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Posted June 12, 2014 by

9 Reasons You’re Not Landing an Entry Level Job and Ways to Succeed in Your Search

Are you wondering why you are not landing an entry level job?  The following post shares nine reasons, along with ways to find success during your search.

No job or internship search is perfect. We’re going to make mistakes. One mistake you can’t afford to make as a during an active job search, however: with every application, you (the “seller”) must pay close attention to what the employer (the “buyer”) wants…

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

New to Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs? Avoid Hurting Yourself by Making These 9 Mistakes

For new grads entering the workforce, keep in mind that any little flaw can cost you in your search for recent graduate jobs.  In the following post, learn nine mistakes to avoid so that you don’t hurt your employment chances.

Your first “real” job search (as a newly-minted young professional) is quite a learning experience. So many options; so little time! You can’t wait to hear those magic words: “You’re hired”. You don’t want to make job search mistakes that will extend your job search. But, you may not be clear on exactly what to

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Posted May 13, 2014 by

3 Ways College Recruiting Compares with the NFL Draft

Last week, we saw many young men achieve their dreams of being drafted to the NFL.  If you think about it, college recruiting is similar to this annual sports event.  In the following post, learn three ways college recruiting compares with the NFL Draft.

NFL General Managers and CEOs alike are often asked about their top annual objectives. Although exact wording may vary, their answer is always something to the tune of “finding the right young talent to help grow our…

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Posted April 28, 2014 by

Need to Quickly Boost Your Confidence Before Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? Here is How to Do It

Having confidence going into your entry level job interview is a plus.  If you need to gain some quickly, the following post explains how to do so.

Many people dread social situations… parties, and family gatherings, particularly those with people they don’t know or whom they haven’t seen for a while. It’s perhaps even worse to face these situations during a job search. Elevator pitches, job interviews, networking events can be very stressful; especially so when you don’t feel sure of yourself. In the

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Posted April 22, 2014 by

You’ve Finished Interviewing for an Entry Level Job. What Impression Did You Leave the Interviewer?

Now that you have completed your entry level job interview, how do you think the interviewer sees you as a candidate?  In the following post, learn what he or she might be thinking about after your interview.

During the interview, you do your best to make a good impression. When your job interview is over, there you are… stuck in the old waiting game wondering what the recruiter really thinks of you… Did I do as well as I could have? Did I make a good impression? Could

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Posted April 16, 2014 by

Concerned about the Status of Your Entry Level Job? How to Protect Yourself

Hearing about job layoffs can make anyone feel nervous about keeping his or her position.  If you have an entry level job that you’re concerned about keeping, learn how to protect yourself in the following post.

An HR executive once described most layoffs as being done with an ax rather than a scalpel. In my experience, that is definitely true; unfortunately, who goes and who stays is more a matter of right-place-right-time than competence. So don’t assume that being a “top performer” will protect your job.

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Posted February 11, 2014 by

LinkedIn Not Helping Your Entry Level Job Search? Two Possible Reasons Why

If LinkedIn has not been helpful to your entry level job search, consider two possible reasons why in the following post.

When you talk with employers and recruiters, they usually tell you that they love LinkedIn. In the LinkedIn Group I run, however, I asked members to share their LinkedIn success stories. Instead, many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. So, why don’t job seekers share this enthusiasm for LinkedIn? I see two basic misunderstandings…

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Posted January 28, 2014 by

Seeking Career Advancement from Your Entry Level Job? Improve Your Skill Set

Would you like to advance from your entry level job?  If so, then improving your skills is a good idea.  Learn some ways to do so in the following post.

A job seeker commented about doing very well at the job interview; then, apparently, performing poorly on a test of her skills specific to a software package required for the job. She isn’t alone; this scenario plays out far too often…

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Posted November 27, 2013 by

What You Might Be Asked to Do When Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs

While job candidates may expect to answer questions when interviewing for entry level jobs, they might be asked to do something different.  Learn more in the following post.

Hiring the wrong candidate remains one of the most expensive mistake a company can make. Knowing that most employable candidates have prepared to answer the most common interview questions, many employers use behavioral questions, role playing or mock scenarios during the interview process to determine a candidate’s true potential…

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Posted September 11, 2013 by

Can’t We All Just Get Along? 8 Tips for Working with Difficult Coworkers on Your Entry Level Job

Sometimes, you may find it challenging to work with certain people on your entry level job.  In order to make the workplace less stressful, the following post has eight tips to help you get along with difficult coworkers.

Guest blog by Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ and author of ‘FT Guide To Business Networking’, and guest blogger for Big4.com. I think we’ve all been faced with this one. You are on an assignment or project with the colleague from hell. The question is, how do you successfully work

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