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Why Young Professionals Need to Intern

Posted by Rachel MacDonald on Aug 18, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Summer 2015 has come to a swift end, and with it so does my marketing and business development internship at JOHNLEONARD. This isn’t my first time around the block; it’s my 7th internship to be exact. Time after time people always ask me why I am such an advocate for interning. There is this longstanding stereotype that interns will be responsible for coffee runs and photo copying, but in most instances this is no longer the case. Here are 5 reasons I intern, and why all young professionals trying to establish themselves in their industry should too.

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5 Things to Know Before Graduating

Posted by Blair Fleming on Apr 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As a blissfully ignorant recent grad I thought my new “College Graduate” status qualified me for any job I wanted.  What made things worse is that I honestly expected to be handed a job when I graduated, so instead of working towards a job, I simply expected to graduate and then miraculously land a job without any effort. Wrong!

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Help! Hire Me: The Millennial Generation

Posted by Blair Fleming on May 14, 2013 2:00:00 PM

Millennials in this economy are finding it hard to land a job interview let alone a job!  As this growing population of educated tech savvy individuals (born between 1980 and 1995) come into the job market, they are finding that not only are there fewer jobs available, but that employers seem to becoming ever more demanding about what they are looking for in candidates.  “Employers all say they want at least one or more years of experience for a job that is supposed to be for someone right out of college?!” , says blog.Simplyhired.com.  I can say from personal experience that this is no joke!  After graduating in 2009 with a double major I looked around for an entry level position for over two years.  During those two years I worked as a barista and held contract roles to stay viable in the job market, and I am not the only one.

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