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SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONING FROM COLLEGE TO CAREER 972767-6412 WWW.NEXTSTEPC2C.COM Whats Next for Your College Student NextSteps One-On-One Coaching During the College Years Helps Them Land a Dream Job Congratulations parents Your students hard work and involvement plus your efforts prodding and emptying of your bank account helped them gain admittance to the college of their dreams. But what about the ultimate goal of obtaining a college degree What about finding a job According to Tim Niermeyer co-owner of NextStep College to Career Coaching The days of graduating and then finding a job are over. You have to hone your skills while in college. He and business partner Steve Longo coach students individually with resume writing assistance polishing interview skills networking and more with the end goal of helping them land a job and start their careers. As parents we make an enormous effort and spend a lot of money on tutors extracurricular activities and test score improvement programs to help our kids get into college but we fail to provide them with the tools and skills necessary to be employed after college says Longo. Statistics back Longos assertion. Recent data says that around one third of all college educated Americans are never able to find employment in the field they have earned a degree inand thats something that needs to change. In fact Longo notes 72 of kids never visit their colleges career center. Even if they do visit on average there is one staff member per 1000 students he says. Thats the equivalent of one one-hour meeting during their entire four years on campus. Niermeyer and Longo come from different backgrounds but both note that many of todays students are lacking basic job search skills and the essentials of forging a successful career. During his years as a college recruiter for a Fortune 500 company Niermeyer saw firsthand that a gap exists in most students resume building interviewing communication and follow-up skills. He partnered with Longo a long-time entrepreneur and sales professional to try to fill this gap with NextStep their one-on-one coaching business. The team meets primarily with college freshmen through seniors though will occasionally coach someone after graduation who is still seeking employment. They meet face-to- By Karyn Brodsky The days of graduating and then finding a job are over. You have to hone your skills while in college. -Tim Niermeyer co-owner NextStep College to Career Coaching goodADVICE