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Posted August 04, 2014 by

Looking to Find an Internship or a Job? Things Not to Do During Your Interview

If you’re trying to find an internship or a job, there are certain things you don’t want to do to hurt your chances.  Find out what they are from an infographic featured in the following post.

Would you ever bring your parents to a job interview? Get that last second cigarette in so the smoker’s stench was extra pervasive? Maybe even have a strong drink or two beforehand to steady your nerves? Like you, we are surprised how many job seekers, if they were being 100% honest,

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Posted May 21, 2014 by

Do Your Interviews for Entry Level Jobs Consist of Unique Questions? Here is Why

During interviews for entry level jobs, you may be asked some unique questions that don’t necessary relate to the job you’ve applied for.  If you’re wondering why, the following post explains.

You may have heard some of the strange questions top employers ask candidates during job interviews. And when you hear these questions, you most likely think, “What do these questions have to do with your ability to be a Social Media Manager… or an Accountant?” The simple answer, of course,

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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Are You Taking Advantage of Resources for Your Entry Level Job Search?

If you haven’t found success in your entry level job search, think about whether or not you are taking advantage of all the resources around you.  Learn more in the following post.

Job search resources are more plentiful than you know. Actually the whole world is at your fingertips if you can train yourself to think like a library operates. That’s right… a library…

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Posted December 20, 2013 by

The Three-Step Approach to Finding a Job

Tony Beshara, Ph.D.

Tony Beshara, Ph.D.

With unemployment for new college graduates at 9.1 percent, according to the Institute for College Access & Success, young people face a tough job market, and need new, more effective strategies for landing a job that will help them start paying off student loans.

One highly effective “system” that has helped more than 100,000 individuals find a new job is based on the concept that if you focus more on the job search process, and less on getting the job, you will get better results.

Beyond honing important career skills, such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration, college grads need a step-by-step approach to get the job hunt rolling. (more…)

Posted October 14, 2013 by

Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs? How to Answer Some Behavioral Interview Questions

Graduates, when you’re on behavioral interviews in the hopes of landing recent graduate jobs, you might be asked some questions that seem difficult to answer.  The following post shares some of these questions and how to respond to them.

Behavioral interview questions are some of the toughest you may be asked by a potential employer, but they don’t have to be. We’ve answered some of the trickiest behavioral interview questions to make sure you don’t get stumped! 1. What did you like best and least about your previous job? GAME PLAN: This question exposes a lot about you

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Posted October 07, 2013 by

Will Landing an Entry Level Job Depend More on Your College Major or Soft Skills?

While many college students may focus on what area to major in, they should also consider obtaining soft skills in order to land an entry level job in today’s workforce.  Learn more in the following post.

Many of us agonized over choosing our college major. We were told that the major we chose would determine our career path and our earnings potential for the rest of our life. What we weren’t told was most of us would never work within our chosen field anyway; that our major doesn’t matter. And that

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Posted September 18, 2013 by

STEM Jobs Promise to Be Hottest Career Fields for Today’s College Freshmen

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

As the nation’s roughly 2 million college freshmen take the first steps on their career paths, the employment experts at global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., offered some advice on which areas could offer the most fertile employment landscape over the next decade.

“Many freshmen have no idea what career path they want to pursue, relying on a mix of courses in the first year to help point them in the right direction.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it is a good idea to at least be armed with information about where job growth is expected to remain strong in order to make the best decisions about one’s course selections going forward,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2013 by

What Significant Role a STEM Education is Playing?

The word STEM in multiple colors placed on the American flag

The word STEM in multiple colors placed on the American flag. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education has emerged to be the most important issue for any nation. In this global marketplace, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are considered as the most important part of education. In the recent years, this program has been widely promoted and accepted too. The aim of this education system is to systematize technology into daily classroom teaching procedures and providing advanced training to the teachers. Overall, it helps to enlarge core knowledge assessment approaches. (more…)

Posted May 21, 2013 by

Employers Emphasize Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Over College Major

While no one should short change earning a college degree, some of today’s employers are more interested in the skills college graduates possess, specifically in critical thinking and problem solving.  Learn more in the following post.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released last month a report, It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success, summarizing the findings of a national survey of business and nonprofit leaders. Among other things, the survey reveals that 74 percent of business and nonprofit leaders say they would recommend a twenty-first century liberal education to a young person they know in order to prepare for long-term professional success in today’s global economy. (more…)

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Critical Thinking and Innovation – The New High Ranking Skills at the Workplace

When searching for your next job, consider that a potential employer may be looking for a candidate skilled in critical thinking and innovation.  Learn more in the following post.

“For CEOs today, it’s all about achieving growth and efficiency through innovation.  It’s not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models. process, culture and management.”  ~ Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO You might attribute critical thinking and innovation as a strong skill set for leaders

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Critical Thinking and Innovation – The New High Ranking Skills at the Workplace