Four Year Degrees that Pay Off

There are many reasons a student may not pursue a post-graduate education. You may be undecided about graduate school, or may wish to work before going back to graduate school. Therefore, it’s wise to choose a bachelor’s degree that offers good job prospects and good pay. Biomedical Engineering Biomedical engineers design medical equipment and process, 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 …

Helpful Sites for Finding an Internship

One of the hardest things about finding a job is getting the experience most employers want. Internships are a great way to get that experience and, fortunately, there are sites that list only internships or entry-level positions. Urban Interns – Probably the best internship site I’ve found. Urban Intern allows small business owners and professionals 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 …

Job Numbers: What Really Matters

Job-related statistics can be misleading because there’s usually more to consider than a single number or percentage.  Plenty of numbers related to employment can be found, but many factors aren’t obvious to most job-seekers.  What matters – and what doesn’t- when it comes to employment statistics? What doesn’t matter:  job openings What really matters:  job Read More …

Don't Let Your First Interview be Your Most Important

Before starting my first job search in the “real world”, I didn’t realize how the job interview process worked.  I soon realized that companies usually interview many people for one position and put candidates through several interviews before making a decision.  The first job interviews I had were for part-time jobs for which I was Read More …