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Hopeful to Hired: How to Score the Job You Want Straight Out of College

ISBN: 9781945769214
Binding: Hard Cover
Author: Adam S. Dince
Pages: 200
Trim: 5 x 7 inches
Published: 11/14/2016

In today's job market, only a quarter of college graduates have jobs that are related to their major. Add to that massive amounts of student debt and economic uncertainty, and graduation can feel more like a time of panic than of hope. In the face of this adversity, how can students prepare themselves for career success while still in college? 

The secret lies in using college years as an opportunity to build professional networks, improve soft-skills, and create an effective online personal brand, so that students can hit the ground running after graduation. In Hopeful to Hired, Adam Dince covers everything undergraduate and graduate students need to know now so that they are ready to find their dream job when they begin entering the workforce. 

This book proves indispensable not only for college students but for anyone preparing to enter the job hunt from the military, high school, or even another job. This empowering book will take the dread out of graduation and help lead you seamlessly into your dream job.


Adam Dince is an author and digital marketing professional. In addition, he is a college instructor and guest lecturer at various universities. For the past four years, Adam has been a featured speaker at AdFed's annual Student Ad Summit (SAS) and a variety of other collegiate and industry events. Each year, Adam mentors college students in his community as a way to give back to others.


“This book covers all the bases of finding that post-college dream job and getting off to a great start in your new career.” —Michelle Wieser, MBA, Ph.D., MBA Director and Associate Professor, St. Catherine University

“Those looking for their first or next job need solid advice from a career mentor with contemporary, been-there-done-that experience. In Hopeful to Hired, Adam Dince has not only provided that much needed counsel, he has created a comprehensive playbook for today's job seeker.” —Mark S. Babbitt, CEO and Founder of YouTern

Hopeful to Hired belongs in the back-pack and cargo-pocket of every high school senior, college student, and transitioning military veteran, or anyone how has yet to find the meaningful career they seek. If you are ready to transition from where you are to where you want to be, Hopeful to Hired is for you.” —Raphael Hernandez, Lieutenant Colonel (retired), Former Chief Marketing Officer, United States Marine Corps