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Posted August 07, 2014 by

Top 20 Resume Writing Tips

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Working on your resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The Internet is filled with tips and tricks on how to create a winning resume. Some articles explain what sort of language to use; others offer advice on what information to include and what to leave out. And along with each article come numerous samples of resumes, from simple and straightforward to ornamented and outlandish. Sometimes, the sheer amount of information available about resume writing can feel overwhelming. Here we offer a concise, effective list of the best tips for writing an interview-winning resume. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need Help Writing Resumes for Jobs? 10 Tips that Will Get Them Noticed

In order for recent college graduates to write resumes for jobs that recruiters and employers will notice, they should consider applying these 10 tips to their documents in the following post.

Your resume provides employers with the relevant information they need to decide whether to invite you for an interview, or not. But first, a recruiter has to be impressed enough to actually read your resume. And for that to happen, your document must be focused and concise; in just a few seconds, it must project you as a candidate

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job? Don’t Make These 5 Big Social Media Mistakes

If you are searching for an entry level job on social media, do yourself a favor and avoid these five big mistakes in the following post.

More than ever, hiring managers and recruiters are using social media to find and pre-screen candidates – and they’re not just using LinkedIn. So for job seekers, it is important to avoid some of these major social media mistakes…

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

College Students, Are Your Summer Jobs as Interns about to be Over? 7 Ways to Conclude Them on a Good Note

With their summer jobs as interns winding down, college students may be looking to end them in positive ways.   In the following post, learn seven ways to finish internships on a good note.

August is right around the corner. Summer is almost over… and, by definition, so is your summer internship. So now is a good time to think about the final weeks of your summer gig, and perhaps the last chance you’ll have to tie up loose ends, communicate with colleagues and make yourself stand out to your supervisor…

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Posted August 01, 2014 by

“Activate” Your Cover Letter

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Many job seekers drown their cover letters in dense paragraphs, long-winded sentences, and roundabout explanations. They write two words when one would do, a paragraph when a sentence would be perfect, a description when a phrase would make the point.

Imagine the expression on the employer’s face when he receives a cover letter such as this:

I have spent the last seven years developing and executing a plan of action that included holding communication classes for new employees, making sure they are onboard with the company’s policy, based on my ability to bring more clarity to management’s relationship with foreign partners, and also helping middle and upper management get along better when they are having a difference of opinion regarding a matter of some importance to the welfare of the company. (more…)

Posted July 21, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? 4 Things They Should Achieve

When writing cover letters for jobs, recent college graduates should make sure they achieve four things.  Find out what they are in the following post.

Every element, from top to bottom, of your cover letter is important. To impress the reader (and to get them to take longer than 6.2 seconds on your resume), though, there are four goals every cover letter you send must accomplish…

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Posted July 02, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need References for Jobs? Here is What You Should Know

Once they become serious candidates for jobs, recent college graduates might be asked for references.  The following post shares information they need to know when considering who their references will be.

At some juncture in the interview process you will need to provide references. By this time things are getting serious. Generally you are not asked to submit references until the employer is near the hiring decision and you have made it through most of the gauntlet. The last thing you want

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Tips for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

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Group of smiling graduates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that graduation has come and gone, it is time for recent college graduates to look for jobs.  With stiff competition for employment opportunities, the challenge for graduates is to stand out from the crowd.  So how can they do this?

Here are five tips from Christy Palfy, a recruiting manager from Progressive Insurance. (more…)

Posted June 30, 2014 by

What Do Employers Really Want in New College Graduates? What job candidates aren’t even considering but should be if they want a job.

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Group of graduating students. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What’s the one thing that many college graduates fail to consider when preparing for a job interview?

Overcoming stereotypes!

Everyone to a certain extent faces unspoken biases during an interview—or what I often refer to as a second conversation or subtext during an interview that is not voiced by the interviewer. For millennial job candidates, biases can include being entitled, requiring constant supervision and positive reinforcement, lacking solid communication skills, and overall possessing a less than stellar work ethic. (more…)

Posted June 24, 2014 by

How to Go from an Internship to an Entry Level Job – 12 Ways to Achieve this Goal

If you’re an intern who wants an entry level job at the company you’re working for, learn 12 ways to achieve this goal in the following post.

Your internship is a great way to gain experience, develop skills and greatly improve your chances of getting catching a recruiter’s attention. Even better, many internships lead to a job offer; I had three internships during my college career, and the last one turned into my first full-time job! This is how I

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