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Posted June 06, 2014 by

Trades Are Cool Again

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Carpenter at work on industrial job site. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For some, the “college experience” is an exciting prospect that starts with trying out subjects that will hopefully lead to a career and ends with the rude awakening of abundant student loans and no job post-graduation to pay them off – or potentially worse, being stuck in a career you’ve discovered just isn’t right. When you need a career path re-evaluation, or when you can’t secure a job (or even an interview) post graduation, use this game plan to determine options. (more…)

Posted June 05, 2014 by

4 Tips Employers Can Use in Hiring Candidates for Entry Level Jobs

There are various factors employers might consider when hiring candidates for entry level jobs.  In the following post, learn four tips they can use in decision making.

Congratulations! You’ve already rounded a few hurdles of starting a business — you’ve made the decision it’s something you’re motivated to do and you’ve set the wheels in motion to make it happen. The type of business you’re starting will determine the type of employee you need and their skill set — even whether you need one or more.

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Posted May 29, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Already Have Jobs for Recent College Graduates, but Open to Something New? 5 Things that Make You Attractive to Recruiters

While young professionals might be satisfied with their current jobs for recent college graduates, they could be open to other opportunities.  In the following post, learn five things that make them attractive to recruiters.

It is no secret. In these times, no job is permanent. If a public company has a few bad quarters, you are dispensable. If the economy starts going south, the company “has to make difficult decisions”. Believe me when I say to you, it is in your best interest to always be a passive

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Posted May 22, 2014 by

Millennials, What Do You Want in a Job?

CollegeRecruiter.comYou have probably heard that Millennials (a.k.a. Gen Y) are the generation who believes in entitlement.  This includes finding the right jobs for them.  While searching for employment, Millennials will look for things they feel are important.  Once hired, some workers will be loyal, but do not expect all of them to be, especially if the job doesn’t meet their expectations. (more…)

Posted May 19, 2014 by

Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 12 Questions to Ask that Will Impress the Interviewer

For job seekers preparing to interview for recent college graduate jobs, learn 12 questions to ask that will impress your interviewer in the following post.

Recently, the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) contacted top business leaders to ask the question,“What ONE question do you wish potential employees would ALWAYS ask you during an interview? Why?” Why Wouldn’t I Want to Work Here? “I think this question frames transparency on both the potential new hire and

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Posted May 15, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs? Some of the Best and Worst Positions

If you’re currently searching for entry level jobs, learn about some of the best and worst ones according to the following post.

What do you look for when you’re looking for your first job? Growth potential? A high starting salary? Fancy snacks in the break room? There are dozens of factors that determine whether an entry-level position will prove to be…

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Posted May 09, 2014 by

The 8 Hottest Jobs of 2014

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Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

We looked into our own Salary.com crystal ball and then referenced sources like the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine which fields are slated to enjoy the most growth over the next few years. So if you’re currently unemployed and searching for a job, or if you’re unsatisfied and hoping to change careers, the first thing you need to do is see if your job is on this list. (more…)

Posted April 23, 2014 by

6 Critical Indications That it’s Time For a Career Change!

Career change just ahead on green sign

Career change just ahead on green sign. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Gone are the days when people wouldn’t mind long hectic hours of employment, unending shifts, extreme-level of office politics or even a bad-tempered boss, as long as they were getting a hefty pay at the end of the month. Nowadays, people are more inclined towards a career which is although lucrative but also less hectic and more rewarding. Nevertheless, things don’t always turn out the way one expected and often end up causing a great stir in one’s life. Following are the telltale signs that indicate when it is time for a quick career change. (more…)

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…)

Posted March 20, 2014 by

Interested in Recent College Graduate Jobs in the Tech Field? One Thing to Make a Priority

If you’re thinking about exploring recent college graduate jobs in the tech field, there is one thing you should make a priority, according to the following post.

MBAs, bankers, hipsters, nerds, non-hipsters… who isn’t influenced by technology these days? As tech is incorporated into almost all aspects of our lives and workplaces, it’s become the field presenting the biggest opportunities for growth and innovation. The dramatic rise of tech startups and hardware or software companies brings about a wealth of new jobs. But there’s

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