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Posted September 05, 2013 by

Pump up your social resume and your job prospects

The phrase "Social Media" in cloud form in the sky

The phrase “Social Media” in cloud form in the sky. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Let’s pretend for a moment you just got out of a job interview you aced. You wore the right clothes, gave the right answers and overall wowed them with your professional demeanor.

Then you leave the room and the hiring manager goes to his favorite search engine where he finds a video of you twerking Miley Cyrus style and wearing a t-shirt that says “I Love Ganja.” Suddenly you don’t seem like such a great job candidate, do you?

Ouch.

Even if you haven’t made obvious online gaffes such as posting wild party photos, you still might be making mistakes that could cost you a job. That’s why you need to spend as much time optimizing your social resume as you do your paper one. (more…)

Posted August 30, 2013 by

Proofreading: It Is Essential For Your Career

Person proofreading a manuscript

Person proofreading a manuscript. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Success in the real world is very dependent upon a good education. Which college or university you are accepted into, the job you are hired for after college graduation, and the ability to excel in your chosen profession and make a great salary all depend upon how others perceive you and your abilities. If you are thought of as intelligent and capable, you will most certainly enjoy more success than if you are perceived otherwise. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2013 by

Data Scientist Named “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”; Important Characteristics for the Position

Current and future data scientists may be excited to know that their position has been named the “sexiest job of the 21st Century.”  The following post has more information and features an infographic, which includes important characteristics for being a data scientist.

FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, recently released an infographic showing the characteristics of a good data scientist — what a Harvard Business Review article called the “sexiest job of the 21st century.”

The rise of Big Data has fueled demand for data scientists. Indeed.com reported that job postings for analytic scientists jumped 15,000 percent between the summer of 2011 and 2012. McKinsey & Company predicted the U.S. will see a 50- to 60-percent shortfall in analytic scientists by 2018. (more…)

Posted July 10, 2013 by

Think Before You Post – How Social Media Platforms, Like SnapChat, Vine and Facebook, Can Impact Your Job Search

dreamstimeIf you think those off-the-wall photos of you and your pals from last week’s neighborhood Fourth of July BBQ aren’t a big deal, you may want to think again: They could actually cost you a job.

Your digital footprint says a lot about you. And social media platforms, such as newcomers SnapChat and Vine—-apps that seem to encourage a “post what you feel” attitude—offer hiring companies today an essential gold mine of information about potential employees. (more…)

Posted July 08, 2013 by

Interested in Human Resources? What Getting an Entry Level Job Could Do for Your Career

If you land an entry level job in human resources, there may be a bright future ahead.  Learn more in the following post.

With a growth in the temporary employment industry, there is a lot of opportunity for workers looking to become human resources specialists. As a whole, this field is expected to grow more than 21 percent over the next ten years. Some employers have begun doing a lot of their hiring online, which has

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Opportunities and Growth in Human Resource Profession

Posted June 20, 2013 by

How to Get Paid Top Dollar at Your First Real Job

Alan Corey

By Alan Corey, author of “The Subversive Job Search”

Step 1: Demonstrate how you work when you aren’t getting paid.  Come prepared to an interview by bringing work you’ve already done for the company based on the job listing details and other online research you have found.  Having your potential new employer see that you can be self-motivated and willing to work before you get a paycheck can earn you big dividends come salary negotiation time.  If the inner workings of your job are unknown to you, an acceptable alternative would be bringing hypothetical projects/work assignments with you that you think this job could potentially have.  If your work is high quality on these made-up assignments, you not only stand-out against other job candidates, but once you start working your new starting salary will most likely be higher than expected. (more…)

Posted June 06, 2013 by

Employers Say General Business Knowledge Most Important Attribute for Accounting Job Candidates

In addition to accounting skills, employers are looking for accounting job candidates who possess general business knowledge.

Today’s job market is more than a numbers game for accounting and finance professionals, a new Accountemps survey finds. When considering job candidates’ qualifications beyond traditional accounting skills, one-third (33 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said they value general business knowledge most. One-quarter (25 percent) of respondents look for expertise in information technology (IT). (more…)

Posted May 22, 2013 by

Landing Entry Level Jobs Require More than Internships

While internships can offer experience for the working world, there are other factors to keep in mind for landing entry level jobs.  The following post explains what else can help you compete in the job market.

Featured: Not Featured An internship is a two-way process. Interns get the opportunity to experience their chosen careers in real time while employers get the chance to test the workplace-metal of potential employees. It’s win-win on both sides of the fence. read more

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Tips and Tricks in a Competitive Job Market

Posted January 07, 2013 by

Why Recruiters May Want Active Candidates More Than Passive Candidates

CollegeRecruiter.comAre you an active job seeker or a passive job seeker?  If you are the latter, then you probably are not the most attractive candidate to an employer.  Learn why in the following post.

In professional recruiting circles, a lot of attention is paid to so-called passive candidates. In theory, these are people who only get jobs when recruiters reach out and ask them. Happily employed and fully engaged in their current job, they are supposedly prized precisely because they aren’t looking.

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Why Recruiters May Want Active Candidates More Than Passive Candidates

Posted December 11, 2012 by

What Hiring Managers Want In A Good Job Candidate

CollegeRecruiter.comIt seems hiring managers are having a difficult time finding the right candidates for job opportunities.  Learn more, and find out what skills they are looking for in the following post.

Even in a tight job market, hiring managers are having a tough time finding the right candidates.

According to the Career Advisory Board’s 2012 Job Preparedness Indicator, only 17% of the 516 hiring managers polled said job seekers possess the skills the companies are actually looking for.

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What Hiring Managers Want In A Good Job Candidate