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Posted February 03, 2016 by

Overcoming employers’ preference for candidates with work experience

Many employers prefer job candidates to have work experience when they apply for jobs. While gaining work experience gives college students and recent graduates a leg up on their competition, there are ways to overcome not having it. Bill Driscoll, District President of Accountemps, discusses the work experience dilemma and offers advice to college students and recent graduates searching for entry-level jobs. (more…)

Posted July 16, 2015 by

Preparing for a Job in the Computer Science Industry

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Deborah Anderson

It is tricky finding a job anytime, but especially in this economy (which goes back to the crash in 2008). Fortunately, straight out of college, with no experience, graduates will find that the going is a bit easier than those with experience.

Why is that? As you gain experience, it sometimes becomes trickier because companies prefer the lower salaries (easier on their budgets) of educated, but inexperienced employees. Understanding that, as you start on your career path, helps you in the long run. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2015 by

How To Write Crisp, Clean, Clutter-free Cover Letters!

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Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

There’s nothing quite like a crisp, clean, clutter-free dress shirt or blouse. It makes a statement about the person wearing it. And the same is true for a job search cover letter. Include your experience and skills in as few words as possible and then ask for an interview for the job you want. The hiring manager will remember you because your cover letter will have made a statement about you as a person. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2014 by

5 Email Etiquette Tips for Your Job Search

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Woman with laptop computer sending email. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Your email can make all the difference in landing an interview or getting a job. Prospective employers will form a first impression of you from your email, which is the primary form of business communication in the workplace. Since you may not be accustomed to using email, it’s important that you understand a few email etiquette rules.

You don’t want an inappropriate or unprofessional email to cost you a potential job. And, you certainly don’t want your email to wind up in the dreaded online vault of bad emails. Here are five email rules to follow for your job search. (more…)

Posted September 24, 2013 by

5 Ways to Boost Your Ultrasound Technician Career

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Young male technician working with an ultrasound machine. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s important to have a successful career as an ultrasound technician. Many will measure your success by how much you are being paid. If you want to be a high paid ultrasound technician, you will have to master a lot of the key skills of an ultrasound technician. Boosting your career may be easier than you think – and there are 5 ways to help you. (more…)

Posted January 29, 2008 by

Plan Ahead for Summer Internships: Availability

The first couple of months of the year are the best time to begin preparing for summer internships. This week, I’ll be sharing tips that have helped me get a jump on the competition and find the ideal position.
Determine Your Availability Now

You will need to pick and choose your battles. How important is your summer vacation? Will you be traveling? The sooner you can arrange your travel, the sooner you can give employers the “heads up” they will need to make decisions about your schedule. Confirming specific dates will show that you are organized and plan ahead.

Will you be available if the internship requires you to relocate? You will need to specifically state in your cover letter that you will be relocating for the internship. Don’t expect the employer to pay your relocation costs. Instead, narrow your internship choices to locations where you feel you could afford to move. Make sure to budget enough money for rent and deposit, utilities, and groceries for at least the first month. If this will be a paid internship, these ongoing monthly costs will factor into your decision about accepting the internship. The fact that you are paying your own relocation costs and have an idea of your monthly expenses will illustrate to potential employers that you smart and insightful. It will also give you the bargaining power to ask for appopriate compensation to finance your summer experience.