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Posted March 26, 2014 by

Are You Optimizing Your Resume in the Search for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 3 Tips to Apply

For those of you searching for recent college graduate jobs, make sure your resume is given the best chance to be found by recruiters and employers.  There are three tips in the following post you should take advantage of to achieve this goal.

When webmasters design a web site to be found by the search engines, they call the process (science? art? skill?) “search engine optimization.” Appropriate placement of the right words in the right place is critical to search engine optimization – and to your resume! Here are 3 areas you can use this technique so recruiters find your resume

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Posted February 17, 2014 by

Haven’t Decided on a Career Path to Pursue an Entry Level Job? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

While you consider what career path to take before finding an entry level job, the following post has five questions to ask yourself during this time.

As the labor market continues to shift due to changes in technology and the economy, choosing the right path from the beginning can help you avoid emotional and financial stress down the road. Of course, you should consider other factors when trying to decide which career to pursue. As a foundation, ask yourself crucial questions and try to

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Posted December 06, 2013 by

Should I Keep That on My Resume When Applying for Recent Graduate Jobs?

If you are applying for recent graduate jobs, there are things you may not be sure about including on your resume.  The following post shares a resource that might make these decisions a little easier.

People often wonder how to decide whether to keep a particular bullet point, or even a whole job or section, on their resume. Depending on your industry and your experience level, that answer can vary. Here’s a simple flowchart/infographic to help you figure it out: If you have less experience

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Posted December 05, 2013 by

Applying for Entry Level Jobs in Finance? 8 Tips to Help You Land One

What are eight tips that can help the job searches of college graduates applying for entry level jobs in finance? Find out in the following post.

Doostang is an elite community for students, recent grads and young professionals looking for a career in finance. Get insider advice for your future today.

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Posted December 02, 2013 by

Recruiting Candidates for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Get Caught Up in Job Titles Only

Recruiters who only consider job titles when considering candidates for entry level jobs could be missing out on the best employees for their companies.  Learn why recruiters shouldn’t get caught up in titles only in the following post.

How many times have you wondered where you made a mistake when choosing a final candidate who turned out to be wrong for the position? When interviewing hundreds of people and looking through thousands of resumes, we tend to pay too much attention to job titles. But does a job title tell you everything about the candidate? Does it

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Posted September 19, 2013 by

9 of the Biggest Job Search Myths

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, contributing writer

Fishermen have nothing on the world of jobseekers when it comes to tall tales and nebulous information passed on from person to person over the years.

Everyone has a job-hunting strategy they swear by, along with a list of things people should never do while searching for a job. Some of it is good advice, other parts are well-intentioned but slightly misguided tidbits passed down from friends and relatives, and the rest is just downright wrong. Very, very wrong.

But which well known myths should you avoid? We lay them out in this article, and then replace the myths with some useful advice to take their place. (more…)

Posted July 12, 2013 by

7 Ways the Sequester Affects Your Job Search

Marsha Davis

Marsha Davis, contributing writer

A recent Gallup poll states 51% of Americans don’t know enough about the sequester to judge if it’s a good or bad thing for the economy or for themselves personally. I tend to take a more negative view. As a layperson, and a veteran resume writer, I hear from many people who feel the effects of the sequester and believe it’s a bad thing, even if those changes have not already taken place. It’s like waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop: You know something bad is about to happen, you just don’t know when.

This article spells out in layperson’s terms what the sequester actually is and how it affects you as a job seeker. (more…)

Posted January 25, 2012 by

What’s the difference between a job posting and a job description?


The quality of your job posting definitely has a direct impact on how many applicants you will receive for the open position. As one of the owners of job board, we get feedback from our customers and even other job boards on the effectiveness of a wide variety of job postings for a wide variety of organizations. We know that some postings generate a huge number of views (that is, job seekers reading the posting) and applications, while others generate very few views and few applications. I’ll share my recommendations here.  (more…)