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Posted August 27, 2014 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Don’t Damage Your Personal Brand by Misspelling These 10 Words

Entry level job seekers looking to make the right first impression in their job searches must avoid misspelling these 10 words from an infographic in the following post.

A fun post that will (hopefully) make you smile on a Monday morning? Yes. At the same time, this infographic from The Oatmeal is a reminder of some all-too-common typos we (almost all of us!) overlook, every day. And ones recruiters will tell you that they see

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Posted August 20, 2014 by

College Students, Considering Jobs as Entrepreneurs? What You Can Learn from Beyonce

For any college students wanting jobs as entrepreneurs, the following post has things you can learn from one of the biggest stars in music, Beyonce.

You may not immediately think of the queen “B” when you’re seeking a business role model, but maybe you should. We’ve watched this global icon rise from a girl band to become her own established brand. Through relationship networking, co-sponsorships, powerful storytelling and audience reach, Bey has positioned herself to be an

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Posted August 20, 2014 by

Selling Yourself? Find an Entry Level Job with These 3 Online Marketing Strategies

Finding an entry level job is about selling yourself.  Learn three online marketing strategies in the following post that can help your job search.

You may not think that online marketing and the job hunt are similar at all. The truth is, though, that the best techniques for marketing and selling a brand online will work while you are marketing and selling… you. To maximize your personal brand and your online presence, here are four online marketing tips

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Posted August 18, 2014 by

Looking for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? Don’t Damage Your Personal Brand by Making These 5 Mistakes

Recent college graduates looking for jobs can hurt their personal brands by making these five mistakes in the following post.

Understandably, many young careerists focus first on building a successful brand. However, it is just as important to understand what can negatively affect your brand, and how to avoid killing all the hard work you’ve put in so far…

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

4 Steps to Building and Defining Your Personal Branding

Personal branding on a torn piece of paper

Personal branding on a torn piece of paper. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Personal branding is your reputation. It is the name you build for yourself. And please know—you do have a brand. Whatever you have done consistently over time has become your brand. Or you may have met people only once, and they now see you as being a certain way. They branded you, and you may not have realized it.

Personal branding is how you differentiate yourself. It is the emotional response that others feel when your name is mentioned. A response that comes from the value that you bring and the way you leverage that value. Personal branding happens whether you like it or not. (more…)

Posted August 11, 2014 by

College Students, 9 Steps to Create Your Personal Brand to Help You Find Jobs

College students looking to find jobs can help their cause by creating a personal brand with these nine steps from an infographic in the following post.

As necessary as it is in today’s job market, personal branding can be a confusing, anxiety-inducing chore. And there isn’t a person on the planet who, at some point, hasn’t questioned whether the results justify all the effort. And then along comes this infographic from Italy-based branding specialists, Sestyle.

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Posted August 08, 2014 by

Steps on Building a Career in a E-Commerce Jewelry Store

Green diamond with positive online results in business

Green diamond with positive online results in business. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The Internet has completely changed the way business is done in the modern world.  Over the last 20 years, more and more businesses have embraced the world of online marketing in order to tap into the growing market.

The E-Commerce Numbers

In 2012, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) predicted that 2.5 billion people will be using the Internet by 2015, indicating rich opportunities on this platform. According to a study by Nielsen, U.S. e-commerce sales in 2012 accounted for 5.2% of total sales. What’s more U.S. Census Bureau’s statistics indicated that 77% of shoppers are influenced by online recommendations. (more…)

Posted August 08, 2014 by

How I Helped a Friend Get a Job at Google

Sally Miller photoBeth joined Google as a temporary worker for Finance when a Googler went on a 5-month maternity leave. She understood the terms from the start: work for 6 months then move on. However, she viewed her temporary job as a way to get hired as a full-time employee. Like many others, Google was her dream company.

Three months into her contract, Beth started to poke around at open roles and network with Googlers. She found two opportunities within Finance. She did what she was supposed to do: set up informational chats, learn about the team, apply. Still no luck. (more…)

Posted August 05, 2014 by

College Graduates, Trying to Find Jobs? 10 Tips from an Expert

With so much advice out there for college graduates looking for jobs, it can be hard to determine what’s right and what’s wrong.  In the following post, check out 10 job search tips from an expert.

You’re competing with a lot of great talent, avoiding the recruiting black hole, and wading through all the conflicting advice… some of which gets you all fired up, but doesn’t actually tell you how to get the interview! I’ve been recruiting for 15+ years and know a thing or two

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Posted July 24, 2014 by

Preparing to Interview for an Entry Level Job? 3 Things You Should Know

Before you go in to interview for an entry level job, the following post shares three things you should know as preparation for this meeting.

Did your last interview go something like this…:

Interviewer: [Blah blah blah, raised voice at the end to emphasize that it’s a question.]

You: [Talk for a minute or two, showing off your skills through stories about your past experiences.]

Interviewer: [Blah blah blah, raised voice at the end to emphasize that it’s a question.]

You: [Talk for a minute or two, showing off your skills through stories about your past experiences.]

… and so on for about an hour? Now, obviously the interviewer didn’t sound like the adults in Charlie Brown to you, and you answered their questions without fumbling because you’ve been practicing the answers.

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