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Posted June 30, 2014 by

Why studying at a singing school can be beneficial for you

Singers from the University of Exeter Soul Choir perfoming in the UK in June 2012

Singers from the University of Exeter Soul Choir perfoming in the UK in June 2012. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many people are of the opinion that a person can only be successful if they choose a much stable career like being a doctor or an engineer or working at a bank managing accounts. While these career options are certainly more stable, a person’s choice is not limited to these basic ones. In today’s times, the options have been increased tenfold and what was considered preposterous a few years ago is being followed and taken up by several aspiring students. According to parents taking up a professional education in singing and music may not have been considered to be an ideal choice for their children but today, they have opened up more and are trying to be more accepting of their children’s choices. Formal training and education in music and singing is not just intellectually liberating but also has myriad benefits that you are unaware of. You can take a gander at some great singing schools for aspiring vocalists. (more…)

Posted June 11, 2014 by

Landed an Interview for an Entry Level Job, but Concerned about Your Resume? How to Still Make this Meeting a Success

Congratulations on landing an interview for an entry level job!  However, if you’re concerned about how to overcome a less than impressive resume during this meeting, get some tips to do so in the following post.

OK, I admit it: I watch reality TV. Specifically, Million Dollar Listing, which follows real estate brokers closing deals in New York. I’m embarrassed, but… In one episode, the broker was entrusted to sell a spacious apartment in a great neighborhood with beautiful finishes. An absolutely stunning apartment, but with one

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Posted June 10, 2014 by

Optimistic Thinking Can Be a Job Seeker’s Greatest Weapon

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement

Searching for a job is much like your career.  If you feel that you can do something and clearly envision success, you are much more likely to achieve that objective.  Conversely, if you believe you cannot attain certain goals, you are less apt to put 100% focus and preparation into the tasks it takes to reach those desires.

It’s no secret that most successful job seekers are the ones who know where they want to be, are confident in their abilities and show personal control and discipline during the employment search.  Overall, their view of the world is one that can be described as optimistic. (more…)

Posted June 06, 2014 by

15 Things Recruiters Might Look for During Your Next Interview

When preparing for your next job interview, keep in mind these 15 things that recruiters may be watching, according to the following post.

What exactly does a recruiter look for during a job interview? I’ve created this handy-dandy guide to what I actually look for when I sit down and interview candidates for a job. Yes, obviously each interviewer and industry is different. However, these tips apply to most interviews, and most people…

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? How to Answer This One Important Question

When you’re interviewing for an entry level job, make sure you can answer this one important question found in the following post.

Common interview question: Why should we hire you for this job? Why they’re asking: They want to make sure you are confident that you can do the job and prove that you are the right person to do the job. Why it’s tricky: It’s a very open-ended interview question. It’s also sort of a bold question

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Posted May 23, 2014 by

Preparing for an Entry Level Job Interview? 7 Items to Bring with You

Congratulations on landing an interview for an entry level job!  Since you’re a candidate for the position, make sure you are prepared by bringing these seven items with you according to the following post.

As you prepare for a job interview, many things go through your mind. Most of them involve what to say and questions you’ll face. It’s also important to prepare all the tangible items you’ll need to bring with you. These are also an important part of your preparation. Here are eight items to bring to every

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Posted May 19, 2014 by

Want Recruiters to Read Cover Letters for Entry Level Jobs? 6 Things They Must Include

You have heard that cover letters are important in your search for entry level jobs, but will they be read?  To give your cover letter the best chance to impress if it is read, it must include six things mentioned in the following post.

Despite all the work you put into it, your cover letter may not get read. Recruiters just don’t seem to want to take the time, at least until your resume passes their 6-second test. But what if the recruiter does go to read your cover letter, and it isn’t there, or is done

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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 May 02, 2014 by

Applying for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Take Your Resume to the Mountain Top

When applying for recent college graduate jobs, your resume is sure to be a key factor.  So, how can you take it the mountain top?  Learn more in the following post.

We all know that for each open position, a recruiter receives a mountain of resumes. So what if you had access to insider knowledge that would help you climb to the top of that mountain? This infographic from our friends at Kelly Services provides exactly that: insider information from hundreds of recruiters that will help you rise well above

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Posted April 10, 2014 by

The Most Effective Responses to Interview Questions

Man interviewing a young woman across a desk

Man interviewing a young woman across a desk. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In order to give the most effective responses to interview questions, you must prepare and practice for your job interview. Read about the most common questions, prepare by writing down your answers, and practice with yourself or your mentor.

Since you have made it to the interview process you have met the initial requirements for the job. Now you must WOW your interviewer with great answers that will get them to ask you the ultimate question: “So, when can you start?” (more…)