“8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment,” an article that Dawn Dugan wrote for Salary.com last week, offers some advice for college students who are trying to pick their majors.
“While there's no doubt that a college degree increases earning power and broadens opportunities,” Dugan writes, “today's high cost of education means it makes [...]
Finding A Job
Posted on September 18, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment,” an article that Dawn Dugan wrote for Salary.com last week, offers some advice for college students who are trying to pick their majors.Read More...
Posted on September 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Take a moment to fill in the blank in this sentence . . .
I am not moving ahead in my career because ____________.
Now look at what you wrote. You’ll probably find that it falls into one of these categories . . .
A situation, like “My company is laying people off” or, “There aren’t opportunities for [...]Read More...
Posted on September 5, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re looking for a job, you know how hard it is to stand out from all the other job-seekers today. Here’s one way to gain an edge over them . . .Read More...
Take the CLA+ Exam
What is the CLA+?
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a problem-based assessment test developed by the Council for Aid [...]
Posted on August 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I recently met a young woman who graduated from a top university back in 2012, but who was still having a hard time landing a job she wanted at a bank or investment company. The problem? She majored in philosophy. The companies where she was interviewing found that interesting, but they were wondering why she [...]Read More...
Posted on June 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Once upon a time, early humans printed out their resumes on paper and sent them through the mail. Today, of course, resumes are an electronic thing. Job-seekers create them on computers and then upload them onto job boards and employers’ HR sites when they are applying for specific jobs.Read More...
After a resume resides in those places [...]
Posted on June 13, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’ve been to job fairs, you know how frustrating they can be. You show up with a pile of resumes – just like hundreds of other people do. You talk with representatives from a few companies and give them one of your resumes – just like hundreds of other people do. You attend a [...]Read More...
Posted on May 25, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“Top 14 Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree,” a recent article on the ABC News site, lists 14 jobs that promise security, a decent living wage . . . but which don’t require a college degree. The list was developed by CareerCast using data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.Read More...
Here are the jobs that [...]
Posted on April 28, 2013 by Barry Lenson
It’s so unfair. You’re about to graduate from college. And just as soon as you take off your cap and gown and party with your college friends for the last time in your old college haunts, you’re expected to go out and start looking for a job.Read More...
Life’s not fair. But instead of dwelling on the [...]
Posted on April 20, 2013 by Barry Lenson
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a problem-based assessment test developed by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). What gets assessed? YOU do – the CLA+ measures your analytical reasoning, problem-solving skills, written communication skills, and critical thinking. The test takes 90 minutes, it costs $89, and it is now available through StraighterLine.Read More...
Why would [...]
Posted on April 14, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I got a brochure in the mail a few weeks ago. It was attempting to sell me a summer program that my kid – a recent college grad - could take to learn how to find a job and launch a business career.Read More...
The company that had created the program knows all the marketing “buttons” to [...]
Posted on April 5, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Its 2013. And it’s a great climate for online students. Students who have shown the ambition to take courses and/or finish college by taking courses online have won new respect in the marketplace. The days are gone when online students had to learn to present themselves as second-class citizens in the world of American higher [...]Read More...
Posted on March 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holder,” an article that Jon Marcus wrote for CNN Money, reports that students who finish two-year programs at community colleges are earning starting salaries that are higher than those commanded by graduates of four-year colleges.Read More...
To quote from the article . . .
“Berevan Omer graduated on a Friday in February [...]
Posted on March 3, 2013 by Barry Lenson
The good news is, you just got your first job after college. The bad news is, you might not have it for long.
Over just the last few weeks, I have heard these stories . . .
“I got a job, but it turns out to be more of a screening thing than a promise of long-term [...]Read More...
Posted on November 20, 2012 by Guest Blogger
By Brittany HegeRead More...
Whether you're currently working toward your degree through StraighterLine's affordable online courses or taking the more traditional classroom route, one thing's for sure: you can never do too much to increase the likelihood of snagging a postgrad job.
But don't just take our word for it. Editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher [...]
Posted on November 7, 2012 by Guest Blogger
By Brittany HegeRead More...
Getting a job. You can do it the easy way or the hard way. All right, so I lied. There is no easy way out, or shall I say, into employment and a career. But, if you're taking online college courses from StraighterLine in pursuit of your degree, you're just a mere URL hop and [...]