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Per Survey, Most Hiring Managers Say Colleges ‘Somewhat Prepare’ Students for Working World

successAccording to a new survey, The Multi-Generational Job Search, conducted by Millennial Branding and Beyond.com, the top three attributes companies are seeking are a positive attitude, communication skills and the ability to work as a team.

Soft skills, anyone? It just goes to show there’s an emphasis on being that enthusiastic team player who communicates well. Furthermore, based on their data, earning a college degree is important but not as important as an applicant’s personality.

There are the soft skills again. Is there an echo in here?

Maybe the focus on a candidate’s personality is actually a good thing since 73 percent of hiring managers felt colleges only “somewhat prepare” students for the working world. Their biggest challenge falls into the category of how job seekers present themselves. Many people from hiring teams reported candidates are “unprepared and said they have a “bad attitude” while interviewing.  Read more

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New Study Reveals High Schoolers are More Career-Minded Than College Students

graduation capThis just in…a new study published by Millennial Branding and Internships.com revealed that high school students are more career- minded and entrepreneurial than college students.

Check this out — half of the participants of the study are in high school internship programs (yes, you read that right) and more of them are seeking volunteer experiences than college students. Employers agree that internships give high schoolers an inside edge in order to get into better colleges, better college internships and higher paying jobs. Read more

Three Career Mistakes to Stop Making From the Author of ‘Promote Yourself’

After concluding our exclusive interview with Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, it was clear the strategies to brand yourself and self-promote are up to you. They’re within your grasp and more importantly, within your power.

He explained, “Your career is in your hands. It’s all about career accountability, taking charge of your life and making things happen. If you can’t promote yourself, no one will want to support you. If you can’t make yourself successful first, who’s going to back you?”

While his book uncovers specifics such as becoming more than your job description, turning your passion into your position and getting ahead by asking for more work and doing your manager’s job, further into our interview Schawbel dished about common mistakes people make (Millennials in particular) and how to overcome them. Read more

How to Handle Negative Feedback During Annual Performance Reviews

As year-end rolls around, no matter when your fiscal year occurs, you know it equates to one thing: Feedback!

Well, if the review is not so sunny and bright, there are a few pointers to keep in mind as per The New York Post.

For starters, keep your cool. Jodi Glickman, author of Great on the Job explains, “If you can’t keep your composure, say that it’s not what you expected, that you’re disappointed and excuse yourself.” You can always continue the conversation later on when you’re less emotional.

Once reality sinks in, Dan Schawbel recommends taking stock if it isn’t your first negative review with this company. The author of the forthcoming book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, tells the newspaper, “But don’t quit until the new job is in hand.”  Read more

New Job Search Study Breaks It Down by Generation

This just in, courtesy of Millennial Branding and Beyond.com. A new survey revealed job search results by generation.

In an exclusive interview, Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding and author of Me 2.0, indicated, “Our study shows that boomers are job searching online, and using social networks, over younger generations. They also have the longest job search and suffer the most from age discrimination.”

As for the younger generation, that would be Generation Y, they’re more optimistic about finding a job and they also value workplace flexibility.  He added, “Gen Y understands the current economic situation, is optimistic and is willing to get back to school or start a business as alternatives to not being employed.” Read more

The Brand Of Me

coversmall.jpgThe market has changed drastically in the last few years. I’m not just speaking about the economy either. For journalists, acclaim or merit was once given to them based on the publication you wrote for, but in the new world of global communications these types of institutions have been cut off at the knees. The future of media may not be made up of institutions, but rather individuals. That’s where books like Me 2.0 (on sale March 30th) comes in.

Dan Schawbel plays many roles in his professional career: He is a social media specialist for EMC, an author, but most importantly, perhaps, he is a personal brander. His theory? We are all brands and we need to market ourselves that way.

Years ago&#151even in the Web 1.0 era&#151you were a nobody unless you were a high-ranking executive at a money making business. You needed press to fuel your reputation. Now with the popularity of blogs, Twitter and social networks, any one with a compelling voice can reach out and create a following for themselves.

This is exactly what Dan did. Even though he graduated with a great resume filled with prestigious internships and leadership roles, he still couldn’t get a job. Throughout college he’d blogged, but after college he had time to take his internet work to the next level. In six months he had a blog, awards, an online TV series and a dozen published articles in magazines and websites. After reading a profile of him in Fast Company, EMC discovered a talent they never knew they wanted and recruited Dan to be the first social media specialist for their corporation.

This personal journey is outlined in his new book Me 2.0 along with a how-to guide on creating your own personal brand and defining your niche in the market place. For more information check out Dan’s website here.