There’s no doubt recent college grads receive plenty of career advice after they toss their caps in the air and head out to the “real world.” But while people mean well with the guidance they dish to people just starting out, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best advice out there.
Building rapport (pronounced “ra-pore”) is the act of building relationships with others in which both parties feel supported and understood. Rapport is important when networking, during interviews and when developing your career at a certain job. While building rapport can take time, it is helpful as you work to accomplish important career goals.
You are officially a graduate, congratulations! Now what? If you thought having a virtual ceremony was tough, you might think finding a job will be impossible. Don’t worry, we’ve got some useful tips and great advice from Jennifer Parker, Marketing Management Consultant at Nationwide, to help you take the first steps down your career path. After all, you have everything you need to get started, dreams, drive—and a brand-new diploma.
One of the first things a recruiter or hiring manager will see when you’re applying for a new role is your resume objective statement. This short, targeted statement can make all the difference when it comes to catching an employer’s attention and getting them to keep reading your resume.
As college parents, we have witnessed the influence of our children’s friends. From elementary school to high school many of us have taken steps to encourage certain friendships or even to discourage other friendships.
From the beginning, you have challenged and supported your child. You let go of their hands so they could take their first wobbly steps, all the time ready to catch them and prevent them from falling too hard. Think back to teaching your child how to ride a bicycle—a classic example of simultaneous challenge and support. The “challenge/support” approach will continue as they graduate and begin the next phase of life.
It’s that time of year again: when our not-so-little birds graduate and head out into the real world to pursue their passions and, hopefully, a steady revenue stream. If you’re looking for life-affirming advice to give your grad, the following quotes should help inspire this year’s fledgling adults to take on their biggest dreams with passion and humility.
Back in the day, when we were coming up, our parents considered themselves pretty much done with their job as parents when we hit 18 (or 22) and graduated from school. Today? Not so much. Now, we know that adolescent brains aren’t fully developed until the mid-twenties and, as parents, our experience is that our 20-somethings still need us ... sometimes a lot. Depression and anxiety are off-the-charts for this demographic (18-24 +) and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. So, what’s going on and what can we do to prevent disaster and to successfully launch our kids into adulthood?