- 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
- November 14, 2013 by William Frierson
One way that recent college graduates applying for entry level jobs can gain a potential employer’s attention is to write a cover letter that is worth reading. The following post shares tips for writing an effective cover letter.
I read an article recently that detailed why 95% of recruiters don’t read cover letters. One recruiter put it best when he said cover letters were generally so bad, he concluded they weren’t worth reading. From the candidate perspective, it is clear we don’t like writing them: “Well, it doesn’t say a cover letter is required
- October 04, 2013 by William Frierson
Be aware! The Big Bad Word virus can attack your cover letters when you least expect it, knocking out your message and destroying every sentence. And worst of all, if your letter reaches a hiring manager before you’ve caught the culprit, you could lose your opportunity for a job interview. So the best thing to do is be on guard ahead of time so this nasty virus never touches any of your cover letters. Continue Reading
- September 10, 2013 by William Frierson
You’ve probably heard the catchy phrase, “less is more.” Less meat, more heart health. Less stress, more peace of mind. Less work, more play.
But you may not have heard that less is more in a job search cover letter. In fact, just the opposite might make sense. Wouldn’t the job hunter want to tell the hiring manager as much as possible so there won’t be any room for doubt that he or she is the right person for the job? It would seem that the more information the employer has the easier it would be to determine the best man or woman for the job. Continue Reading