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Finding a Nonacademic Career-Friendly Graduate Program

Finding a Nonacademic Career-Friendly Graduate Program | millennials | Scoop.it

As an undergraduate applying to graduate school, you may have your heart set on a research and teaching career in academia. That's great. But understand more than half of PhDs today are taking nonacademic jobs. Why not apply to the programs that acknowledge the realities of graduate careers and support whatever decision you make?

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Things to look for in a graduate program.

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How to Live Wisely

How to Live Wisely | millennials | Scoop.it
What does it mean to live a productive life? What about a happy life? Five exercises that tackle the tough questions. Try these at home.
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Five good questions to ponder as a college freshman - or at any stage of your life.

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Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace | millennials | Scoop.it
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
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A look inside the most toxic workplace I've heard of. "Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves."

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Graduate Student Welcome Week - New Students

Graduate Student Welcome Week - New Students | millennials | Scoop.it
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Looking forward to delivering two career-related workshops for gradstudents/postdocs (and one for faculty) in Madison at the end of the month.

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How self-publishing on LinkedIn can elevate your professional profile - Mashable

How self-publishing on LinkedIn can elevate your professional profile - Mashable | millennials | Scoop.it
Active and passive job seekers alike should take advantage of LinkedIn's self-publishing tool in their career strategy.
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Use LinkedIn as your blog site...

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10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job - Fast Company

10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job - Fast Company | millennials | Scoop.it
Here's how to stay interested in your work even when you don't find your work very interesting.
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Millennial Job Seekers Are Listing Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Yik Yak As ... - International Business Times

Millennial Job Seekers Are Listing Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Yik Yak As ... - International Business Times | millennials | Scoop.it
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is expected for many jobs. Now social media network skills could be just as important.
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Rather than listing your social media skills on your resume , demonstrate them with an awesome social media presence. 

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How To Nail A Video Interview

How To Nail A Video Interview | millennials | Scoop.it
This week I visited with author and presenter Paul J. Bailo, whose new book The Essential Digital Interview Handbook, will ship on Dec. 30. However what intrigued me most as we visited and as I looked into the topic more deeply is how stunningly little has been written about how [...]
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Skip down to the bullet points for great advice on how to prepare for and ace a video interview.

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UCSB Beyond Academia | dougsguides

UCSB Beyond Academia | dougsguides | millennials | Scoop.it
UCSB graduate students and post docs: Come to this one-day graduate career conference dedicated to exploring careers outside/alongside the academy.
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UCSB graduate students and post docs: Come to this graduate career conference exploring careers outside/alongside the academy: Loma Pelona, UCSB - Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00am-5:30pm.

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This Woman’s Innovative ‘Resumé’ Thoroughly Impressed Airbnb’s CEO

This Woman’s Innovative ‘Resumé’ Thoroughly Impressed Airbnb’s CEO | millennials | Scoop.it
Nina Mufleh always wanted to work for Airbnb. After moving from the Middle East, Mufleh lived in San Francisco for…
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Another in the list of creative resumes...

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UC-Irvine Grad Student Job Search Prep Day

UC-Irvine Grad Student Job Search Prep Day | millennials | Scoop.it
UC-Irvine Grad Student Job Search Prep Day
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I'm delivering the keynote presentation at this UCI event on May 13.

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Millennials Rule

Millennials Rule | millennials | Scoop.it
Generational differences, now that Gen Y is taking over.
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Interesting statistics comparing Boomer and Millennial attitudes as HS seniors and college freshmen. Examples: 58% of Millennial seniors plan to go to grad/professional school; about 9% actually go. 82% of Millennial freshman want to be well off financially, compared to 56% of Boomers (it was a different time, dude). 71% of Millennials think they are above average academically.  'Nuff said.

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5 Signs It's Time for a New Job - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

5 Signs It's Time for a New Job - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | millennials | Scoop.it
If you’re paralyzed with indecision, consider this list.
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Nothing earth-shattering here - but if you check two or more, start working on your resume.

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Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness

Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness | millennials | Scoop.it
A study published this week found that prestigious jobs were not linked to more well-being and that public-service work correlated with less alcohol consumption.
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Study in the NYT shows that being a high-powered lawyer with high pay in a prestigious firm isn't correlated with happiness - it's correlated with alcoholism.

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Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn’t

Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn’t | millennials | Scoop.it
Top-tier employers may be changing their official policies in a nod to work-life balance, but brutal competition remains an inescapable component of workers’ daily lives.
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Elite consulting companies, and law and accounting firms are still following the 'Cravath' model: hire a large class of entry-level people, relentlessly weed them out over 10 years, and make the survivors partners. Expect a competitive workplace if you join one of these firms.

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Men and Women are Looking for Different Post-Graduate Experiences

Men and Women are Looking for Different Post-Graduate Experiences | millennials | Scoop.it
I've started the analysis of the demographic data I've been collecting on my 'Who Should I Work For' self-assessment.  Over 12,000 people have taken the assessment and I have demographics on more than 3,000. Here's one of the first striking results: Men and women postbacs (graduate students and postdocs) differ significantly in the kinds of employment they are seeking. Men are favoring work environments where they can be Individual Contributors- making a big impact, changing the world, or making a lot of money.  Women postbacs score highly as Individual Contributors too, but many mo
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Finding the real world outside class - Daily Californian

Finding the real world outside class - Daily Californian | millennials | Scoop.it
Everyone throws around this idea that when you graduate from college, you enter the “real world.” It reinforces the idea that college is a time for training — that it is insular and protected, and that what you do here doesn’t matter right now.
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Personal account from Berkeley grad on connecting with the 'real' world.

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5 reasons you should have a personal website - USA TODAY

5 reasons you should have a personal website - USA TODAY | millennials | Scoop.it
Having a personal website is a great strategy to showcase your work and to help you stand out from other candidates.
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More reasons to set up your personal, but professional, website.

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Career Tips for the Class of 2015 - Huffington Post

Career Tips for the Class of 2015 - Huffington Post | millennials | Scoop.it
For millennial aged graduates entering the career world, you must be armed with tools and strategies to distinguish yourselves from the pack.
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Salary Negotiation Strategies | dougsguides

Salary Negotiation Strategies | dougsguides | millennials | Scoop.it
I recently received a request from a young friend for help negotiating a new salary and thought I would share my advice. Here's the situation: he's very happily employed in a small company. His work is very visible to the company's clients and has earned industry-wide respect. He likes the people he works with (and works for), and finds it easy to communicate with them, on professional and personal levels. His question: How do I know if I'm being fairly compensated, and if I'm not, what should I do?
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Less Noise but More Money in Data Science

Less Noise but More Money in Data Science | millennials | Scoop.it
The period of inflated expectations for big data is giving way to steady investment in technology and people, whose pay is rising.
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The median base salary for entry-level data scientists was $91,000 nationally and $110,000 in Silicon Valley, the survey found. For experienced data scientists, leading teams of 10 or more, salaries are up to $250,000. 

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Promising Full College Credit, Arizona State University Offers Online Freshman Program

Promising Full College Credit, Arizona State University Offers Online Freshman Program | millennials | Scoop.it
The university, working with the online course provider edX, will begin a low-cost program that will be available worldwide with no admissions process and full credit.
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ASU continues its legacy of inclusivity by offering full credit for an online freshman year.  Cost around $6K.

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Top 10 Most Overlooked LinkedIn Profile Tips | JobMob

Top 10 Most Overlooked LinkedIn Profile Tips | JobMob | millennials | Scoop.it
LinkedIn profile any good? Here's how to make it great.
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Here are some really good advanced tips on customizing your LinkedIn profile and linking it to your other online content.  

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Five Mistakes Millennials Make on the Job Market | Your Career Intel ...

Five Mistakes Millennials Make on the Job Market | Your Career Intel ... | millennials | Scoop.it
I've seen it over and over again: millennials' resumes are limited to descriptions of former roles. Tailor your application to the job posting, and highlight relevant accomplishments. Emphasize the impact you made in your former role, and show ...
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You embody the millennial stereotype; you don't network; your resume is boring; your social media presence is embarrassing; you don't prepare for interviews...

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5 of the Worst Job Search Mistakes a Recent Graduate Could Make - The Cheat Sheet

5 of the Worst Job Search Mistakes a Recent Graduate Could Make - The Cheat Sheet | millennials | Scoop.it
Here are the most common and costly job search mistakes that recent college graduates should avoid.
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Checklist of common job hunting mistakes.  See also http://www.dougsguides.com/job_quiz.

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