Did you know that every two in five employers admit to scanning job applicants’ Facebook profiles to determine their decision in the hiring process?! No lie! According to a CareerBuilder.com survey of 2,303 hiring managers, almost 40% say they utilize social networking sites to background-check prospective employees. Wouldn’t you love a way to quickly find and eliminate those incriminating status updates? Well, now you can… [Read more…]
We write a lot on this blog about which degrees are most likely to garner the best earnings; which industries have strong employment projections; and why it’s important to consider your educational pursuits carefully so that you’re getting the best educational value. When it comes to liberal arts (full disclosure: I was an English major), most people assume that there is no direct correlation between the degree and the career path. How many time do English, arts, and psychology majors, for instance, hear: “What are you going to do with that degree? Wait tables?” [Read more…]
Conflicting reports are making our heads hurt this morning. After all, how do you react when you hear that nearly half of recent college grads work in jobs that require less than the college degree they worked so hard (and spent so much) on? That’s the state of the current job market, according to a new student by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP).