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Posted December 22, 2015 by

10 toxic phrases to avoid in job interviews

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Human resources team during job interview with woman. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that you have graduated, or are on the way to graduating, your behavior in job interviews is more important than ever. Saying or doing the wrong thing is a risk in losing out on great opportunities. That’s no way to begin a career. One thing job seekers can do to help themselves is avoid saying things that are unprofessional or inadvertently offensive when they are being interviewed. Take a few minutes to read this list of 10 toxic phrases to avoid; make it a goal to avoid using them. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2015 by

10 Behaviors That Are Sabotaging Your Job Hunt

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Sarah Landrum

So you’re on the hunt for the perfect job. You’ve written the perfect resume, spruced up your cover letter, and brought your A game to the interviews. But no one has offered you a position. What’s going wrong?

More likely than not, you’re making one small – but fatal – error. When applying to job after job after job, it’s easy to miss the small thing that’s turning employers away from you. We’ve collected some of the most common reasons for not being hired, so you can tune up your own techniques accordingly. (more…)

Posted April 22, 2015 by

How to Stand Out During the Job Search

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Sarah Landrum

When applying for a new job, the way you present yourself to an employer can be the deciding factor for whether you’re hired. Sure, a great resume and professional appearance go a long way, but many other candidates will likely have both as well. What can separate you from the pack of job seekers are the five often-overlooked areas below, which will showcase responsibility, communication, attentiveness and passion – all characteristics that employers covet: (more…)

Posted August 21, 2014 by

Tips for the Post-Graduation Job Search

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Mother and daughter at graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After studying abroad, either during your undergraduate or graduate years, you face the unavoidable task of finding a job. Though it may seem like a daunting task, studying abroad has already helped prepare you for the job search by making you a better candidate. By doing your research, finding a job after graduating does not have to be overwhelming. To help you get started, check out our best tips for your job search.

Even before graduating from school and starting your job search, you can gain experience and build your resume by getting internships and jobs in the field you are interested in. These positions give you valuable experience while also showing your dedication to your field – making companies more likely to hire you. Internships and jobs also help you build connections in the industry, whether that means an internship turning into a full-time job or networking with employers your boss knows. (more…)

Posted May 07, 2014 by

Want Your Resume to Attract Potential Employers for Recent Graduate Jobs? 7 Cliches Not to Use

When writing resumes for recent graduate jobs, employers want to see if you stand out from other applicants.  In the following post, learn seven cliches you shouldn’t use if you want to attract companies.

You may think your resume is already tip top, but put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter. They look at hundreds of resumes every day. To them, most look exactly like all the other nondescript resumes in their pile. If you’re using the same tired phrases as everyone else, you’re not as exciting —

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Posted April 29, 2014 by

PR Internship Finder, Tips to Make it Through Fashion Week

If you’re a PR internship finder who needs some tips to make it during fashion week, you can find them in the following post.

Featured: Featured My friend and fellow-CEO, Alyson Roy, is a huge publicist in NYC. Aly and I met as interns at the NYU Summer dorms (of course!). Aly is one of my closest friends and we see each other everytime I’m in NYC. Aly always takes on some great fashion interns so I asked her to write

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Posted March 28, 2014 by

Why is Getting a Job Interview so Tough?

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Kirk Deis

It’s hard not to take being overlooked for a job your qualified for personal.  At some stage during the job hunt you sense the phone not ringing.  Somewhere as you’re clicking through internet career posts you begin to doubt your cover letter, your resume, yourself.  Everything can spiral out of control and on the surface it feels like there’s no reason why.  Getting a job interview shouldn’t be this tough. (more…)

Posted February 25, 2014 by

Want Your Resume Noticed for Recent Graduate Jobs? 10 Tips to Help You Stand Out from the Competition

In order to compete for recent graduate jobs, you need to have a top notch resume.  The following post has tips to help recent graduates stand out from the competition with their resumes.

According to a recent study, for every job a recent graduate applies for, they’re competing with about 160 other applicants. That’s a lot of competition! So how do you get your resume to stand out from a sea of equally (or even more) qualified people? Check out these 10 resume writing hacks that will help your resume get to

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Posted February 21, 2014 by

Don’t Make These 5 Common Mistakes When Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs

College graduates, if you want to make a good impression with your resumes, be sure to avoid five common mistakes when writing them for entry level jobs that are found in the following post.

Writing a resume is easy. Right? You just type your responsibilities, a few metrics and just the right amount of buzzwords onto a Word doc. And voila, send that resume to every job posting you find. Wrong! Resumes are strategic marketing communications that must be created thoughtfully… and with some oomph…

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Posted February 10, 2014 by

How To Give Yourself The Best Possible Chance of Landing A Job

Smiling man and woman finding a job online, using a laptop computer

Smiling man and woman finding a job online, using a laptop computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 3 years, you’ll know that job hunting is tough. In fact, in general the world of employment is rocky and is something that has affected people massively over the past couple of years. With people being made redundant, companies cutting back on new intake and less opportunities being made available, people are stuck.  This has resulted in massive numbers of people applying for vacancies when they do become available – which means that the recruitment process is tougher than ever! Does this mean you need to be stuck in a job you hate or living a life on benefits? Not at all. It means you need to be inventive, organised and well informed on the ways of recruitment, to give yourself the best possible chance of being given any job that you apply for. (more…)