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Posted April 17, 2015 by

Failed The First Time? Here’s How You Can Apply The Second Time

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Woman applying for new job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Rejected? Dejected? Don’t worry! We all know how it feels. If you still feel that the job you applied for was the “perfect” one and you don’t have a clue about why they rejected you, you may well try again. Many applicants are too bummed out to ever try again – for any position at all at the company. However, with the facts and figures listed below, you might change your mind about this.

If a company has listed a job ad, the intention of the job ad could have been for a future job position, and not necessarily a job position that is currently available. Also, reapplying after a certain new position has opened isn’t always a bad idea because the applicant pool changes every time. So, it is possible for you to have a higher chance the second time you apply (this means that at least 6 months have passed since you last applied). (more…)

Posted November 05, 2014 by

Tips to Help You Pay for College

Chris Beck

Chris Beck

With today’s challenging economic conditions, the value of a college degree has never been greater. Job applicants must work harder than ever to stand out from the herd and be noticed. A college degree from a well-recognized university is one of the best ways to differentiate yourself, and gain upward mobility in the job market. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2014 by

5 Ways To Improve Your Post-Grad Job Search

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Female university graduate looking back at graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The months proceeding graduation are nerve-wracking for any student. How to land that first real job is a feat made ever more imposing by the arrival of student loan bills. Maybe your parents begin reminding you that your education was an investment, and now it’s time that it pays off. So what do you do? Some resort to sending out thousands of resumes, or cold calling businesses for open positions. To avoid moving back in with your parents, or settling into the title of baccalaureate barista, here are some tips to make your post-grad job search a success. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2014 by

Recent Graduate, Are You Applying for Jobs? It’s about Quality Not Speed

If you’re a recent graduate applying for jobs, be sure that you focus more on the quality of your applications rather than how fast you submit them.  Learn more in the following post.

A new job posting goes up. We feel the need to apply, right now! There’s often a balance of both excitement and panic when I talk to a client living this scenario. They’re eager to apply to what seems like a really great opportunity, while at the same time, they realize their resume is

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Posted August 05, 2014 by

College Graduates, Trying to Find Jobs? 10 Tips from an Expert

With so much advice out there for college graduates looking for jobs, it can be hard to determine what’s right and what’s wrong.  In the following post, check out 10 job search tips from an expert.

You’re competing with a lot of great talent, avoiding the recruiting black hole, and wading through all the conflicting advice… some of which gets you all fired up, but doesn’t actually tell you how to get the interview! I’ve been recruiting for 15+ years and know a thing or two

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Posted July 30, 2014 by

Want to Find an Internship in Los Angeles? 5 New Opportunities to Consider

If you want to find an internship in Los Angeles (aka LALA land), check out five new opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured Are you looking for an internship in the exciting, bustling city of LA? We have unique new opportunities going up ever day — we’ve put together a list of the top 5 LA-based internships on our site this week. Apply NOW!read more

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

Job or Masters… Which Path to Select?

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Young man sitting in front of chalkboard thinking with finger on his chin. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Seeing the scarcity of jobs in the market, Smith opted for his masters, hoping that it would land him a better position to get high paying jobs. After his post-graduation in the same field he has completed his bachelors, he found himself in an even more crowded market, with more number of applicants and even fewer job vacancies, and his Master’s degree did not benefit his job getting cause to a great extent.

There a number of students like Smith, who goes for their post-graduation degree when they do not find a job of their interest and expectations. What they fail to realize is that the number of graduating students is increasing every year, while the growth rate of vacancies is not that steep. A number of researches have shed light on the degree of variance between what students study in their classes and what they practically apply on the field. Companies are also aware of this knowledge gap, and therefore, are often reluctant to experiment the new ones with relatively no experience. So, whether you have a Master’s degree, the majority of the companies would prefer a bachelor’s degree with some hand-on experience over your Masters. (more…)

Posted June 25, 2014 by

Phone interview questions and answers

 

 

Job seekers who appeal to prospective employers may be asked to do a phone interview.  Some employers are using this meeting as their entire interview process, so it is crucial that candidates not take their phone interviews for granted.

You might be wondering why employers conduct phone interviews.  One reason is to gather information not found on a job candidate’s resume.  While a resume may offer general information, it may not provide enough details to convince an employer that a candidate is qualified to do a specific job at his or her company.

To help job candidates prepare for their phone interviews, let’s take a look at some phone interview questions and answers. (more…)

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Want to Get Recruiters Attention as a Stand Out Job Candidate? 5 Tips that Can Help

In order to get noticed by recruiters, you should stand out from the crowd of job seekers.  In the following post, learn five tips to help you separate yourself as the best job candidate.

As many have learned, being a job seeker in today’s workforce is a challenge. Unlike the heyday of Monster.com, where all a job seeker had to do is hit the ‘Apply Now’ button, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to help job seekers land a job. In fact, if you want to be a standout

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Posted May 16, 2014 by

How to Land an Internship Fast

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Internship concept in black background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The summer is upon us, and if you haven’t yet landed a seasonal position or made plans for the months ahead, the pressure is officially on. Here are a few ways to land a great opportunity that will send you back to school in the fall (or into the professional job marketplace) with a set of new skills and some valuable experience under your belt. (more…)