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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Tips for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

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Group of smiling graduates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that graduation has come and gone, it is time for recent college graduates to look for jobs.  With stiff competition for employment opportunities, the challenge for graduates is to stand out from the crowd.  So how can they do this?

Here are five tips from Christy Palfy, a recruiting manager from Progressive Insurance. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2013 by

Leadership Guide for Students

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The words Learn to Lead on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While at college, everyone is advising you to get involved, right? Well, instead of only getting involved halfway, you should develop some leadership skills and learn how to be the best at what you do. Leadership qualities take time and practice to be developed, but there is no better time to take action than now.

In the continuation, we will offer some effective tips that will turn you into the leader you have always wanted to be. (more…)

Posted November 26, 2013 by

What Recent Graduates Can Do to Separate Themselves from the Competition

Two excited recent graduates in their caps and gowns

Two excited recent graduates in their caps and gowns. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Congratulations, on graduating from school!  Now, it’s time to find a job.  In order to do that, you need to do some things to separate yourself from the competition.  The following post offers tips from Global Career Expert Dana Manciagli on how recent graduates can improve their job search(es) in order to impress potential employers. (more…)

Posted November 18, 2013 by

Need a Little Luck in Your Entry Level Job Search? Take These 3 Steps

Sometimes in life, we need a little luck on our side to find just what we’re looking for.  For entry level job seekers, this might be just what they need.  The following post shares three steps to take that might change their job search luck.

In the careers industry, we advise our new-grad clients to exhibit all of the traits of a caring, company-focused and hard-working employee. We suggest they be prepared to work their way up versus walking immediately into their dream job with the perfect work duties and salary. They must

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Posted November 14, 2013 by

How to Include Your Extra-Curricular College Activities into the Resume

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A resume example. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Starting in high school, many students begin to load up on extra-curricular activities in order to dazzle college acceptance boards. Often, this leads to carrying on with activities or organizations that become personally important. For some it could be volunteering at a legal aid society, community pantry or other outreach program. For others, activities involving ecological initiatives or political organizations are a good match for their personal interests as well as the career field they find themselves drawn to. While loading up on extra-curriculars can help edge you to the head of the line with admissions boards, many university students struggle over whether or not to include it in their formal resumes. (more…)

Posted October 25, 2013 by

5 Misconceptions About The College Admissions Process

Myths and misinformation about the college admissions process seem to take on a life of their own. We’ve heard too many stories of both students and parents making decisions based on information from friends and relatives that doesn’t reflect actual admission practices and policies.

We’ve highlighted a few of the most common misconceptions so that you will recognize them when you hear them. Knowing fact from fiction will help ensure you don’t make a mistake that ends up hurting your chances for acceptance at the college of your dreams. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2013 by

Young Professionals, Do You Have the Skills to Land Entry Level Jobs in the 21st Century?

To land entry level jobs in the 21st Century, young professionals should consider acquiring the skills that will attract potential employers.  The following post includes an infographic featuring these skills.

For every open position, there are hundreds of applicants from those who – from a technical point of view – could do the job. What sets candidates apart now goes past your technical skills, however. What counts now is the soft skills the recruiter believes you bring to the job – as well as your ability to develop

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Posted October 14, 2013 by

It’s Not Just The Major – advice to think twice when selecting your college career path

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Lori Hatfield, Director of Career Services at the University of Redlands

1. It’s the skill sets, not just the major.  Some people choose a major based on a personal passion that drives them, and your own interest should be a factor in choosing your course of study. But there are certain skill sets that are critical to job placement and career success. Those are developing strong oral and written communication skills and being able to think in a critical, analytical way – in short, be able to problem-solve and express yourself clearly and concisely.  Look for classes inside your major and throughout the curriculum that will help you develop those skills, or ask your advisor for suggestions. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2013 by

Schedule Your Entry Level Job Like a Day in High School

Would you like turn your work day on an entry level job into a day in high school?  If so, the following post has tips for creating a schedule like the days when you were getting an education.

For many of us, high school feels like a distant memory. Walking down the hallways going from class to class, hanging out with your friends and dying for your lunch period to arrive. There was a set schedule, a dress code, the curriculum was decided upon by your teachers and vacations were built in before the year started. It

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Posted December 27, 2012 by

Extracurriculars – Résumé Do or Don’t?

CollegeRecruiter.comYou probably think that most employers are not interested in your hobbies or personal interests, and you’re likely right.  However, there may be some value in including this information in your resume, according to the following post.

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Glee club, sports, debate team– when you were applying to college, these activities could make or break getting you into the school of your choice. But when it comes to job applications do your extracurricular activities hold any merit with employers?

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Extracurriculars – Résumé Do or Don’t?