There are lots of ways you can ensure your skills stay up to date while you're searching for employment. Not only will investing in your skills improve your chances of gaining employment, but it will also give you a positive focus when discussing employment gaps to potential employers.
Leaving education to enter the working world can be a real culture shock! Navigating the job market independently, with little employment experience is no easy task. But you can make it much easier for yourself by planning ahead while you're still a student. College career services are available to all students and provide free expert guidance to help you in planning your future. You can access many career building opportunities through their resources, like graduate focused job fairs, career assessments and employers actively recruiting from your college. Make sure you are tapping into all your college offers.
Are you a veteran transitioning back into civilian life? Have you considered returning to education? Depending on your career goal, updating or expanding your qualifications can lead to increased opportunities. 'Yellow Ribbon' Colleges could make this a better option for you.
According to the National Council on Disability’s 2008 study, “Achieving Independence: The Challenge of the 21st Century,” the most commonly cited reason among employers for not hiring people with disabilities is a “lack of qualified applicants.”
Greater credit is now being given to the value of the nation's community colleges, as more and more attention is drawn not only to the opportunities available at a more affordable cost, but also to the economic need for more skilled workers who are qualified to fill a growing number of job openings.
Higher education can certainly increase your employability and advance your career. The unemployment rate for people with a bachelor’s degree or higher was 3.9% in April 2013 compared to 7.5% for the entire population and 11.6%
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