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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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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