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Posted September 02, 2015 by

3 Emotional Intelligence Tips for New College Graduates

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Yvette Bethel

Aidan graduated from college 4 months ago with a BSc in Mathematics. After much sacrifice and hard work he was elated to earn a 3.7 GPA so he thought he would be employed by now. Instead he is rather frustrated because he received an offer for a job he is not that interested in and he is awaiting a response from another job that he really wants. Aidan put the first offer on hold asking the company to give him two weeks to make the decision. Tomorrow is the deadline for getting back to the company that made the offer. Aidan has college loans to pay and after graduation, the collections department has been calling him regularly.

This is only one possible scenario. There are some of you who have had no invitations to interviews yet, in fact, you are tired of receiving the same letter time after time. “Thank you for your application for employment. We regret to advise we have no vacancies at this time and will hold your resume on file for three months in the event a suitable position becomes available.” Still others have been invited to multiple interviews. You put on your newly purchased interview ensemble, you did everything you were advised to do in an interview, you even practiced in a mock interview but no-one has made an offer yet. (more…)

Posted September 04, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Jobs, College Graduates? Don’t Include These 10 Things Even if You Think They’re Funny

When writing resumes for jobs, college graduates probably should not try including anything funny like these 10 things from an infographic in the following post.

We all want to stand out on our resumes. That is, after all, still how we get noticed most often by HR, hiring managers and recruiters. Some applicants, though, have taken this a bit too far. Sometimes too honest, often guilty of trying to be too clever or too funny (a resume, funny??) – these

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Posted July 22, 2014 by

Are You Negotiating for an Entry Level Job? 6 Tips that Can Help

Before accepting an entry level job offer, there may be something that you would like to negotiate.  If so, the following post has six tips that can help you during this experience.

When you’re negotiating with someone who has more sway than you, it’s an understatement to say it can be intimidating. It may seem like fighting an uphill battle, even defending opinions, services or products you passionately believe in. Fortunately, you can prepare yourself ahead of time and use strategies during

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