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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.
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:
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,
The following is a guest post courtesy of AccreditedOnlineColleges.com. It’s a fun read filled with quick tips and quotes from (mostly) famous people about how to succeed in life after graduating from college. So for all your Gen Y/Millennial students, check it out…
Below you’ll find 49 out of 100 of the tips and quotes, but click here to read all 100!
Here’s the article:
Emerging into the real world after graduation can be a time of great excitement but also one of great trepidation. Here are some quotes that can help offer some sage advice, insight and guidance to make your transition from college to the working world a little less scary.
In these quotes, great thinkers, politicians and businesspeople speak on what graduation means to them.
These quotes promote the virtues of education.
These quotes will inspire you to achieve in your life after graduation.
No matter what you want to do in life, these quotes will motivate you to get it done.
Congrads to all of you students and cheers to your future success!
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!
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Below is a guest article contributed by Paul Johnson, Director of Outsourcing Consultants with 10 years experience of HR and recruitment within the Middle East. Author Website: http://www.outconsult.com.
I thought it was something many of you Millennials (Gen Y) would find helpful as you begin to explore career opportunities. And, it’s certainly great info for people from ANY generation who is toying with the idea of working outside of the U.S.
So, without further delay, here is Paul’s article, entitled: Thinking of working overseas? Think, think and think again.
I am sure we have all thought it. Wouldn’t it be great to work away from our home country? New climate, new friends, more money (in some cases), get away from the humdrum life I lead now, experience new cultures etc, etc. Whatever the reasons, the grass is certainly not always greener on the other side. It takes time and not a small amount of perseverance and patience to make it work.
Take my experience. Back in 1998 my girlfriend (now wife) and I decided we needed a change from the UK. Dubai seemed like a good option as my wife had lived there with her parents in the mid 70’s. Being the days when the internet was something to do with fishing together or a goal in football the communication with prospective agencies and employers was by no means easy. Many calls and faxes ensued until eventually we both, miraculously landed jobs in Dubai starting 2 weeks apart.
Arriving in Dubai was a massive culture shock, especially 11 years ago even though I had travelled the world extensively. People from all over the globe were resident there especially from South East Asia. Everything was different from needing a UAE driving license to driving on the other side of the road!! The bureaucracy to do anything was immense and very frustrating. After 2 months we were reeling and wondering what on earth we had done! Shall we give it until Christmas (two months away)? Shall we leave now? Many questions and uncertainties. We were told by new friends, many of whom were long term expats, to give it 6 months, we did.
To cut a long story short we stuck it out and are still here 11 years later with 2 kids in tow! Dubai is not perfect by any means but where is?
My advice to anyone thinking of taking the plunge is:
1. Be aware of a huge culture shock even if you are well travelled, living somewhere is a completely different world.
2. Be patient!
3. Become culturally aware as fact as possible and do not attempt in anyway to impose your culture on your new hosts, it will not work.
4. Give it 6 months to settle in or you will regret it.
5. Use any means at your disposal to connect with people living there, seek out the lowdown and dirty to the place first.
6. Take up your interests as early as possible to meet people, do not get trapped into the work, home sleep unhappy triad.
7. Do not limit your exposure to other expats from familiar cultures only.
8. Take every opportunity offered to you initially to socialise, be it camping trips, birthdays, whatever. Good luck!
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Bye for now! And Happy New Year!
NOTE: Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.