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Posted July 29, 2015 by

4 Ways Shy Students can Network

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Education concept – students communicating and laughing at school. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It seems that an increasing number of outgoing students get their first job through connections; however, this leaves shy students with a lot of anxiety. Some young people are just naturally shy while others need time to blossom into the expert networker they will become. Regardless of the situation, current college students and new grads who are on the shy side can still learn to network successfully with a few modifications that will make the experience less nerve-racking. Once students have overcome their social networking fears, they may find themselves in a world where jobs are easier to obtain and references are plentiful. (more…)

Posted January 19, 2015 by

Really Simple Tips To Help You Increase The Possibility Of Getting A Job After College

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Boris Dzhingarov

College is great but there comes a time when you need to start looking for a job. Contrary to what you may believe, the sooner, the better! The problem is that there are many that struggle with getting a job as a college degree is no longer a certainty that you will be hired. You have to prepare early.

Luckily, there are various ways in which you can increase the possibility of getting a job after you finish college. The advice offered below is really easy to remember and can drastically increase the chances of being hired. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2014 by

Nervous About Networking? Effective Tips to Come Out of Your Shell

For many of us, going up to a stranger and starting a conversation can be intimidating. We don’t want to say or do anything to embarrass ourselves when meeting someone new. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression. So, what can you do if you are nervous about networking? Here are some tips to help you come out of your shell. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Searching for Jobs on LinkedIn? Connect with Alumni Using These 5 Tips

As a recent graduate now searching for jobs, using LinkedIn to network with alumni could help you establish connections beneficial to your career.  In the following post, learn five tips to connect with alumni on the site.

The university I attended was large, but a few years removed from college I still feel a common bond and sense of purpose whenever I meet a fellow alum. For students and grads, those alumni connections provide even more value: alumni connections are an important resource that will accelerate your networking, learning and career opportunities:

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Posted June 27, 2014 by

College Students, Is LinkedIn Not Working in Your Search for Jobs? 2 Mistakes You’re Making

For college students searching for jobs on LinkedIn without much success, the following post identifies two mistakes that are holding them back.

In the LinkedIn Group I run, I asked members to share any LinkedIn success stories they had, and many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. I was surprised and not surprised at the same time, particularly when I looked at the Profiles of the members who were very negative

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Posted April 23, 2014 by

Psychology: An Acute Alternative For Medical Career

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Magnifying glass over the concept of psychology. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A lot of options are available once you finish your high school. You come across various courses through which you could make your career. Well, some of the people choose engineering while others like to get into the medical field. While a lot of streams are available in medical, but most of the people have confusions to opt for psychology.  One of the reasons is the career related opportunities regarding this field.

This is the fact that many institutes make graduates regarding the same field. This in turn creates competition. The numbers of health centers compared to the number of graduates are not too much. Hence it becomes extra challenging to get a relevant job in a medical field. In other situations people also think of where to put their own clinics and health centres. But firstly, this is not an affordable solution and secondly, who takes guarantee for its successful running? (more…)

Posted March 20, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job on LinkedIn? 10 Ways to Get Recruiters to Notice You

If you are searching for an entry level job on LinkedIn, the following post has 10 ways that will help you gain the attention of recruiters.

You’ve finally finished your LinkedIn profile, and you’re patiently waiting for recruiters to call. But after weeks without a bite, you wonder if there is anything you can do to improve the performance of your LinkedIn profile. And there is! A LinkedIn profile can easily be improved that you stand out from

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Posted February 26, 2014 by

How You Can Approach Networking to Land an Entry Level Job in 2014

Do you need some guidance on networking to land an entry level job in 2014?  If so, learn how to approach this part of the job search in the following post.

Networking is a critical component of your job search success. Many people feel it is the most important. Countless studies indicate that employers prefer to hire candidates who are referred by current employees, as this is much more effective than reviewing hundreds of applications through job boards. So what is networking and how does one go about it

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Posted February 11, 2014 by

LinkedIn Not Helping Your Entry Level Job Search? Two Possible Reasons Why

If LinkedIn has not been helpful to your entry level job search, consider two possible reasons why in the following post.

When you talk with employers and recruiters, they usually tell you that they love LinkedIn. In the LinkedIn Group I run, however, I asked members to share their LinkedIn success stories. Instead, many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. So, why don’t job seekers share this enthusiasm for LinkedIn? I see two basic misunderstandings…

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Posted January 28, 2014 by

Seeking Career Advancement from Your Entry Level Job? Improve Your Skill Set

Would you like to advance from your entry level job?  If so, then improving your skills is a good idea.  Learn some ways to do so in the following post.

A job seeker commented about doing very well at the job interview; then, apparently, performing poorly on a test of her skills specific to a software package required for the job. She isn’t alone; this scenario plays out far too often…

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