The Class of 2014 may not have to don fast food uniforms after the caps and gowns come off. Employers that hire new grads are feeling optimistic about the market and plan to hire 8.6 percent more college graduates this year as compared to last. Starting salaries for this year's class are also up by 1.2 percent, all this according to a recent survey released by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Get ready for the real world, class of 2015. College is a supportive haven with lots of safety nets and a focus on individual achievement, but the workplace has different rules. You’re going to have to prove you can be fearless and independent, but also willing to share your success. Here's how to change your thinking.
Remember the excitement you felt when you got your first summer job as a teen? It was that pivotal moment when you knew you had gone from being just a freewheeling kid to being part of the adult world. Whether you worked in a restaurant waiting tables, at a cash register helping customers, as a babysitter, lifeguard or camp counselor – the experiences you had as a teen earner may have made you the working professional you are today.