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Posted February 03, 2014 by

Interested in an Entry Level Job with a Nonprofit? 4 Things You Might Not Know

If you’re tired of your current entry level job and want to work for a nonprofit organization, learn four things you might know about the transition in the following post.

It’s that time of year again. Time to make (and then quickly break) career resolutions. If you’re like many unhappy employees, you may have set a goal to find more meaningful work in 2014. The nonprofit sector might be just the place for you to begin your search. But if you want to make your resolution to transition from

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Posted January 13, 2014 by

A Graduate’s Guide to Interviews

Young female job applicant waiting for an interview

Young female job applicant waiting for an interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Here are 7 key points to remember when you have been invited for an interview.

1. They Want You

One of the first things to appreciate when invited by a prospective employer for an interview is that they already think you are qualified to do the job. That’s why they want to meet you. Interviews are far more about seeing whether you will fit into the company culture and add something unique to the business. (more…)

Posted December 09, 2013 by

Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates, But Also Want to Build a Career? 5 Steps to Take

While searching jobs for recent college graduates, have you also wondered what it would be like to build a career?  The following post has five steps you can take for career success.

Recently, I led a career coaching workshop for accomplished women. They were worried about finding careers and making their way in work and life as they headed toward graduation. Specifically, they wanted to be able to “make money without selling out.” And they’re not the only ones saying this —

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Posted November 08, 2013 by

How Using Soft Skills to Tell a Story Can Enhance Your Resume to Find an Entry Level Job

While having the hard skills and qualifications can be the foundation of your resume when seeking an entry level job, possessing the soft skills to tell the story of you as a candidate could take the document to another level.  The following post shares how using soft skills to tell a story can enhance your resume to help you find a new job.

International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton recently wrote a compelling blog post: “The Hard Truth About Soft Skills,” which absolutely nails the value of soft skills in a career story resume. Dalton describes how resumes that come to her attention often do so based on the “high incidence of hard skills in the text,” but goes on to

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Posted October 16, 2013 by

10 Ways to Use Body Language on Your Recent Graduate Jobs to Benefit Your Career

Body language can say a lot about how someone feels.  On their recent graduate jobs, workers can use body language to their advantage.  In the following post, learn 10 ways it can be used to benefit their careers.

“I speak two languages: Body and English.” – Mae West Body language is one of the most important and powerful types of communication in the history of the world. A wink conveys an air of mysticism and charm, a simple raised hand in front of your face tells everyone you’re not going to put up with what’s

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Posted October 14, 2013 by

How to channel Steve Jobs in your classroom presentations

Amanda Richardson

Amanda Richardson, Head of Product at Prezi.com

To get top grades during the school year, students can learn a lot from the habits of legendary businessmen and entrepreneurs, like Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. One of these habits is giving amazing presentations. Can you imagine being known for giving class presentations as good as those of the the world-famous CEO?

I love helping anyone–especially students –share their ideas more effectively and I think creativity is key. What I love even more is helping students be the best they can be in the classroom. So I wanted to share some tips and tricks for you to channel Jobs in your next class project: (more…)

Posted October 07, 2013 by

Will Landing an Entry Level Job Depend More on Your College Major or Soft Skills?

While many college students may focus on what area to major in, they should also consider obtaining soft skills in order to land an entry level job in today’s workforce.  Learn more in the following post.

Many of us agonized over choosing our college major. We were told that the major we chose would determine our career path and our earnings potential for the rest of our life. What we weren’t told was most of us would never work within our chosen field anyway; that our major doesn’t matter. And that

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Posted August 20, 2013 by

Grads, Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Leader on Your Recent Graduate Jobs?

Before they can become effective leaders on their recent graduate jobs, graduates should learn how to become effective followers.  Learn more in the following post.

Everybody talks about the attributes of a great leader, but great leaders wouldn’t exist without great followers. Ironically, you can’t be a leader until you’ve mastered the art of following. So do you know what makes a great follower? Understand this, and you’ll understand both how to be a better follower and how to draw them. To

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Posted August 14, 2013 by

Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs? Make Sure You Earn the Interviewer’s Trust

Trust is something we must earn from people.  When meeting someone for the first time, for example, young professionals who are interviewing for recent graduate jobs, you want to earn trust by making a great impression.  Learn seven ways to achieve this goal in the following post.

Guest Post by Marvin Brown Trust is at the core of every type of human transaction, whether it’s in business, family matters, or with a romantic partner. If you want to get hired, you need to inspire trust. If you want to make a sale, the prospect has to trust you. To get anyone to listen to

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Posted July 03, 2013 by

Phone Interview Mistakes that Could Cost You an Entry Level Job

While getting an entry level job may be the goal of your job search, it may not happen as quickly as possible if you continue making mistakes in your phone interviews.  The following post addresses some errors to avoid.

Written by Melissa Anzman You finally get the call (or email), for a position that you are super excited about, requesting your availability to chat with the recruiter and your foot is officially in the door. You are so excited to make.

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