Favorite Article of the Week

The Favorite Article of the Week (FAW) For the last few days of 2012 and the first 2013 came across my Twitter feed. Although dated, I think it is still highly relevant.  The article is from April 30, 2012 and found at the Wall Street Journal. The article 10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You can easily have a few more items added to the list:

11. You will have to translate your education into skills. For example, what was learned or experienced in your international diplomacy course that would be useful for a management trainee position? If still you can’t translate your education into skills, you may want to see item #12 on the list.

12. Enroll at your local community college and get a some skills. Skills=good, marketable skills in-demand=great.

13. There is a good chance your first job (or few jobs) out of college will be below your education level and far below your desired pay.  Leverage your opportunities. This is a chance to network, make friends, acquire and practice new skills, build your professional foundation, and develop your “brand.”

14. Be in the moment for all that you do.

15. Learn to say “thank you”…often.

Of course there are many more possibilities to add to such a list.

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