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Posted June 08, 2015 by

4 career resolutions for 2015

Silhouette person jumping over 2015 on the hill at sunset

Silhouette person jumping over 2015 on the hill at sunset. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As 2015 races towards its half way mark, it is important to take stock of your career resolutions. Regardless of whether you made January resolutions or not, it is never too late to develop some resolutions to help you stay focused when it comes to your career. Working or not, these are four career resolutions you should adopt for 2015. (more…)

Posted September 09, 2014 by

College Students, Do You Go to School to Get Better Jobs or Otherwise?

It appears that most college students are going to school to get better jobs, according to one survey in the following post.

UCLA’s CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college. About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes. This body of work spans over 40 years of data and expertise in the subject matter itself. Why students go to college? 88

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Posted August 20, 2014 by

Recent Graduate, Don’t Believe You’re Entitled When Searching for Jobs

It is a mistake for any recent graduate searching for jobs to think he or she is entitled to employment opportunities.  In the following post, learn job seeker types that are not attractive to employers.

We all know people who feel entitled. This is especially true of recruiters. We meet them at networking events and meet-ups. We listen to their stories; we hear all about their unsuccessful job search efforts. We empathize. We want to help…

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Posted June 10, 2014 by

You Should Be Using This Job Interview Technique

Anna Crowe

Anna Crowe

Every recent college grad is looking to bring home the bacon, but first you need a strategy for a winning job interview. If you’re looking to land your first big gig, you need to approach each interview with a game plan and fearlessness.

You need to come armed and ready with a powerful first impression, but how? It’s simple: tell your story.

Here are my tips for narrating the perfect story: (more…)

Posted December 06, 2013 by

Why Aren’t More Hiring Managers Contacting You About Entry Level Jobs? 5 Reasons That Might Explain

So, you’ve applied for many entry level jobs, but have not been contacted by any hiring managers.  There are five reasons that might explain why in the following post.

One of the most frustrating moments in a person’s career is when they’re either 1) unemployed and looking for a job, or 2) employed but looking for a better job. Along with thousands of other professionals, at some point during your career, you may have found yourself in such a predicament. Consequently, you may have

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Posted December 03, 2013 by

Want to Learn More About Entry Level Jobs? A Different Perspective on the Informational Interview

If you are determined to work for a specific company and want to learn more about its entry level jobs, consider a different perspective on informational interviews in the following post.

Let’s stop using the term “informational interview”. That phrase sends the wrong message. Worse yet, it’s only job seekers who ask for them! In fact, let’s re-design the typical process of obtaining this type of meeting. So let’s do this: If you are serious about your career, stop asking for informational interviews. It’s great to network. But let’s re

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Posted November 25, 2013 by

Start Your Entry Level Job on a Good Note with Your Boss

When starting an entry level job, it is a good idea to make a positive first impression with everyone, including your boss.  The following post has some tips to get you off to a good start with your boss.

Getting ahead in the workplace starts with making sure you show up on time and deliver solid, dependable work. If you’re new to an office and looking to get in your manager’s good graces, here are a few ways to start. Work the way your boss works Everyone has a different work

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Posted August 20, 2013 by

Can You Predict Your Career Path?

career planningOne of the most important, yet commonly overlooked, to-do in our careers is to create a projected career path for the future. Whether you’re still in college, just graduated, or are currently pursuing the career of your dreams, it is imperative that you create goals and milestones that will help you achieve the career status that you’re after. (more…)

Posted August 09, 2013 by

Refreshing Your Search for Work – The Five Key Questions

Man searching for a job in the newspaper

Man searching for a job in the newspaper. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Labor Day is a special time that often times triggers a desire to put away the old and begin anew. Many people look to make changes in their career the same way they pick up the beach chairs and towels and get ready for the fall. They begin to start anew with a fresh attitude towards their job search whether it is for a change of work or to ramp up a current, stagnant search from unemployed to employed. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2013 by

Beyond Job-Seeking Materials – 5 Rules to Follow

James B. Huntington

James B. Huntington

As of May, 11.3 million Americans were officially unemployed, and over nine million more would work if they thought their chances were better.  Many books, articles, and other writings are intended to help you get out of that group.  How can you cut through their strengths and limitations to maximize your chances of not only working, but staying employed in the years and decades to come? (more…)