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6 Tactics to Maximize Your College Grad’s First Salary


maximize college grads first salaryIt’s no secret that college grads today are entering a job market that looks nothing like it did when you were just out of school. The economic landscape has drastically changed for this generation and many parents are worried and frustrated that their kids’ future may not be as bright as their own.

The good news is that if they are able to maximize their first salary then they will be just fine. The amount of money your child makes in their first salary can drastically affect how much money they make throughout their entire career.

Let’s say they are able to get an extra $5,000 in their first salary. If they work for the next 30 years then that’s an additional $150,000 they would have missed out on otherwise. Of course, this is excluding raises or salaries at different jobs which are heavily based on how much money a person has made in the past.

In other words, the higher the salary your college grad can start off with, the more money they will make over time. Not just because they are making more money off the bat, but because that figure will allow them to make even more money later on when they negotiate raises or find other jobs.

Unfortunately, our colleges aren’t doing a very good job of teaching graduates how to find a job or make money. In fact, many of them are still shelling out the same advice they did in the 90s.

As such it’s imperative that your college grad gets advice from someone who has experience in building a career – you.Continue Reading…

2015 Executive Job Search Trends


2015 executive job search trendsThe past few years have seen a major shift in the use of digital tactics and online tools when it comes getting results in the executive job search. While this shift has been occurring in some capacity over past 10 to 15 years, we are now starting to see just how much these web-based products have infiltrated the executive job search and affected the job search results of executive job seekers globally.

The good news is that the internet and other web-based tools (New School Tools), when incorporated with more traditional tactics (Old School Tools), have made it much easier to find a job. The bad news I saw in 2014 is now job seekers make one of two mistakes consistently: either they are making the mistake of thinking that their job search only happens online and abandoning the old school tactics they are familiar with or they do not embrace these amazing online resources at their disposal and only focus on the old school tactics that used to work for them (but they will soon find out will not work as well as they once did on their own).

As such, 2015 will be the year of mixing new school job search techniques with old school methodology in a proactive manner to get faster job search results.Continue Reading…