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Posted July 30, 2014 by

Want to Use LinkedIn as an Advantage to Find an Internship or a Job? 7 Steps You Can Take

For those of you trying to find an internship or a job on LinkedIn, the following post has seven steps you can take to use the site to your advantage.

Many college students, recent graduates and young professional are starting to see the power of LinkedIn. However, the one thing they learn very quickly is that they don’t yet have the quantity or quality of contacts necessary to leverage the world’s largest professional network. The best of them, however, don’t let that stop them from using

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Posted July 16, 2014 by

Listen Up, Recent College Graduates Searching for Jobs! 9 Tips from Young Professionals that Can Make a Difference

Recent college graduates who are searching for jobs should pay attention to these nine tips offered by young professionals in the following post.

For recent graduates, that first job search is rough… perhaps now more than ever. To help with that challenge, our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council asked their members this question: “What’s your best advice for a recent college grad embarking on a serious job hunt for the first time?” The result is some great advice

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Posted July 02, 2014 by

College Students, Writing Resumes to Apply for Jobs? Make Sure to Customize Them

When applying for jobs with their resumes, it’s important for college students to customize them for each opportunity.  Get some tips on tailoring resumes in the following post.

Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional in most situations. Resume/application customization is becoming increasingly important now that most resumes and applications are stored in an employer’s resume database or applicant tracking system (“ATS”). In addition, several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer – if/when they

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

College Graduates, Want Your Resumes to Shine as You Search for Jobs? 5 Ways to Add Your Personality into Them

College graduates searching for jobs can help their resumes stand out from the competition by adding personality to them.  Learn five ways to do so in the following post.

A resume is supposed to be a purely factual document, right? Dull, straight to the point. Absolutely not! But it seems true judging by the number of job seekers who send out dead dull resumes and wonder why they’re getting nowhere! Each time you send out your resume you’re competing with an average of 70 applicants

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Posted June 27, 2014 by

College Students, Is LinkedIn Not Working in Your Search for Jobs? 2 Mistakes You’re Making

For college students searching for jobs on LinkedIn without much success, the following post identifies two mistakes that are holding them back.

In the LinkedIn Group I run, I asked members to share any LinkedIn success stories they had, and many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. I was surprised and not surprised at the same time, particularly when I looked at the Profiles of the members who were very negative

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Posted May 22, 2014 by

Want to Succeed in Your Search for an Entry Level Job This Summer? How to Make Progress

If you are looking to land an entry level job this summer, learn how you can make progress towards that goal in the following post.

With summer coming fast, it’s very tempting to blow off the job or internship search and spend your day lounging in the sun. Unfortunately, unless you’re planning on landing a swimsuit model job or applying for a lifeguard position, this isn’t an approach with a high rate of success. To help you create a sense of urgency and

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Posted May 16, 2014 by

The Correct Use of Email in Your Job Search

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Blue square button for email. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Technology can be a great tool. Email is fast and often times efficient, but in today’s society it is often overused and/or used incorrectly in a job search. Not only have we seen the incorrect use of email cost candidates a job offer, we’ve also seen it slam a door on a relationship with a future employer.

We thought it might be helpful to break the interviewing process down and discuss the dos and don’ts when it comes to email: (more…)

Posted May 15, 2014 by

How to Be the ‘Total’ MBA Applicant – Including Excelling in the Interview

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Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

As MBA programs become increasingly competitive, it’s more important than ever to be exceptional in every aspect of the application process: essays, resume and the interview. Because of this, each part deserves an equal amount of your time and attention.

The essays and resume are the parts of the application over which you have the most control, which is why most people focus on these two areas. However, you can do more to prepare for the interview than you might initially think. Follow this guide to become a triple threat in the MBA application process. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2014 by

5 Simple Ways to Find 9 Hours of Job Search Time Per Week

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Pointing to job search. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Want more time to job search? Would you like to find 9 hours of job search time per week? Do you find yourself asking these questions?

“How am I supposed to look for a job, when I am employed?”

“Finding a job is a full-time job…and I already have a job. How am I supposed to do this?”

Sound familiar? It is a perplexing dilemma in today’s world of over scheduling, multitasking and uber-achievement. But there is help.  These strategies and tools have been time-tested to generate at least 9 hours per week in time that can be used towards a job search, when these tactics are employed consistently and diligently.

Are you up for the challenge? Here goes – 5 Ways to find more hours for your job search: (more…)

Posted May 08, 2014 by

Career Advice To Young Job Seekers

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Young college student smiling while holding school supplies. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you’re about to finish your college education this term, you must be thinking of how you’re going to get a job after you graduate. Many students thought that life after college is just like walking in a park. They believe that since they have earned their degree and got their diploma, finding a job will be just a piece of cake for them. Sorry to popped out your bubble dream, my friend, but finding success in a complicated job market is not as easy as you have imagined.

Getting your first job will take a lot of personal motivations, patience, determination, and courage. Sending out your applications to a multitude of businesses or companies doesn’t work alone. Many people are also looking for a job and it’s difficult to stand out among the crowd. If you plan to jump right into a full-time career after graduation, please take this advice at heart if you want to get the right job for you. (more…)