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Stories of success inspire young adults

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Whether you are a young adult seeking a career path, or an employment counselor for youth and young adults, check out these success stories from real people who have overcome barriers to achieve education and career success.

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Your summer job: put it on a resume

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Summer jobs provide income, work skills, awareness of which tasks you like or don’t like, experience managing your own money,and more.  

Learn several great ways to highlight your summer job experience on a resume.

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5 benefits of an internship in high school

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Finding paid work in high school can be very difficult when you haven’t had a job before.

Internships are a great way to get real work experience for a good career after high school.

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Career and Technical Education

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If we told you that high school students can earn high school credits while taking skill training that prepares them for high-wage, high-demand careers, would you say that sounds too good to be true?

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Communication skills check-up

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Whether employers are hiring someone to make sandwiches, sell shoes, run science experiments, or repair plumbing—communication skills are always on the “must-have” list.

But, what exactly do employers mean by “communication skills”, and how can you tell if you have them?

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Want a career that keeps you active?

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How many times have you heard someone say “I could NEVER sit behind a desk all day”? If that describes your outlook, there are plenty of career alternatives for you to investigate.

The variety of active careers is broad.

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Find a summer job

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A summer job is a great chance to gain work experience and skills, learn about yourself, and earn money.

Follow these 4 steps to land that summer job.

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Dear graduates: it’s a great time to be you

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This year’s college graduates have a strong job market for landing that first job. And, we know more than ever about the skills and qualities employers are looking for in new hires.

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Need a summer internship? Forward, March!

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If you’re hoping to work in an internship this summer, it’s time to rev up your internship research and application efforts.

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Make your next cover letter a great one!

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Your cover letter is often your best opportunity to sell your skills and show your interest in a position.

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