I am 24 years old. I have a BA in Public Relations/Communications. I am one hard working SOB. And I am vastly underpaid in a job I really don’t even enjoy. Ladies and gentleman, I am a hefty majority of college 20-something year olds in this country. Remember when we were told our whole lives that if you stay in school and get an education, you will someday get the job you want and make great money? The problem with the advice is…It is outdated, and I mean waaaay outdated. I know when my parents were my age a college degree was something that made you stand out and placed you on a higher level, but these days it just seems like earning a degree just keeps you up to speed with the rest of the young adults out there.
Finding a new job isn’t easy. But once you get the interview, what’s next? By preparing yourself beforehand, you can be more apt to tackle the questions that are thrown at you. Remember to keep calm, cool, and collected. Acing an interview isn’t just preparation, it’s also a state of mind.
In recent news there have been major developments on government spying on Americans through phone, email, and social media. Government is not the only group looking at personal social media accounts. We have soon discovered that anything that is posted online could be discovered by unintended audiences, especially employers.
We work to make money. That’s the point. While many of us find fulfillment through our work, it still normally comes down to money as the driving force that gets us up in the morning, puts us in our cars, and heads us down the road to our job. While money might be the motivating factor for having a job, it’s not the most important motivator for keeping employees happy.
Social media is a double edged sword: while you can leverage it to enhance your credibility and build your brand, you need to remember to create and maintain a professional image at all times. It is very easy to stray off the path. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure you stay right on track: (more…)