Graduating With a Major in Go-Getting


Every college student this year and for the next few years needs to graduate with a major in “Go-Getting,” as the article below implies. Grads need at least one if not two solid internships and work experience from jobs in retail, fast food, child care or yard work. These experiences, if well done, can show employers how students think, work as a team and lead others to positive goals, which is something recruiters look for during the interview process. Companies today want to know that the grads they hire aren’t just a good bet for the entry level, but for the long term as well. Data shows that companies spend an average of $40,000 training new hires. If those grads go on to be promoted to positions of more responsibility or better, start new divisions within their company, they will be fueling future economic growth. There is no better way to ensure job security than having outcomes which directly impact and create business growth.

Wall Street Journal
Reorganizations grab fewer headlines than job losses, but they are common in a recession, and often precede or follow layoffs. And they can be as just as disheartening. It can be difficult to figure out where you fit in as management changes are made, new work groups are formed, and you find yourself working for a new boss. To survive, you’ll need to adapt, while also assessing the future of your job.

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