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Posted April 09, 2015 by

Digital Tactics To Help Land Your First Post-Grad Job

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Man using pc tablet. Job search background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After graduation, we start to worry about more serious issues. We are no longer bothered whether we will give correct answers on our exams, and whether we will be satisfied with our mid-term grades. We need to focus and give our life new purpose. In other words, we need to land our first job. Easier said than done, to say the least. We become a part of a vicious loop known as the “Job-Experience paradox”.

You need to land a job in order to gain experience, and of course, you need experience in order to get a job. Luckily, there is a way to create a nice professional image of yourself, to help you overcome this obstacle. It is known as digital tactics, and here are the ways to implement them, to help you land your first job. (more…)

Posted April 01, 2015 by

Graduating This Year? Find The Most Affordable Neighborhoods For Graduates

Are you walking across the stage to accept your diploma in 2015? Congratulations! It’s likely been a long and sometimes even difficult road. Now that you’re about to get your degree, it’s time to think about what comes next.

If you’re lucky, you’ve already landed a job in your chosen profession. If you are like most college graduates, that new job will take you to a brand new city. Starting your first job after college in a city that is new to you can be even harder when you have to find a place to live and aren’t’ familiar with that city’s neighborhoods. (more…)

Posted March 30, 2015 by

Leaving the Nest: 3 Tips for a Smooth Transition

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Woman labeling moving box at home. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As graduation day and taking on your first real job get closer, the realities of true adulthood and independence begin to show themselves. This may feel like a scary time, but like most young adults, you’ll simply learn how to handle situations as they come. But to get you started, these three tips will help manage some of the more pressing issues. (more…)

Posted March 10, 2015 by

How to Find Your First Paid Job Overseas

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Tradesman holding a globe and a wad of money. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you just recently graduated college and want to find a job overseas, you should know what you are doing. Otherwise, if you don’t have a solid plan, you are not going to have an easy time landing a job in your dream location. With that being said, here are four tips on how to find your first paid job overseas. (more…)

Posted March 03, 2015 by

Young college women graduates don’t negotiate – is that true?

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Business team having a meeting in an office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In the business environment, having the ability to negotiate efficiently is vital. If you want to succeed and help your company thrive, there’s no way you can avoid negotiations. In recent years, an upsetting trend has been materializing among female negotiators. Young women in particular who have recently graduated from business school don’t bargain. It’s not that they can’t, they just don’t want to do it. Avoiding negotiations may impact their future careers, so the question is – why are women graduates so terrified of negotiating? (more…)

Posted March 02, 2015 by

Medical Assistant Career Overview – What You Need To Know

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Boris Dzhingarov

The medical assistant career is one of the fastest of all the professions when referring to growth. There are various advantages associated with becoming such a professional and although the truth is that this is one career that is quite challenging, requiring you to have a lot of responsibility and dedication, personal and financial satisfactions are really high.

In the modern healthcare industry, the medical assistant is seen as a vital part of the system. He/she will perform a myriad of different tasks that are vital in medical offices and hospitals. You get a chance to help out the community and help out thousands of patients during your life. (more…)

Posted January 09, 2015 by

They Want You To Relocate? 5 Questions to Ask First

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Woman walking on the road to the city, in front of an empty billboard concept. Moving to the city. Billboard on the road leading to the city of skyscrapers. Back view. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

So you finally made it. You have conquered the long and strenuous road known as college. With your degree in one hand and ambition in the other, you hit the job market full steam ahead. As a young cultivated individual, there should be no problem landing a job, right?

I wish that were the case. No matter how long you have been on the scene, finding a new job can be exhaustingly difficult, but, jumping at the first available opportunity is not always the optimal decision for your career. Especially if relocating for the job is a requirement.

Landing your first job out of college is exciting, but before accepting a job that requires you to move, make sure that you have considered the following questions: (more…)

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Considering a Career in Hospitality

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Portrait of waiter holding menus in restaurant. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you graduate from college, you’re qualified for a much greater number of jobs than someone without a degree, and the hospitality industry is one of the most lucrative markets to enter. Jobs are typically easier to obtain in hotels and restaurants than in business, academia, science or healthcare sectors, and there are many types of jobs to choose from. For example, the hospitality industry includes hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, night clubs and any other entertainment venue that serves food or beverages. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Modern Career Paths: Achieving Web Analytics Certification

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Eshna Verma

Analytics is the process of looking at a website’s traffic and conversion numbers and trying to improve and optimize the performance of the site, the traffic flow, and sales. For most website owners, it’s a sideshow to the real concern: sales. Most business owners and webmasters want to know how to get more people to the site and how to get those people to pay for something, be it an affiliate program or a homegrown product or service offering.

But, most business owners and webmasters need an analytics specialist. Is that you? That depends. If you love combing through numbers and optimizing things, it might be. Here’s how to get your web analytics certification. (more…)

Posted December 01, 2014 by

Why the Holidays Are a Smart Time to Search for Jobs

Modern Santa Claus. Cheerful Santa Claus working on laptop and smiling while sitting at his chair with fireplace and Christmas Tree in the background

Modern Santa Claus. Cheerful Santa Claus working on laptop and smiling while sitting at his chair with fireplace and Christmas Tree in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Job hunting can be stressful during the holiday season. Between parties, family gatherings and other personal commitments, it’s hard to stay focused on finding a job. If you’re like many job seekers, you’ve probably put your search on hold until after the New Year. After all, employers aren’t hiring during the holiday season, right? Wrong.

The holiday season is actually a smart time to search for a job. In fact, more than two-thirds of employers have more openings available during the months of November and December.

Here are a few more reasons why you should continue job searching during the holidays: (more…)