Will You Settle For What You Think You Deserve?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2014
Many college students can recite a litany of reasons for why their performance is relatively average when it comes to college and career endeavors. They talk about their lack of resources, their family history and the disadvantages they have faced. Because these students focus on personal problems, shortcomings and failures, they are trapped in the mind set of someone who is likely to underperform. For most students,...
It Costs A Lot For New Grads To Live On Their Own
by Bob Roth - Aug, 2014
Finding a job that pays a salary that new grads can live on is extremely important. And yet, year after year, college freshmen and sophomores make decisions that hurt their chances for landing a job that pays a decent starting salary. These new students: Have no idea what they want to do when they graduate Select fields that have few good paying jobs Fail to conduct the research that can give them the informati...
Are You Fighting For Your Future?
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2014
Students frequently attend college with the stated intention of gaining the education and experience that will launch their careers in the field of their choice. These serious students recognize the role that a good education can play in their lives and tend to think about their “tomorrow” more than most. For most students, college is an exciting time of metamorphosis. It's a time when they expand their knowledge, pa...
Five Words That Scare College Students
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2014
When students graduate from college, they expect to begin a new job, one that will launch their careers and get them started in life. They will have worked their way through college and reached the senior year with the expectation that they are prepared to conduct their senior year job search, will take a few interviews and will receive one or more job offers. Unfortunately, things don't always go the way we all would like t...
15 Steps For Building Self-Confidence In College
by Bob Roth - May, 2014
All students do better in college when they have confidence in their abilities. When you are self-confident, you believe in yourself, are visible, take reasonable risks, easily make friends, voice your opinion, participate in activities and do your best work. These are all traits of the most successful people. If you would like to build greater self-confidence, adopt this approach: 1. Decide What You Want To Do or Acc...
Before You Accept A Job Offer
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2014
After four years of preparation and expending much energy in conducting the search for a job, college students will find it very difficult to reject an offer of employment. However, employment opportunities come in all sizes, shapes and circumstances. Students need a way to figure out if the employer and the job are right for them. Some employer information can be researched and judged while you are in the process of iden...
Twelve Questions Lead To Employment Success
by Bob Roth - Feb, 2014
College students make thousands of decisions during the college years. Many of those decisions are relatively small and unimportant. However, there are decisions that directly affect the success that students achieve as they look for a job. If you would like to land a good job when you graduate, your answers to twelve questions will determine your employment success or failure. 1. Which College Will You Attend? - When...
You Should Customize Your Resumé
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2014
Employment candidates who do not take the time to learn something about the employer must rely on a generic resumé. However, we all know that one size does not fit all. Therefore, if you want to make the best possible impression, a customized resumé is a valuable tool. To increase the number of invitations you receive for interviews, customize your resumé for each employer. Just like you, employers appreciate people wh...
11 Steps To Student Employment Success
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2013
Let?s get right to the point. I would like to suggest that students should concentrate on the job search preparation activities that are most likely to give them the results that lead to good jobs in their fields of interest. College students must understand that the “The senior year job search actually starts in the Freshman year.” That means that students who spend enough time following the eleven steps described below...
Good Grades Are Not Enough
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2013
College students should be aware that employers look for much more than just good grades. Employers believe that well-rounded students who have had a broad range of on-campus and off-campus work and learning experiences tend to perform at a higher level than students whose experiences and performance were limited to classroom. The best employers seek students who have proved that they can excel in more than one environment....
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