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Posted September 03, 2019 by

How do I decide what kind of a job to look for?

Many job seekers, especially those who are more toward the beginning than end of their careers, struggle to decide what kind of a job they want to do. For those, we recommend pulling out a legal pad and dividing it into four columns:

  1. Competencies
  2. Interests
  3. Values
  4. Compensation

Under competencies, list in a few words everything you’re good at, whether it is career-related or not.

Under interests, list everything that catches your attention, whether it is career-related or not. 

Under values, list everything that matters to you, whether it is career-related or not. 

Under compensation, list all of the things that you want and need to do which cost money and estimate how much each costs per month or year.

Now, look for commonalities in the first three columns. Are there items which are in the competencies, interests, and values columns? Circle those.

Now look at the items which are circled and consider those along with your compensation needs. Can you do any of the circled items for work — even part-time — and meet your compensation needs? If so, you’ve just found at least one career path.

Posted January 02, 2015 by

Choosing a meaningful career

Career choice options - student thinking of future education. Young woman contemplating career options smiling looking up at thought bubbles on a blackboard with images of different professions

Career choice options – student thinking of future education. Young woman contemplating career options smiling looking up at thought bubbles on a blackboard with images of different professions. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

People often get so caught up in how to make a living that they forget to make a life. Let’s face it; we are living in a world where what we do for a living has become a big part of what defines us. Our lifestyle demands and responsibility lists are so long that we have no time to pause and think if we are actually doing something we like with our life. A lot of youngsters today are riddled with what career to choose in order to lead a life that is financially stable and emotionally rewarding. A very small percentage of people are actually satisfied with their career; for most people it’s dragging themselves from Monday to Friday and waiting for the weekend. (more…)

Posted September 04, 2014 by

6 Ways to Leverage Twitter to Find Entry Level Jobs Sooner Than You Might Think

If you are using Twitter to search for entry level jobs, learn six ways to use the site to your advantage and find employment as soon as possible in the following post.

Clearly, Twitter is a “love it” or “hate it” social platform. But regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and establish expertise. Just as important: it’s a gold mine of

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Posted June 13, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job? 9 Ways to Find the Right Employer

If your pursuit of an entry level job is about finding the right employer, learn nine ways to approach the process in the following post.

94% of the current workforce is considering the idea of getting a new job. What does that mean for you? With so many other people looking, you’ve got to be the right fit to get hired for your first, or next, role. How do you ensure that you’re the perfect solution to

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Posted June 12, 2014 by

College Students, Do You Have Virtual Internships as Jobs? Make Sure You Prepare for Them

Preparation is important to the success of college students with virtual internships as their jobs.  In the following post, get some advice that can help.

Featured: Featured At InternQueen.com, we’ve run a virtual internship program for almost five years, inviting select students to join our team each semester for a life-changing and beneficial learning experience. Our virtual summer interns started last week – Cindy, Morgan, and Sam.read more

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Posted March 10, 2014 by

Do You Need to be More Organized When Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 6 Ways to Do So

If you’re having a hard time searching for recent college graduate jobs, it might be due to a lack of organization in your job search.  In the following post, learn six ways to get organized when looking for a new job.

Looking for a job can feel like a full-time job. Managing your job search requires dedication, discipline and organization. In a competitive job market, your search can get frustrating and messy if you don’t tackle it with an organized approach. No matter what field you hope to land in,

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Posted February 28, 2014 by

Going on Informational Interviews to Learn More About Entry Level Jobs? How to Put Together Your Questions

If you are excited to learn more about entry level jobs, but are not sure how to go about determining which questions to ask, the following post offers some helpful advice.

Featured: Featured Before going into an informational interview, you must be prepared. If an executive is willing to give you their time, you want to show them that you appreciate their time and you take the opportunity very seriously. Go into the meeting looking sharp, carrying a clean notebook and pen (not a crumpled up piece

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Posted February 04, 2014 by

Stand Out for Recent Graduate Jobs with Your Resume and Cover Letter

Candidates who want to stand out for recent graduate jobs should get the most out of their resumes and cover letters.  The following post includes tips that can make a difference in helping you land an interview.

Featured: Not Featured We all want to be noticed, to be put above the rest – we want our resume to be the top choice for an employer. My answer to this question might get criticized or dubbed as “boring” but the truth of the matter is 90% of the resumes that most employers tell

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Posted October 08, 2013 by

Can You Handle an Entry Level Job, While Trying to Get Good Grades in College? 5 Ways to Manage Time Effectively

If you are someone with multiple things on your plate such as an entry level job, college schedule, social life, etc., it could be difficult to find balance.  In the following post, learn five ways to improve time management effectively.

Sleep, good grades or a social life. I was told you were allowed to pick two in college. But wait, what about an internship? Or a job? Now which two are you supposed to pick? The biggest challenge most college students say they have is a lack of time to do everything.

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Posted March 25, 2013 by

4 Proactive Ways Job Seekers Should Use Twitter

How can Twitter benefit job seekers?  The following post offers four ways the social media site can help those looking for a new position.

If you’re a job seeker, don’t use Twitter to retweet a Kardashian or favorite something equally criminal. Twitter offers much more than snarky trends and celebrity gossip. The platform is actually full of thousands of job posts, rich learning resources, top-notch professionals in your field and much more. With such a smorgasbord

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4 Proactive Ways Job Seekers Should Use Twitter