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Posted April 21, 2014 by

Changing Locations on Recent Graduate Jobs? Make Your Transition as Easy as Possible

For young professionals, it might not be the most pleasant news to hear that their recent graduate jobs are moving to a different location.  However, the following post has tips to make the transition as easy as possible.

When working for a company that has multiple locations, relocating employees may be a common occurrence. Some people may volunteer for the new position, while others are requested to go for one reason or another. Going somewhere new is exciting, but moving can also be a highly stressful experience. Here are

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Posted March 18, 2014 by

Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs? 7 Questions to Ask that Will Impress Your Interviewer

If you are not quite sure what questions to ask when interviewing for recent graduate jobs, the following post includes an infographic that has seven that will likely impress your interviewer.

Got your questions ready for that big job interview? “Questions?”, you ask. “What questions?” You better take notes. We asked dozens of hiring managers about the best questions they’ve been asked by candidates who got hired. The following is an easy-to-scan infographic with seven amazing questions to ask your next interviewer

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

College Success 101: Fifteen Habits to Put You Ahead of the Pack

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Smiling female college student on campus. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What will it take for you to have a successful college career?  Whether you are a high school graduate or returning to school, the following post shares some habits to help you make the most of your college experience.

Visit just about any college campus and you’ll observe students who are, to put it simply, doing college right. No, they’re not perfect (who is?), but they are diligent and perform well academically, while still enjoying a healthy social life and maybe even holding down a part-time job or raising a family. They’re on good terms with their professors, and they take a full—but not overwhelming—course load each semester. They’re likely to seek out internships and participate in on-campus student organizations, and no one wonders whether or not they have what it takes to make it to graduation. (more…)

Posted August 29, 2013 by

Not Enjoying Your Entry Level Job? 6 Ways to Add Some Fun to It

Sometimes, you might find that your work becomes so routine that you lose interest.  So, why not improve your day-to-day tasks on your entry level job?  The following post has six ways to make your position more fun.

If it’s 9:45 a.m. and you’re wondering how you’ll make it through the rest of the day without stapling your hand to your desk, this post is for you. It might be because you’re not feeling challenged, or because you’re not climbing the ladder fast enough, or simply because you’d rather be enjoying the

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Posted June 11, 2013 by

Jobs for College Students – Do You Hate Your Internship?

Even though internships as jobs for college students can provide opportunities to gain invaluable work experience, some interns may find them hard to deal with.  If you’re feeling down about your internship, consider some advice in the following post.

Featured: Featured Many of you moved to big cities last week to start your Summer 2013 Internships — and it hasn’t been easy. You’ve spent days and days in orientations, training classes, and have had all kinds of new tasks thrown at you. Some of you have survived and are excited to continue — and others

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Posted April 18, 2013 by

College Ambassador Challenge Offers Students Real-World Experience for A Competitive Employment Landscape

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A group of male and female college students. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summer vacation is right around the corner, allowing college students around the nation to trade textbooks and exams for valuable internship experience in various professional environments. While the thought of spending summer months in an office may not be as appealing as lazy days to some, internship experience is becoming a more highly valued resume asset to potential employers as the job market becomes more competitive. (more…)

Posted July 31, 2012 by

Get Your Game On! – Three Questions about Your Candidate Experience.

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Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Game designer and TED presenter Jane McGonigal had an article in the January 22, 2011 WSJ “Be a Gamer, Save the World.” She states we (the royal We) spend three billion hours a week gaming.  The average 18 year old spends 80 minutes a day gaming and extreme gamers spend up to 45 hours per week connected to a digitally delivered challenge. The quick lesson here is that engaging experiences hold our attention.  The first question is: What kind of engagement does your candidate experience deliver? 

Charles Handler, in his Candidate Bill of Rights suggests a candidate assessment should last no more than 30 minutes.  Is that to free up time for gaming?  Or is that because the assessments he is thinking about are a form of torture.  Maybe he is seeking to limit the pain of a putting a candidate through poorly designed on-line assessments. He wants to limit (but not ban)– Applitorture.  Or, the degree to which the applicant is subjected to mental or physical anguish from the act of applying for a job. (more…)

Posted November 28, 2008 by

Hitting the Ground Running

Survey Shows Increasing Productivity Top Challenge For New Financial Managers
There is no performance grace period for the president-elect in his first 100 days, nor for new financial managers, who are expected to produce results immediately, a new survey suggests. Nearly one-third (30 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed cited increasing productivity as the top challenge faced in their first 100 days on the job. Boosting profitability was the second most common response, cited by one in five (20 percent) executives.
The survey was developed by Robert Half Management Resources and conducted by an independent research firm. It was based on telephone interviews with more than 1,400 CFOs across the United States.

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