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Posted March 26, 2014 by

College Students, Make Your Spring Break Productive for Your Entry Level Job Search

While college students should enjoy spring break, they should also make it productive for their entry level job searches.  Learn some ways they can do so in the following post.

James Franco said it best in his movie Spring Breakers: “Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo’ever!” OK, so your spring break may not involve holding up a restaurant to fund your vacation or working with a drug dealer. But it can be just as productive. When you’re in the final stages of your college

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Posted December 11, 2013 by

Tips to Keep Your Entry Level Job Search Warm During the Winter

Job seekers who don’t search for employment in the cold weather season may miss out on boosting their chances against the competition.  To keep your entry level job search warm during the winter, apply some tips from an infographic found in the following post.

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean your job search has to stop. Too many job seekers hold-off their job search during holidays, missing out on great job opportunities. Continuing a job search during the winter months can help you beat your competition, snag a seasonal job, or even find the perfect contact to take your job

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Posted August 22, 2012 by

Emergency Exit Only – Finding a New Job

Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

Career AlleySometimes, against all odds and due to no fault of your own, you find yourself either out of work or about to be out of work. Maybe your company has gone out of business or is taken over by another company. Sometimes a product line is eliminated or some other catastrophe has occurred.  Whatever the reason you are (or will be) out of work is really not important. What is important is that this unfortunate turn of events took you by surprise. You don’t have a “Plan B”. You are not ready to look for a job because you had no plans to make a career move. Your whole world has been turned upside down, now what? (more…)

Posted June 18, 2012 by

Wish Upon a Job – Executing on Your Job Search Plan – Part II

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain

Career AlleyA friend of mine has been “looking for a job” for a very long time. When I press him on what he as actually done, the answer is “I’m going to ramp it up this week. Job search by divine intervention generally doesn’t work and, at the end of the day, it’s all about getting things done. You can be an expert on a topic or have the best resume and experience in the world but if you don’t execute it doesn’t really matter.  Part I of this series (Wish Upon a Job – Building Your Job Search Part I) focused on the tools of the trade – (almost) everything you need to start your job search. But the tools are only half of the story. Executing on your job search plan is the other half (and, arguably, more important). There are many paths to take in executing on your job search plan and as many rabbit holes to avoid. Making a plan and sticking to it is the best way to find your new job. (more…)