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Posted August 14, 2014 by

Writing a Resume to Find an Internship? 7 Tips to Keep in Mind

If you’re writing a resume to find an internship, remember these seven tips in the following post.

Featured: Featured Students send over their resumes so I can take a look and provide feedback almost daily. I don’t always have time to do this for everyone, but I love to look over them when I can. I wanted to share some advice I gave a student recently about her resume. She was applying for

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Posted July 29, 2014 by

One Reflection of What Business School is Like

Group of students in business school

Group of students in business school. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For anyone considering going to business school, one student shares what his experience has been like so far in the following post.

I recently completed my first year at Booth and felt compelled to share my experiences and advice through a follow-up post to: To Anyone Considering an MBA (more…)

Posted July 18, 2014 by

How to Craft a Killer Post-Grad Resume

Erica Wolfe

Erica Wolfe, Marketing Associate at Greek Streak

Graduating from college is an incredible achievement filled with excitement, but it also comes with questions and uncertainties about the future. Beginning the job application process can be overwhelming, as college grads are competing with thousands of others for entry-level positions. With the right resume, landing that first job might come easier than expected. Here are a few tips on how to craft the perfect post-grad resume so that you can stand out from the competition. (more…)

Posted June 11, 2014 by

Landed an Interview for an Entry Level Job, but Concerned about Your Resume? How to Still Make this Meeting a Success

Congratulations on landing an interview for an entry level job!  However, if you’re concerned about how to overcome a less than impressive resume during this meeting, get some tips to do so in the following post.

OK, I admit it: I watch reality TV. Specifically, Million Dollar Listing, which follows real estate brokers closing deals in New York. I’m embarrassed, but… In one episode, the broker was entrusted to sell a spacious apartment in a great neighborhood with beautiful finishes. An absolutely stunning apartment, but with one

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Posted June 11, 2014 by

Why Finding an Internship Might be More Important to Employers than the Degree You Have

While getting a college degree should be respected, it might not be a bad idea to consider finding an internship this summer to boost your chances of employment.  Learn more in the following post.

As many students head home for summer, they are faced with an age-old decision: what will they do with their free time? Most will take on a summer job, while others may stay on campus to attend summer classes. Others, according to a recent study, will do the best

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Posted June 04, 2014 by

Why Recruiters Might Accept You into Business School with a Less than Impressive Academic Record as an Undergraduate

For recruiters considering your MBA applications to business school, what could make the difference between you being accepted or rejected?  Find out in the following post.

A lot can change between the time you’re 18 and, say, 28. Let’s say straight out of high school wasn’t your most studious and sensible life period (you’re definitely not alone) and your undergrad GPA reflected that. But as you got a few more years of experience under your belt, you settled down

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Posted May 23, 2014 by

One View of Entry Level Jobs for the Class of 2014

As graduates in the class of 2014 begin to search for entry level jobs, they may want to consider one view of these positions found in the following post.

Keep the service job you have now because it’s cash in your pocket at the end of night? Throw your resume onto countless job boards and see who calls? Rocksolid, Inc Reviews Expectations from Entry Level Jobs.

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Posted May 08, 2014 by

If GPA is Not Hiring Criteria for Entry Level Jobs, What Should College Students Focus on in School?

Most college students probably believe that making good grades is important to improve their chances of getting hired for entry level jobs.  However, this might not be the case for all employers.  In the following post, find out what some say should be the focus for students during their college years.

If your main goal in college has been to be an A-student, you may not have loved the recent declaration from Google that your GPA doesn’t really matter when it comes to landing your dream job. But before you skip out on your next exam in protest, make sure you’ve got the

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Posted April 23, 2014 by

Will GPA Matter When Applying for Jobs for Recent College Graduates?

Making good grades is emphasized in college, but how much will GPA matter when the time comes to apply for jobs for recent college graduates?  Find out in the following post.

You have permission to put down the books, stop cramming for that test and go out with your friends. According to Google, your GPA can wait. (Click here to tweet this thought.) That’s right, in a recent article on the NY Times, Lazlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google, revealed that: GPAs

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Posted April 22, 2014 by

What Entry-Level Recruiters Actually Look For (Hint: It’s Not Grades)

Job seeker and recruiter with a quote from job seeker

Job seeker and recruiter with a quote from job seeker. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: What are entry-level recruiters looking for when they size up a potential job candidate?

When you encounter a recruiter at a job fair or networking event, what traits might this person be looking for as they shake your hand and chat with you for a few minutes? And when a recruiter starts a dialogue with you online, what traits might she be scanning for as she reads your messages and skims through your resume?

What kinds of qualities and signals will make a recruiter’s ears perk up? What keywords, personal traits, and non-verbal messages will inspire them to pick up the phone and chase you down before their competitors get ahold of you? And what traits will make them glaze over and move onto the next candidate in line? Here are a few of the ways recruiters size you up, regardless of your industry. (more…)