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Posted April 30, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Worried about Losing Your Recent Graduate Jobs? Here is What You Can Do

Young professionals who hear about their recent graduate jobs being at risk should take a look at the following post to learn what they can do in this situation.

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger When you see and sense that you may be terminated in the near future, there are actions you can take to prepare for the termination and position yourself to successfully move forward.  It’s important that you have a mind-set that positions you to be effective

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Posted April 04, 2014 by

Do You Have Transferrable Skills that Qualify You for Recent College Graduate Jobs?

When searching for recent college graduate jobs, think about your transferrable skills that make you qualified for these positions.  In the following post, learn more about these skills that you might not think you have, and how they can enhance your job search.

Some days, looking for a new job can be pretty brutal. How are you supposed to be capable of all these skills? Managing, delegating, working in a team, taking direction, giving feedback, writing, editing, filming, networking, prioritizing, knowing seven softwares and eight social media platforms — it’s too much. What’s an up-

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Validating Your Candidate Testing by Past Results Monitoring

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The importance of candidate testing in the process of employee recruitment has become increasingly important. As more online jobs become available, and HR recruiting becomes more prevalent, it will become increasingly important to increase the validity of such tests. How do we do this?

In schools, testing is considered valid if it tests what it is supposed to test and reliable if it tests at different intervals with similar results. So one way to test both the validity and reliability of test results is to view former results and compare them. This not only will tell us a lot about how tests fared from one year to another, but it also offers a chance to scrutinize the test in more detail and decide which items to throw out. (more…)

Posted March 05, 2014 by

Grads, Do You Work Beyond Your Job Descriptions on Entry Level Jobs? How to Find Purpose in Your Positions

Workers on entry level jobs might believe they need more of a purpose beyond their actual job descriptions.  In the following post, learn how they can find purpose and add value to their positions.

Today’s hypercompetitive job market — which leaves most of us looking over our shoulders, wondering whether someone younger, smarter and more talented is right behind us — marks the age of uncertainty. The best response to uncertainty is clarity of purpose and decisive action. (Click here to tweet this thought.) To achieve these, you

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Posted February 07, 2014 by

Put a Little “Heart” Into Your Next Cover Letter

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Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

People rush to buy their loved ones some tangible expression of their affection at this time of year. A Valentine’s Day card, flowers, or chocolate are popular gifts of the heart.

What does this have to do with job-search cover letters? Actually, a lot. You’re not going to send a card or flowers to a hiring manager. But you can put a little ‘heart’ into your next cover letter––a bit of passion for the job you hope to win.

Show your emotional as well as your professional self so you will come across as a human being who cares about others, wants to be a team player, and is excited about helping company employees meet the goals of the organization. (more…)

Posted January 27, 2014 by

12 Tips to Help College Graduates Find Entry Level Jobs

Congratulations, you’ve graduated from college!  Now, comes the challenge of finding a job.  For you and other graduates searching for entry level jobs, the following post offers tips to help your searches.

As a fresh graduate, it is always intimidating looking for your first job. Get prepared! Here are a few tips for entry-level job seekers…

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Posted September 18, 2013 by

Recruiters, Are You Asking Entry Level Job Candidates These 3 Questions?

When trying to find the ideal candidate for an entry level job, recruiters may want to ask three questions during an interview.  Find out what they are in the following post.

Here I am, seated at a conference table after Paul’s first interview. Everybody loves Paul. Top of his class, Yale graduate in Biomedical Science, Harvard MBA, five years at McKinsey — Paul is your classic straight-A player. Yes, he’s a great fit on paper. The recruiter and the head of the HR department love

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