Avoiding Career Suicide: 7 Tips to Stop Interrupting

Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

In today’s fast-paced society, speed often trumps courtesy. Patience seems to be a virtue of a previous generation, replaced by efficiency. We’ve become accustomed to countless interruptions each day: expecting (and even welcoming) impromptu visits, text messages, social media alerts, or the click of an incoming call during a conversation.
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Build a strong LinkedIn profile with these 5 tips

Girl on laptop - LinkedIn Tips from Adecco USA LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. Don’t think of it as Facebook, you won’t find updates about birthdays or pictures of your neighbor’s cousin’s baby’s first steps; this is where your professional persona strives.

No matter what industry you are in, having an enhanced LinkedIn profile that speaks to your goals, skills and aspirations is key to landing your next, or first, job.
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Are You Addicted to your Smartphone? Time for a Detox.

Do you remember life before smartphones?

A time when you weren’t constantly connected through email, text messaging or social media? When you went on vacation or left the office at 5PM, and didn’t do any work until you returned?
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How can recent grads benefit from volunteering?

Great Grads need great jobs

Congratulations, Class of 2013! Your homework’s been turned in. Your finals are all completed. You’re all finished cleaning out your room, and you’re packed up for a permanent summer break. It’s official: you’re done with college.

And yet, there is still one homework assignment you haven’t quite figured out yet: finding a job after college. Everyone has to do it. After all, isn’t this what you’ve spent the last 4 years of your life for?
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Gen Y can’t I get a job? [infographic]

More than 1.5 million Americans will turn their tassels and flip their caps at college graduation ceremonies this year. After they step across the stage and collect their diplomas, many will be looking to take the next step in their lives – starting a career.

According to our recent survey of 500 hiring managers across the country, the majority of hiring managers (66 percent) do not believe new college graduates are prepared for the workforce, and 58 percent don’t plan on hiring entry-level college graduates this year.

The Adecco infographic below explores why today’s grads have a hard time finding jobs and what they can do to overcome some of  mainstream media’s harshest millennial myths and criticisms.
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Landing a job after graduation

Great Grads need great jobs

How can you overcome unemployment statistics and get your career off to a fast start?

 

If you haven’t already graduated this year, graduation is probably around the corner. Along with yourself, your fellow classmates and possibly your roommate there are approximately 1.8 million new grads entering the workforce this year.

According to our recent survey, a majority of employers (58 percent) are not planning to hire college grads this year. Of those that are, they only plan on hiring one or two candidates. With numbers like that, chances are you can use a little help in your job search.

The best way to answer the question above is to get advice from someone that has been in your position. Well, we’ve got someone for you to meet; Kevin’s a recent grad just like you.
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