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Road Blocks To Success

People often come into my office seeking job search advice stating that they’ve either been looking but no one’s calling them for interviews or they’ve went on interviews but still no job offers. At that point I give them my detective-like answer… if you’re not receiving any job offers it may have to do with [...]



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Resume White Lies

Did you know that by stating something vague, like “great communication skills,” is seen as a lie on your resume? Business Management Daily posted an article about the most common lies on a resume and how Human Resource people can “smoke out lies in a resume.”  CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE HERE Most Common Little White [...]


Boomerang Students

It shouldn’t surprise you to hear that recent grads are still flocking home to live. In fact did an article on this phenomenon stating that “among 2009 U.S. college graduates, 80 percent moved back home with their parents after graduation.” The article continues to note that many college students have very close ties to [...]



Georgetown University recently researched the job projections and education requirements from 2007 through 2018. Read their Help Wanted summary from the Center on Education and the Workforce. It’s stated, in the Executive Summary section, that “America is slowly coming out of the Recession of 2007—only to find itself on a collision course with the future: [...]


Can an MRI Determine Career Choice?

Have you heard that researchers are attempting to make a connection between grey matter and vocational choice? They’re actually beginning tests to determine if MRI brain scans can be helpful when choosing a career. After analyzing the results Richard Haier, University of California, said, “A person’s pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses is related to [...]



It may seem surprising but the number of older workers, ages 65+, has been on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claim that “the unemployment rate for persons aged 55 years and older has increased sharply since the beginning of the recession in December 2007. The jobless rate among older workers was 7.1 percent [...]



In 2009 there were 671,616 students enrolled in US universities/colleges, and is growing at a faster pace than in each of the previous 28 years. This means that there is a large diverse clientele that we, Career Counselors, need to serve as part of the student body. International students can be the most difficult population [...]



The Bureau of Labor Statistics released, in August 2010, new data about the employment and unemployment of people with disabilities. It’s stated that “the proportion of the population employed in 2009 was 19.2 percent among those with a disability. The employment-population ratio for persons without a disability was 64.5 percent. The unemployment rate of persons [...]



According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate for Hispanics is 12%. There are more statistics about the employment status of Hispanic or Latino men and women on this graph from Bureau of Labor Statistics. The graph compares statistics from last month and a year ago. An interesting figure from this graph is [...]


Diversity Career Resources: Women

Women have been in the workplace since World War II and saw Rosie the Riveter as an inspirational icon to help out on the home front. Also, ever since women entered the workforce they’ve been fighting for equal rights. Here are some statistics that are still true today (found on CollegeTimes): Women comprise 46% of the [...]


Diversity Career Resources: Asian American

When reviewing resources for people who identify as Asian American, I found more professional organizations than any other type of site. Here are a few resources which could prove useful for Asian Americans and more for anyone interested in working abroad in Asia. AsianLife Established by Asian Diversity Inc. and whose goal is to empower [...]


Diversity Career Resources: LGBTQ

Diversity doesn’t just mean ethnic background, but it includes all aspects of people that make them unique, including sexual orientation and identity. Sexual orientation is different from other diverse aspects because it’s one that is not visibly evident. Employees could be stressed when deciding to disclose sexual identity in the workplace, due to the concern [...]


Diversity Career Resources: African American

This week I’m introducing you to a couple websites that focus on African Americans and careers. The first one, The Black Collegian, provides information on career resources for black college students. Job search strategies, graduate school opportunities, career and industry reports are abundantly explored. This site is the cyberspace partner of The Black Collegian magazine, [...]


Diversity Career Resources: Part 1

How do you identify yourself? Personal Branding is all about showcasing yourself and marketing your unique characteristics, interests, and skills. The way you identify yourself (woman/man, African American, LGBTQ, etc.) is protected information and employers cannot refuse to hire based upon these personal identities. There has also been research that states a person’s acceptance of [...]

  • Dan Schawbel

    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.

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    Chelsea Rice is the editor-in-chief of the Student Branding Blog. She began her work for just before graduating from Boston University, where she studied journalism and minored in international relations.

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