- September 03, 2014 by William Frierson
If you don’t believe you can find a job, then no one else will. That is why you must show confidence when talking to people about potential job opportunities. In the following post, learn how to be confident at networking events to improve your chances of landing the job you want. Continue Reading
Recent College Graduates, Want to Gain Respect When Networking about Jobs and Your Careers? 12 Tips to Earn Itby William Frierson
At times, recent college graduates searching for jobs may feel like they don’t get enough respect when networking. However, they can earn more respect by applying these 12 tips in the following post when talking with people.
Building a personal brand that resonates with employers and customers is hard. While in or just out of school, it can often seem impossible. So our friends at YEC asked some of their members this question: “What’s advice would you give a young careerist or entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken
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College Students, Networking to Find Jobs and to Help Your Careers? 5 Types of Contacts that Won’t Help YouSeptember 02, 2014 by William Frierson
As college students search for jobs through networking, they should be careful of five types of contacts who won’t benefit their careers. Find out who they are in the following post.
I tend to give all networkers, even the “master” networkers, the benefit the doubt. Over time, though, I’ve identified four traits of people who are least likely to be a useful connection. When you encounter any one of these traits, it’s time to move on to someone else in your network…
- August 29, 2014 by William Frierson
College graduates looking for jobs should think about contacting hiring managers directly using any of these 10 ways in the following post.
The best way to advance your job search is to talk to the people making the big decisions: the hiring manager. In fact, to greatly improve your job search results, the number of conversations with these decision makers is the ultimate metric you should be tracking. Not job leads found. Not new connections on social media. Not applications sent.
- August 28, 2014 by William Frierson
When networking in their searches for jobs, college students should apply these 10 tips in the following post.
In an article for the Huffington Post, I shared with readers my love for informal, even random, networking – and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters. (One such encounter happened in the locker room wrapped only in a towel!) As much as I seem to attract these random networking opportunities, when it comes to
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- August 27, 2014 by William Frierson
For a recent graduate searching for jobs or otherwise on LinkedIn, there are certain mistakes he or she doesn’t want to make in order to get the most of the experience. Find out what they are in the following post.
If you are still putting off joining LinkedIn, or have an account but haven’t made LinkedIn part of your daily work routine, now is the time to dive in head first. After all, could 300 million people be wrong? LinkedIn, however, isn’t foolproof. Mistakes are made – and care must be taken to make sure
Recent Graduate, Writing Resumes for Jobs? Understand These 7 Things Concerning Applicant Tracking Systems a.k.a. ATSAugust 26, 2014 by William Frierson
If you are a recent graduate applying for jobs, make sure your resume is prepared to deal with applicant tracking systems. Learn seven things involved with ATS you should know about in the following post.
Here at Jobscan, we published an article about how to make the best possible impression in the ten seconds it takes recruiters to decide whether your resume is destined for the dustbin. But that advice only applies to those job applicants fortunate enough to have their resumes looked at by actual human beings – a rare occurrence,
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- by William Frierson
When it comes to finding entry level jobs, networking might not be your favorite thing to do. However, it does not have to be hard either. In the following post, learn three things that are misunderstood about this part of the job search.
Many job seekers say they hate the networking part of the job search. Apparently, those job seekers would rather spend (no, waste) time comfortably clicking on the “Apply” button on postings they find on job boards. But networking is easier, less scary and more natural (in terms of simple conversations) than you think…
- August 21, 2014 by William Frierson
After studying abroad, either during your undergraduate or graduate years, you face the unavoidable task of finding a job. Though it may seem like a daunting task, studying abroad has already helped prepare you for the job search by making you a better candidate. By doing your research, finding a job after graduating does not have to be overwhelming. To help you get started, check out our best tips for your job search.
Even before graduating from school and starting your job search, you can gain experience and build your resume by getting internships and jobs in the field you are interested in. These positions give you valuable experience while also showing your dedication to your field – making companies more likely to hire you. Internships and jobs also help you build connections in the industry, whether that means an internship turning into a full-time job or networking with employers your boss knows. Continue Reading
- by William Frierson
The months proceeding graduation are nerve-wracking for any student. How to land that first real job is a feat made ever more imposing by the arrival of student loan bills. Maybe your parents begin reminding you that your education was an investment, and now it’s time that it pays off. So what do you do? Some resort to sending out thousands of resumes, or cold calling businesses for open positions. To avoid moving back in with your parents, or settling into the title of baccalaureate barista, here are some tips to make your post-grad job search a success. Continue Reading