Several years ago, I had a conversation with a lady who had a computer science degree but was unable to get hired for any type of Information technology (IT) job.
I realized right away, that what she lacked was an understanding of how the IT job / career market works. The sort of information that is generally omitted in schools because no one thinks it is important enough.
So, after she shared her story with me, I did some research and came to the startling conclusion that she was not alone.
[Ask IT Career Coach] is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career situations.
I get a number of questions along the lines of how to get a marketing and sales job after college from new college graduates who have a degree in marketing or sales and yet find it hard to get hired based on their college degree!
Why sales & marketing graduates can’t get jobs
Traditional Marketing and Sales Jobs expects skills in prospecting, cold calling, appointment setting, in-bound / out-bound sales, presentation and closing skills.
Are NFL players walking a fine line between branding and revealing too much? According to Jack Bechta (NFL Agent) the answer is yes.
In an interesting post by Jack on how the NFL is handling Social Media for its players, even though more professional athletes are tweeting and sharing their every move via the electronic highway, it comes with risk because coaches and GMs hate it!
Jack says that at least one team has grown so irritated and tired of their top players’ social efforts that they decided to clean house.