New Graduates: These Are The Unspoken Rules Of The Workplace No One Tells You

 
As members of Class of 2021 join the throngs of job-seekers, they’re entering an uncertain time for the labor market. “The unemployment rates for workers ages 16 to 19 and 20 to 24 are nearly double those of the total civilian population,” writes Fast Company writer Gwen Moran. “The class of 2021 is also competing against 45% of the class of 2020, who are still looking for work.”

But if you’re a recent grad, don’t despair. There are signs of hope, as COVID-19 cases fall across the U.S., and many companies start to ramp up hiring. Now is the time to set yourself apart from other candidates—and reduce your stress level—by developing a job application game plan. We’ve rounded up our best advice for new grads, including tips for building out your networkexploring your passions, and making sure your résumé sparkles

P.S. If you're not a recent grad—but know and care about someone who is—make sure to forward this newsletter on!

Julia Herbst
 
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
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When it comes to career advice, these coaches have heard it all. Here, they share the best advice they ever received.

 
 
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