Summer Job Interview Questions for Teens
by Marcia Robinson - Mar, 2011
Although the overall unemployment rate has dipped tos 8.9%, there is still an unemployment rate of 23.9 percent for teenagers. That means there will still be strong competition for summer jobs this year. Here are seven more job interview questions high school teens should know how to answer when they go for summer job interviews. Summer job interview question #1 - May I call your last supervisor? Sometimes employer...
Select A College That Will Help You Find A Job
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2011
If you are a high school senior or junior making decisions about the college you will attend and your goal is to graduate with a good job, you should think about a few issues that are seldom discussed. Since the cumulative effect of your choices can greatly impact the number of employers that will want to interview you in your senior year of college, wise students carefully think about each decision. When evaluating colleg...
Understanding the Power of You
by Adrianne L. Hooker - Dec, 2010
With Wisconsin unemployment rates hovering at nine percent, putting your best foot forward in your current work environment is an absolute requirement. If you’re employed or in search of employment, no matter the arena, consider branding yourself a complete and invaluable total package. In short, become an asset. Lets take a moment to explore the importance of soft skills. Essentially, soft skills are your people skills ...
When Interns Are in the House
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
Flowers are in full bloom, season finales are dominating the airwaves, and the end of the school year is upon us. That can mean only one thing – it’s intern season! For some of us, that’s ten weeks of delivered coffee, spotless files, and collated copies. Joking aside, interns can be an incredibly valuable resource on a number of fronts. They can provide fresh ideas and perspective, they can deliver solid work output a...
Are You Headed Toward or Away?
by Christine Hassler - Aug, 2010
Our motivation is directional, impacting the results we create and the ease in which we create them. Think about when you are motivated to do something. Are you motivated more by what you want to get away from or what you want to move toward? TOWARD motivation moves us toward more of what we desire while AWAY from motivation is an attempt to get us away from circumstances/feelings that are causing discomfort. Let's consider...
Taking Advantage of your Summer
by Claudine Vainrub - May, 2010
Internships and other ways to make a use of your summer vacation: Gone are the days when summer vacation time was solely used for going to the beach, being lazy and relaxing around the house. With the competition evident in the college admissions race, it pays off to think about doing something more useful with your time of leisure. Preparing for the college admissions race requires a lot of time and effort. However, it ...
Why Are You Going To College?
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2010
While in high school, most students begin to select a general career direction. Some make careful choices, while others leave things to chance. Either way, the process usually begins there. When college is in the offing, those young adults will attend college for a wide variety reasons. Those reasons usually fall into four distinct categories: Parents, Career, Money and Interests. Parents - frequently try to steer their chi...
Career Management: It Takes a Village
by Barbara Safani - Jan, 2010
Last week I attended the first of many college planning meetings at my daughter’s school. Jammed into the school auditorium with 200+ other neurotic parents of high school juniors, I listened to details about student entrance exam test dates, transcripts, and application deadlines. Parents who are going through this process for the second time offered advice to the newbies and shared anecdotal stories about oscillating between...
Five Networking Lessons I Wish I Learned In High School
by Barbara Safani - Aug, 2009
This past weekend I attended my high school reunion. It was great to see old friends, but one of the things that struck me was how many people I never got to know in high school. For many, the high school years are often tough ones, defined by insecurities and confusion. Kids often create their own social hierarchies in order to survive. Most teens aren’t mature enough to understand the nuances of networking effectively and th...
When Students Can’t Find A Summer Job
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2009
When you can’t find a summer job, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Although there are many things that students can do, most of them involve hard work. Unfortunately, for some students, that very fact will turn them off. However, you should know that good jobs don’t fall into your lap. You’ll have to get out there and fight for one. “Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and ligh...
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