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Posted January 18, 2016 by

4 tips for college students beginning the job search

College students graduating this May will be competing for entry level jobs. While these soon-to-be graduates may believe they’re the perfect candidates, they must learn how to find jobs. Ray Rogers, Director of Career & Professional Development at St. Edward’s University, shares four tips as college students begin their job searches. (more…)

Posted December 29, 2014 by

From a Student to an Employee: How to handle the transition?

Anshuman Kukreti

Anshuman Kukreti

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attending lectures, submitting projects, enduring sleepless nights during exam days, partying hard, asking for grace marks during innumerable instances and what not! Seriously, time at college was a different phase of life altogether. Having spent majority of years as a student till now, there are some changes you’ll have to adapt yourself to, while moving ahead.

Getting a job was a feat you achieved as a student. But, making a successful transition from being a student to a productive and efficient employee is the next milestone in queue. (more…)

Posted August 26, 2014 by

Three things interviewers might expect you to do…

Jane Sunley

Jane Sunley, CEO of Purple Cubed

With 9.7 million unemployed people within the United States, and the number of people aged between 16 and 24 out of work increasing by 2 million in the last quarter*, the jobs market is a challenging place to be for job seekers.

Not only is there the difficulty of securing the first stage interview, more and more employers are using rigorous selection and / or assessment procedures to select the right candidate for the role – they want the best. And this presents you with additional hurdles to jump. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

Tips to negotiate your first job offer without fear and anxiety

Job interview with candidate for office employment or negotiation for hiring

Job interview with candidate for office employment or negotiation for hiring. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Negotiating is tough at the best of times, but when it’s your first job offer it’s even harder. It’s tempting not to negotiate at all, but this won’t get you anywhere! After all, it’s better to ask and get turned down than to not even try at all. One of the hardest things to conquer is the feelings of fear and anxiety you’ll inevitably face. Here are our tips on how to avoid them becoming an issue. (more…)

Posted June 24, 2014 by

Different Kinds of Online Learning Experiences

Computer keyboard with blue button for Online learning

Computer keyboard with blue button for Online learning. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The choice to earn an education online has become a common one for many students of all ages. The main attractive features include a smaller price tag, the flexibility of the schedule, especially for those who are working and going to school, and the ability to attend a college or university in any location regardless of where the student lives.

However, different schools and programs feature different kinds of online platforms. Here we explore a few different types of e-learning so that you can make the most informed decision. (more…)

Posted December 11, 2012 by

The Power of the Informational Interview

CollegeRecruiter.comParticipating in an informational interview is a chance to gather information for your job search.  The following post discusses this interview and guides you through its process.

Informational interviews use your network to prospect for leads and opportunities. If you want a job interview, you should understand the informational interview and how to initiate it and use it effectively. Gathering information in this way opens the doors to opportunities while minimizing rejections and competition.

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The Power of the Informational Interview