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Are You Part of the “New Lost Generation”?

Dawn Papandrea | September 30, 2013

That’s what the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce is calling young adults in its latest report, “Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation.” The gist of the study is that it’s taking people longer to get settled into their careers than ever before, while older adults are working longer.

Because of  a variety of factors including the economy, unemployment rates, and changing expectations of education and skills levels, the age at which young workers reach the median wage has increased from 26 to 30. No wonder why so many people are still living at home with their parents during and after the college years! [Read More]

4 Tips for Applying Your Degree in the Real World

The CollegeBound Network | August 28, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Georgiah Cook, an education blogger.

After four years of hard work, you’ll have  a shiny new degree in hand. However, once the celebrations and congratulations simmer down, you’ll find yourself thinking: Now what?

If you are a graduate of the Class of 2013, you’re already standing on the precipice of adulthood and the “real world,” and you realize that you actually need to get a job. Fortunately, even if you did go against your parents’ wishes and avoided so-called “practical” or “career-focused” majors in college, all is not lost. No matter what you studied, you can still find ways to apply it post-graduation. Here are just four tips for taking that next step after college. [Read More]

Tips for the Summer Job Search

Michelle Grossman | July 16, 2013

Graduating from college is a huge step for any student, however which steps recent grads should take next can often become tricky. Being thrown into the “real world” can be hectic to say the least, especially if you’re not prepared for what lies ahead. Luckily, U Chic’s Diploma Diaries: The Chic Grad’s Guide to Work, Love, and Everything in Between offers post-graduate girls some direction. [Read More]

Telecommuting Jobs You Can Do in Your Area of Study

The CollegeBound Network | May 15, 2013

telecommuting jobs for students

Today’s guest post comes from Jennifer Parris, a career writer for FlexJobs.

If you think post-graduation you’re doomed to a life of gray cubicles and idle office chitchat, think again. There are many opportunities to launch your career within your field — and all from the comforts of home. Here are some job opportunities that all offer flex schedules:

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