The “I Quit” conversation is rarely pleasant. In fact, it’s usually awkward and uncomfortable. It’s also occasionally unavoidable. For tips on managing this conversation in the best way, read this article by Caroline Kessler from The Daily Muse. Remember that you never want to burn bridges – you never know when you might run into an old co-worker or boss in the future!
Each year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers surveys students to gather starting salary information from graduates from across the country. Here are some of the findings for 2013:
Starting salaries for the Class of 2013 continue to climb as the job market for college graduates improves.
The average starting salary for a new college graduate earning a bachelor’s degree is $44,928—up 5 percent over the average starting salary earned by members of the Class of 2012, according to a new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Generally, however, for humanities and social science majors, the average salary is $37,058. Here’s how that plays out for some graduates with a humanities degree:
Technical majors—particularly those in engineering—went over that average and dominated the list of top-paying majors in 2013, according to NACE’s April 2013 Salary Survey. The survey found that seven engineering majors were among the 10 highest-paid at the bachelor’s-degree level.
Source: April 2013 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Research shows that getting enough sleep is vital to giving you energy and reducing stress. Check out these tips on how to improve your sleep by Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project. Happy napping!
photo via psychology today
This infographic created by Boundless shows 12 things that you can get involved with while your are in school that can help you gain valuable experience. Each of these items can be featured on your resume and can help you get the knowledge and experience that you need to land a job when you graduate.
The ability to write well is one of those great transferable skills that is a benefit to you in any job or industry. Bruce Kasanoff’s LinkedIn article Five Writing Tips that Can Double Your Salary gives some great examples of how much good writing can help you find success.
Good writing is a vital part of the job search. If your resume and cover letter are not compelling, relevant, and error free, it will be hard to get noticed by hiring managers. Need help? Come to the Career Center during our resume drop-in hours! Another great resource on campus is the Writing Center in the Student Success Center. Pay them a visit the next time that you need help with a writing assignment!
We all know that Google is a great resource for finding information. We also all know that finding exactly what we’re looking for with a simple Google search isn’t always easy. Take a look at these tips by Josh Hansen of BrazenCareerist.com on how to make Google work for you when searching for a new job. Arming yourself with these kinds of tools can help you conduct a smooth job search and to get ahead of your competition!
LinkedIn has compiled a list of the top commencement speeches from colleges around the U.S. Speakers include Maria Shriver, Gary Shapiro, and our favorite, Richard Branson. Take a look at the tips and advice that was shared with the class of 2013!
Looking for a job? Are the big job boards letting you down? It might be time to reevaluate how you find out about opportunities. Check out these tips and sources for finding out about what is out there!
- Read this article by Heather Huhman on glassdoor.com for tips to get started.
- Use LinkedIn to research companies. Use the Jobs tab to find positions that match your profile.
- Explore industry specific job boards. Many professional organizations host their own job listings on their websites. A simple Google search of your industry name + “professional organization” will get you started.
- Research up and coming resources. For example, check out this article on Good.Co from Mashable.com
Still not sure where to start? Come to the Career Center for help! Have your resume critiqued or make a Career Counseling or Career Coaching appointment.