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Posted February 05, 2014 by

College Grads: Look West to Land the Job of Your Dreams

A bridge view from the West Coast on the Pacific Ocean

A bridge view from the West Coast on the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Pack your sunscreen and head west. Arizona, Texas and California lead the nation in job openings. The job markets in these three states began rising in 2013 and continue to have gained momentum into 2014. Companies here need college graduates, like you, with a degree in software development, market management, design or healthcare. (more…)

Posted January 06, 2014 by

Having Personal Connections Can Impact Your Search for Recent College Graduate Jobs

Congratulations!  Now that you’ve graduated, you need to find a job.  Do you know anyone that can help you in your search for recent college graduate jobs?  If yes, understand that having personal connections can have an impact on your job search, according to the following post.

You’ve likely heard the often used phrase, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” When it comes to your career, this means “personal connections get you hired”. Indeed, in surveys, it’s typical for roughly half of employees to say that they found their job through a friend, family member

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Posted October 08, 2013 by

How to Compete for an Entry Level Job?

As a fresh college graduate entering the entry level job market, you’ll face plenty of competition.  However, there are some things you can do to stand out to potential employers, according to an infographic in the following post.

Today, most career fields aren’t exactly booming, and few have an abundance of entry-level positions. This often means going head-to-head with several talented candidates when a position opens up. If you want to catch eye…

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Posted September 17, 2013 by

Future Entry Level Job Seekers, Can You Handle Your College Costs?

If you’re going to college before hitting the entry level job market, it’s important to prepare for all of the costs associated with getting a higher education.  The following post includes an infographic with more information to help you.

Every year, thousands of students select a college to attend. Decisions hinge on factors including convenience, cost, financial aid or grant availability, location or simply because the college is the same one a parent or sibling went to. Wherever you wind up, the costs of college can quickly add up. Depending on which side of the country

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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 November 30, 2012 by

Is your campus Web site ready for mobile? College-bound students are researching colleges via tablets and smart phones

CollegeRecruiter.comMobile is becoming a popular method to research colleges and universities for prospective students.  To find out what this means for higher learning institutions, check out the following post.

Are prospective students going mobile when they search for colleges online? According to the latest E-Expectations data, the answer is increasingly becoming “yes.”

Since the 2010 study, the E-Expectations project has tracked how many prospective students have viewed college Web sites on mobile devices. Those numbers have gone from 23 percent in 2010 and 14 percent in 2011 to 52 percent this year. With more and more students using smart phones and tablets, those numbers will surely increase in the coming years.

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Is your campus Web site ready for mobile? College-bound students are researching colleges via tablets and smart phones

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Three ways to facilitate more live conversations with prospective college students

CollegeRecruiter.comColleges and universities that are interested in enrolling more students to their schools may want to consider strategies involving live interaction.

As I present the findings from the latest E-Expectations research with clients and colleagues, one of the areas that generates the most discussion is the apparent interest prospective students show in using Webcams and other tools to have live conversations with current students, faculty, and admissions representatives.

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