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Posted December 16, 2014 by

Entry Level Students: Ways to Boost Your Job Prospects even With No Experience

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Cheerful young volunteers with garbage bag after cleaning the streets. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For anyone approaching college graduation looking to step straight into the world of work, it’s surely about time you began an active job search. However, as many of you begin writing your first resume, you may start to feel that a lack of professional experience is going to jeopardize your chances of landing an interview.

Job-hunting with minimal experience has always been difficult, regardless of the economic climate, and with record levels of graduates entering the American job market, your concerns are well founded. However, it’s not all bad news. The growth of websites like LinkedIn now offer new ways in which you can network within a specific industry, and a plethora of job board websites also help open the door to more job openings than ever before. If you prepare well and do the right things early on, it’s quite possible to land a really great job fresh out of college. However, this preparation means taking immediate action to gain the experience you need, along with writing an inspirational resume that a fairly represents your potential as an applicant. (more…)

Posted December 03, 2014 by

Not Every Employer has the Brand of Google

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Highway signpost with Employer Branding wording. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are a few companies out there that every candidate knows – Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, and so on.

Then there are the rest of us. Our organizations provide as good of a work environment as the ‘big boys’ – maybe better! But if candidates don’t know who we are, our hiring efforts become more challenging. (more…)

Posted November 24, 2014 by

What is the best way to get traffic to your college startup?

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Website creation and development are only the first few steps towards a successful online business. A great opportunity for a college startup is eCommerce which means that you will be selling products through an online store. In order to establish a foothold in the eCommerce industry, you need to utilize strategies and techniques that will effectively emote your brand, along with products and services, to a wide range of consumers.

As you have an online platform, you gain the opportunity of expanding your horizons by catering to a wide audience altogether.

One powerful way of building authority as well as ensuring the profitability of your business is through link building. By integrating relevant links into the content, a business will surely be a few steps away from its goal of becoming the leader in its chosen industry. (more…)

Posted November 20, 2014 by

Online Reputation Matters In Helping University Applicants Improve Admissions Odds

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College admissions building. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Here’s a question: How many times have you used Google to search for something? Here’s another question: How many times have you read reviews online about a product or a restaurant and made a judgment simply from reading those reviews? You may have even decided not to go to that restaurant or not to buy a product you were previously interested in solely because of reading information online.

If you’re like the majority of the population, then one, you’ve searched Google thousands upon thousands of times, and, two, at one point or another you’ve also made a decision about something simply based on what you’ve heard about it online. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2014 by

How to Find a Decent Graduate Job

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Hundreds of thousands of students graduate from colleges and join the workforce every year, and the vast majority of them have pretty vague ideas of what they are going to do next. Where to start, how to set about looking for the first serious job in their lives, how to do it, what to expect? No amount of theoretical training and advice can replace real experience. Yet we will try to give you a few tips that a lot of graduates and undergraduates may find quite useful. (more…)

Posted September 24, 2014 by

College Grads, Searching for Your Dream Entry Level Jobs in the 21st Century? What to Keep in Mind

If they have not started doing so already, many college graduates will be searching for entry level jobs after graduation.  While the thought of entering the job market is exciting, it can also be scary for graduates if they are not properly prepared.  After all, today’s job search is conducted much differently than when their parents when looking for employment.  So as 21st century job seekers, what are some things grads need to focus on?  Let’s take a closer look. (more…)

Posted September 23, 2014 by

6 Ways You’re Going to Trash Your Laptop at College

A shot of a college student carrying a laptop on campus

A shot of a college student carrying a laptop on campus. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College can be a great experience—striking out on your own, experiencing life and making new friends, accumulating knowledge and skills that will help you succeed for the rest of your life. And, the high accessibility of technology has made it easier than ever to get done what you need to get done with your school work so that you can go out and have fun. Laptops, tablets and smartphones have allowed students to be able to bring their school with them wherever they go, allowing for research anytime as well as immediate communication through software like Facebook and Skype.

With increased flexibility, and mobility comes an increase in potential for accidents with your technology as well. It used to be that everything was done on paper and kept safe in your room or dorm, and if you needed a computer you went to the computer lab which would allow you to work, store, and print your documents with ease. The influx of laptops into the college world has introduced new variables to common scenarios that you need to be aware of and watch out for. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2014 by

3 Factors to Consider Before Hiring an SEO Professional

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The word seo and serious businessman with hands on hips in black and blue background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The Internet has opened huge doors for people from every race, color, religion and region of the world. With the Internet it is now easy for people to trade in virtually anything. Someone in New York can now for example effortlessly hire a coder in India or Africa from their bedrooms and have an app that will be the next WhatsApp. Well, that is how WhatsApp, the $6B app came to being. An idea, a freelance coder, a few years down the line and bam! We have giants like Facebook and Google elbowing each other to snap WhatsApp for astronomical figures!

This openness and ease of access has had its own fair share of challenges too. There are many people online calling themselves ‘gurus’ who don’t understand what they are talking about. Well, what with the fact that you can sit behind a computer and pretend to be whom you are not. (more…)

Posted September 02, 2014 by

4 Ways to Be An Attractive Hire

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Successful applicant holding her document files. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

No one needs to tell you that the current job market is ultra-competitive. Executives are finding themselves unemployed or underemployed, while new graduates are having a tough time just getting noticed. Here are four ways to get a hiring manager’s attention, from writing your résumé to signing your offer letter. (more…)

Posted August 29, 2014 by

College Graduates, Want a Direct Connection to Jobs? 10 Ways to Contact Hiring Managers

College graduates looking for jobs should think about contacting hiring managers directly using any of these 10 ways in the following post.

The best way to advance your job search is to talk to the people making the big decisions: the hiring manager. In fact, to greatly improve your job search results, the number of conversations with these decision makers is the ultimate metric you should be tracking. Not job leads found. Not new connections on social media. Not applications sent.

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