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Posted August 26, 2015 by

Is Your Resume “Hire Worthy”?

young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job

Young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When creating your resume, you are probably thinking about including enough information that will get you an interview.  While that is the goal, a job seeker should also focus on whether or not his or her resume is “hire worthy”.  In other words, if you were the employer, would you be impressed with your resume to hire you?  Does it meet all of the expectations an employer is looking for?  Here are some tips to write a resume that reflects the best you, which can turn you from a job seeker into a job candidate. (more…)

Posted May 05, 2014 by

Have Recent Graduate Jobs, but Want to Better Your Career? 5 Ways to Help Yourself

Young professionals with recent graduate jobs who want to better their careers can find five ways to do so in the following post.

A report from McKinsey On Society found that in 2012, more than 120,000 young people took jobs they didn’t want. ThinkProgress did the math and, sadly, found that number equates to one young professional every five minutes. The upside, though: in just five minutes you can also give your career a lift by doing some very

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Posted April 29, 2014 by

About to Graduate and Begin Searching for Entry Level Jobs? Career Advice from Commencement Speeches

Before college graduates begin their searches for entry level jobs, they should consider some career advice from commencement speeches in the following post.

It’s almost May, and the class of 2014 soon will be donning their caps and gowns. Commencement speeches are a final rite of passage for graduating seniors anxiously awaiting the next step in their lives. The wisdom imparted in the speeches isn’t applicable to students, but instead to graduates, as young professionals. And sometimes the advice is so good, we

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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Writing a Cover Letter for an Entry Level Job? Tell Your Own Story

The next time you write a cover letter for an entry level job, consider telling a story to help make the case for why you’re the best candidate for the position.  Learn more in the following post.

Rather than start a cover letter in typical, ho-hum fashion, lead with a personal story that either happened at work or on your free time. It can be dramatic, interesting, unique (like Amanda Munster’s genius savings plan for a first home), exciting or downright unusual. If the anecdote relates directly to the job you’re

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Posted January 23, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job? Starting a Blog Could Be Beneficial

If you haven’t found an entry level job, starting a blog might be beneficial to your search.  Learn more in the following post.

Want to get ahead professionally in 2014? The answer is swift and uncomplicated: start a blog on something you’re passionate about. A personal website contains all the wisdom you need to be a successful young adult. Specifically, here are nine important lessons I’ve learned from starting a blog: 1. I

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Posted January 14, 2014 by

No Response to Applications for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 7 Steps for Following Up

If you haven’t received any responses to your applications for recent college graduate jobs, the following post provides seven steps on how to follow up with companies.

With the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting the unemployment rate for 20-to-29-year-olds is 13.5%, the job market is a crowded place for younger adults… and you need every advantage possible. With that in mind, check out this step-by-step guide to following up on a job application…

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Posted December 31, 2013 by

What Can Keep You from Landing Recent College Graduate Jobs Before Other Candidates

If you’re interested in applying for recent college graduate jobs, be sure to show your interest.  The following post talks about what can keep job seekers from landing these jobs.

I have two short stories about Millennials and resumes. One has a happy ending and the other does not. If you want to free yourself from the crowded 20-something job market (and crazy-high unemployment), pay attention.

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Posted December 03, 2013 by

5 Types of Emails for Your Entry Level Job Search

During your entry level job search, you may need to send specific email responses.  In the following post, learn five types of emails you can create to use when necessary.

Tim Kreider lit a fire under the blogosphere in late October with a New York Times column called “Slaves of the Internet, Unite!” In the piece, Kreider gripes about young writers who contribute to web sites and receive no compensation. Kreider recommends aspiring young folk turn down pro-bono opportunities and

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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Landed a New Entry Level Job? 5 Tips to Manage Your Career Like the Life of an Automobile

Now that you have landed an entry level job, how can you successfully manage your career as if you’re maintaining an automobile?  The following post shares five tips.

38.2 percent. According to Kelley Blue Book, that’s how much original value your car retains after five years. Hurts, doesn’t it? Just like cars, we all have a certain value at our jobs. Unlike cars, our price doesn’t have to go down. In fact, if we manage our careers right, our value can increase

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Posted October 10, 2013 by

Your Education Helped You Land an Entry Level Job. Now Learn 15 Tips to Land a Master’s Degree for Life

Recent graduates, no matter what degree you earned in college, you hope it will help to find your first entry level job.  However, learning doesn’t have to stop there.  In the following post, learn 15 tips to land a master’s degree for life.

The Millennial generation? Maybe we should be called the “Master’s” generation. A story by Nick Anderson in The Washington Post describes how young professionals are funneling into colleges and universities at a record pace for advanced diplomas. In the report, Anderson says that from 2000 to 2012, the number of master’s degrees rose 63 percent. “A plain ol’

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