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Category Archives: First Year on the Job

Is a Gap Year Experience in your Future?

If you graduated recently from a HBCU and have not landed your ideal job, think about doing something meaningful and exploring “gap year” activities. According to Wikipedia, the term, “gap year” refers to a “prolonged period (often, but not always, a year) between … Read More…

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3 Ways to be Excellent at Work

Do good work. Regardless of what type of work you do, to be accountable and to be excellent at work, you must do good work. Keep in mind that your work is why they hired you.  Whether you work for yourself or you … Read More…

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Ten Rules for Career Success

I found this really well thought out list of the 10 Rules of Success to help professionals grow in their careers. The list was developed by Folarin Longe, founder of Human Edge Limited, a human resources consulting and staffing services firm based in … Read More…

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25 Twitter Pages Diverse Students Should Follow

When the Twitter social media platform began a few years ago, people couldn’t imagine how relevant 140 characters could be.  Many thought it wouldn’t last. Well it has.   Twitter has grown to be a favorite for millions sharing and communicating about every possible … Read More…

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Put your Best Foot Forward in Temp Jobs

The National Employment Law Project reports that temporary workers fill 2.5% of all jobs in the US.  Millions of new college grads, people reentering the workforce or those making career transitions will often have to spend some time in temp jobs.  No matter … Read More…

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Preparing New Grads for Career Success

A recent post at HR Daily Advisor offered suggestions for employers on how to engage young workers and prepare 20-something employees for career success – especially in the first year on the job. The list of suggestions from HR Daily Advisor are: 1. Teaching … Read More…

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