The Value of Career Coaching

Think “Career Coaching” is limited to people with years worked in their fields? Employers have high expectations for new hires, too. Career Coaching to College Students has become Key to Making the Transition from Student to Employed.

 

We have all seen the headlines. Getting a job out of college can be challenging, and employers have high expectations, even for young adults taking their first steps in their careers. There is a clear gap between the skills students think they have to offer and what employers expect from them at work.

That’s where we come in.

Colleges may prepare grads for academic rigor, but often they are not giving students the roadmap required for career success. Career coaching has become key for new graduates making their transition from “student” to “employee”, and learning how to get that job.

Career coaching for college graduates is specifically designed to bridge the gap between college and the real world.

Learn more about our program, how we help college students and new graduates, and how we work with parents.


"We don’t have a jobs crisis in the world, we have a skills crisis. 45% of US employers say lack of skills is the “main reason” for entry-level vacancies. Only 42% of worldwide employers believe new graduates are adequately prepared for work."

“Education to Employment” report

“63% of college graduates who had completed a paid internship received a job offer within six months of graduation, compared with 37% of those in an unpaid internship and 35% of those who didn’t have one at all. What’s more, graduates who completed a paid internship earned a higher starting salary.” "If You Want A Cool Internship This Summer You Should Do This Right Now"

January 19, 2017


“One of the big problems for new employees is that they don’t know what they don’t know, especially when it comes to soft skills–like working with people and being self-motivated, as opposed to hard skills like knowing how to code.”

"Just Graduated, and Fumbling Through a First Job"

April 5, 2014


"Almost two thirds of employers - 65% - were looking for two or more internships, while 35% felt three internships was the minimum students should have completed by the time they graduate."

"The Class Of 2017 Face A Reality Check When They Graduate From College"

April 23, 2017

"In 2015, nearly 45% of college graduates ages 22 to 27 were in jobs that did not require a college degree, compared to 38% in 2000."

"Tricky Timing for the Class of 2016"

May 15, 2016


“Fifty-nine percent U.S. hiring managers said they had difficulty finding candidates with so-called “soft skills” — the interpersonal skills that can make a workplace function smoothly.”

"Do You Have the "Soft Skills" Employers Badly Need?

August 31, 2016


“The class of 2016 is overwhelmingly optimistic about their prospects for getting a job within their field of study. Unfortunately, recent studies reveal that underemployment was the reality for more than half (51%) of those who graduated in the past two years.

Critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, and writing proficiency top the list of skills managers find missing from job seekers’ personal tool kits.”

"These Are The Biggest Skills That New Graduates Lack"

May 17, 2016


“Workplaces are engaging in more on-demand or last-minute hiring, so students can’t know even months in advance what they need to know for a job, let alone before signing up for classes or before picking a major. We’re asking 23-year-old new graduates to act like 35-year-old experienced workers.”

"Why Getting A Good Job is So Much Harder for Today's College Graduates"

March 10, 2017


“Approximately 65% of parents expect to support their kids for up to five years after they graduate from college.”

"Parents: Your College Grads Expect You To Support Them Post-College"

May 20, 2015

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today to see how we can help you.