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>> this is the graduation season when many students are getting diplomas and preparing to begin the search for a new career.
Joining us today with some timely career advice for students and anyone looking to change jobs is cash nickerson author of a new book, getting to net, thank you for joining us today.
>> thank you for having me.
>> tell us about your new book and explain what you mean by get to net.
Getting to next is about making that transition in your career, either to a first job or coming back into the workplace or just changing jobs.
There are some important tips in the book based on stories from the first 30 plus years in my career.
>> now cash what inspired you to write the book?
>> i was getting the same questions from students, from baby boomers.
And it appeared that there just weren't good resources out there that were fun to read.
>> now it is the time when a lot of new graduates are hitting the job market so what about some specific advice when it comes to careers for those new graduates that are out there looking for jobs.
>> step one is to destress yourself.
There's a lot of stress in finding that first job.
And it's partially because there's too many myths out there that your first job has to be a dream job or a perfect job.
The most important thing about your first job is that you start somewhere.
And that you get into a positive learning environment, a place where you can pick up skills and training for the rest of your career.
>> cash, for those that already have jobs and they're kind of into their careers now, how do you know when it's time to maybe make a change.
>> i tell people to check two things before they make a change.
One is to check yourself.
If you are leaving because are you to the getting along, you want to make sure it's not because of something inside you.
Because will you take that for the next job and wonder why it happened again.
So check yourself.
The other thing to check is to see whether you can improve the job that you have.
Be aggressive, be assertive.
If they refuse and say no, move on.
>> now what about from the other perspective, those that are out there doing the hiring.
What are they looking for and how are their attitudes changing in recent years?
>> that's a very interesting question.
Some things have changed but other things have not.
What hasn't changed is that the fundamentals still matter.
And the fundamentals are things like smiling, being positive, not gossiping, wanting to be that employee that's going to make an impact on a workplace and exhibiting that in your interviews, and any of your communications, it all comes back to the fundamentalses.
And the most important fundamental in today's workplace is listening.
And that hasn't changed.
>> for our viewers who would like to maybe i get a copy of your book and find out more, how can they do that?
Amazon.com, iTUNES and all at that time decisional channels have the book or you can go to my web site, cash nickerson.com and i have a special sale, 1.99 during graduation season until june 1st.
>> good deal, you have to love that the gook book is called getting to next,