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What Are the Most Overrated Jobs College Students Should Be Aware Of?

November 13th, 2011

Hi All!

I came across this interesting article today on Yahoo! Finance and wanted to share it. The information provided is certainly helpful for recent college grads, college students, and Millennials (aka: Gen Y) in the workforce to be aware of as they plan their career paths.

Normally, we see tons of articles that are about “the hottest careers“, so I thought a topic about careers that are the most overrated was a fun twist!

Here’s an excerpt from the article, 12 Most Overrated Jobs, by Daniel Bukszpan, courtesy of CNBC:

When parents look at their young children and imagine what they’ll be when they grow up, many different possibilities come to mind. They dream of little Junior growing up to be a surgeon, or perhaps a commercial airline pilot, or maybe a banker, and they imagine a rewarding future of power, prestige, and high pay.

The reality is actually a little different. The job search portal CareerCast.com , created a list of 12 jobs that are traditionally believed to be great occupations, but that actually look a lot better on paper than they might be in reality.

Despite the public perception of some of these jobs as impressive and rewarding, some have less-than-stellar salaries and frankly lousy hiring prospects. Others come with so much on-the-job stress that the six-figure income barely seems worth it, particularly when the work involves the safety and well-being of others.

Whatever the case, CareerCast.com characterizes all of the following jobs as overrated, but with important caveats: “A job that’s overrated doesn’t mean it fails to serve an important function in our society. In fact, these jobs play an integral role in our workplace,” says the website . “It’s just that the hype surrounding them sometimes makes these jobs sound much better than they really are.”

So, are you curious what the 12 most overrated jobs are??? I’m sure you are!

Click here to find out!

Bye for now!

Lisa

Career Expert’s New Book Examines Today’s Internships in America

June 07th, 2011

New Book Explores the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Internships in America Today!

Hi All!

I wanted to share this Press Release with you about a new book I highly recommend checking out, Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle, by Heather R. Huhman.

PRESS RELEASE:

Today’s internships are creating and evolving the next generation of our workforce – and generating controversy, urban myths, and false prophets. In her newest book, Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle (Happy About, 2011), career expert and experienced hiring manager Heather R. Huhman examines the condition of internships in today’s economy – and tackles the good, bad, and ugly.

Available on June 6, 2011, Lies, Damned Lies & Internships explores the current state of internships, buried in misconception, exploitation, and controversy, and gets down to what really matters: experience and education.

Huhman, who has been recognized by CNN/CareerBuilder for the past two years as a ‘top job tweeter you should be following’ and included in Monster.com’s ‘The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Search,’ says, “As a five-time intern and proud intern-employer, I believe that an intern is hired to learn, not to go on coffee runs and make endless copies. In fact, internships aren’t meant to be ‘jobs’ at all. This book looks at both sides of the internship debate – and ignites a new discussion amongst legislators, employers, universities, parents, and, of course, interns.”

Lies, Damned Lies & Internships includes a forward by Mark Babbitt, CEO of YouTern. According to Babbitt, “It is time for all of us, across the board – corporate America, higher education and the intern candidates themselves – to focus on the importance of high-quality, mentor-based internships as a means to transition from academic pursuits to the real world.”

In Lies, Damned Lies & Internships, Huhman discusses:

  • Recent controversies surrounding internships
  • The importance of internships
  • Characteristics of a good internship program
  • How to create an internship program
  • Current problems and possible solutions
  • An analysis of “internships gone bad”
  • How to turn an internship into full-time employment
  • How to turn interns into full-time employees

Lies, Damned Lies & Internships is available for purchase and download at Happy About. Soon, the eBook also can be enjoyed on the Kobo, Kindle, iPhone/iPad, Nook, and Google Books.

ABOUT HEATHER R. HUHMAN:

Heather R. Huhman is the Founder & President of Come Recommended, and has nearly a decade of public relations and marketing experience, specializing in media relations, content marketing, and social media. She is also a well-recognized career expert, an experienced hiring manager, and someone who has been in nearly every employment-related situation imaginable.

Grab a copy of her book today! It’s interesting and definately worth reading!

Bye for now,

Lisa

Relocating for An Entry Level Job – New eBook Provides Great Advice

January 04th, 2010

Hi All,

In this current economic climate it’s not unusual for people from ANY generation to pursue job offers that require relocation. And Heather H. Huhman, founder and president of ComeRecommended.com (a popular job and career site for college students and entry-level job seekers), has written a terrific ebook for Millennials (Gen Y) on the ins and outs of relocating successfully for a job.

The ebook is entitled: “Relocating for an Entry-Level Job – Why You Probably Have to and How to Do It”

This info-packed ebook is loaded with tons of useful info such as:

1. The Top Areas in the U.S. for Entry Level Jobs

2. Strategies for Finding a Non-Local Job Opportunity

3. How to Up Date Your Career Tools to Show Willingness to Relocate

4. Determining the Cost of Relocation

5. How to Negotiate a Relocation Package

6. Relocating Without A Job

7. And A LOT MORE!

And you can click here to access a FREE preview of her ebook to read the Introduction and see the Table of Contents!

Click here to read Heather’s complete bio, and you’ll quickly see why she is qualified to write a book like this. Not only did she start ComeRecommended.com, but she’s also a entry-level career’s columnist for Examiner.com where she offers college students, entry level job seekers and younger employees advice on career, work related topics, and job seeking. She is also a contributing writer for many career blogs, and author of “Gen Y Meets the Workforce: Launching Your Career During Economic Uncertainty“.

I highly respect Heather and think her new ebook is something many will find very beneficial.

And if you want to skip looking at the free preview, CLICK HERE to order the whole book!

Bye for now,

Lisa

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Attend a Free Online Panel Discussion on Recruiting & Retaining Gen Y

July 16th, 2009

Hi All!

On Wednesday, July 22nd, I, along with 4 other workforce experts, will be conducting an online panel discussion entitled: “Interns & Entry-Level Employees: How to Recruit & Retain Them for Less”. The event will run from 1:00 to 2:00 EST.

This is a FREE event, so register today and join us online next Wednesday!

The event is being hosted by ComeRecommended.com; a hot new job board for college students and recent graduates.

Our discussion is perfect for internal recruiters, HR professionals, business owners, people in management, and for anyone responsible for hiring the future leaders of their workforce.

You can register, get more info, and read the other panelists’ bios HERE!

Hopefully you can join us :)

Bye for now,

Lisa

Is A Recession The Perfect Time To Recruit Entry Level (Gen Y) Marketing and Sales Talent?

June 20th, 2008

Hi All!

Here is an interesting article courtesy of Tahjia Chapman, a writer for CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.  

Tahjia brings up an interesting point: IS a recession the perfect time to recruit entry level (Gen Y) marketing and sales talent?

Speculation surrounds the idea of recessionary recruiting for businesses all over the U.S. For instance, employers shed 63,000 jobs in February, 20,000 in March, and April’s numbers are unknown. What can employers do to counter these issues without losing key talent in their organizations? It is unknown currently, but we have a few suggestions for preparing for these types of events. Recessionary recruiting should focus on sales and marketing talent from competitors and preparation for economic downturn.

Sales and marketing are the most profitable sectors of any organization and recruiters need to consider recruiting entry level talent to increase the bottom line.

Multi-Faceted Recent Grads

Job cuts in today’s companies provide recruiters with opportunities to recruit highly talented grads with sales experience. Gen Y has entered the workforce with an aptitude for entrepreneurship and is waiting for a chance to prove their worthiness to employers. The recession has led the strongest candidates to sales positions in companies across the nation. The additional sales and marketing jobs are answers to most companies’ profit loss.. Directors of talent management should handle this responsibility in their organizations so each department remains flexible and prosperous.

With the inclusion of Gen Y, an organization recruiting talented sales and marketing grads will have a better experience during the recession.

Recruit Competitors’ Sales and Marketing Talent

Have you recruited top sales and marketing talent from your competitors? This is a risky decision to make, but it can help your company gradually rise above recession. Some recruiters may ask how or why they should consider their competitors’ talent; well, sales and marketing talent can add profits to your bottom line.

With company headcounts slashing across the nation, your sales force should be stronger than ever. Consider top performers who were discarded due to your competitors’ impulsive cutbacks. Your company can take advantage of their mistakes by acquiring these leaders to increase sales leads, generate objectives, and promotions to distinguish your company in your market.

Prepare for Economic Downturn

The economic downturn continues to effect employers just as much as employees due to post-Boomers’ focus on family and entrepreneurship, which is addressed in Recession’s Impact on the Job Market. Recession is hurting the overall optimism of 2008 graduates, but it keeps their hopes high if companies enact their workforce plans for this time of economy. The talent demands will continue to rise as more graduates enter the job market, but employers’ capability to hire is of prime factor. With this said, workforce planning is needed due to the economic downturn we have experienced the last four years.

What can you do to help your company counter recession?

You should look for the best entry level sales and marketing candidates that will stay with your company through bad times. Companies offering great benefit packages and refusing pay freezes have a greater return on their investments in Gen Y. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, remember the bottom line and the talent available.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships, recent graduates searching for entry level jobs, other career opportunities.

Bye for now!

Lisa