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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 October 21, 2014 by

7 Underused Job Search Tricks for Grads

Portrait of a young woman in an academic gown, future trends.

Portrait of a young woman in an academic gown, future trends. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Grads looking for work have it tough, as they try to enter a difficult job market while also trying to learn the intricacies of a job search. They don’t yet know for themselves what works in a job search and what doesn’t.

For most inexperienced job seekers, the main strategy is simply to apply for jobs on major job boards, not realizing that most job openings aren’t ever posted on the likes of Monster or Workopolis. So if you want to make the most out of your job search, here are 7 job search tricks and resources that are underused by grads. (more…)

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Starting Your Career After College Is Over – Psychological Hurdles To Pass

Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov

Most people think that it is really easy to start your career as soon as college is over. That is not actually the case. In fact, if you are only used to college and then you start with your entry level job, you may be faced with so many problems that would lead towards failures or making everything a lot harder than it should be. While you can easily improve your job search, improve your CV and basically learn everything about the job hunting process or the career path you want to take, the psychological preparation is not being discussed.

You can have all the knowledge that you need and still encounter huge problems while climbing the career ladder. In so many situations you can end up failing because you are simply not prepared from a psychological point of view. (more…)

Posted October 07, 2014 by

How Parents Can Help New Grads Find a Job

Robin Ryan

Robin Ryan

The economy is not the only thing preventing this year’s new grad from landing a job. Parents often offer poor advice and the wrong job search strategies that can derail their son or daughter without meaning to. Suggesting that they just “get a foot in the door” or “go after ANY job because that’s a great company” is way out of touch with what is actually USEFUL advice to launch a new career and begin the road to promotions and personal satisfaction. (more…)

Posted October 06, 2014 by

5 Job Hunting Tips When You Already Have a Job

Jennifer Parris

Jennifer Parris, Salary.com contributing writer

In many ways, it is an ideal situation. Looking for a job while you already have one has many benefits. You can take your time to find a job that you love without feeling the pressure of having to pay the rent. You get to bone up on your interviewing skills, and discover if the field that you’re interested in is really a fit for you.

That is, if you don’t get caught. (more…)

Posted August 27, 2014 by

How to put your degree to work for you

Black graduation cap with degree on white background

Black graduation cap with degree on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A big misconception about employment is that it is hard for new graduates to get jobs.  Many people think that getting a degree is not a sure fire way of getting a job, however the problem is not with the degree but with the person holding it.

The main problem for new graduates is how they go about getting jobs.  They think because they add their degree on their resume that potential employers will be jumping at the bit for their services.

New graduates make the mistake of relying on their degree for work instead of putting their degree to work for them.  This article will show 3 things you can do to improve your job hunting campaign if you’re a new graduate. (more…)

Posted August 19, 2014 by

How Google Search Operators Can Help Your Job Search

Close up of Google.com search home page on computer with silhouette of man's head out of focus in foreground

Close up of Google.com search home page on computer with silhouette of man’s head out of focus in foreground. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The job market can be a competitive place, and smart job seekers use all the tools at their disposal to gain an edge. Google, the search engine giant founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, is one of these tools and should be used in the most effective way possible.

Search engines can help you find job listings in your intended field based on keywords and algorithms, but sometimes Google and other search engines pull up results that aren’t as relevant as you would like. Maybe the job listing is several months old, or the listing isn’t actually located in your area because it was misclassified. Google might pull up a page that has your keyword, but isn’t even a job listing. (more…)

Posted August 18, 2014 by

Wondering If an Entry Level Job is Right for You? 8 Factors to Consider

Before you accept an entry level job offer, be sure you know what you’re getting into.  In the following post, learn eight factors you should consider first.

When you’ve been job hunting for ages, you may be tempted to accept the first offer you get — even if you sense it’s probably a bad fit. In a tough economy, you may feel lucky to have even been offered a position. But sometimes, it’s better to

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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 July 21, 2014 by

Trying to Find an Internship or Job this Summer? 4 Ways to Get Your Search Going

If you are still trying to find an internship or job this summer, the following post has four tips to help move your search along.

We’ve always been told that searching for a job during the summer months is a bad idea. Luckily for you, that is just a myth! So grab a cold one, go outside, break out the BBQ… and have some fun job hunting! Here are four tips sure to help you heat up your summer job search

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