Summer’s Over and You Still Don’t Have a Fall Internship… Now What?

August 30th, 2010

Posted by The Good Intern on College Recruiter.com

The few weeks right before school starts back up can be a hectic and exciting time for lots of students. On one hand, you’re excited to soon be reunited with friends you haven’t seen all summer, but on the other hand you’re sad to say goodbye to those summer nights and having free-time, and for some… you’re freaking out because you still haven’t managed to land a fall internship.

Although time is limited, it’s still not too late to find that perfect fall internship as long as you kick it into high gear starting NOW.

Networking Survival: 8 Tips for Introverts

August 17th, 2010

By Karen Kodzik, Career Management Consultant, Cultivating Careers & Robert Shindell, President & “The Career Doctor” at ILostMyJob.com

A well-crafted and targeted article with tips on how to master the art of networking in a way that works for introverts.

Handy (and Strategic) Tips for Dealing With Office Politics

August 6th, 2010

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
From QuintCareers.com

It’s safe to say that no matter where you work — regardless of the industry or profession — you will encounter the inner dynamics of people plotting and scheming and jockeying for position and power… something called office or workplace politics.

Workers have three options when faced with a politically charged workforce: disavow that politics actually exists; decide to ignore the political landscape; choose to work within the system. In reality, the first two options have the same (often negative) consequences, while the third can provide you with insight and success.

This article is about providing you with strategic tips for understanding and maximizing the political landscape of your organization — helping you avoid dangerous landmines while working within the system to your benefit.

12 Entry-Level Jobs with Big Earning Potential

August 2nd, 2010

by Dawn Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer                     

No one ever promised you were going to graduate from college and, degree hot off the press, land yourself a job as CFO. But in today’s job market, where competition is particularly keen, it seems as if even the mediocre jobs are few and far between.

Before you relegate yourself to flipping burgers, check out the 12 jobs we’ve listed here. These jobs, while appropriate for recent college grads looking to enter the work place, have reasonable starting salaries and excellent growth potential.