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Posted December 30, 2014 by

When Pockets are Empty: Getting Quick Money

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Students always need money – this is a fundamental truth. And if you happen to be one of these poor unfortunate souls, the lack of money must seem especially painful to you. First, it’s high time to buy presents, second, holiday parties are not going to pay for themselves. What can a poor student do to get a reasonable amount of money for such a short period without lowering himself (or herself) down to the position of a shop assistant or a waiter – considering the fact that all such part-time positions are most likely taken before holidays? (more…)

Posted December 23, 2014 by

Searching for Seasonal Employment? 5 Tips to Help You Find a Job

Santa's assistant taking orders from children from mail

Santa’s assistant taking orders from children from mail. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With the holiday season moving right along, some people may be out in the job market trying to find seasonal employment.  This is a smart time to focus on your job search since this is usually a busy time of year for shopping.  As consumers demand more goods and services, employers will need more workers to meet the needs of customers.  This leads to more hiring, which can benefit seasonal employees in a couple of different ways.  First, it gives them a chance to earn some extra money for the holidays and second, it allows them to gain new skills and work experience for their resumes.  If workers do a great job, then maybe they will be asked to stay with a company long-term.  Check out five tips that can help you find a seasonal job. (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…)

Posted August 20, 2014 by

College Students, Are Your Jobs as Interns Over? 5 Tips for Writing Thank You Notes

As college students finish their jobs as interns, they should remember to show appreciation for their experiences.  In the following post, learn five tips to use when writing thank you notes.

Featured: Featured I was recently featured in a FORBES article that got a lot of great feedback from students. One student was reading it as she was finishing up her internship in Los Angeles and she emailed me some great questions about what to do towards the end of your internship. Here are some tips for Thank

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

College Graduates, Are You Keeping a Record of Accomplishments on Your Jobs? 4 Reasons It’s Important for Your Career

While on their jobs, college graduates should consider keeping a record of their accomplishments.  Learn four reasons why doing so is important for their careers in the following post.

Do you keep an active list of career accomplishments, responsibilities and results? Do you obsess over quantifying your contributions at work? You should, because your career, someday, may depend on it…

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Keeping Track of Accomplishments on Your Jobs? Why It is a Good Idea

On their jobs, recent college graduates might want to consider keeping up with their career accomplishments.  Learn some reasons why in the following post.

Every professional should keep an up-to-date list of his or her accomplishments, responsibilities and results. Academic advisors sometimes call this a “brag sheet,” and they draw from it when writing recommendations for students. Keeping a list of your professional accomplishments serves a similar purpose. This list acts as a repository that you can

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Posted April 11, 2014 by

College Graduates, 10 Things You Need to Be Aware of When Hired for Entry Level Jobs

As college graduates transition from school to the workforce, they should understand that there will be differences between these environments.  The following post highlights 10 things new grads need to be aware of when hired for entry level jobs.

A Guide To Your First Entry-Level Job. 10 things new graduates absolutely need to know. By U.S.News. Posted Apr 4th 2014 @ 5:00AM. Share. Businesswoman looking at a businessman listening to headphones and blowing bubbles…

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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 December 31, 2013 by

How Much is the Flu Costing the Workplace?

Doctor showing the word Flu on a chalkboard

Doctor showing the word Flu on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Workers should do their best to avoid getting the flu, or else it could be costly.

The 2012-13 flu season was one of the most severe in the U.S. in more than a decade and according to a new study, had two to three times the impact over a more typical flu season on the workplace, school, family and other segments of people’s everyday lives.  A new report from Walgreens suggests U.S. adults missed 230 million work days last season, while children lost more than 90 million school days due to flu-related illness. By contrast, 100 million work days and 32 million school days were missed in 2010-11, according to the Walgreens Flu Impact Report. (more…)

Posted December 30, 2013 by

Taking Time Off from Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs Over the Holiday Season? Think Again

Even though it might seem okay to take a break from searching for recent graduate jobs during the holiday season, you could miss out on an opportunity to get ahead of the competition.  Learn more in the following post.

I’ve been hearing from job seekers who are taking take time off from their job search during the holidays. Taking time off from a job search? Now? Hey. I get it! I’m very much a family kind of guy. And I love the holidays as much as anyone. But I’m also a realist who has more than a

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