The Extreme Trauma of Matriculating for Professional and Graduate Academic Degrees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe, at least if the studying takes place in the competitive environment of a university in high-stakes professional programs or graduate specializations. Now and then over the years I had hired Harder for counseling. Let's cut to the chase: Does studying make you crazy? It's been documented how law students around the world encounter anxiety and depression. Also, it it is well known how fearful they are in the U.S. about getting help.

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The #1 thing employers want most in a new hire

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Moreover, when employers graded their average new graduate recruit on skills/attributes, they rated verbal communication skills #6. It’s no wonder that they graduate without good presentation skills. Are presentation skills important to employers? Sometimes I think that employers speak out of two sides of their mouths. On one hand, they seem to let their employees give awful presentations without negative consequences.

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Investing Our Young Lives in Professional/Graduate Degrees - Wounds That Rarely Heal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Also, one reason the number of those landing jobs 10 months out of law school which require passage of the bar exam has gotten better is that there are fewer graduates. And specific sites such as Abovethelaw chronicled the grim fate of newbie JDs who weren't hired for positions practicing law.  What could be in the making is yet another glut situation: More JD graduates than jobs available. 

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Retirement/Semi-Retirement - More Brutal Rite of Passage Than Graduating College

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember the film "The Graduate!"  That's even the situation if they are hired for another good job, launch a successful startup, or make a difference through volunteer work. Retirement - or even the semi-retirement version - is turning out to be a rite of passage as brutal as transitioning from formal education to the world of work.

2018 40

Mary McCarthy's "The Group" - How Those 8 Graduates of a Woman's College Might Have Aged

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It chronicled how 8 graduates of an all-woman's college navigated life post graduation. " It would track the emotional, social, and work lives of graduates of all-women colleges as they aged. By graduation, though, we were convinced we were smart enough to not make the mistakes our mothers had. Several of the latter want to hire me to do paid psychic readings. In 1963, pre-Second Wave Feminism, Mary McCarthy published the novel "The Group."

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Even Elite Liberal Arts Institutions Leave Graduates Behind In Earning Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, I graduated college in 1967. It wasn't until 1979, when I was hired into executive communications at Chevron, that I made a living wage. My Millennial clients who graduated from research universities were required to take 1 course in the Humanities.

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Cost-Efficiency Imperative - Is That Reason for Decline in Hiring JDs for Non-Legal Jobs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But the smaller number of those graduating law school has improved the hiring situation for recent grads. landed full-time permanent jobs requiring bar passage, within 10 months of graduation.    However, the picture is not so rosy for those who were leveraging their law degree as a supposed edge in being hired for a non-legal job. A sustained trend in employment is hiring the less credentialed and less experienced.

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New Census Report Throws Shade on The College Degree (that's after Apple, Google, IBM dropped degree as hiring requirement)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

of college graduates live in poverty as of 2017.   To these two, I would add that the demographics of those graduating college are digital natives. I wound up hiring members of Generation X.  There might be less poverty among graduates. Yes, most will admit that a college degree is  almost  necessary to make it in the current economy.

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Class of 2012: Dollar Stores, Aldi hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, there are jobs, not just in what those new graduates might have majored in or what they expected to do after four years of college. A campaign issue, reports POLITICO , is the million members of the Class of 2012 without jobs.  For example, the explosive growth of dollar stores, which I analyze here for the financial information company Motley Fool , is creating jobs.    They range from manager to cashier. 

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Communications Services: Among top 5 fields hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, it's one of the top 5 fields hiring new graduates, reports PORTFOLIO.   The process is thorough because the organizations are cautious about hiring just the right person.  Communications services is an industry growing about 7% [Sources: Princeton Review, Sageworks].    The term "communications services" covers fields such as advertising and public relations. 

Did Admiral McRaven REALLY Speak & Deliver?

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Hired a Speech Writer - ok, I have no way of knowing this, it''s a total assumption. There''s nothing wrong with hiring a speech writer, especially if your main role in life is not speaking, and often, it''s a much better alternative than spending all the time and stress of writing one yourself. Admiral McRaven Commencement Ring the Bell SEALS University of Texas UT Graduation Speech Naval Adm. William H.

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Work: You Don't Got It 'Till You Got It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and Boston Consulting Group, are pushing back start dates for some of their newest hires."  DefLand - that is, delayed start dates for hires who had just completed their education - is becoming standard not only in BigLaw. BigConsulting also is embracing DefLand as the new business-as-usual for those graduates holding job offers. This impacts international hires.    Some of the firms are providing stipends to tide graduates over.

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The COVID Economy - Not All Are Equal Victims (starting out already behind)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By observing what kinds of jobs recent graduates from her school were landing she had a hunch being hired by Disney was possible. She didn't have a proper graduation. And, at least so far, she hasn't been hired for a proper job. Their parents aren't college graduates so they lack the guidance and usually the resources of how to go for an edge in a future career. MarketWatch presents what is supposed to be an uplifting story.

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The New Debt Factory: The Elite M.B.A. Program in the U.S.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

for saddling graduates with large student loan debt. Bloomberg surveyed graduates of the M.B.A. graduates on their way to multi-million-dollar compensation being executives in large companies? Increasingly, employers prefer to hire those with the undergraduate business major versus the advanced degree because that's more cost-efficient. Law school (along with medical school) has company among top M.B.A. programs in the U.S.

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Beyond The White Collar: Technical Jobs in Manufacturing for Forced-Out Aging Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sometimes the business hiring those graduates will reimburse some of that tuition. Sure, you can go to court to battle age bias in the U.S. labor market. But, meanwhile, you starve.

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Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

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” Craig has a Graduate Diploma in Computer-Based Learning. * * * * *. Craig handles this situation by suggesting a specific situation of you presenting “to managers at your company about onboarding their new hires.” This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia. Currently, the main tool he uses at work is Articulate Storyline.

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The M.B.A. Brand - The Ambitious, Along with Employers, No Longer Willing to Pay the Premium Price

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

help you get hired at Google? Hiring an M.B.A. Why not hire  a college graduate with a major in business instead.  Ever since the Puritans established Harvard in 1636, first college, then graduate and professional academic programs had been the designated template for success in America. It's like the chanting of a Greek Chorus. The message is: Think long and hard before investing in an M.B.A. The reality is that many are doing just that.

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English Most Regretted College Major (Source: ZipRecruiter)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

ZipRecruiter surveyed 5,225 college graduates who were searching for jobs. To do anything with it, at least directly, graduate school was necessary. Five years into all that an oil corporation hired a bunch of former doctoral students, including me, to be ghostwriters/speechwriters. Among them, the major they most regretted spending four years studying was English.

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A Strange Cases, Indeed - Michael Potere

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once an associate at Dentons and headed for a new future by attending graduate school, Michael Potere has been indicated. Obviously, he lacks the resources to hire a defense lawyer. The puzzling saga started when Potere informed Dentons he was going to graduate school in political science.   A graduate of Northwestern Law School, Potere likely wasn't stupid.

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Higher Education, Unmarketable Degrees, Student Loans, Lessons Not Learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But at Southwestern Law School, all it bought was a JD degree for which less than half the graduates leveraged into a full-time position requiring that credential and bar passage.  News, in 2018, Southwestern Law School graduates had the highest average school loan debt among all the law schools. And only 48% of those graduates landed a full-time job requiring that degree and admission to the bar.

2019 40

"The Professor Is In" By Karen Kelsky - Maybe Our Lost Gen Of Humanities Scholars Could Have Landed Tenure-Track Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In her 2015 guide to being hired for a tenure-track job, Karen Kelsky hammers how naïve graduate students are. Yet, despite the passage of decades and the example of my gen of Lost Scholars, youth continues to flock into graduate school in unmarketable specializations such as the humanities and social sciences. The seductive reality is that graduate school is a wonderful refuge for those of us who enjoy reading, thinking, analysis, and writing.

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Picking a Lane with Anna Liotta

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Hiring staff can help increase your fees. This means that every Thanksgiving, graduation, or wedding is a fascinating case study in multi-generational communication. Being specific in your topic is so important to building your brand and becoming recognized as an expert in your field. Today, we welcome Anna Liotta to The Wealthy Speaker Show to talk about her journey and explain, if you unify your focus you can command higher fees.

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Legal Sector Forced to Put Out Sign: Only Experienced Apply for Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Karen Sloan, "Summer Associates Hiring Slowed at Largest Firms," Law.com, January 26, 2018.   Another reason is the expense to the firm of hiring associates increased significantly with what has been called the Cravath $180,000 bump. New JD graduates usually have little concrete experience practicing law. So, hey, why hire them?

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The Catastrophe - Kicked Off in 1636, Nowhere Near a Solution

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, what isn't overdone is that the number of folks entering law and other professional/graduate degree programs with unpromising ROIs is  going up. Digital natives have the bad habit of hiring to grow, then shifting abruptly to making a profit so the labor is laid off. Few reputable brandnames are in hiring mode. In graduate education overall, the dynamics are just as off reality.

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Startup Bunch Creates Software to Quantify Aspects of Company Culture, Then Assess If Job Candidates Will Fit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Depending on who's doing the counting, almost 50% to more than 80% of new hires will fail within 18 months. That obstacle for hiring the the right people can now be eliminated from the recruitment process. The model had been developed by Charles O'Reilly at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. One reason for that is a bad fit with the company culture.

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What employers really want: Communication skills

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Industry surveys are regularly published regarding desirable skills for new hires or ongoing training needs identified within industries, and oral and written communication skills are becoming more common at or near the top of these lists. In this survey , oral communication places fifth of 29 non-technical skills perceived to be needed by manufacturing engineering graduates for professional success.

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You Majored in What!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, come graduation day, the current expectation is that the investment should generate a good job and long-term employability. Essentially, both experience and research prove out that how graduates of academic programs position and package themselves has more to do with career success than the field of study per se. A manager in an oil company hired me because he was impressed with my education.

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WATCH: How to Find Superstars to Grow Your Business

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The only way to “graduate” to the next level in your business is to delegate some of the things you’re already doing to others. Those are the opening lines in Eben Pagan’s latest special report on “Delegating, Outsourcing & Hiring For Growth.”

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Only Moderately Successful? Cheer Up, Many Extreme Successes Are Miserable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Journalist Charles Duhigg graduated from Harvard Business School. Alumni get hired by McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Google, and Apple.   So, we can assume that Duhigg hit upon what others in his graduating class hadn't.  That is supposed to be - and usually is -  the ticket for extreme success. Those career paths bring the big money, status, influence, and power.

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Chad Albright - The New Kind of Expatriate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But he was among The Lost Generation whose graduation aligned with The Great Recession. Employers could hire for peanuts those with a ton of experience and great track records who had lost jobs. On television, there was an interview with an American college graduate describing a career in ESL - English as a Second Language - in China. Back in the time of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, being an expatriate was glam. 

2019 40

Declining Enrollments in M.B.A. Programs, Including Elite Ones - What Might We Read into Those?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a survey by the Graduate Management Admissions Council of 360 program, it was found that there is even a decline in applications to elite schools such as Harvard and Stanford.  million college graduates live in poverty. Hiring the M.B.A. Why not hire the person with the undergraduate degree in business or even a liberal arts major who has fire in the belly?  Happy days are back for the deans of many law schools. At least for now.

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Common Law vs. Media Coverage - Which Will Win the Day in "Aphrodite di Kansas City?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When she and her family were attending a wedding at the museum the new graduate from preschool grabbed the sculpture around its waist. One wonders if the museum will back down or will the Goodman family have to hire a lawyer to try to get off the hook on this one.  Under common law in Kansas, a child must be under the complete supervision of an adult.

Maybe Ethics Isn't So 20th Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's not a new story that new graduates in elite universities such as Stanford have been turning down job offers at allegedly ethics challenged corporations such as Facebook. Lack of good character, such as a negative recommendation from a teacher about personal ethics, could knock one out of the box for everything from attending college to being hired for a part-time job.  The new story in Silicon Valley is an old-fashioned one. The focus is on ethics. 

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On My Regret List: Over-Education

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The main reason is that what graduates earn is not enough to enable the payment of the student loan debt.   Of course, this matter is old-hat to law school graduates. The nearly $200k entry-level hiring salary at BigLaw can create the expectation of a rapid pay-off of a six-figure student loan debt. Bloomberg hammers this: For Q4 2018, student loan delinquencies totaled $166.4 billion. An account is classified as "delinquent" when it is 90 days overdue.

2019 40

Professional Degree Programs No Longer Symbol of BigSuccess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and JD programs at elite universities: Just focus on your studies, the money will come after graduation to pay off the student loans. graduates from top schools graduated with at least a $100,000 student loan nut. In a recovery, law firms and in-house legal departments will tend to hire laterals and newly minted JDs. Old-line thinking used to be in M.B.A.

2019 40

M.B.A. - Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not many of the newbie JDs hired at $190k will not be around in a few years. In The Wall Street Journal , Kelsey Gee points out that, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 85% of employers are welcoming hiring those with the M.B.A.   Also, they are searching outside the traditional field of finance to try to be hired with the degree. And are less willing to pay to hire someone with one of those.

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The Forever Nostalgia of The First Real Apartment (i.e. the fire-trap with desk in hall, w/o roommates)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I was a graduate student. The public relations agency which hired me put me and my dog Molly Mittens up in one of those extended-stay hotels. Also, I can again be the mouthy graduate student who had been the loudest voice in the room. The ultimate rite of passage had been to be able to afford our own apartment. That is, the one without roommates. That meant we could do anything we wanted whenever we wanted with whom we wanted.

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Academia in Play - Future for M.B.A. Programs Darkens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Employers are questioning the value of hiring an M.B.A., graduates earn 16% less than their white counterparts. That has broadened to lawsuits claiming bias in hiring. programs will be called upon to investigate and help solve the wage gap between minority and white graduates. Many niches in higher education are on the defensive.

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In the Year of COVID-19: March 25, 2020 (U.S. Is Next Italy, Ohio Is Next New York)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Researchers also passed along the grim news that if the displaced aging employee is blessed and is hired for another job only one in 10 will earn comparable compensation.    That applies to bachelor, graduate, and professional degrees. Most graduates will not have the customary ritual of the commencement ceremony as the bridge to The Next, that is uncertainty. It might surprise some but even law students lament no graduation rite of passage.

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Speaker Profile: Seth Braun

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Wow, I think the best gigs I’ve had were: Graduation speaker for my Alma Mater. To hire or find out more about Seth and his programs, please visit his website, www.Sethbraun.com Related Articles: Interview with Stephen Hopson Best Public Speaking Gestures Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker Filed Under: Featured , Reviews Tagged With: interview , professional Ila Inspiring, thought provoking and interesting!

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You Have 16 Years Experience, Help-Wanted Ad Specifies Max of 4

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Carefusion Corp" the plaintiff contended age bias in hiring came via an experience cap. Eventually, Carefusion hired a 29 year old applicant. The new college graduate who had an internship at a marketing firm specializing with PPC would look a lot more attractive to the budget of the employer than an applicant with 6 years experience. More and more help-wanted ads indicate that new college graduates are preferred. In the age-discrimination lawsuit "Kleber v.

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Leadership Styles: What Type of Style Should You Adopt?

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Lewin asked his graduate student, Ronald Lippitt, to use a different management style with every group, while he observed how the children responded to each approach. Learn to hire effectively: choose self-motivated candidates. Being a good corporate leader is both art and science. On one hand, you need to experiment and often use your “gut feeling” to decide on how you should behave in one situation or another.

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Grit - Will It Really Replace Employer Awe with Elite Academic Credentials?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was working full time at Chrysler, a vice president confided to me that he had made a hiring mistake.   However, tradition in hiring dies hard. The road non-college-graduate Steve Jobs took is the one less traveled.   Ever since psychologist Angela Duckworth published her book on that trait, grit has been cited as a key factor in success. At least in some circles.

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