed adult. How can Read More …

Job Search – When You Should and Shouldn’t Apply

  Job listings usually include long lists of desired skills and experience that would be hard for any candidate to meet. Therefore, it’s important to know when you can apply even though you don’t meet all of the listed requirements. Hiring managers don’t expect applicants to be perfect, but they do expect that you’ll have Read More …

Great Summer 2016 Internships

It’s never too early to start searching for the perfect summer internship. Major companies are already hiring interns for the summer, so don’t wait until it’s too late. No matter what career path you seek, there are likely career building positions available for you at one of the companies below. Some companies now hiring interns Read More …