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Posted July 29, 2014 by

College Students, Unable to Expand Your Network in Your Search for Jobs? 8 Things You’re Doing Wrong

College students, if you are searching for jobs by networking but are having trouble increasing your group of contacts, the following post shares eight mistakes you’re making in this process.

No doubt: networking is one of your best job search and career building tools. But for job seekers who aren’t networking pros, the whole thing can feel pretty scary. After all, there are lots of ways to screw up relationships of any kind – especially the professional variety. Particularly vulnerable to failure: those new contacts we meet at meet-

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Posted July 08, 2014 by

Recent Graduate, Trying to Find Information on Jobs through a Hiring Manager on LinkedIn? 4 Ways to Potentially Connect

As a recent graduate searching for jobs on LinkedIn, you might want to reach out to hiring managers.  If you’re trying to make a connection, learn four ways to possibly do so in the following post.

A reader recently asked how to best use LinkedIn to reach a hiring manager he wants to pursue. The trouble: that hiring manager is basically inactive on the world’s largest professional network. Guessing that he’s not the only job seeker facing that challenge, I reached out for some actionable ideas: Find a Common Connection

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Posted June 04, 2014 by

Add An “Expert” To Your Next Cover Letter

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Sam took advice from everyone who offered it—his wife, his mom, his brother, his neighbor. They all had a ‘good idea’ and were sure theirs would be the one to win Sam the job he wanted—medical office administrator. But none seemed right for Sam.

Leadership and organization were his chief talents and he’d always had an interest in medicine and health. He knew he’d be good at this type of work. “But landing a job in the medical field,” he said, “has not come as easily as I’d hoped.” The competition was stiff in this tough economic climate. He needed to do something different—to attract an employer’s attention. (more…)

Posted June 03, 2014 by

Want to Show Creativity When Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 3 Tips for Success

If you want to be creative in your search for recent college graduate jobs, there are three tips in the following post that could help you find success.

Once a week on Mashable, Tech Crunch or Huffington Post I read about someone’s creative promotional approach to marketing themselves as a job seeker. Whether it’s a funky infographic resume, a physical promotional package, or an innovative digital portfolio, many of them are legitimately cool and sometimes successful (like this one). Other, however, more closely

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Posted May 07, 2014 by

A Job Interview Secret Worth “Sharing”?

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Roger walked out of the interview room, his palms still moist, and his heart rate finally settling down. “I’m pretty sure I did okay. Maybe not perfect, but I was really nervous going in,” he told his friend Bob who’d come along for support.

Now it was the hiring manager’s move—deciding whether or not to invite Roger back for a second interview.

This is the hard part for any job candidate. But you don’t have to sit back and twiddle your thumbs or pig out on donuts while you wait for a response.

Here is a secret that you can apply, one that Roger used too. (more…)

Posted April 08, 2014 by

Applying for Recent Graduate Jobs in Summer 2014? Job Search and Resume Trends to Watch

For those of you applying for recent graduate jobs this summer, learn some job search and resume trends to look out for in the following post.

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the top recruiting trends projected for this summer, and I realized this is a great opportunity to show you what’s going on in the recruiting industry. With this knowledge, you can reverse-engineer strategies aimed at meeting recruiters where they are… and giving

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Have You Been Turned Down for Recent Graduate Jobs? What You Should Do Next

If you’ve been rejected for recent graduate jobs, remember not to take it too personally.  In the following post, learn how to recover from job search rejection.

When you get turned down for a job, it is not a personal rejection, even though it usually feels that way. Nor is it a permanent rejection.

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Posted March 19, 2014 by

From Start to Finish: Networking for Your Entry Level Job Search

Do you understand how to approach networking with someone during your entry level job search?  If not, the following post shares how to do so from start to finish.

For some time, career networking has been something I do on a subconscious level. No thinking, I just do it. It has become second nature. But let’s face it: this is a great question that many struggle with heading into a career networking event. So now I’m here to answer the question! In full detail, for the world

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