Career Paths 101

Don’t know where to start your job search? The answer is right here.

 

 

The American economy is growing. But global political uncertainty and the lingering effects of the Great Recession continue to put pressure on the American job market. Overall, job growth has not kept pace with the economic recovery more generally.

 

While career prospects for college graduates are better than they have been in many years, the job market remains tight. And competition for limited positions in high paying business-focused fields such as finance, management consulting, and investment banking among others, remains especially fierce.

 

For university students and recent graduates looking to join the most competitive business sectors, preparation is more important than ever. For better or worse, embarking on an effective job search can itself become a full-time job — especially for students who are not graduating from the most elite academic programs.

 

But for those willing to put in the effort, and who know how to make their energy count by working smart as well as hard, landing a dream job — or starting down a career path that will lead to one — is absolutely possible.

 

 

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While career prospects for college graduates are better than they have been in many years, the job market remains tight. And competition for limited positions in high paying business-focused fields such as finance, management consulting, and investment banking among others, remains especially fierce.

 

The first step to building the career you want is knowing what you want and why you want it.

 

    • Hiring managers are not merely looking for candidates who possess all the relevant skills and qualifications, they are looking for candidates who demonstrate passion and drive within their chosen field.

 

    • Hiring managers and business leaders know that an employee who has all the right skills on paper but who doesn’t want to be there is not going to be truly valuable asset to their enterprise.

 

 


This guide will introduce you to some of the hottest jobs in some of most competitive and dynamic industries.

 

Do you know what your options are? Do you know what it takes to get a job in the industry you’re most interested in? Do you know what it takes to do that job?

 

Use this guide to learn more about opportunities and requirements in your favorite industry, and to explore opportunities in related industries.

 

The right career path is the first step to building your dream career.

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