Tagged: Career Transitions

How can I address my career change and new degree on my resume?

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Britany from Johnson & Wales University asked: “I have a finance background, and have decided to change fields to Information Security. Grad school starts soon, and it has been hard to land a job in finance. Should I pursue IT roles now instead? If, so how do I address that on my resume? Thank you” Congratulations on starting graduate school and thank you for your question. I understand wanting to apply to positions within IT since you have been having a difficult time finding a job in finance. Prior to starting graduate school, I was in a similar position.  I was … / Read more »




Strike work-life balance in your first job after graduation

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An Article by contributor Chloe Taylor. Landing a well-paid job in your field of expertise immediately upon graduation is a huge success, but managing to achieve work-life balance as a newbie in the business hoops is nothing short of a miracle. Blame it on youthful enthusiasm or desire for validation, but many graduates wind up chained to their work in a matter of weeks. And while the newly-acquired sense of purpose, self-importance, and responsibility might feel great in the first few months, all that work and little or no play will at some point begin to deplete your batteries and … / Read more »




5 Ways to Get Hired Right After College Graduation

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An article by contributor Anica Oaks. Nearly $10,000 is the most recent average tuition, according to the College Board, for one year at a public, four-year, in-state university. That is no small amount of money, and four years is no small amount of time. If you pursue a college degree, the last thing you want to do is graduate without career prospects. Here are some tips to get started off on the right foot. Choose Your Degree Wisely Pursuing a degree because you “like” a subject is poor career planning. Also realize that one degree can open diverse career paths. … / Read more »




How to Decide What Direction to Take Your Career

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An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. Deciding what direction to take your career and professional life in can be so difficult. After all, we spend the majority of our times at work, working on our careers and furthering them. We need to make sure that we have chosen a direction that fulfills and satisfies us, as well as pays the bills. Focusing solely on something that pays the bills will eventually lead to unhappiness, and searching for something more. The tips in this guide will help you to decide once and for all which direction to take your career … / Read more »




Job Hunt Tips for Getting the Job You Didn’t Think You Could

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An article by contributor Brooke Chaplan. Job hunts are difficult, and the more qualified you are the longer it can take to find that perfect job. It can be tempting to take a career you are overqualified for, but it’s even more important to push yourself and try to reach above what you think is possible, even if you think you’re facing a lot of competition. Improve your chances of getting that perfect job by gaining a solid understanding of each company you are applying for, and make your resume stand out. Tailor Your Resume If you’re sending the same … / Read more »