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Posted August 11, 2014 by

10 Best Questions a Recent Graduate Can Ask a Mentor While Searching for Jobs

If you are a recent graduate searching for jobs, having a mentor can provide some guidance for your career.  Here are the 10 best questions to ask a mentor, according to the following post.

You finally gathered up enough courage to ask a mentor, or potential mentor, for a cup of coffee. The pressure is mounting. You’re sweating, a lot; there aren’t enough Starbucks napkins in the world to dry your palms. And just when you think you have enough time to hit the

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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 May 19, 2014 by

Passion is a Key Factor in Hiring for Entry Level Jobs in the Tech Industry

When searching for entry level jobs in the tech industry, your passion could be more important than where you went to school.  Learn more in the following post.

For entry-level tech jobs, hiring managers care about passion for IT more than a diploma. College graduates don’t need to be employed to become involved with the tech industry. By Fred O’Connor | IDG News Service…

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Posted March 21, 2014 by

Do You Feel Stuck in an Entry Level Job?

Getting an entry level job is usually an opportunity to learn skills and develop experience, which can lead to advancement.  However, some workers feel this is no longer the case.  Learn more in the following post.

For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job. The workers benefited, and so did lower-wage retailers such as…

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Posted March 19, 2014 by

9 Tips College Recruiters May Not Tell You When Starting School

High school seniors should know nine tips that college recruiters may not tell them when starting college.  Learn what they are in the following post.

You only get the amazing experience of college once in your life. Sometimes this experience is the best in your life, and at other times, even the strongest people want to give up and cry. You’ll encounter a big learning curve as you transition from high school to college. For probably the first time in your life, you’re living

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Posted January 21, 2014 by

Considering Creative Resumes When Applying to Jobs for Recent College Graduates? What to Keep in Mind

While individuals applying to jobs for recent college graduates might want their resumes to stand out from the competition, they need to be careful about how creative to get with them.  The following post discusses what to keep in mind when it comes to creative resumes.

In today’s job market, employers are flooded with resumes for each available job. People are unemployed or underemployed and are competing hard for each job. Candidates are doing their best to make their resumes stand out as the best candidate for the role. But even a nicely formatted resume might not be enough to catch

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Posted May 16, 2013 by

Have Entry Level Job Seekers Discovered the Hidden Job Market?

When searching for an entry level job, don’t forget about the hidden job market.  Learn how to enter it in the following post.

You glaze at your desktop cruising the job banks, wondering why you’re entering the second month of your job search and have yet to get a single bite. The problem could be that like most entry-level job hunters, you are …

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Posted April 26, 2013 by

3 Ways to Land a Job Without Touching Your Resume

Are you looking for a job?  When deciding on what to do after graduation, consider three steps to take in your job search in conjunction with your resume in the following post.

Use your talent to serve the American public! The IRS has a variety of career opportunities and is seeking bright people like you. Learn more here: http://jobs.irs.gov. What’s the one piece of paper you expect to represent your entire identity? No, not your birth certificate or Social Security card. It’s your

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Posted January 31, 2013 by

Writing Job Postings for Adults

MOOCs are massive open online courses. They’re the next big thing in higher education. They link hundreds, sometimes thousands of students in free educational programs offered on the Internet. What’s that have to do with recruiting? They’ve learned how to deliver content that adults will read.

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Peter Weddle of Weddle’s

Tragically, job postings are often ignored by the very candidates recruiter most want to reach. That’s not a criticism, just a fact. Passive, high caliber talent has the attention span of a gnat, so getting them to focus on an opening isn’t easy.

Sometimes, however, we make grabbing their attention harder than it already is. How? It begins with our vocabulary.

We use language in our job postings that only an employer could love. Talking about a job’s “requirements and responsibilities” may be the way we’ve always described vacant jobs, but, in this case at least, tradition is a trap. People’s behaviors and preferences have evolved and so too must the job posting. (more…)