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Posted April 08, 2014 by

Following Up about Your Interview for an Entry Level Job? Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes

It’s fine to follow up about your interview for an entry level job, as long as you do so in the right manner.  In the following post, learn five mistakes to avoid when following up an interview.

A week or so after the interview, if you haven’t heard from the employer, it’s appropriate to send a follow-up note. Done right, following up can help you stand out, and remind a hiring manager of your awesome interview. Done wrong, however, you could easily go from considered to deleted. Avoid these follow

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Posted April 07, 2014 by

Employed on Recent Graduate Jobs and Interested in Gaining Skills? 8 Online Resources for Your Education

Young professionals who work on recent graduate jobs and have an interest in gaining skills might find these eight online resources in the following post beneficial to their education.

Feeling lackluster about your skill set lately? How would you like to pick up some knowledge without all of the hardship of student loans, applications to postgraduate education programs and mind-numbing studying for the GRE? We’ve compiled a list of eight free educational tools that cover many topics, including programming, entrepreneurship, entertainment

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Posted February 03, 2014 by

Obtained Entry Level Jobs an Entrepreneurs? 16 Lessons to Learn

The following post shares 16 lessons for people with entry level jobs as entrepreneurs.

Recently, the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) contacted top business leaders to ask the question, “What lesson would you teach your younger self about entrepreneurship, given what you know now?” From starting a business to keeping it running, their advice can help you wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey. (Click here to tweet this list.)

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Posted December 30, 2013 by

Interviewing with an Experienced Recruiter? How to Win the Entry Level Job

If you’re about to interview for an entry level job with an experienced recruiter, make sure you are prepared by using the tips in the following post.

That elusive job or internship is almost yours. You just nailed the phone interview. You have an in-person interview scheduled for next week. Your confidence is sky high. You’re going to get hired. Not so fast. This time, the interview is a veteran; a baby boomer…

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Posted March 26, 2013 by

U.S. Department of State Launches Mobile Career App

U.S. Department of State mobile career appStudents who want to work for a large, stable employer often choose to work for one of the hundreds of departments agencies within the U.S. federal government. The lead foreign affairs agency responsible for formulating and implementing U.S. foreign policy overseas is the U.S. Department of State.

Most of the Department’s civil service employees work in the Washington, D.C., or other cities throughout the United States on everything from improving trade opportunities for U.S. businesses, to helping American couples adopt children from overseas, to monitoring human rights issues. Others work overseas in embassies, consulates, and other locations. These Foreign Service employees are hard to recruit because the hiring standards are high, the hurdles many, and the competition fierce. (more…)

Posted January 07, 2013 by

When, Why and How to Use Mobile Technology in Your Recruitment Efforts

Man watching webinarVirtually every member of Gen Y — today’s college students and recent graduates — and about 90 percent of Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers care enough about only one electronic device to carry it with them virtually everywhere they go: their cell phones.

Most young adults see their cell phones as important to carry with them as their wallet and keys and the significance of their cell phones has only grown as most of those young adults have graduated from feature to smartphones like iPhones, Androids, and Blackberrys. Indeed, some studies are now projecting that in 2013 the large majority of college students and recent graduates will own smartphones.  (more…)

Posted December 06, 2012 by

My baby, the marketer

CollegeRecruiter.comWhen recruiting students, do colleges and universities only use an adult perspective?  If so, they may need to reconsider and learn some marketing lessons from children, according to the following post.

Having a new baby at home has led to a change in my reading habits. I never thought I would spend my time studying infant sleep patterns, best performing bottle warmers, or the finer differences between identical-looking car seats.

Brian Millar’s article “5 Things Toddlers Can Teach You About Marketing” seemed like a great opportunity to read outside the infant literary spectrum, but not too far.

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Posted September 12, 2012 by

On the Day the iPhone 5 is Announced, Remember Those Who Make Them

In the ongoing debate about globalization, what’s been missing is the voices of workers — the millions of people who migrate to factories in China and other emerging countries to make goods sold all over the world. Reporter Leslie T. Chang sought out women who work in one of China’s booming megacities, and tells their stories.

In her reporting and writing, Leslie T. Chang explores the lives of workers in China, focusing on the experience of women. Some of those experiences are horrible and some are positive. In the words of Esther Hartwig, “I read her book ‘Factory Girls‘ a couple of years ago and thought it was great, definitely an eye-opener. You can’t compare our view on factory work to their view; they come from a different place, they have a different background and a different mentality. From what I understood, they are brave, hard-working and independent people, and they have a plan. I hadn’t thought of Chinese factory workers as much more than people who work under horrible conditions, but after reading the book and being introduced to different aspects of their lives and what they have to say about it, I think I have a better understanding now and surely a lot of respect.” (more…)