- April 04, 2014 by William Frierson
Rich and Joan are movie buffs. They particularly enjoy spy thrillers and murder mysteries because of the suspense throughout and then the surprise endings. But they recently admitted they were spending too much time watching films and not enough on finding the job they wanted—working as a catering team. But after an intense job search of more than six months, they were still without meaningful employment and were living off savings—which were disappearing fast.
One evening while watching an old spy movie on TV Joan realized that what kept them glued to the screen was the unexpected twists and turns in the plot. Just when they thought they had things figured out, some new event would be uncovered. Continue Reading
- March 13, 2014 by William Frierson
I know this title about entry level jobs is vague, but that’s for a reason. When it comes to your job search or your job, Google might just have the answer you are looking for thanks to auto-fills. So, what does Google say when the phrase “why are entry level jobs” is typed in its search engine? That you can find out on your own time. In the following post, learn what comes up from other career related keyword phrases.
The world recently learned three things about Google: 1. CEO Eric Schmidt received $106 million in bonuses in 2013. Maybe that’s because the company’s sales reached $16.9 billion in the fourth quarter of last year ALONE. 2. You can now add Google Glass hardware to actual prescription eyeglass frames. 3. When you type common career questions
- February 07, 2014 by William Frierson
People rush to buy their loved ones some tangible expression of their affection at this time of year. A Valentine’s Day card, flowers, or chocolate are popular gifts of the heart.
What does this have to do with job-search cover letters? Actually, a lot. You’re not going to send a card or flowers to a hiring manager. But you can put a little ‘heart’ into your next cover letter––a bit of passion for the job you hope to win.
Show your emotional as well as your professional self so you will come across as a human being who cares about others, wants to be a team player, and is excited about helping company employees meet the goals of the organization. Continue Reading
- February 03, 2014 by William Frierson
Depending on who you ask, you can get different career advice about your entry level job search. If you’re not sure what information to listen to, the following post offers some old school tips that could negatively impact your ability to find a job in today’s world.
What’s the trouble with cramming to learn career management skills right before we really need a job? We feel insecure. We are unsure of our direction. And we don’t know who we should listen to – and who we shouldn’t. To help you figure out who belongs in the
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- January 28, 2014 by William Frierson
If you are an internship finder who has not landed a position yet, the following post shares seven reasons that may be holding you back.
Landing an internship involves a lot of work. From reading through internship descriptions to writing your cover letters and perfecting your resume, personal brand and elevator pitch… there are many steps to consider. If you want to be successful, it is best to excel at each part of the process. If you’ve been applying but still haven&rsquo
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- January 24, 2014 by William Frierson
When plotting out a job search, it can often be difficult to organize your process. There are job offers flying left and right, and there are people you could be reaching out to right and left. It’s overwhelming when you don’t have a solid plan, but the following steps will help put some perspective into your job-seeking task list: Continue Reading
- December 27, 2013 by William Frierson
For recent or soon to be graduates looking to land recent college graduate jobs in the new year, the following post has 21 job search tips to get them started.
Whether you’re a recent grad entering your first real job search, or a young professional looking to upgrade, finding your way to “you’re hired” can be tough. We often find ourselves navigating through the process alone; figuring out what works and what doesn’t by trial and error. I’d like to take away some of
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- December 26, 2013 by William Frierson
Resumes and cover letters are often the first things seen by hiring managers and the deciding factors that determine whether or not you get a job interview. Armed with that knowledge, most people spend copious amounts of time crafting them, honing them, and even paying professionals to write it for them.
And then there are those who don’t.
The following examples will likely be difficult to believe, but there really are some people out there who give zero thought to how they come across to potential employers. Their resumes are misspelled, lack any and all semblance of grammar, and often contain wildly inappropriate (yet hilarious) personal information. Continue Reading
- December 17, 2013 by William Frierson
If you are an entry level job seeker, the following post has 10 tips to keep in mind for your job search.
Entry level job seekers have a few things going for them: a fresh outlook on life; a clean professional slate; and the opportunity to immediately put their education to use. They are only lacking in one area: experience. Without…
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- December 02, 2013 by William Frierson
What you put into your job search is what you will get out of it. While success may not come overnight, you can master your entry level job search and eventually win the job. Learn how to master finding a job in the following post.
Think about any skill… playing the piano, for example. To master that skill, you must practice for hours, days, weeks… even months or years. Gradually, you see small improvements… then begin hitting big milestones. Eventually, you look back and see how much you’ve improved; how you’ve mastered the skill. A job