Season of Change

Season of Change

I’m still wiping away the tears from dropping off my youngest son at college. I’ve done this before, but it doesn’t get easier. I am excited about his next step, but like many parents, I am trying to adjust to this transition. This is the season of change. It’s back...
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...
Jobs for Recent Grads:                              How Parents Can Help (or Hinder)

Jobs for Recent Grads: How Parents Can Help (or Hinder)

Parents are increasingly concerned about their student’s employment during and after college. As a result, they have become more involved in their grown children’s search for jobs and summer internships. The involvement is understandable…competition for these...
How to Survive the Job Search

How to Survive the Job Search

Leah Otner worked as a college intern for NGS during 2020. She assisted with social media, marketing materials and shared insights as a college student trying to navigate the search process. We asked her to document and share her experience and lessons learned as she...
Acing the Summer Internship

Acing the Summer Internship

After a challenging year, your student got the internship. Now what? How can your student or grad land a full-time job from this experience? The goal for many interns is to gain experience, make connections and position themselves to land a full-time offer at the end...
It’s my turn

It’s my turn

It’s my turn. I’m standing in your shoes. After speaking to hundreds of parents about the struggles of their college students or grads to land a job, I know exactly how you feel. I understand the worry about what the future holds for your children. I understand the...
Who’s hiring now?

Who’s hiring now?

Who’s hiring now? Last week I held a live Office Hours event to address the many concerns from families about post-grad employment, the job market, and the new ways companies are screening candidates. I am sharing the video replay of the event to help you and...
7 Tips to Nailing the One-Way Interview

7 Tips to Nailing the One-Way Interview

The hiring process for grads has rapidly changed in one year.   Handshakes and face-to-face meetings over a cup of coffee are on hold for now. Technology has accelerated the pace of resume tracking systems, video interviews, and now the one-way interview. Our clients...
What’s Your Plan? 4 Job Search Tips for Grads

What’s Your Plan? 4 Job Search Tips for Grads

What’s your plan? Happy new year. The turn of the calendar always inspires us to reflect on the past, and be optimistic for a fresh start ahead. We often think about what we can do differently, or how to make things better? After the year we just had, maybe we should...
Got a Network?

Got a Network?

“Build your network.” “Make connections.” “Use LinkedIn.” Does this sound like the networking advice you offer your grad? Parents understand that these tasks are essential to the job search for entry-level positions. However, this advice often falls on deaf ears....