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Posted August 01, 2013 by

Grads, Want to be Creative? 4 Ways an Infographic Resume May Land You Recent Graduate Jobs

Graduates, if you’re trying to get your resume noticed by potential employers, perhaps a little creativity might do the trick.  Consider four ways to use an infographic resume to land recent graduate jobs in the following post.

Many questions come up while creating an infographic resume: Should you use a graph in line form or a pie chart? Should you put a big number right up near the top so everyone can see that important stat? Should you include company icons along with your job history? If you set

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Posted July 16, 2013 by

Interested in Creating Recent Graduate Jobs? 6 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Becoming an entrepreneur may open the door to creating recent graduate jobs for job seekers.  The following post shares six reasons to start a business.

You don’t have to have a Harvard MBA to know that the economy hasn’t climbed out of its slump entirely just yet. Household debt has grown, unemployment remains relatively high and Americans aren’t spending the way they once were. With all these obstacles, you’d think it would be the worst time to start your own

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Posted July 08, 2013 by

Want to Advance Beyond Your Entry Level Job? Get the Right Certification

If you’re not sure obtaining certification can help you move beyond your entry level job, learn why it can in the following post.

Many jobs—especially entry to middle-level ones—will list education as a substitute for experience because the company wants someone with applicable knowledge on day one that they don’t necessarily have to train.

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Will a Certification Really Help Me Get a Better <b>Job</b>? – Lifehacker

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Top Employers for Business and Engineering Students

Petter Nylander of Universum CommunicationsWhich are the world’s best employers according to Universum’s 2012 survey of 144,000 business and engineering students from the world’s 12 largest economies?

In business, Google placed as the most attractive employer in the world for the fourth consecutive year. KPMG maintained its 2011 second place finish, while Procter & Gamble reached a new high as the third most attractive employer in the world in 2012. “The Google fever is still hot!” comments Universum’s CEO Petter Nylander. “Students are still attracted to Google’s relaxed and creative work environment, international atmosphere and innovative products. Google lets the students know that they offer great benefits that are hard for other companies to match.” In engineering, Google takes first place for the fourth consecutive year in a row. IBM and Microsoft nabbed second and third place, respectively. “The giants in the software industry are seen as great places for the launch of an engineering or IT career,” said Nylander. “They offer training, networking and future career possibilities.”

The rankings reveal dramatic trends: (more…)

Posted July 16, 2012 by

Despite 30,000 Job Cuts by HP, Still Shortage of Professionals in Digital and Tech

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & ChristmasPlanned layoffs that will impact 30,000 workers at computer giant Hewlett-Packard helped push job cuts announced by technology-sector firms to their highest level in three years, according to a report on tech-sector downsizing released Monday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Technology firms, including those in computer, electronics, and telecommunications, combined to announce 51,529 job cuts in the first half of 2012, a 260 percent increase from the 14,308 cuts announced during the same period a year ago.  The midyear total is, in fact, 39 percent higher than the 2011 yearend total of 37,038.  It is the largest midyear total since 2009, when the sector announced 118,108 job cuts in the first six months of the year.

The surge in tech-sector job cuts occurred amid an increase in overall job cuts.  However, the 283,091 job cuts announced across all industries in the first half of 2012 were up just 15 percent from the 245,806 total industry job cuts at the same point last year. (more…)

Posted December 14, 2011 by

Top 10 Best Places to Work

Employees were surveyed by Glassdoor and, as of November 23rd, rated their own employers on a zero to five scale with 4.01 to 5.0 meaning they’re very satisfied, 3.51 to 4.0 meaning they’re satisfied, etc. The top 10 employers in terms of employee satisfaction are: (more…)