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Posted June 17, 2015 by

An essential thing almost everyone forgets when applying for a job

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Midsection of a businessman shaking hands with a female interviewer in office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most of the applicants forget it because they think this is only for creatives. The portfolio. “Oh come on”, you’re ready to say, “I’m not a designer. A portfolio for an accountant – are you kidding me?” Truth to be told, there can be a portfolio for almost any kind of job. Only in some cases, you don’t send it to the potential employer and don’t put it on a table during the interview. But if you’ll definitely benefit from having it for yourself; here is why and how.

In fact, once your resume is considered and you are invited for an interview, your potential employer will most likely ask you the questions that every good creative asks him/herself when making a portfolio. Why not get prepared and sketch out your portfolio? (more…)

Posted June 11, 2015 by

Creative Ways to Study Businesses on the Internet for Your Graduate Degree

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Deborah Anderson

One of the advantages that I have found, in my own pursuit of my doctorate degree, is the convenience of working while attending school and the synergistic way that the two compliment each other. Oh, it is true that that presents challenges in time management, with working full time and attending university full time, but isn’t life full of challenges? It is through those challenges that we grow. If we are analyzing our steps (even to a small degree) while we proceed through life, we can find more efficient ways of doing things and increase our chances of success.

I have had the advantage of already climbing to the top and functioning as a Chief Technology Officer in the financial industry. Believe me, that offers many opportunities to not only observe business but living in the center of it. Going back to the reference of the synergy between working and attending a university, the graduate work that I was doing also benefitted the business. And, the business work (career) benefitted the graduate work. (more…)

Posted June 09, 2015 by

Looking for Your Creativity? Here is How to Find It

In a world where people value someone or something unique, creativity is a plus.  However, everyone may not exactly thrive in this area.  Believe it or not, though, your creativity does exist.  It is just a matter of understanding how to find it.  So, whether you want to do better at work or improve your personal life, the following infographic has tips to get your creative juices going. (more…)

Posted June 03, 2015 by

Review Your Resume Carefully for These Mistakes

Has your resume led to any success in your job search?  If you have been trying to find a job for a while now, consider looking back over your resume.  It could be that you have made the simplest error such as a typo or left out your contact information, which would be terrible if a potential employer wants to get in touch with you.  No matter how big or small, one mistake is all it takes to cost you a chance to land a job.  Here are some mistakes to look for when reviewing your resume. (more…)

Posted May 08, 2015 by

3 resumes mistakes recent graduates are still making

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Maria Onzain

Looking for a job after years of experience is completely different than doing it for the first time. When you are starting out, you need to get more creative and have the right attitude to close the deal.

Getting your first job starts from writing a great resume. On top of emphasizing your education, internships or summer activities, there are many other things you can do to write a killer resume.

You can start by avoiding these 3 common mistakes that recent graduates are still making in their resumes: (more…)

Posted April 24, 2015 by

5 most common mistakes of visual resumes

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Curriculum vitae with special modern design. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Just because visual resumes are all the rage now, it doesn’t mean that the method is flawless. In fact, there are many things that can go wrong once you opt for showcasing your professional profile in this way. Here are five most common visual resume mistakes to watch out for when creating and sending out your crafted CV. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2015 by

Jump Start Your Personal Brand with Graduation Announcements

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Catherine Carol Lott

As an upcoming or recent graduate, if you’re not already working on your personal brand, now is the time to get started. Why? Because your graduation announcement is the perfect time to broadcast your introduction into the workforce while carving out your professional niche. (more…)

Posted March 18, 2015 by

What Employers Notice About Job Seekers on Social Media

Are you on social media?  If the answer is yes, you know how convenient a tool it is for expressing yourself to anyone.  However, if you are a job seeker, you must be extra careful about your form of expression.  Remember, your family and friends are not the only ones watching you on social media.  These days, employers and recruiters are also paying attention to what you post, and their first impression of you can make or break your chances of employment.  So, what do employers notice on these social networking websites?  Let’s find out. (more…)

Posted February 25, 2015 by

Want Your Resume to Resonate with an Employer? Apply the Following Tips

How much thought have you put into writing your resume?  While the thought of getting your dream entry level job or other position is exciting, you need to first prove that you are the best candidate through a quality resume that speaks to a potential employer.  Whether it is your first time applying for a job or you’re returning to the workforce, you want to make the right first impression.  So, how can you accomplish this goal on your way to achieving the biggest goal, which is employment?  Apply the following tips for your resume to resonate with an employer. (more…)

Posted February 17, 2015 by

Who Actually Reads Your College Application Essay?

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Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

When it comes to college essays, the most significant point to remember is that the readers are not machines or algorithms looking for specific keywords that will clink together to advance you to the next round. These are academic professionals who have taken on the role of going through thousands of entrance essays (many of them horribly written or at the very least terrifically boring). Give them a break. Make yours a gem. (more…)