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Posted May 06, 2014 by

Did Your College Recruiter Tell You This? Advice to Keep in Mind for College

As a prospective student, your college recruiter might not tell you everything to expect during your time in school.  So, check out some advice to keep in mind for college in the following post.

There are more benefits in getting a college degree. The increased earning potential, as well as the social and intellectual stimulation, is worthwhile. Continue reading this article for advice on succeeding at college.

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Posted March 31, 2014 by

Applying to Jobs for Recent College Graduates? Tips to Make Your Applications Tell a Story

When applying to jobs for recent college graduates, consider your applications opportunities to tell a story to potential employers.  The following post has tips to help you achieve this goal.

What do Batman Begins, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and your resume all have in common? A need for context. Any good movie provides a context, or a frame, for viewers to understand the main character and his actions. The context is not only what motivates the main character and allows him to

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Posted March 11, 2014 by

How to Show an Employer that You Really Want an Entry Level Job

Sometimes, an employer may not be sure whether or not you are interested in an entry level job opportunity.  In order to show him or her that you want a position, the following post has tips for overcoming three assumptions that are made about applicants.

According to a recent survey: for every job posting, an employer receives an average of 250 applications and resumes. The same survey showed only 10% of those applicants were actually qualified for the job. This flood of unqualified interest, unfortunately, makes recruiters somewhat jaded and suspicious of all job seekers. More important, this causes three assumptions employers to be made about

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Posted February 27, 2014 by

Why Big Wins are Good for Colleges But Bad For Potential Students

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It’s almost time to start talking about this year’s NCAA Tournament — but not for the reasons you think. Turns out, enrollment often goes up once a school makes it into the Elite Eight or the Final Four, and while that’s good for the college or university in question, it’s less good for the matriculating first-year student hoping for individualized attention and a leg up on his or her peers. (more…)

Posted February 12, 2014 by

Want to Work in the Tech Industry? 5 Entry Level Jobs You Might Be Interested In

For those of you interested in finding entry level jobs in the tech industry, the following post has five positions for consideration.

Five entry level jobs in the tech industry; how to find an entry level position. As we all know the technology industry is rapidly growing. Laptops, tablets and smartphones are the leading elements to the booming tech industry.

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Posted February 11, 2014 by

LinkedIn Not Helping Your Entry Level Job Search? Two Possible Reasons Why

If LinkedIn has not been helpful to your entry level job search, consider two possible reasons why in the following post.

When you talk with employers and recruiters, they usually tell you that they love LinkedIn. In the LinkedIn Group I run, however, I asked members to share their LinkedIn success stories. Instead, many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. So, why don’t job seekers share this enthusiasm for LinkedIn? I see two basic misunderstandings…

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Posted February 04, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Employers Expect to Hire More Interns in 2014

As an internship finder, you can expect employers to hire more interns this year.  In the following post, an infographic shares more information about internships in 2014.

As we say often here at YouTern: internships are now a prerequisite for starting your career right. And it appears the message is getting through… 67% of the class of 2013 completed at least one internship. The good news continues: according to a recent survey by Internships.com, 56% of those employers surveyed plan to

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Posted January 23, 2014 by

Applying for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Do So on Mondays

While some workers may not look forward to Mondays, job seekers applying for recent college graduate jobs could benefit from this particular day of the week.  Learn more in the following post.

You hate Mondays, right? They’re the end of the fun and relaxing weekend, and the beginning of another week of work stress. If you’re a job seeker, now there’s at least one reason to look forward to the beginning of the week: job applications. Job seekers can now look forward to Mondays because 30 percent of

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Posted December 31, 2013 by

Are You the Entry Level Job Candidate Hiring Managers Want? 3 Things They Will Consider

Hiring managers want to know they have hired the right candidate for a job.  If you’re searching for an entry level job, the following post shares three things they will consider in a potential employee.

What is one goal all organizations have in common? They all want to avoid hiring the wrong person. If a new hire isn’t the right fit, or they quit within the first few months, the cost to the company could be significantly more than that position’s annual salary. So, hiring managers have

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Posted December 17, 2013 by

10 Dorm Room and College “Life Hacks” for College Students

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If you are not yet familiar with the saying “life hacks” you should look them up for many aspects in life, as the real meaning is basically a short cut or easy way to do something. This article features tips and tricks known as life hacks for college students. Most students and their families start preparing for college ahead of time, but some of these things about life on campus, you just cannot prepare for and you just have to learn as you go. One of the great things about the internet is that people love to write about their experiences and you can use that to your benefit when you start college and need to learn about life on your own. Many of these college dorm and college life tips we found from Reddit. Do not forget to ask other students, alumni, and professors for additional tips to make your time at college easier. (more…)