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Posted July 07, 2015 by

4 Amazing Ways to Relax Your Mind During Tough Academic Times

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Man in casual clothes with headphones. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During tough academic times, when stress levels are high, it is important for students to use different tips and techniques that can help them relax their minds and give a break.

Giving your mind a good break to relax and feel refreshed during all the academic stress is absolutely crucial. Self-care that can induce mind relaxation techniques is absolutely crucial to your progress in the academic sector. If students continue to stress themselves without giving decent breaks in between, their minds can be exhausted and this can impact their overall performance during the term. Demonization, procrastination and frustration are all symptoms of a tired mind which needs a really good break. (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

Mastering The Art of Concentration

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

Concentration is an art. It is an art that leads to a more fulfilling life, more meaningful relationships and heightened self-confidence.

Conversely, lack of concentration will generate a less lucrative, less opportunistic and more stressful life. On an overarching basis, it’s best to think of lack of focus as a temporary, surmountable handicap. To overcome any handicap, all that is necessary to do is use more determination and grit and will. Gaining heightened focus is no different; it is a conscious choice that takes work, though rewards those who successfully obtain it. (more…)

Posted May 21, 2014 by

Do Your Interviews for Entry Level Jobs Consist of Unique Questions? Here is Why

During interviews for entry level jobs, you may be asked some unique questions that don’t necessary relate to the job you’ve applied for.  If you’re wondering why, the following post explains.

You may have heard some of the strange questions top employers ask candidates during job interviews. And when you hear these questions, you most likely think, “What do these questions have to do with your ability to be a Social Media Manager… or an Accountant?” The simple answer, of course,

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Posted March 24, 2014 by

Do Job Seekers Have the Soft Skills to Obtain Jobs for Recent College Graduates and Advance Their Careers?

In order to obtain jobs for recent college graduates and advance their careers, job seekers need to focus on acquiring soft skills.  The following post has more on the importance of developing these skills.

Soft skills are essential irrespective of the level of management – entry, middle and top level management. People rise in organizations due to hard skills but fall due to lack of soft skills. Successful professionals need more of soft skills rather than hard skills. And to make it to the CEO level

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Posted March 14, 2014 by

How to Find a Job That Not Everyone’s Applying To

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Sales Recruiting

Often, it’s not your resume that’s hurting you.  It’s not that your LinkedIn profile is preventing you from job search success.  It’s not where you went to college, either.

Rather, it’s the number of other applicants going for the same openings.  For instance, if you’re applying to the same positions as a 1,000 other qualified applicants, you have a 0.1% chance of getting that job.

As an intelligent job seeker, you should automatically recognize that when you utilize the mainstream avenues such as LinkedIn and Monster, you’re often competing with the masses.

As a result, you have less options, more rejection and lowered confidence from non-responsive hiring managers. (more…)

Posted February 17, 2014 by

Looking to Major in a Field with Good Starting Salaries for Entry Level Jobs? Major in Engineering

College students majoring in engineering are likely to find good paying entry level jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

Want to be sure you land an awesome starting salary right out of college? Major in engineering. Of the top 10 best-paying college majors, seven are in areas of engineering, according to a report issued recently by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (Click here to tweet this thought.) Petroleum engineering is the top-paying undergraduate

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Posted February 04, 2014 by

Are You Making These 10 Common Mistakes When Searching for Entry Level Jobs?

If you’re searching for entry level jobs, be careful to avoid 10 common mistakes being made by job seekers according to the following post.

Did you know there are several different kinds of intelligence? There’s the most familiar… IQ or Intelligence Quotient. There’s also your EQ or Emotional Intelligence Quotient. And today I want to introduce you to a third kind of intelligence: SI or Situational Intelligence. Specific to your career, your SI is tied

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Posted January 29, 2014 by

Fresh Graduate & Still Unemployed..? Some Reasons & Solutions

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Worried college graduate sitting on bench with diploma. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

So all your friends have commenced their career voyages? They talk of their companies, the management there, their colleagues, chances for their growth and blah blah blah. All this time you recoil in your own shell, wondering when your efforts will finally show some positive results and get EMPLOYED!

You have been called numerous times for an interview but every time you end up exiting the workplace with slumped shoulders and a heavy heart. Why is it that only your lucks have been in a huge pitfall ever since you graduated! It is not that you have not struggled; you have tried all possible means to somehow get into an internship even but miss destiny is not that merciful these days.  But blaming your luck is not always the perfect solution; you probably have some flaws that need immediate correction. (more…)

Posted January 23, 2014 by

7 Soft Skills that May Help Secure Jobs for Recent College Graduates

In the following post, learn seven soft skills that may help people secure jobs for recent college graduates.

We hear a lot about communication, leadership, problem solving, and so many other soft skills. And for good reason. Those skills are among the most in-demand by many employers. However, there are seven other soft skills that, while not discussed as often as their popular counterparts, make all the

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