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Posted April 27, 2015 by

7 Reasons Why You Should Establish Credit While You Are In College

Smiling college student with credit card and laptop

Smiling college student with credit card and laptop. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

One of the rites of passage for college students is obtaining credit cards and beginning to establish their financial history. For some, the availability of new credit is an opportunity for expenditures that are out of reach, but for others it presents the valuable chance to establish their credit for the future.

If you are wondering if it is worth it to apply for a credit card or other type of financing arrangement, there are some good reasons to do so that have nothing to do with a shopping excursion or spring vacation. Credit card companies are willing to take a chance on college students even without a credit history, and you should take advantage of the opportunity to establish your credit even before you apply for your first job. (more…)

Posted January 13, 2015 by

Searching for a New Job on Social Media? 6 Tips that Can Help

Social media can not only serve as a personal platform but also a professional one.  It can help you establish your personal brand and connect with the right people if you’re looking for a new job.  In order to succeed on a social level in your job search, there are certain things you need to understand.  Otherwise, social media can actually harm your search.  Here are six tips to remember when trying to find a job on social media. (more…)

Posted November 20, 2014 by

3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Interviewer from Zoning Out

Lisa Quast

Lisa Quast

Often, job candidates are so worried about saying the right thing during an interview that they forget how to keep another person (in this instance your interviewer!) engaged in a conversation. Obviously there’s more weighing on this conversation than a chat with your parents or best friend, and this means you need to display the best version of yourself. However, focusing too much on “covering everything” or “saying the right thing” can lead to boring your interviewer with drawn out answers – a surefire way to cause him or her to zone out. Practice and master the below tactics before your next interview to make sure this doesn’t happen to you! (more…)

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Study Says Volunteers Have a Better Chance to Find Employment

Team of young volunteers picking up litter in the park

Team of young volunteers picking up litter in the park. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For college students and recent graduates without internships or entry level jobs, volunteering can give their job searches a boost.  As a volunteer, you can build your resume and obtain invaluable work experience for the future.  Learn about the study in the following post. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

5 Reasons to Find a Job that Matches Your Skill Set Instead of Your Passion

Young female student looking through job offers on board

Young female student looking through job offers on board. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most, if not all, job seekers have heard that they should find something they’re passionate about for work.  While it makes sense to do what you really like, should you be searching for a job this way?  The following post shares five reasons why this method could be wrong.

Much of the career advice that’s doled out these days encourages young people to “follow their dreams” and “feed their passion.” And sure, it sounds good. Who wouldn’t want to make money by doing a job that doesn’t really feel like “work”? Who wouldn’t want to turn a lifelong dream into a reality?  But if you’re hoping (or holding out) for your dream job, Ben Carpenter is here with some tough love: What you’re good at should trump what you’re passionate about. (more…)

Posted June 30, 2014 by

What Do Employers Really Want in New College Graduates? What job candidates aren’t even considering but should be if they want a job.

Group of graduating students

Group of graduating students. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What’s the one thing that many college graduates fail to consider when preparing for a job interview?

Overcoming stereotypes!

Everyone to a certain extent faces unspoken biases during an interview—or what I often refer to as a second conversation or subtext during an interview that is not voiced by the interviewer. For millennial job candidates, biases can include being entitled, requiring constant supervision and positive reinforcement, lacking solid communication skills, and overall possessing a less than stellar work ethic. (more…)

Posted May 19, 2014 by

Passion is a Key Factor in Hiring for Entry Level Jobs in the Tech Industry

When searching for entry level jobs in the tech industry, your passion could be more important than where you went to school.  Learn more in the following post.

For entry-level tech jobs, hiring managers care about passion for IT more than a diploma. College graduates don’t need to be employed to become involved with the tech industry. By Fred O’Connor | IDG News Service…

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Posted February 06, 2014 by

5 Ways to Show Engagement During Your Entry Level Job Search

When searching for an entry level job, be aware that employers might be looking at how engaged you would be as a potential employee.  Learn five ways to show engagement in the following post.

Any time you interview for a job, you know companies scrutinize your education, work history, manners, social media presence, wardrobe and more. (Hint: Don’t forget breath mints.) But did you know they’re likely screening for engagement, too? Disengaged employees are a pox on all they touch — they kill sales, bum out

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Posted January 09, 2014 by

Want an Entry Level Job Search Advantage? Check Out Social Media Sites of Potential Employers

As an entry level job seeker, you have the opportunity to learn a lot about a potential employer by looking at their social media sites.  In the following post, learn how you can benefit from these sites, which could boost your chances of getting hired.

With employment on the rise and companies investing more and more to find top talent, candidates can (and should) invest time to discern if a company is right for them before accepting an offer. One way is to note the organization’s presence online, including the recruitment site, social media channels and employee interviews.

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Posted September 13, 2013 by

Why Employers Should Work with Temporary Professionals

Even though employers may want to fill open positions permanently, there are advantages to working with temporary professionals.

When people hear the words “temporary work,” they often think of clerical jobs or seasonal holiday positions. But as business needs have evolved, so has the “temping” professional. Temporary financial staffing firm Accountemps has identified a new set of realities for temporary workers today. (more…)