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Posted February 15, 2016 by

3 tips for a focused job search

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College students must stay focused when conducting a job search for entry-level jobs. This means eliminating distractions. Consider these three tips to help you conduct a more focused job search.

1. One creative and effective idea for a more focused job search is creating a weekly workflow plan every Friday afternoon for the following week. Which organizations will you reach out to for the first time, how, and when? Which organizations will you follow-up with for the second time, how, and when? Which organizations will you follow-up with for the third time, how, and when? Plan your job search schedule in the same way your college courses are planned out with syllabi.

2. Limiting the number of times you check email and text messages will help you stay focused on your job search. If you’re always glancing at your inbox, it will take away from time-consuming tasks such as writing resumes and cover letters. Unless messages are urgent, answer them later.

3. Setting timeframes and goals is another way to stay focused. Creating a plan provides college students with structure in finding jobs. By breaking down the time to search for jobs into individual parts, you won’t overwhelm yourself, and you will feel a sense of accomplishment by completing tasks.

A successful job search requires a commitment. By avoiding distractions, you won’t get sidetracked from that commitment. College students and recent grads who stay focused will ultimately land great entry-level jobs.

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Posted September 16, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want Jobs as Entrepreneurs but Feel Restricted? 5 Reasons Why and What You Can Do

Some recent college graduates who would like jobs as entrepreneurs may feel like they can’t achieve this dream.  The following post has five reasons they might believe that and what can be done to help achieve entrepreneurship.

Have you ever dragged yourself through a meeting at work, listened to your coworkers ramble about meaningless ideas and thought to yourself, “I’m done! I can’t wait to leave this place and start my own business!” Well, it’s likely you have according to a recent study by the University of Phoenix School of Business. The study shows that nearly

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

5 Ways to Succeed at Your First Professional Job

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Summary: Get the most out of your first professional job by staying in the present, giving your very best effort, and recognizing when it’s time to move on.

As you step into your first professional job, keep in mind that that’s exactly what this is: your first. Of many. And as with so many other aspects of life, there’s only one first. Even if we can’t remember old significant others, past birthdays, or the addresses of the places where we used to live, we all remember our first real job. And most of us are grateful for the lessons we learned and the valuable mistakes we made during that challenging early chapter. (more…)

Posted March 03, 2014 by

Don’t Know What to Ask Following Your Interview for an Entry Level Job? 4 Types of Questions that are Necessary

After interviewing for an entry level job, you may be offered the chance to ask some questions.  The following post has four types of questions that are necessary for you to ask as a job seeker.

Every part of the hiring process counts, but a face-to-face interview is the best opportunity to dazzle the boss and land a coveted offer. To maximize those precious moments, here are the four types of interview questions every Millennial should ask an employer. Each one demonstrates critical thinking and declares: I’m in

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Posted February 12, 2014 by

College Students, Do You Have What it Takes to Build a Startup?

While probably most college students are thinking about getting their first entry level jobs before or after graduation, some might be considering creating jobs for themselves by becoming entrepreneurs.  This idea sounds good, but what does it take to start a business?  The following infographic shares some advice for students on building a startup. (more…)