Undergraduates and recent graduates have a lot on their plates: getting an education, getting a job when they are done with their education, and getting off to a good start in the workplace. Here are some resources to help:
Doing well in college will help you get your first job. Here’s advice on the transition from high school to college.
If you will be looking for a job soon, read this post on what I sometimes miss when I interview undergraduates for entry-level jobs.
Here’s something for anyone majoring in the humanities who has ever heard “but what are you going to do with that major?”: it’s a list of great books by humanities majors who have interesting careers. And here’s a post on how to talk to your parents about your undergraduate humanities major, and about their fears about what it means for your job prospects. Here’s a post about how to think about the job market for humanities majors.
Here is information for people about to enter the workforce, or who recently entered it:
- what to do before you leave college or your training program, whether you graduate or leave for any other reason.
- No job yet? Here’s what to do.
- Here’s a piece on salary negotiating, and what you can do to reduce its stressfulness. It’s part of Payscale’s larger guide on the topic.
- Have a new job, and, therefore, a new boss? Here’s how to establish a good working relationship with your boss. It’s part of Payscale’s guide to early-career success.
- Now that you have a job and you’re off to a good start, make sure you have good 1x1s with your boss. Have a bad one? Here’s how to do better next time. Have a difficult boss? Here’s how to have a good 1×1 with a problematic boss.
- Younger women in the workforce (and the people who manage them) will benefit from reading my book (Amazon ebook, paperback, and iBook are all available).