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Posted April 22, 2007 by

GEN Y ANTHEM: Entrepreneurial Spirits In Entry Level Positions

As small businesses sprout all over the world, this generation has more to offer than ever before.
I read through a few articles from other entry level job seekers here at College Recruiter. I wanted to write an article …well, an anthem for all of us who are curious about our futures. Feel free to add to this if you are experiencing or wanting these kinds of returns in your career or entry level job.

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Posted April 21, 2007 by

Keep Up With The Changing Economy…

A view of the economy can help you make realistic decisions regarding entry level salary negotiations.
Our economic climate has shifted up and down since 2000. We are stuck in a maze when it comes to finding a stable or high paying entry level position. Designated cities such as New York, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, and others keep our minds boggled in traveling distances to succeed. Recent college graduates should pick up a copy of Wall Street Journal just to keep abreast of the latest business news. Every industry can have an idea of what to expect as they move from student to career professional. In my previous post, Student Money Skills: Break Your Spending Habits Before Graduation, I touched on the aspect of residual income for graduates.

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Posted April 20, 2007 by

Student Money Skills: Break Your Spending Habits Before Graduation

Build residual streams of income at a young age… tips for scratching the entrepreneurial spirit of Gen Y.
College students must learn budgeting skills to survive student loans, living costs, and adventures. Most find themselves in heaven when they receive an entry level salary. Some splurge once the letters of commitment are signed. Others find ways to save each dollar for future emergencies, travel, cars, and/or pay their current debts.

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Posted April 19, 2007 by

Get In Your Niche…

Niche job boards are popping up everywhere online. Keep yourself up-to-date with the best or most reliable boards.
Job boards used to have simple outlines of available positions, but it has changed in the last two years. If you want to be seen, you must be on a niche job board for recruiters to view your information. You can take advantage of the newest networking capabilities on the web when you do this. For instance, some job boards are community-oriented. The community
‘atmosphere‚Äô generates conversation, insight, and opportunities to network with other members.

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Posted April 18, 2007 by

Ingredients for Success in the New Job Market

Create an arsenal of marketing strategies to get your dream job.
Viral marketing is not for businesses only; recent college graduates and undergrads can take advantage of the latest technologies to enhance their entry level job search. We can tap into sources of our own by the connections we make in our online communities. New Web 2.0 models are showing up as the internet experience optimized user-generated content.

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Posted April 17, 2007 by

Simple Reflections Regarding Jobs and Careers

I look at my friends in awe of why they want jobs. I know money is important to survive as well as progress, but what else is left? Successful professionals and billionaires will tell you that you must do what you love before you can gain the monetary benefits. Money comes after you figure out your purpose in life. Now, recruiters are more skeptical of who they hire for certain entry level finance positions or any entry level job. In one article, a recruiter stated how inconsistency can harm a candidate’s consideration for company openings.

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Posted April 17, 2007 by

Gas Prices Are Not Bothering Entry Level Truck Drivers

What happens when you drive an 18-Wheeler?
Everyone has someone who drives trucks in their family. The truck and bus drivers in our families have the best stories about their road tales. If you are like me, you sit around listening to the funniest incidents your family member has seen. Not only is this a career, but an entry level driving position can bring in a good amount of money. People with an affinity for travel, adventure, and a sense of duty will enjoy truck driving careers.

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Posted April 16, 2007 by

Truth Behind Entry Level Positions: Survivors explain…

Yes, there are survivors of entry level positions.
Can you see yourself surviving the demands of your employers to climb the corporate ladder?
A few of my colleagues and I reflected on our first encounters with the entry level position career move.
Their names will remain anonymous, but you can figure out where I am going with this. Sadie has just received an entry level position as a real estate broker trainee in Charlotte, North Carolina. She waited until she received her two year degree in business administration, tackled the courses, and is still considered a ‘trainee’.
I think she has taken a lot on her shoulders in order to live in the Queen City (Charlotte, North Carolina) and work under mentorship in the real estate firm. According to Sadie, she can make a 6-figure income once the real estate market stabilizes. No sweat there, but why is she really in this position?

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Posted April 15, 2007 by

A Slash In Entry Level Writing Jobs?

This may seem as a rant, but it needs to be said.
Please end the massacre of entry level writing job openings in your business.
I know freelance writers are everywhere, but what happened to a growing relationship with your writer? We, writers, know you want to cut operation costs, but it hurts you if the business relationship is distant with your writers. This may be one writer’s plea, but I have heard many others feel stranded because of the freelance boom. There are so many writers who would like to be a part of your team. For instance, I enjoy working on long-term or ongoing projects than one-time fixes.
Freelance writers and company writers understand the importance of long-term relationships:
– We develop a bond with your organization’s communication style.
– The writer can develop amazing skills working with your marketing/art team.
– An entry level writer is YOUR writer, an advocate, an asset, and a piece of your company.
A balanced ratio of writers and freelancers can keep your costs low as well as develop a strong voice for your business. Keep an open mind in finding others to add different perspectives to your brand. Entry level writing jobs can help you build loyalty with an aspiring business owner.
These are win-win situations. I have played the intern, freelancer, employee, and consultant. Each step signified a growth in my abilities to perform my duties and add value to my employer’s needs. This is a plea to look into the heart of writers around the world. It may be a good idea to outsource to save money, but money has nothing to do with complete loyalty.
Would you prefer an entry level writer who loves your business than one who is indifferent? The indifference can harm the messages you want to give to the public. This is not a stone presentation, but musings of a writer who enjoys building long-term relationships with my employers. I learn about the workings of their organization, gain insight of their vision, become an advocate for their mission, and place my heart in the work I complete.
There are many like me, but you may lose the chance to know them if you end entry level writing job opportunities in your organization.

Posted April 15, 2007 by

4 Tips For The Creative Entry Level Job Seeker

I felt lost when I started my search for an entry level marketing position. I took my resume (it was very, very short) and a copy of my writing samples. Something caught my attention when I realized my resume was not going to get me a job. As a creative, I had to look deeper inside to figure out what I wanted from a ‘job’.

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