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Posted January 14, 2015 by

Let the Job Find You: Create a Personal Website

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Being a job seeker nowadays is a pretty frightening fate. To find a decent internship, let alone a normal job, is obviously a task for the strongest: for those, who have relevant experience and a smartly created resume. What if you have none of the above? Perhaps, it would be reasonable to start with the latter and do it your way. If you want to drag the potential employer’s attention towards yourself, differ yourself from other applicants: create a personal website. It is much easier than it might look. Just take the three following steps. (more…)

Posted December 22, 2014 by

5 Reasons Why Graduate School is Worth the Effort

Young graduates standing in front of university building on graduation day

Young graduates standing in front of university building on graduation day. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earning a degree is almost a necessity in today’s technology-filled world. But, is just earning a bachelor’s degree sufficient? Some say no and feel a master’s degree is necessary while others feel graduate school is a waste of time and money. Here are five reasons why graduate school may just be worth the effort. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

Entry Level Students: Ways to Boost Your Job Prospects even With No Experience

Cheerful young volunteers with garbage bag after cleaning the streets

Cheerful young volunteers with garbage bag after cleaning the streets. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For anyone approaching college graduation looking to step straight into the world of work, it’s surely about time you began an active job search. However, as many of you begin writing your first resume, you may start to feel that a lack of professional experience is going to jeopardize your chances of landing an interview.

Job-hunting with minimal experience has always been difficult, regardless of the economic climate, and with record levels of graduates entering the American job market, your concerns are well founded. However, it’s not all bad news. The growth of websites like LinkedIn now offer new ways in which you can network within a specific industry, and a plethora of job board websites also help open the door to more job openings than ever before. If you prepare well and do the right things early on, it’s quite possible to land a really great job fresh out of college. However, this preparation means taking immediate action to gain the experience you need, along with writing an inspirational resume that a fairly represents your potential as an applicant. (more…)

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Looking for a Career Path? Future Jobs that May Offer One

Services, Agriculture and Industry are the three largest sectors for employment in the world today. This info-graphic looks at current employment trends and predicts the top ten jobs of the future, the key skill sets that will be in demand and what will make employees valuable to employers in the future work place. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2014 by

What is The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment?

Businessman conducting business training, people sitting in a row, listening

Businessman conducting business training, people sitting in a row, listening. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Organizations are faced with the unique challenges of filling job openings with qualified, well-trained candidates. In order to prepare the workforce with the requisite skills, trainers must be equipped with the right knowledge and expertise to assess and train students. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment gives educators the tools and skills necessary to evaluate candidates. This course has proven to be very popular among people trying to learn more about training and assessment. (more…)

Posted December 01, 2014 by

Why the Holidays Are a Smart Time to Search for Jobs

Modern Santa Claus. Cheerful Santa Claus working on laptop and smiling while sitting at his chair with fireplace and Christmas Tree in the background

Modern Santa Claus. Cheerful Santa Claus working on laptop and smiling while sitting at his chair with fireplace and Christmas Tree in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Job hunting can be stressful during the holiday season. Between parties, family gatherings and other personal commitments, it’s hard to stay focused on finding a job. If you’re like many job seekers, you’ve probably put your search on hold until after the New Year. After all, employers aren’t hiring during the holiday season, right? Wrong.

The holiday season is actually a smart time to search for a job. In fact, more than two-thirds of employers have more openings available during the months of November and December.

Here are a few more reasons why you should continue job searching during the holidays: (more…)

Posted October 28, 2014 by

The Job Search Episode I Social Media, Social Sleuthing, and the Force

Not too long ago in the job search universe…

It is a period of great change and uncertainty. Job searchers, graduating from prestigious universities, have been given the task of locating a job when the current unemployment rate of the US is 5.9%.

Before the search commenced, job searchers discovered a method to increase the likelihood of job search success, SOCIAL MEDIA; digital platforms that have helped “1 out of 6 job seekers” locate careers.

Competing for a few positions in their chosen fields, The Job Searchers race to Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, social platforms that can help them connect with businesses and allow them to land that dream job with the following methods… (more…)

Posted October 22, 2014 by

How to Find a Decent Graduate Job

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Hundreds of thousands of students graduate from colleges and join the workforce every year, and the vast majority of them have pretty vague ideas of what they are going to do next. Where to start, how to set about looking for the first serious job in their lives, how to do it, what to expect? No amount of theoretical training and advice can replace real experience. Yet we will try to give you a few tips that a lot of graduates and undergraduates may find quite useful. (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 02, 2014 by

How to Find a Job Using Instagram

Picture of camera with Instagram and message

Picture of camera with Instagram and message. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family. It is one of the most popular mobile photo sharing apps available, for free, from the iTunes App Store for Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. It is available on Google Play Store as well for Android devices.

It’s also a popular social network having similar functions like Facebook and Twitter, where you create an account, make friends, share customized photos with them and post and like comments.

Instagram can be used just like LinkedIn and Facebook, i.e. looking for job openings and applying for them. In short, with some clever tactics you can use Instagram for your job search easily. So, here are some important tips to help you get started. (more…)