November 26, 2013 by William Frierson
Wisdom comes from experience. It spawns from the ability to reflect on events in our lives (both professional and personal) and analyze those situations in a manner that is conducive to us handling those occurrences more effectively the next time around.
While some people will never learn the key lessons required to be a success, others will figure them out later in life. Those who become accustomed to this wisdom earlier on can go further than others.
For example, Steve Jobs and Larry Page (in business and life) knew more than your average CEO at age 30 who knew more than your average employee.
While I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will never be a Page or Jobs, I still have learned my fair share. With that being said, here are 5 things I’ve figured out: Continue Reading
November 25, 2013 by William Frierson
While it’s easy to blame other people for your lack of job search success, the real problem might be you. To land more interviews for entry level jobs, consider trying tips found in the following post.
My CEO occasionally rants in his blog posts… He says he finds it “cathartic”. And his rants are often a positive teaching moment for our readers – not just rants for a rant’s sake. I’ve decided to try one of these rants. Bear with me… it will be a positive teaching
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Applying for Jobs for Recent College Graduates that Require Recommendations? Think About Who You Ask Onlineby William Frierson
When trying to obtain online recommendations while searching jobs for recent college graduates, do not assume that everyone will just give you them to you. Learn more in the following post.
Today, I received another request on LinkedIn for a recommendation to someone I have a connection to. I’ve never worked with this person, however, in a way that allows me to witness their abilities first-hand. I don’t get it. Why do people put their personal brand in jeopardy with such a thoughtless click? When someone asks for a
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November 21, 2013 by William Frierson
If candidates for recent college graduate jobs want to improve their networking skills, they should try using the 16 tips in the following post.
Common wisdom dictates that there are six degrees of separation between you and anyone on the planet. According to my father, however: “There aren’t six degrees of separation, there are two; you just have to think hard enough.” Like my father, I’m a connector, and would agree that regardless of how many people
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It’s a fact: women in business are on the rise. We’ve all heard of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, both of whom rocketed Wonder Woman-like through the glass ceiling to become household names. And those two famous females are hardly alone: women now occupy 24% of corporate senior leadership positions around the world. What’s more, 37% of worldwide entities in the formal sector are owned by women.
Still not convinced? Consider that in America, women make up 47% of the workforce, and a 51.4% hold of managerial and professional positions. Women are outpacing men in education (57% of bachelor’s degrees and 63% of master’s degrees are earned by females), and 40% of women already out-earn their husbands.
Here’s the takeaway for smart women: Those numbers are exciting. You can, and should, take advantage of women’s advances to propel yourself to greater personal and professional success. Continue Reading
November 19, 2013 by William Frierson
In the following post, recruiters have five tips for entry level job seekers to make their LinkedIn profiles more effective.
Even though LinkedIn is the number one online tool for professional recruiters, the experience is often frustrating. Many recruiters fail to find the candidates they need – not because of problems with the site itself, but because simple profile mistakes by candidates. With that in mind, here are the top 5 things recruiters wish you knew about LinkedIn…
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Have you considered applying to many jobs for recent college graduates? It may help you learn more about the job search in the process, according to the following post.
My strategy for my job search during my last semester was pretty simple: apply for every job that I was even remotely qualified for. While not always the easy road, I learned a lot along the way. Here are some of the lessons learned that college students can use in their own job
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Do you need a change from your entry level job? If so, you can use networking as part of your job search strategy. Learn how in the following post.
Are you getting the itch? You know, the one where you show up at work every day, but you’re just not feeling it anymore. On the other hand, you don’t want your employer to find out you’re not happy. You like this job enough, especially the paycheck that comes with it. That car payment needs to be
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November 18, 2013 by William Frierson
Sometimes in life, we need a little luck on our side to find just what we’re looking for. For entry level job seekers, this might be just what they need. The following post shares three steps to take that might change their job search luck.
In the careers industry, we advise our new-grad clients to exhibit all of the traits of a caring, company-focused and hard-working employee. We suggest they be prepared to work their way up versus walking immediately into their dream job with the perfect work duties and salary. They must
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November 14, 2013 by William Frierson
Networking as part of your entry level job search could help you learn about job opportunities before they are made known to the public. If you don’t have a network already but want to build one, the following post has tips to get you started.
In a presentation called “Launching an Effective Job Search,” I discuss the “iceberg” graphic shown here, illustrating the components of a multi-faceted job search. Notice that above the water line – the tip of the iceberg – is “posted jobs” and “resumes and cover letters.” This is
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