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Posted September 05, 2014 by

Be Smarter When Searching for Entry Level Jobs with These 3 Tips

College students and graduates seeking entry level jobs should make the most of their job search time.  Learn three tips to be smarter when job searching in the following post.

You likely began your job search methodically and with purpose. Over time, though – as you chase down multiple leads, write multiple resumes, and as you make multiple phone calls – both your desk and brain become filled with leads and questions. Soon, you feel like you can’t neglect even the smallest task…

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Posted May 14, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Do You Have New Recent Graduate Jobs? 5 Lessons to Be Learned

As young professionals with new recent graduate jobs, you will likely learn five lessons found in the following post.

The journey from college to career may not be perfectly seamless. Now more than ever, young professionals often experience a serious learning curve coming fresh out of college. But no matter your level of experience, your approach and attitude to that all-important first job can serve as a valuable

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Posted May 06, 2014 by

Are You Mobile Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 5 Apps that Might Interest You

If you are one those job seekers who is searching jobs for recent college graduates on the go, the following post has five apps you may want to consider.

PepsiCo recently reported that 90 percent of people who clicked on their job-related emails used a smartphone to do so. 90 percent! “Instead of job hunting on a PC, people are doing so while standing in line at a restaurant or even sitting on a couch while watching the game,” CNN reports. So if you’re

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Posted March 03, 2014 by

Following Up After an Interview for an Entry Level Job? 3 Questions You Might Be Pondering

So you feel that your interview for an entry level job was successful.  That’s great.  Now, how should you approach following up with the interviewer?  The following post includes three questions you might be pondering, with answers that can help you make an appropriate response.

A Google search on “follow up after a job interview” reveals our escalating post-interview anxieties; all our worries about how and when to follow up are laid bare. Unfortunately, though Google is great at surfacing our concerns, the results returned often offer exceptional advice mixed with utter nonsense. So, what questions are people secretly nervous about after their job

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Posted February 20, 2014 by

Seeking Your First Entry Level Job? 5 Skills that Can Help You Compete

If you want to boost your chances of landing an entry level job, the following post shares five skills that will make you more competitive.

You finally graduated and you’re on your own, ready to take on the professional world. Sure, you took all the necessary courses to earn your diploma. But there are some very necessary professional skills your professors likely didn’t teach you. These aren’t industry-specific skills like biology or accounting, nor are they soft skills like learning how to get

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Posted January 29, 2014 by

Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs? Ask These 5 Questions to Your Potential Employer

If candidates interviewing for recent graduate jobs have the opportunity to ask questions, they should consider asking the five mentioned in the following post.

The conventional wisdom about the workplace goes: “People join a company… but leave their boss.” By asking a few important questions, you may avoid that all-too-common outcome and find a manager you’ll enjoy working with. Okay, predicting the potential of a relationship after one conversation is no easy feat. So to

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Posted January 09, 2014 by

Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 9 Statements that Raise Red Flags

Now that you are landing interviews for recent college graduate jobs, it’s important to listen to everything that interviewers say, including those things that might be too good to be true.  The following post shares nine statements that can raise red flags in the mind of a job seeker.

As they prepare for a job interview, many job seekers seem to forget… you’re conducting an interview, too; you need to decide if this is the best place for you, the boss for you, the job for you. In the same way you’re promoting yourself, the employer wants to sell you on the job. So

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Posted November 21, 2013 by

Find Time to Manage Your Career on Your Entry Level Job

Is it difficult for you to find time to manage your career?  If you plan to achieve career advancement from your entry level job, the following post has a suggestion for you.

You start the workday fired up with energy and great intentions. You plan to work on big projects you know you need to do to advance your career – to build the career capital that will help you at this job and your next few jobs. Then the first emails show up. And your phone rings, and you have

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Posted November 18, 2013 by

Going After Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 7 Ways to Get Your Resume on Top of the Employer’s Pile

When applying for jobs for recent college graduates, you need to separate yourself from the competition with an impressive resume.  Learn seven ways to get yours to the top of an employer’s pile in the following post.

Your job search is full of obstacles to overcome on your way to hearing “You’re hired!” Not least of these is the knowledge recruiters have dozens of other applicants to consider for each resume you send. Instead of getting lost in the crowd, here are some things you can do to fast-track your resume

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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Competing for Entry Level Jobs? 20 Ways to Become the Number One Option for Potential Employers

When competing for entry level jobs, it’s important to show potential employers that you are the best candidate for the job.  In the following post, learn 20 ways to make yourself the number one option amongst the competition.

Looking for advice on how to stand out from your job search competition? As an executive search consultant and civic-connector, I’ve conducted hundreds of interviews and networking meetings. Here are some of my observations from years on the job, insights you can use to beat out your competition. Editor’s note: We see a theme

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