July 15th, 2014
A college diploma can’t guarantee success. It tips the odds in your favor when you’re competing against somebody with less education, but that doesn’t mean that the hard work is over. When you walk across that stage in your cap and gown and exit the college bubble, you’re replacing the stress of schoolwork with the stress of the workforce. And the scary bit is that this transition is not always fluid if you’re not ready for it.
What’s going on?
While many students dedicate a lot of their time to securing employment after graduation, many students don’t understand that a very real world is waiting for them—one where thousands of other highly qualified graduates are already trying to find their place. Clarice Wilsey, associate director of University of Oregon’s Career Center, argues that this attitude isn’t a symptom of a poor job market. Rather, students are procrastinating instead of preparing, and that’s hurting them.
And she’s right. The job market is actually improving with unemployment hitting a low of 6.1 percent, the lowest it’s been since September 2008. According to Adecco, almost 300,000 jobs were created just in June of this year. So the jobs are out there, but what students need is some motivation.
July 2nd, 2014
When you think of the great centers of American economic growth, the Great Plains states don’t necessarily jump to mind. It might be time to change that thought process, though. Look out Wall Street, here comes North Dakota.
June 24th, 2014
A recent study by finance site MoneyRates.com analyzed average salaries, employment rates, cost of living figures and workplace conditions in order to determine which U.S. states are the best to live and work in. Their findings include plenty of regional variation, as well as a big gap between the best performers and the worst.
June 27th, 2012There's a lot to think about stepping into the real world. Are you prepared? This infographic, from the team at Credit Donkey, is a helpful guide to help you on your way after graduation.
September 30th, 2011
" "People are sometimes shocked to hear that I spend only $100 a week on groceries for a family of five. I've even been accused of not telling the whole truth. Confession: Five mouths for $100 is not the whole equation. We also feed a nutritious diet to our two cats." Wise Bread
July 28th, 2010
That’s right, Credit Karma is hiring! Rain or shine and foggy or clear, Credit Karma’s San Francisco-based office is constantly moving and shaking to keep up with bringing almost 2 million consumers their free credit scores, helpful credit resources, and personal savings offers.
The question is… are you ready to be part of the action?
July 22nd, 2010
It’s a pretty vicious cycle—without a steady paycheck, unemployed Americans’ shaky financial situations can often plummet credit scores. At the same time, employers are increasingly doing credit checks to screen job applicants.
So if unemployment is worsening your credit, it may very well be the things that costs you a job.
July 6th, 2010
June 7th, 2010