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Posted August 29, 2014 by

Recruiters, Should Veterans Preference Hiring Laws be More Clear?

For recruiters who are looking to help companies find qualified veterans for employment, would it be beneficial for Congress to clear up veterans preference hiring laws?  Learn more in the following post.

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that it’s time for Congress to simplify the overly complex veterans preference laws to make sure they’re doing what Congress put them in place to do.

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Posted August 29, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, 6 Tips to Step Your Searches Up to Find Jobs

When searching for jobs, recent college graduates can enhance their processes by applying the six tips in the following post.

You can’t take the same approach to finding employment you would’ve before the economy hit tough times. Several years ago, firms hired more, the job market wasn’t saturated with the unemployed, and prospects looked great for everyone. Things have certainly changed. The amount of competition means finding a way

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Will Decrease of Young Federal Workers Lead to Loss of Jobs for College Graduates?

College graduates interested in federal government jobs might have a challenge getting hired with a decrease of young workers.  Learn more in the following post.

The lack of 30-and-under talent in the federal workforce means agencies will be facing significant shortfalls in the future, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Posted June 30, 2014 by

Before Accepting an Entry Level Job, Ask These 6 Questions

If you have been offered an entry level job, be sure to ask these six questions in the following post.

In my job, I interact with candidates at many different stages of job searching, from resume writing to offer acceptance. The other day, I spoke with a candidate who felt very uncomfortable with the whole negotiation process. So I gave her some advice, including what to ask before accepting any job offer.

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Posted June 24, 2014 by

How to Go from an Internship to an Entry Level Job – 12 Ways to Achieve this Goal

If you’re an intern who wants an entry level job at the company you’re working for, learn 12 ways to achieve this goal in the following post.

Your internship is a great way to gain experience, develop skills and greatly improve your chances of getting catching a recruiter’s attention. Even better, many internships lead to a job offer; I had three internships during my college career, and the last one turned into my first full-time job! This is how I

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Posted April 02, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Landed Entry Level Jobs but Want to Get Your MBA? Reasons for Your Employer to be Supportive

For young professionals with entry level jobs thinking about going back to school to pursue an MBA, the following post has some reasons for your employer to be supportive of your decision.

Are you a current or prospective MBA student? Our MBA Corner is just for you. Heading back to school to earn your MBA? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to quit your job. In fact, you’ll find many advantages to remaining employed, whether part time or full time, while also pursuing an education. Continuing

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Posted April 01, 2014 by

5 Tips to Find a Paid Internship in College

Smiling female intern holding a laptop outdoors

Smiling female intern holding a laptop outdoors. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve hit your junior or senior year of college and now you’re looking at the job market you’re graduating into. The market may look intimidating for a new graduate, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that 12.6 percent of 2011’s class remains unemployed. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds that 30 percent of businesses hiring new grads pull them from their internship programs. Internships give you needed experience in your field without having to compete with people who have years of experience on you. They allow you to network with the movers and shakers in your field, and they give you hands-on experience in your field of choice. In addition to these advantages, paid internships financially compensate you alongside the college credit. Instead of working food service or retail while you attend school, a paid internship gives you the chance to do what you love while putting money in your pocket. Start your internship search by hunting down all of the paid opportunities available. (more…)

Posted February 04, 2014 by

Are You Making These 10 Common Mistakes When Searching for Entry Level Jobs?

If you’re searching for entry level jobs, be careful to avoid 10 common mistakes being made by job seekers according to the following post.

Did you know there are several different kinds of intelligence? There’s the most familiar… IQ or Intelligence Quotient. There’s also your EQ or Emotional Intelligence Quotient. And today I want to introduce you to a third kind of intelligence: SI or Situational Intelligence. Specific to your career, your SI is tied

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Posted January 30, 2014 by

Want to Hire Interns to Fill Jobs for College Students? What Employers Should Consider

Employers, before you hire interns to fill some jobs for college students, the following post has some advice to consider.

Featured: Not Featured Over the past five years, we’ve obviously seen a huge spike in the number of bloggers, youtube personalities, fashion bloggers, etc. The question often arises from business owners; I have a blog or an online platform. I want to grow. Can I hire interns and have them write? The answer is a bit more complicated

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Posted January 28, 2014 by

Overachieving on Those Recent Graduate Jobs? 7 Ways to Highlight Resumes

Achieving success on recent graduate jobs is great, but how can employees show it to others when applying for future jobs?  Learn seven ways to highlight resumes in the following post.

You think of yourself as driven; a capable team-player ready to contribute. But are you also good at selling yourself on paper? Would anyone know how good you are? If you’re unsure, good news! Lou Adler, best-selling author of The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting Hired and creator of Performance-Based Hiring recently wrote a post on

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