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Posted February 10, 2014 by

How To Give Yourself The Best Possible Chance of Landing A Job

Smiling man and woman finding a job online, using a laptop computer

Smiling man and woman finding a job online, using a laptop computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 3 years, you’ll know that job hunting is tough. In fact, in general the world of employment is rocky and is something that has affected people massively over the past couple of years. With people being made redundant, companies cutting back on new intake and less opportunities being made available, people are stuck.  This has resulted in massive numbers of people applying for vacancies when they do become available – which means that the recruitment process is tougher than ever! Does this mean you need to be stuck in a job you hate or living a life on benefits? Not at all. It means you need to be inventive, organised and well informed on the ways of recruitment, to give yourself the best possible chance of being given any job that you apply for. (more…)

Posted February 10, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs Online? 12 Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re conducting a search online for entry level jobs, the following post warns you of 12 mistakes to avoid.

Some job search mistakes are extremely common. Unfortunately, they cost job seekers opportunities they may otherwise have had, and extend their job search by weeks or even months. Avoid these 12 common online job search mistakes, which I call the “Dirty Dozen”:

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Posted February 10, 2014 by

Starting Your Entry Level Job Search? Carefully Consider Career Advice to Take – Part 2

Depending on who you ask, you can get different career advice about your entry level job search.  If you’re not sure what information to listen to, the following post offers some more old school tips that could negatively impact your ability to find a job in today’s world.

There’s a lot of advice out there for job seekers. Whether the source is a recruiter or your mom, some of this advice will help you land a job… and frankly, following some will set you back. Once you’re able to weed out the bad advice from the good, you’ll be on your way to more interviews

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Posted January 28, 2014 by

Job Searching – Tips to Market Yourself and How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

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Person pointing at job search. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The job market is becoming increasingly competitive, so job seekers do not want to waste their time applying for positions that are not going to bring them results. The top things that one should be clear about before looking for a job are – what kind of job you’re looking for, and where to look for such openings. Applying for jobs without the right qualifications will only reduce your chances of being selected for the coveted job.

There is a great deal of advice available online for people that are looking for a job. It is, however, important for you to pay attention to job seeking techniques. Filter out the right jobs from the cluster of all job postings that you come across. The more you know before getting started, the better your chances will be to land the perfect job. (more…)

Posted November 06, 2013 by

Entry Level Job Seeker, To Apply or Not to Apply? That is the Question

When you find an entry level job opportunity, you may not be sure if you are completely qualified for it.  However, the following post has tips to help you decide whether to apply or not to apply.

You’re looking for a new job, and you discover an amazing opportunity. The job looks like a great fit with your career direction and you want to be part of the team. One thing is holding you back, though: you don’t think you’re qualified. What if your skills, experience, or education don’t align with the job description? Is it worth

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Posted August 13, 2013 by

Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates? Remember These 4 Tips

You’ve graduated, now it’s on to searching jobs for recent college graduates.  As you do so, there are four tips to keep in mind found in the following post.

Featured: Featured All of my students who graduated in May/June and took on post-grad internships are buzzing about that first job. They are interviewing, applying, and waiting. Here are a few quick tips for all of you who are looking for that dream job or just waiting to

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Posted July 23, 2013 by

Beyond Job-Seeking Materials – 5 Rules to Follow

James B. Huntington

James B. Huntington

As of May, 11.3 million Americans were officially unemployed, and over nine million more would work if they thought their chances were better.  Many books, articles, and other writings are intended to help you get out of that group.  How can you cut through their strengths and limitations to maximize your chances of not only working, but staying employed in the years and decades to come? (more…)

Posted June 06, 2013 by

Internship Finder – Follow These 5 Tips for a Successful Search

If you want to be an internship finder, you should plan ahead.  The following post shares five tips to help you prepare for a successful search.

Taking on an internship is an amazing way to kickstart your career before leaving college. You’ll expand your skillset, gain hands-on experience, and maybe even get your foot in the door for a full-time job prospect after you graduate. But there’s a lot you’ll need to know before you begin applying. Searching

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Posted January 07, 2013 by

5 Reasons for Post-Acceptance Job Rejections

CollegeRecruiter.comSo, now you have finally received a job offer and have chosen to accept it.  However, before you start working, you change your mind.  The following post gives reasons why you may reject a job offer after previously accepting it.

With last month’s unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, it doesn’t seem likely that anyone in this economy would turn down a job offer, especially after already accepting the position. Yet, that is not the case. I’ve encountered many professionals (including those in prominent media outlets and Fortune 500 companies) who have advised me 1) you do not have to take the first job offer you receive 2) you are free to change your mind and 3) if you aren’t having fun in the position you’re working in, leave.

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Posted December 27, 2012 by

Extracurriculars – Résumé Do or Don’t?

CollegeRecruiter.comYou probably think that most employers are not interested in your hobbies or personal interests, and you’re likely right.  However, there may be some value in including this information in your resume, according to the following post.

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Glee club, sports, debate team– when you were applying to college, these activities could make or break getting you into the school of your choice. But when it comes to job applications do your extracurricular activities hold any merit with employers?

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