December 20, 2013 by William Frierson
With unemployment for new college graduates at 9.1 percent, according to the Institute for College Access & Success, young people face a tough job market, and need new, more effective strategies for landing a job that will help them start paying off student loans.
One highly effective “system” that has helped more than 100,000 individuals find a new job is based on the concept that if you focus more on the job search process, and less on getting the job, you will get better results.
Beyond honing important career skills, such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration, college grads need a step-by-step approach to get the job hunt rolling. Continue Reading
December 10, 2013 by William Frierson
If you are at entry-level and seeking job opportunities, then you must have been through some weirdest experiences in life. People always have stories to tell about their interviews because 75 percent of the candidates mess up badly. For example, you must have seen a candidate rushing towards the interview room because he is an hour late – he must have the perfect excuse that he was stuck in traffic or got up late. This was a simple random and a common example; you must have even seen the worst cases. Continue Reading
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
Going into an interview stressed out likely won’t help your chances of landing a job. So, if you’re interviewing for jobs for recent college graduates, the following post has four tips to reduce stress before these meetings.
No matter their experience, many interviewees sabotage their chances of having a successful job interview because they over-think, or don’t think enough because they are too consumed with worry. To prevent the unnecessary and destructive anxiety that you feel leading up to your interview, consider these following job interview tips…
November 04, 2013 by William Frierson
Job interviews are nerve wracking, especially for graduates who are attempting to get their first foothold on the progression ladder. The preparation, the research and the interview process to secure a graduate position can be intense and leave you feeling drained once you finally reach the end of the interview.
Whether you think the interview has gone well or not, most people just want to get out of there as quickly as possible, and many make the mistake of thinking that the final question “Do you have any questions for me?” is simply a closing statement to give you permission to decline, shake hands, thank them for their time and leave. Continue Reading
Are You Prepared to Land an Entry Level Job in Your Upcoming Interview? 11 Tips to Help You Make a Great ImpressionOctober 24, 2013 by William Frierson
If you are about to interview for an entry level job, make sure you’re fully prepared for this opportunity. The following post features 11 tips to help you make a great impression with the interviewer.
Your resume impressed, and you did well in your phone screen. You’ve made it to the face-to-face interview. You’ve set yourself apart from other candidates and showed you have the potential a recruiter looks for in a future employee. The next step is to pass the in-person interview. To do just that
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August 15, 2013 by William Frierson
STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education has emerged to be the most important issue for any nation. In this global marketplace, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are considered as the most important part of education. In the recent years, this program has been widely promoted and accepted too. The aim of this education system is to systematize technology into daily classroom teaching procedures and providing advanced training to the teachers. Overall, it helps to enlarge core knowledge assessment approaches. Continue Reading
by William Frierson
You work hard. You deserve your vacation. Yet in a world where we’re all shouldering more and constant connectivity is par for the course, leaving the office behind can seem difficult, if not impossible.
Yet with a little preparation and follow-through, work doesn’t have to ruin your vacation.
This article explores 12 tips to a restorative, relaxing, and work-free vacation you can truly enjoy. Continue Reading
August 12, 2013 by William Frierson
Life in 2013 moves fast. Some would say too fast. Our tweets are only 140 characters, social videos on Vine max out at 6 seconds, and we’d all like to get six-pack abs in just a few minutes. What surprises some job-seekers when they learn about salary negotiation, is that sometimes the entire conversation around your future compensation is wrapped up in just a few short minutes, but can have a lasting impact for years to come.
If you’re not prepared, it can fly by in an instant. If you don’t have the right approach, you leave money on the table. Continue Reading
July 23, 2013 by William Frierson
Your mouth feels like a desert, although small streams of sweat have started congregating on your forehead and running toward your eyes. Your hands have fared no better, and you frantically look for a tissue to wipe the clamminess off of your palms — which is next to impossible with your trembling fingers. You wonder if anyone can hear your knees knocking as you walk up to the podium and nervously begin speaking. You stumble over your words, and feel like a fool by the time you’ve finished your presentation. Continue Reading