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Posted October 07, 2015 by

Getting into the job search routine after vacation

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Job search career hiring opportunity employment concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Late summer and early fall brings many things. The welcome scent of pumpkin spice wafts through our favorite coffee shops, department stores inexplicably begin decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and college students begin returning to school after a restful summer vacation. If you are one of these college students, you are probably just beginning to get back into the groove of things. You’ve probably begun adjusting to a new sleep schedule, memorized where your classes are, and otherwise made the transition back to school. This is great, but have you also gotten your job search on track? After all, if you are like most students, looking for a job was probably not a high priority over the summer. Now that you are back in school and getting back to business, why not kick your job search efforts into high gear? (more…)

Posted December 11, 2014 by

What Your Clothes Say: Dressing for the Job You Want

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Businesswoman with hands on hips. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Clothes make the man or woman. This is the premise behind Dress for Success, a group that helps disadvantaged women get jobs by giving them appropriate interviewing clothes. The most common feedback they get from their clients is that the professional outfits made them feel confident in their interviewing skills. This holds true across all socioeconomic classes. Appropriate, professional clothing increases our faith in ourselves and the feeling that we can land that job. When selecting your interview outfit, keep these essentials in mind. (more…)

Posted October 07, 2014 by

How Parents Can Help New Grads Find a Job

Robin Ryan

Robin Ryan

The economy is not the only thing preventing this year’s new grad from landing a job. Parents often offer poor advice and the wrong job search strategies that can derail their son or daughter without meaning to. Suggesting that they just “get a foot in the door” or “go after ANY job because that’s a great company” is way out of touch with what is actually USEFUL advice to launch a new career and begin the road to promotions and personal satisfaction. (more…)

Posted May 12, 2014 by

Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Keep These Tips in Mind

When preparing to interview for recent college graduate jobs, keep these tips in mind found in the following post.

Your interview is a few hours away, and you’re as nervous and jumpy as a human espresso bean (which makes sense, considering how much coffee you’ve gulped down this morning). Most of your thoughts are fears: What if you’re late? What if you say the wrong thing? What if your handshake isn’t strong

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Posted April 28, 2014 by

Reputation Management Starts in College

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Reputation management on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Reputation management might not be something that you start thinking about when you are still in college. However, it is never too early to start thinking about building your reputation up. Maintaining a reputation as a hard working college student will carry over into your career since many of the same students you go to school with might be people you work with in the future, and they even might influence whether or not you get a job. Your professors in college can have a direct influence on your future hiring possibilities. Therefore, employing reputation management tips and maintaining a professional persona throughout college can help you secure your dream job once you graduate. (more…)

Posted April 18, 2014 by

Is It Time for an Entry Level Job Interview? Here is What You Need to Know

While you might not know all what to expect in your entry level job interview, the following post includes an infographic that can give you some idea.

In a survey of 2,000 bosses, 33% said they know within the first 90 seconds of meeting a candidate whether they’ll hire that person. A minute and a half. That is how much time you have to make what obviously needs to be a very strong first impression…

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Posted March 06, 2014 by

How to ACE the Job Interview—the First Time

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Do you think of a job interview as a nerve-wracking experience? Do you feel afraid, negative or pessimistic about your chances of succeeding? Maybe you say to yourself, “Other people always get the jobs; why not me?” It doesn’t have to be that way. If a hiring manager invites you in for an interview it’s a good sign. It means you’ve said something in your cover letter that motivated the employer to call you. So rather than letting fear and worry drive you, focus on the positive aspects of a job interview and get it ‘right’ the first time. Here’s how: (more…)