Magazine article Talent Development

Career Tips for College Grads

Magazine article Talent Development

Career Tips for College Grads

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With summer winding down next month, many recent college grads still may be searching for that golden ticket to their first job in "the real world." Today's job market is not exactly conducive to such a full-time and often disheartening task. The following suggestions from David Smith, managing director of Accenture Talent and Organization, are several practical ways that the young, prospective workforce can not only land a job, but begin to build a career.

Continue your training. Many indemand jobs, such as advanced manufacturing or healthcare, require specialized training. Consider continuing your training by taking courses at a local community college. Many programs today are developed with a company's talent needs in mind, which could lead to greater employment opportunities.

Keep your skills fresh. Whether you take a free class or educate yourself at home, always be learning something new. Once you leave the confines of school, you need to prove to employers that you are keeping abreast of the industry in which you want to work. …

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