There Is No “Give Up” In Me
by Bob Roth - Oct, 2015
The best employers like to hear about college students who have overcome obstacles and were able to stick with their goals when things got tough and difficult. Employers know that new employees will encounter difficulties and things that stand in their way. They want to be assured that their new hires will be up to the task. Students who find that everything is easy in college may not be the best candidates for employment...
Should Others Put Their Trust In You?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2015
Should others put their trust in you? by Bob Roth, the College and Career Success Coach Why should someone trust you? That is an important question. Once you let someone down, they may never completely trust you again. In college and throughout the rest of your life, the people around you will listen to your words and observe your behaviors. The accumulated information becomes your reputation. Based on their experie...
An Open Letter To All College Students
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2015
In college, you are given an opportunity to go on a great journey. Take advantage of that chance to learn, grow and explore. Along to way, be sure to savor and appreciate every experience. As you move along your path to the future, make friends, make something better and do something for others. Ask questions and say what you mean. Learn about yourself. Think about your future and clarify your dreams. In order to fly o...
Is There An Effective Way For Your College To Improve Student Employment Success?
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2015
YES! In fact, there is a way for colleges to help 100% of their students and greatly improve their chances for employment success, at no additional cost to the college. Although my statement may sound unrealistic, difficult and potentially expensive, improving your student employment performance rate does not have to be costly and can be quite easy to do. You can create a win-win for everyone. The fact remains that ther...
There Is A Big Difference Between Landing A Job And Landing A Good Job
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2015
College students and their parents know the difference between landing a job and landing a good job. College leaders know too, but some help more than others. When college seniors and recent grads obtain a “good” job, it means that the job: - Holds great interest for the student - Has opportunities to learn and grow - Has opportunities for advancement - Has career potential - Pays a salary that enables...
You Are The Average Of What?
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2015
There are factors that combine to make you who you are, what you are and who you will become, as you move through college and beyond. Your success, mediocrity or failure usually depends on what you surround ourselves with. However, you have a great deal of control over your environment. You choose the people, places, information, tools, motivation and opportunities that you allow to get close to you. So, let?s take a close...
You Are What You Accomplish
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2015
It is not how hard we work at something; rather, it's all about the results we achieve. Employers hire people who can get things done well. Because activity without results amounts to little, we know that results are more important than activity alone. Example: Let's say that you volunteer to lead a fundraising drive for your favorite charity. You and your team work sixteen hours a day for twenty-one straight days, in an...
College Students Have Many Obligations
by Bob Roth - Feb, 2015
To be successful, every college student has a long list of obligations that he or she must be willing to fulfill. Since these obligations are not always made clear to students, many end up falling short in several important areas. Students must be aware of the following obligations and stay on top of their performance and progress, as they move through college. Student obligations include: 1. Financial Obligations - Co...
Your College Can Reach and Help Every Student
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2015
Every college leader knows that student employment success depends on a number of important factors. To help students improve their chances for success in the job market, most colleges have created a Career Services Department. This department helps students: Identify a career direction and a college major Find Internships and part-time jobs Prepare their resumés and cover letters Identify job banks and other employme...
Is Your College Doing The Right Thing For Students?
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2014
With so many disappointed college students graduating without good jobs, much less jobs in their areas of interest, the progressive leaders of some college are starting to pay more attention to the job search preparation needs and concerns of students. Their colleges are actively looking for ways to ensure that greater numbers of students achieve success in the job market. They are trying to do the right thing. Isn?t that w...
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