During the past 10 years, as a career coach, I have worked with over 5,000 professionals globally. Many of those clients have stayed with me over time and have come back now and then to keep their careers growing and to share their successes. With enough such data points I have now codified the success pattern of these individuals, and this blog is about the most common behaviors—habits, actually—I see in those who have done well in their careers.
With nearly 1.25 million students graduating in 2011 within the next few months, despite a recovering economy—with unemployment still hovering around nine percent nationally—fresh graduates have much to be still worried about in finding their first job. Employer feedback in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) annual Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey, shows that employers expect to hire 13.5 % more new college graduates from the Class of 2011 than they hired from the Class of 2010, which is good news for the graduating class this year.