Before They Graduate College, Make Sure They Do These 3 Things

Before They Graduate College, Make Sure They Do These 3 Things

Your young adult spent FOUR (or more) years at college. In the excitement of end-of-year planning, DON’T let them leave empty-handed! Be sure they do these 3 things before they leave campus:  Ask professors for References! Grad schools or jobs may require a reference...
7 Years of Launching Grads

7 Years of Launching Grads

Seven years ago in April of 2015, I launched Next Great Step. As I reflect on this business and its trajectory, I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished during this time. I started at ZERO…. no outside funding, no business plan, (I probably should not admit...
4 Mistakes Grads are Making in the Job Interview

4 Mistakes Grads are Making in the Job Interview

“My son is a great job candidate! He went to a good school and is graduating with a strong GPA. He has gone on over 30 interviews for entry-level jobs. But somehow, he is not progressing to the next round. He says he is prepared, but I have no idea what he is really...
Why Your College Grad Is Stuck

Why Your College Grad Is Stuck

Summer is officially over. If you have a recent graduate, have they landed their first job yet? Many parents are faced with the same reality that not all college graduates have a full-time job offer before, on, or after graduation. But now it is the fall, and they...
The New Rules for Landing a Job in the Covid Era: The Wall Street Journal

The New Rules for Landing a Job in the Covid Era: The Wall Street Journal

On September 2, 2020, Next Great Step was featured in The Wall Street Journal in Kathryn Dill’s article titled “The New Rules for Landing a Job in the Covid Era.” Beth Hendler-Grunt shares insights on how the hiring landscape has changed, and how college grads can...
Class of 2020 – Finding Your Path in the Era of Covid-19

Class of 2020 – Finding Your Path in the Era of Covid-19

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You have achieved a significant milestone. And now more than ever, the world you are inheriting needs you. It needs your intelligence, talent, leadership, and perseverance. I have been watching with pride the virtual graduation...