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Posted June 30, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Writing Resumes and Cover Letters for Jobs? Carefully Consider Word Choice

When writing resumes and cover letters for jobs as a recent graduate, think about the words you use.  They could help or hurt your chances of getting one step closer to the job you want.  In the following post, learn some words to enhance your job search documents.

Words have the power to influence, soothe, agitate or amaze. Using them carefully in your jobsearch may not seem that important to you at first thought, but the answer to success may lie in the trivial pursuit to write each word in your resume, your profile or cover letter in an impeccable way to impress and influence the reader.

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

New to Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs? Avoid Hurting Yourself by Making These 9 Mistakes

For new grads entering the workforce, keep in mind that any little flaw can cost you in your search for recent graduate jobs.  In the following post, learn nine mistakes to avoid so that you don’t hurt your employment chances.

Your first “real” job search (as a newly-minted young professional) is quite a learning experience. So many options; so little time! You can’t wait to hear those magic words: “You’re hired”. You don’t want to make job search mistakes that will extend your job search. But, you may not be clear on exactly what to

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Posted May 13, 2014 by

5 Simple Ways to Find 9 Hours of Job Search Time Per Week

Pointing to job search

Pointing to job search. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Want more time to job search? Would you like to find 9 hours of job search time per week? Do you find yourself asking these questions?

“How am I supposed to look for a job, when I am employed?”

“Finding a job is a full-time job…and I already have a job. How am I supposed to do this?”

Sound familiar? It is a perplexing dilemma in today’s world of over scheduling, multitasking and uber-achievement. But there is help.  These strategies and tools have been time-tested to generate at least 9 hours per week in time that can be used towards a job search, when these tactics are employed consistently and diligently.

Are you up for the challenge? Here goes – 5 Ways to find more hours for your job search: (more…)

Posted April 16, 2014 by

Employers, Are You Looking for the Best Talent for Recent Graduate Jobs? Create the Best Job Advertisements

Employers have a better chance to find the best talent for recent graduate jobs if they create the best job advertisements.  Learn how they can do so in the following post.

Guess what? Your job ad is terrible. Don’t feel bad; most job ads are. Of course, it would probably be nice if the ad attracted perfect candidates. If it conveyed your culture and spoke directly to the perfect person and compelled them to apply. And it can happen. You just need to figure out

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Posted April 08, 2014 by

Applying for Recent Graduate Jobs in Summer 2014? Job Search and Resume Trends to Watch

For those of you applying for recent graduate jobs this summer, learn some job search and resume trends to look out for in the following post.

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the top recruiting trends projected for this summer, and I realized this is a great opportunity to show you what’s going on in the recruiting industry. With this knowledge, you can reverse-engineer strategies aimed at meeting recruiters where they are… and giving

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Posted March 27, 2014 by

Is Your Entry Level Job Search at a Standstill? 5 Adjustments to Get It Going

If your entry level job search isn’t going anywhere at the moment, consider making five adjustments to give it a boost found in the following post.

You just know you’ve done everything right in your job search. You’ve applied for every job you found online, but you haven’t received a single call back. As your anxiety increases, you try to think of a reason why you’re not getting job interviews. It must be because of the job market. That was your

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Posted March 13, 2014 by

Have You Heard of These 4 College Recruiting Myths?

College students should beware of four myths about college recruiting, according to the following post.

By Anne Hoang Talent Acquisition Specialist Chicago, IL As each recruiting season rolls around, both campus recruiters and students strive to make the most of their time and energy. Here is a peek inside a recruiter’s brain for…

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Posted March 10, 2014 by

How the Social Job Search Can Assist Your Resume When Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs

Are you searching for recent graduate jobs and need to assist your resume?  If so, the following post discusses how the social job search can help.

If you haven’t experienced the dreaded “resume black hole” during your job search yet… the odds are high you will some day. The resume black hole – where your resume goes never to be heard from again – usually encountered by job seekers who apply through the traditional means of sending

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Posted February 13, 2014 by

Hot Careers Right Now: How To Score A Job In Health Care

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Group of doctors and nurses in a hospital. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Health care and tech jobs dominate U.S. News & World Report’s annual best jobs of 2014 list. If you have your sights set on becoming a pharmacist, dentist, software developer or computer systems analyst in the health care field, these jobs are in “explosive demand.” But, just because they’re in high demand doesn’t mean there won’t be any competition. Get a leg up on the competition and land your dream job in the year ahead with these tips. (more…)

Posted January 29, 2014 by

Landed a New Entry Level Job in IT? 3 Important Things to Do

The following post shares three important things to do in your entry level job in IT.

We all have to start somewhere and, for most of us, being new to the workforce means taking an entry-level job. Starting out at the bottom of the food chain can often feel daunting and disheartening. I mean, did you really…

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