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Essential Career Advice for Recent College Grads: Watch the Video, Download the Free Book

9780553446968The career marketplace has never been more competitive, chaotic and difficult to maneuver.  Recent grads from small liberal arts colleges to large public universities continue to grapple with a harsh, ever-changing job market.  Executive search firm partner and The Career Playbook author James M. Citrin recently lead a webinar to arm teachers, professors and parents with the tools to help young people launch their careers.

In the webinar, Citrin explained what employers look for in talent acquisition, outlined essential steps for building a successful career, and spoke to the importance of career services professionals.  Please click here to watch a video recording of the webinar, and here to view the PowerPoint presentation.  Additionally, click here to watch James M. Citrin’s recent interview on The Today Show.

A free guide is also available, featuring advice for parents, educators, and career services professionals and can be downloaded and shared here.

Examination copies can be ordered here. Continue reading

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Helping Students Navigate the New Career Marketplace

4980_citrin_james_mby James M. Citrin, author of The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professionals (Crown Business, April 2015)

The career marketplace for new graduates and millennials (the approximately 82 million people born between 1981 and about 2000) has never been more competitive, unstructured, and difficult to navigate.

For every appealing entry-level professional position in a given industry, there are dozens, often hundreds, and sometimes thousands of candidates. The acceptance rates at today’s most competitive colleges and universities—Stanford and Harvard—are roughly 5%; very long odds. But the number of applicants who receive job offers from today’s most prestigious and largest companies is even tougher—often 1 to 2%. Continue reading

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