Class Of 2010: Boomerang Kids Are Unemployed, Hitting The Couch & Becoming K.I.P.P.E.R.S

By CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O'Donnell 3.2M students graduated from college this spring, but less than 25% of them had job offers. So, what happens to all the rest? They go back home. Referred to as 'boomerang kids' for their return to their parent's abode after graduation, this summer, a large percentage of 20'somethings will find themselves on the couch becoming K.I.P.P.E.R.S. (Kids In Parents Pockets Eating Retirement Savings). It's no wonder why so many parents are over-stepping their bounds in an effort to get their children jobs. However, continuing to micro-manage a student's life after college: A) Won't help them learn how to take care of themselves. B) Doesn't do much for their self-esteem. Which means, parents need to stop hovering and start pointing their child towards resources that will teach their child how to find a job on their own. Two Current Options for Job Seeking Grads One option is their college career center. But, if the school isn't local, they may find this resource a dead end. Another option is to invest in private career coaching - a great service, if you can afford it. Now, Here's a Third... At CAREEREALISM.com, we just launched the 2.o version of our 24/7 Career Center, called CAREEREALISM Club. Staffed with approved career experts who work with members in real-time, the program provides job seekers with an unprecedented amount of cutting-edge career tools and job search support. As a top 10 career advice site, we knew we needed to create a 'Career HMO' for job seekers. This tool has the capacity to cut a job seeker's search time in half by providing the type of inspiration, education and connection needed to land a job in today's economy. Plus, Exclusive Access to Our Talent Promotion Program To celebrate it's launch, we are discounting 100 memberships for recent college grads to join our CAREEREALISM Club. Besides access to our tools and resources, we offer a program called CAREEREALISM University. Recent grads who join and complete CAREEREALISM University can earn a certification that shows employers their readiness for work. Better still, when they complete the certification, they get invited to join an exclusive group on LinkedIn (the #1 career social network) where we will help them connect with potential employers. In short, it's the chance for a recent grad to learn the vital life skills of job search, earning them a job in the process. Our Desire for WOMP = Special Deal for Grads The first 100 students who join here can do so for a one-time fee of $39. (The normal cost is $75/year.) Why are we doing this? Because we want to be able to show how powerful our program is. Instead of wasting money on advertising, we think it's smarter to offer this discount to a small group of eager job seekers as a way to create WOMP (Word Of Mouth Potential) for our innovative program. If you know a college student who would benefit from this service, please send them the link. We can only afford to offer this price to the first 100 students who apply. We will shut down the link when we have reached that number, at which point, they can still join, but at the $75/year rate. And, if you have any questions about the program, they can be e-mailed to us at club@workitdaily.com.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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