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Posted April 13, 2015 by

Changing Gears: Where to Start When You’re Making a Huge Career Switch

A modified road sign on career change

A modified road sign on career change. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Making a huge career switch is a tumultuous, exciting and scary time in every job seeker’s life, and with today’s ever-changing economy, it’s very likely that you’ll find yourself making one of these changes at some point during your career. Searching for a fulfilling career is full of ups and downs; it’s a frustrating and exhausting experience that leaves many job seekers in a state of worry and disarray, but in the long-run, finding a new career that fits your goals and ambitions is better than being stuck at a job that you hate.

Follow these tips to help you get started with your career switch, and you’ll easily manage your doubts and fears during uncertain times: (more…)

Posted February 09, 2015 by

The Fastest Growing Industries of 2015

Career - Business Concept

Career – Business Concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether you’re a college student, a recent graduate, or thinking about switching careers and furthering your education, you may have a lot of questions about what field and industry is right for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the United States will increase by 10.1 percent between 2008 and 2018, but there are some careers growing at an even faster pace. If you are looking for a career in a stable and growing field, consider one of these hot jobs in 2015. (more…)

Posted February 04, 2015 by

Persuasive Interview Preparation

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

While preparing for an interview, it’s imperative to know what will and won’t persuade a recruiter or hiring manager. Attempting to convince an employer that you are competent by outright stating, “I am competent,” will have the opposite of the desired effect.

Hiring managers are most easily persuaded when they think an idea is theirs. With that being said, when preparing for an interview, it’s crucial to have an underlying tone of accomplishment and intelligence.

This will allow the recruiting party to come to the conclusion that you are competent without you having to outright say it. This is the foundation of persuasive interviewing. (more…)

Posted October 28, 2014 by

Looking for Your First Job as a Student

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Job hunting is always difficult, especially in the current unstable economic situation, and for students and recent graduates it may turn into a real ordeal. If you have been working previously, it is just a new step among all the other steps in your life. If it is your first job there is a psychological barrier to overcome – you make the first move as an independent adult, you don’t know your way around, you have to learn everything as you go along. Add to this the absence of recommendations and any work experience to speak of and you get a really unpleasant situation.

Here are a few tips that will, hopefully, alleviate the strain of finding your way in the labyrinth that is employment. (more…)

Posted August 14, 2014 by

Interview with College Graduate Sharing Advice that Could Help You Land Your First Entry Level Job

If you are a recent college graduate searching for your first entry level job, the following post includes an interview with a UCLA grad sharing her personal experience and offering some advice for your job search.

Before you go to college, and even while you’re there, there are only a handful of careers people really ever talk about: doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, fashion designer, politician, architect, musician, etc. These are the jobs we hear about in TV shows and movies, the ones we have interactions with on a regular basis, the jobs we can connect with a straight line to our passions (see: “I like working with children, so I want to be a teacher.”) Every once in a while, you meet someone who will proclaim to have an interest in “business” or “technology,” but they can’t elaborate on what that means, or what specific roles they’d like to pursue. This narrow focus can make job-hunting post-college feel even more daunting and stressful than it already is – if you have this idea that there are only 20 kinds of jobs in the world, it’s easy to feel like you’re not interested in, or qualified for, any of them.

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Posted June 27, 2014 by

3 Tips to Work Smart in Your Entry Level Job Search

If you are a recent graduate searching for an entry level job, here are three tips in the following post to help you work smart in your job search.

You’re ready for the responsibilities and rewards of a real-world career. But there’s a problem. You have the training, but not a lot of experience. You want to break into a new career, but so do thousands of other recent graduates whose resumes are painfully similar to your own.

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Posted June 23, 2014 by

7 Hot Entry-Level Jobs for Recent Grads

Andrea Fisher

Andrea Fisher

It’s challenging to find a well-paying job right out of college. Even though the economy has bounced back in the past couple of years, it’s hard to find industries that are hiring and offer competitive salaries. To make the most of your diploma, the job search is all about knowing which industries to target.

According to a recent salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average college graduate makes about $45,473. Fortunately, there are a number of positions that are frequently hiring— and their starting salaries are well within the national starting average. (more…)

Posted May 08, 2014 by

Entry Level Jobs of the Future and Those that May Be Left Behind

If you are not sure about your career path, the following post includes an infographic featuring potential entry level jobs of the future and the ones that may be left behind.

Everyone seems to assume that technology-based jobs will lead the way among growing careers in the not-too-distant future. And while that is a fair assumption for some markets and industries, quite the opposite can be true in fields like construction that are expected to boom in the next few

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Distance learning programs in India!

Sonali Dheri

Sonali Dheri

Advent of distance learning programmes in India

Distance learning programs in India have been introduced for the general convenience of students and working professionals who opt for it. These programs are offered online due to which they offer complete flexibility to students who can study according to their preference. Online MBA programs give you a 24*7 access to video lectures and notes online which you can view several times for useful understanding and revision of conceptions. These online programmes not only help you save a lot of time but also save your energy that is otherwise washed out in travelling to reach institutes for full time courses. Moreover, they make learning easy on the pocket as the fee is extremely affordable and you also save unnecessary expenses which are used for travelling, hostel etc. (more…)

Posted January 14, 2014 by

Can You Expect to Find Recent Graduate Jobs in the Tech Industry in 2014?

If you’re searching for recent graduate jobs in technology this year, don’t be surprised if it takes a little time based on information in the following post.

What do tech giants like Electronic Arts, Cisco and IBM have in common?  During the tech boom of the early 21st century, it was high hopes and continuous revenue streams.  But, lately, tech giants and a number of previously-burgeoning startups are experiencing ebbing numbers and waning momentum. 2013 numbers are weak, some weaker than

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