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Posted May 06, 2015 by

Effective Job Search – How to Impress through your Resume?

Young smiling man holding his resume applying for a job

Young smiling man holding his resume applying for a job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You never heard of the word resume until before college, but here you are drafting and making your own resume right after your college graduation. Your resume is the initial, first or the fundamental step towards the professional life. It acts as a gateway, as it is through your resume or the CV, your interests, forte and your abilities are reflected and analyzed by the employers. With the help of this formal piece of document, you can demonstrate yourself. All your skills, abilities, your educational life and part time activities are discussed in this document, which allow you to sign up for the professional life. Also known as a CV, it mentions all your past academic aspects, your earlier job experiences and other achievements and awards you might have received. CV or a resume is drafted carefully and with intense detail, the reason behind this is that, it is through this paper, an employer will take further decisions on whether to hire an individual or pass on. Creating and initiating the resume is a complex part, some individuals, even though with an impressive background, are sometimes not able to get the job they desire. All because, they might have flaws in their resume or might have not cautiously and wisely put their strengths and abilities aside. So make sure, before applying, your CV stands out and is highlighted among the piles of many others. As hundreds of people apply for work every day, it becomes a challenge for the employers in terms of hiring and employment. They look for diversity and variations within the document, something that excites them and removes them from the monotony. So how can you make your resume stand out? Here are some of the basic tips. (more…)

Posted April 16, 2015 by

Own the Room at Your Next Networking Event as a Student, Intern and Recent Graduate

Networking Event words on a wall calendar to remind you of the day or date for a business meeting, celebration, conference or seminar

Networking Event words on a wall calendar to remind you of the day or date for a business meeting, celebration, conference or seminar. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We live in a busy world, and college students are no exception. Today’s young adults have hectic schedules and are often times running between classes, work, extracurricular activities and social time with friends. It may seem tough to fit one more thing into this schedule, however, it is important to make time for networking as well. Networking will help you to gain experience now and will be beneficial in the long run for your career. As a student, intern or recent graduate, it can be intimidating to stand in a room full of unfamiliar faces that have more professional experience than you do. Here are a few quick tips to help you own the room and stand out like a pro at your next networking event. (more…)

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Autobiographies Every College Applicant Should Read

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Illustration depicting a book with a life story concept title. White background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Writing about oneself in a personal statement can be incredibly challenging. We are taught from a young age to underplay our achievements, affect modesty when we have excelled and not to boast about good grades or awards. Then, all of a sudden, in order to gain entry to college or secure a great job, we must do a quick about-turn, and talk ourselves up to get the admissions board salivating over our application! Along with the usual tips and tricks, it can be valuable to get in the right mindset for your application and remind yourself of the many reasons you’re passionate about your chosen topic. What better way to get motivated than to read about the accomplishments of some of the most inspiring minds of our time? (more…)

Posted January 05, 2015 by

4 questions asked in every interview along with their answers!

Recruiter checking the candidate during job interview at office

Recruiter checking the candidate during job interview at office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While interviewing for a job, you have to be composed and calm and give the best answers even when you are sweating! The interviewer, most probably a panel of interviewers, will be judging your every word and your every move to analyze your abilities and skills. So, you should go fully prepared to provide effective answers in the first go! Here, we have compiled a list of 4 questions, which every interviewer will ask, despite the nature of the job. Read ahead and get yourself acquainted with the answers beforehand! (more…)

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Personal Statements & Resumes: How They Work Together

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

One of the most common mistakes that grad school applicants make is viewing their personal statement essay as an extended version of their resume. Besides being redundant, this misstep means that students are losing out on a critical opportunity to set themselves apart from other applicants.

Personal statements and resumes are meant to work together as part of a student’s overall application. A well-written, thoughtful personal statement and a detailed, organized resume will complement each other, working in tandem to paint a flattering portrait of the applicant. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

College Students: Can You Use a Resume Template?

Mark Slack

Mark Slack

Getting ready to find your first internship or job? You probably have a lot of questions about how and where to begin.

Allow me to answer the following question, which will save you time and effort for the rest of your career: can you use a downloaded resume template?

The answer is yes, you absolutely can. Here are some myths about resume templates that need to be dispelled so that you don’t waste your time formatting a resume, or buying one for an outrageous price. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

5 Ways Recruiters Believe Job Seekers on LinkedIn Can Stay Relevant

For job seekers who want to get noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn, the following post has five ways to stay relevant on the site.

As a recruiter and sourcer always looking for talent, I use LinkedIn on a daily (even hourly) basis. That probably comes as no surprise to active job seekers, most of whom understood that recruiters use LinkedIn as a modern day resume database. Here’s what may come as a surprise to you: LinkedIn doesn’t tell a recruiter who is an

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Posted July 31, 2014 by

3 Tips to Graduate College Debt-Free (or Close to It)

Young male graduate in cap and gown holding piggy bank

Young male graduate in cap and gown holding piggy bank. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The severity of the student loan debt crisis in the U.S. varies depending on whom you ask. The average 2013 college graduate left school with $29,400 in student loan debt, according to the Project On Student Debt. But a 2014 report by the Brookings Institute indicates that student loan debt is no more of a detriment to borrowers today than it was 25 years ago. One key finding from the same study is that the median amount of student loan debt for 20 to 40 year-olds is only $8,500, indicating the average is skewed by extreme outliers.

Either way, the best way to handle student loan debt and the effects thereof is to not accumulate any in the first place. These three tips will help you graduate with little to no debt. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2014 by

How to Craft a Killer Post-Grad Resume

Erica Wolfe

Erica Wolfe, Marketing Associate at Greek Streak

Graduating from college is an incredible achievement filled with excitement, but it also comes with questions and uncertainties about the future. Beginning the job application process can be overwhelming, as college grads are competing with thousands of others for entry-level positions. With the right resume, landing that first job might come easier than expected. Here are a few tips on how to craft the perfect post-grad resume so that you can stand out from the competition. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2014 by

By the Numbers: Impress Recruiters with Your Resume

While you might focus on various parts of your resume, don’t forget to use numbers to make a powerful impression among recruiters.  In the following post, find out how to use them successfully in this document.

Companies of all shapes and sizes hire one thing (and one thing only): solution providers. And how do you show you are a solution provider? Numbers. Numbers define the size and scope of your previous employer, position, and contribution. Your accomplishments, both past and potential, are defined by these numbers. Employers, when looking for

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