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Posted September 02, 2015 by

3 Emotional Intelligence Tips for New College Graduates

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Yvette Bethel

Aidan graduated from college 4 months ago with a BSc in Mathematics. After much sacrifice and hard work he was elated to earn a 3.7 GPA so he thought he would be employed by now. Instead he is rather frustrated because he received an offer for a job he is not that interested in and he is awaiting a response from another job that he really wants. Aidan put the first offer on hold asking the company to give him two weeks to make the decision. Tomorrow is the deadline for getting back to the company that made the offer. Aidan has college loans to pay and after graduation, the collections department has been calling him regularly.

This is only one possible scenario. There are some of you who have had no invitations to interviews yet, in fact, you are tired of receiving the same letter time after time. “Thank you for your application for employment. We regret to advise we have no vacancies at this time and will hold your resume on file for three months in the event a suitable position becomes available.” Still others have been invited to multiple interviews. You put on your newly purchased interview ensemble, you did everything you were advised to do in an interview, you even practiced in a mock interview but no-one has made an offer yet. (more…)

Posted August 07, 2015 by

Entry Level Jobs 101: What You Need to Know for Career Success

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Real people at the office. Female employee on duty. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As a recent graduate, applying and interviewing for entry level jobs is the main focus of building your career. These positions provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you acquired in college and become an expert in your industry.

Starting your first official job in the real world is different than working an internship and can be tricky to navigate at times. Here are a few tips to help you excel at the position and work your way up to a promotion: (more…)

Posted February 20, 2015 by

Interview Skills: The Answers Recruiters Want to Hear

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Young female applicant during job interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Why do you want to work here?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Whether you come from a career technical institute or whether you hold a college degree, these standard interview questions can be tough to answer. And though you may have heard them before, perhaps you’re not sure how to answer or why an interviewer asks them.

So here are a few tips and tricks to correctly answering a recruiter’s questions. (more…)

Posted November 03, 2014 by

College Admissions Essays: What to Leave Behind and What to Keep

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Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

An entire book could be written about your life. Regardless of whether or not you think it would be a particularly interesting book, the fact remains that you’ve had a lot of experiences that you could include in your admissions essays. Deciding on which parts of your life to highlight can be difficult, so follow these steps to guide you as you write your essays.

To make things easier, let go of the bad stuff first. Here’s what can be left behind. (more…)

Posted September 05, 2014 by

Want to Land an Entry Level Job Once You Graduate? Steps that Can Get You There

A college student who plans to land an entry level job by graduation can learn some helpful steps to get one from an infographic in the following post.

Welcome, college students! Welcome (or welcome back) to the hallowed halls, the academic grind, to a life of independence and adulthood. And welcome back to the “big lie”…

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Posted July 17, 2014 by

One Question Recruiters Wouldn’t Mind You Asking After a Job Interview

Job seekers, once you have finished an interview, be sure to ask one question that recruiters would appreciate.  Find out what it is in the following post.

One of the most common pieces of advice I’ve heard from recruiters and advisers: at the end of an interview, candidates should ask about any concerns or reservations the interviewers might have about hiring them, like this: “After our conversation today, what concerns do you have about my ability to this

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Posted July 11, 2014 by

10 Skills Recent College Graduates May Need When Applying for Jobs in the Future

In the future, recent college graduates applying for jobs might need these 10 skills found in the following post.

Drivers of change are all around us. A globally connected world, the ability to scale a brand based on a social media post, cross cultural conversations and a new reliance on digital communication all mean we need to evolve past our industrial age educations and mindsets about work. Welcome to the Social

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Posted July 10, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Here are 12 of the Best Jobs in 2014

For recent college graduates searching for jobs, the following post includes an infographic highlighting 12 of the best positions in 2014.

Are you coming face-to-face with an important career decision? Do you know what career path you want to go down? According to our friends at Job Cluster, there are 12 professions that you must keep an eye on going forward in 2014. After all, these professions have grown by at least 7% from 2010-2013.

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Posted June 11, 2014 by

College Students, Choose Your Major Carefully to Improve Your Chances of Landing Entry Level Jobs

Depending on the majors they choose, college students may have an easier or more difficult time finding entry level jobs.  In the following post, take a look at the best and worst college majors for summer 2014.

So much goes into choosing a major. Our passions and aptitudes, input from parents and mentors, and career options once you’ve earned that degree such as: Which majors do employers look for most? For my career choice, will it be difficult to find a job? Within my career field, where are

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Posted June 03, 2014 by

Grads, Beginning to Search for Entry Level Jobs? 12 Tips to Get Your Career Going

Once they have walked across the stage at graduation, many new graduates will likely begin searching for entry level jobs.  In order to succeed in getting their careers going, they should check out these 12 tips in the following post.

The Onion recently published a satirical article that featured a 2014 graduate preparing for his 14-month post-grad job search. The piece highlighted how the graduate will spend his time after college “scouring online job listings, endlessly revising a resume no one will ever look at, and submitting 10 to 20 job applications every day to which he will never receive a single

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