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Posted June 20, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Keeping Track of Accomplishments on Your Jobs? Why It is a Good Idea

On their jobs, recent college graduates might want to consider keeping up with their career accomplishments.  Learn some reasons why in the following post.

Every professional should keep an up-to-date list of his or her accomplishments, responsibilities and results. Academic advisors sometimes call this a “brag sheet,” and they draw from it when writing recommendations for students. Keeping a list of your professional accomplishments serves a similar purpose. This list acts as a repository that you can

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

5 Ways to Succeed at Your First Professional Job

Road sign with first job on an arrow

Road sign with first job on an arrow. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: Get the most out of your first professional job by staying in the present, giving your very best effort, and recognizing when it’s time to move on.

As you step into your first professional job, keep in mind that that’s exactly what this is: your first. Of many. And as with so many other aspects of life, there’s only one first. Even if we can’t remember old significant others, past birthdays, or the addresses of the places where we used to live, we all remember our first real job. And most of us are grateful for the lessons we learned and the valuable mistakes we made during that challenging early chapter. (more…)

Posted June 19, 2014 by

Recent Grads, Have You Thought about Going after Entry Level Jobs with the Reverse Resume?

Most recent graduates have probably not heard of the reverse resume, but it just might help them land entry level jobs.  Learn more about this type of resume in the following post.

What if there was a way to truly land your dream job? I’m not talking about landing your dream job in the world of unicorns and rainbows, but in the real world — the one where you have bills to pay and maybe even mouths to feed. What if you could know what you love to do and get

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Posted June 19, 2014 by

What You May Not Know as a Student or Someone Starting an Entry Level Job

As a student or young professional working on an entry level job, there are certain things you may not have learned in the classroom concerning your career.  In the following post, learn what they are, as well as get some career advice.

Whether you’re about to enter college or just starting out your career, figuring out what to do with your life is one of the biggest challenges one will ever face. And despite all you learn about math, science, business, arts, sociology, psychology, history, and English; you still never feel 100%

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Posted June 18, 2014 by

By the Numbers: Impress Recruiters with Your Resume

While you might focus on various parts of your resume, don’t forget to use numbers to make a powerful impression among recruiters.  In the following post, find out how to use them successfully in this document.

Companies of all shapes and sizes hire one thing (and one thing only): solution providers. And how do you show you are a solution provider? Numbers. Numbers define the size and scope of your previous employer, position, and contribution. Your accomplishments, both past and potential, are defined by these numbers. Employers, when looking for

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Posted June 10, 2014 by

Writing a Resume to Find an Internship or a Job? 15 Tips You Can Apply

If you need some help writing your resume to find an internship or a job, check out these 15 tips in the following post.

For a large portion of my career, I’ve served as a hiring manager. In that role, I’ve reviewed an estimated five thousand resumes, perhaps more. I’ve hired sales people, tech experts, managers, marketing people and editors. While my experience may not be as extensive as some long-time HR professionals, odds are pretty good that I’ve

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Posted June 06, 2014 by

Why Your Personal Brand is Not Helping You Find an Internship or Entry Level Job

If you don’t understand what your personal brand is about, it could make your ability to find an internship or an entry level job more challenging.  Learn more in the following post.

Everyone today is a brand. We have to be, because personal branding is vital to the way people treat us, pay us and follow our ideas. Despite what seems to be popular opinion, however, having a great linkedin profile and connecting via twitter and Facebook is not personal branding…

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Posted June 04, 2014 by

Searching Jobs for College Students? Bigger May Not Always be Better When Choosing an Employer

Are there jobs for college students that you’re interested in?  If so, when choosing an employer, understand that bigger may not always be better according to the following post.

Because of our consumer approach to life – we use our iPhone to search Google, log on to Facebook to interact with our friends, and shop on Amazon – it can be hard to remember that smaller companies even exist. This is particularly when it’s time to look for a job. Many job seekers look to the big

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Posted June 02, 2014 by

Shy About Tooting Your Own Horn on Recent Graduate Jobs? 5 Tips to Feel More Comfortable with Self-Promotion

For young professionals on recent graduate jobs who are shy about talking about their accomplishments, the following post has five tips to help them feel more comfortable with self-promotion at work.

“So,” says the black-suited interviewer, “tell me about your accomplishments.” If we fast forward five minutes, would you still be considering your reply? If you’re an introvert, your mindgrapes might have hijacked your vocal cords and started a misguided inner monologue: “Does she want to know about the time that I completed eight proposals

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Posted May 30, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Entry Level Jobs? 6 Tips to Stand Out from the Crowd

When writing cover letters for entry level jobs, how can you capture the reader’s attention?  If you want your letter(s) to stand out from other job seekers, check out these six tips in the following post.

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know: 18 percent of employers they appreciate a creative cover letter. Which is why – in order to differentiate yourself from other job seekers applying for the same position – you must allow your personality to shine through! To do just that, here are 5 unconventional

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