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Posted November 03, 2015 by

How to write better emails and cover letters

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Melinda Osteen

Because there are so many people looking for jobs, standing out is quite difficult these days. The hiring environment has changed, and candidates have to persuade employers without even meeting them in person.

The internet has interfered with the job market, too, and now the main tools of job seekers are resumes and cover letters. The basic rules of successful submissions are the same as the ones for traditional paper writing – no mistakes at all, clear structure, uniqueness, originality, and 100% professionalism. Along with these, there are other aspects that must be taken into consideration when applying online for a job. (more…)

Posted May 01, 2015 by

Telltale Signs You Need a Break From Work

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Office worker takes a break from his work and leans back daydreaming. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Stress among adults is often linked to work. The problem is they don’t know when they are already stressed.

Juliet Schor, writer of the best selling book The Overworked American, tells that people are literally working themselves to death. They get 90 minutes less sleep than they should, resulting to chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and depression.

Overworking can cause serious problems but modern employees have become workaholics. Dean Schabner of ABC news reports that people work longer days, get less vacation time, and feel pressured with competition resulting to so much stress.

So how can you tell if you are too stressed from work? Here are some signs you need to observe: (more…)

Posted November 17, 2014 by

How to Effectively Interview with Senior Executives

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Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

Everyone thrives to have more influence at work. They want to become leaders, do something great with the career they are given and be better liked by those around them. Additionally, power translates into more money.

However, prior to obtaining an executive level position, you’ll notice that it’s imperative that you learn to interview with senior management. Despite the task seeming highly intimidating on the surface, effective C-level interviewing can be executed at any age. (more…)

Posted October 28, 2014 by

Mastering The Art of Concentration

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

Concentration is an art. It is an art that leads to a more fulfilling life, more meaningful relationships and heightened self-confidence.

Conversely, lack of concentration will generate a less lucrative, less opportunistic and more stressful life. On an overarching basis, it’s best to think of lack of focus as a temporary, surmountable handicap. To overcome any handicap, all that is necessary to do is use more determination and grit and will. Gaining heightened focus is no different; it is a conscious choice that takes work, though rewards those who successfully obtain it. (more…)

Posted August 26, 2014 by

High School Students, Want to Impress Recruiters with Your Emails? Tips to Remember

When writing their emails to professional contacts, such as recruiters, high school students should take them seriously.  The following post shares tips they should remember.

Featured: Featured Over the past year, we’ve had an increased interest in our site from high school students. This is great news, as it shows that young people are taking their future seriously and thinking about what they want to do with their life even before they get to college. It’s important that high

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Posted July 30, 2014 by

Want to Use LinkedIn as an Advantage to Find an Internship or a Job? 7 Steps You Can Take

For those of you trying to find an internship or a job on LinkedIn, the following post has seven steps you can take to use the site to your advantage.

Many college students, recent graduates and young professional are starting to see the power of LinkedIn. However, the one thing they learn very quickly is that they don’t yet have the quantity or quality of contacts necessary to leverage the world’s largest professional network. The best of them, however, don’t let that stop them from using

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Posted May 15, 2014 by

Internet Use Wastes the Most Time at Work

Employers who are wondering why workers aren’t being as productive as possible just might find the answer in the following post.

Web surfing and water cooler chatter are the top time thieves at work, according to a new survey of chief financial officers (CFOs) from Robert Half Management Resources. Nearly one-third (32%) of executives interviewed said non-business related Internet use, including social media, is the greatest time-waster. Chatting with coworkers ranked a not-too-distant second, garnering 27% of the response. (more…)

Posted December 30, 2013 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs During the Holidays? How to Stay Connected with Your Contacts

While the holidays are a festive time of year for most people, that doesn’t mean your search for entry level jobs has to stop.  Take advantage of the season to connect with your contacts.  Learn how in the following post.

‘Tis the season for parties and lighter spirits, but don’t let the relaxed pace of the holidays distract you from your job search. In fact, there are ways to use this time of year to your advantage. (Click here to Tweet this thought.) And why not? Many companies continue interviewing and making hiring decisions during the holidays

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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 November 21, 2013 by

Communicating with Your Boss on an Entry Level Job. 4 Things Not to Do

If you are communicating with your boss on an entry level job, there are four things you should not do.  Learn what they are in the following post.

Not all bosses are created equal. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll have an awesome boss throughout your professional career. Someone who leads by example and is active in your career development. Someone who ultimately wants to see you get promoted to a managerial position. They’ll take you under their wing and show

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