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Posted March 12, 2015 by

The 3 personality traits businesses look for in students before hiring

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Young girl shows off her personality on interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The beginning of a year is usually the best and most exciting time for students to get hired in telling start-up businesses and companies that have the vision and potential to grow immensely in the time to come. These companies also sought out the best talent available in the country to recruit and fill up the vacant opportunities in order to drive the organization towards the best possible track with the best human resources. Companies throughout their recruitment work tirelessly to find talent that not only are the best possible fit for the role in terms of performance, but also someone who can fit into the culture and vision of that company. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs, College Graduates? What a Potential Employer Wants to Hear from You

When college graduates are interviewing for jobs, they should keep in mind what a potential employer wants to hear from them.  Find out what an employer wants to know during this meeting in the following post.

Ever think about what your future boss really wants to hear during the job interview? What can you say in that 45 minutes that greatly increases your chances of receiving a job offer? I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, so I’m sharing…

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Posted June 02, 2014 by

Need Help Managing Millennials on Entry Level Jobs? What Employers Can Do

Employers who feel challenged when it comes to managing Millennials on entry level jobs can get some advice in the following post.

New college graduates are full of confidence and multitasking techniques, but their first roles in the workforce often leaves them feeling unfulfilled. The culprit? It might not be entry-level pay or the smallest cubicle, but a factor you wouldn’t expect: lacking opportunities to continue learning in their first jobs. The 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey, released recently by

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Posted May 20, 2014 by

5 Qualities of Top-Tier Bosses

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Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement

The best bosses are the ones who can turn a good organization into a great company.  They are the individuals who consistently push their employees to become better, more engaged and enable them to adapt to oncoming changes in the corporate landscape.

Instead of suppressing employees, top-tier bosses encourage smart ideas, open conversation and creativity.  They reward the employees who deserve recognition instead of promoting those who simply agree with them.

Regardless of industry or size of company, studies have showed that the best bosses share common traits that lead to consistent success.  Below, you’ll find 5 of them. (more…)

Posted May 05, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs on Social Media in 2014? Who are These Social Job Seekers?

If you are wondering who are the social job seekers who might be searching for entry level jobs in 2014, learn more about them in the following post.

Every year since 2010, Jobvite has conducted a survey centered around social media and networking trends among job seekers. Their 2014 results reveal some interesting data points: Competition not as tough? In 2013 69% of all job seekers were open to a new job; in 2014, that number has dipped to 51% Referrals are royalty? 40% of job seekers have found

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Posted April 18, 2014 by

Writing Resumes to Go After Recent College Graduate Jobs? 4 Mistakes Not to Make

If you’re writing resumes for recent college graduate jobs, the following post focuses on four mistakes to avoid.

Spelling and grammar errors. Gaps in unemployment. Vague job descriptions. Most job seekers are well aware of the major no-nos on resumes, but here’s the bad news: your resume probably has other red flags you’re not aware of. Here’s the worst news: There’s no way to know for sure what they

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Posted March 14, 2014 by

8 Critical Characteristics Interviewers Are Looking for in Applicants

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Job candidate talking to an interviewer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you are applying for a job and submitting a resume it is helpful to know what hiring managers and interviewers are looking for. If you have that information, you can make sure that those characteristics show up on your resume and address them in an interview. Here are eight of the most critical characteristics that interviewers are looking for. (more…)

Posted February 20, 2014 by

You Got the Job! Now Hold Onto It…for 2 Years

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Young male with arms crossed, showing confidence and charisma. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: How long should you ride out your first job out of college? Read on for some advice.

You did it! After years of school, a bit of hard work, and a few lucky network connections, you finally landed your first professional job. Welcome to the adult working world, and good luck! As you move forward, a few strategic career moves can help you hold onto your hard-won prize. And when the time comes, these moves can also help you move on to the next phase. Keep these tips in mind. (more…)

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Career advancement: What it is and how to achieve it

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Climbing career path; career advancement. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Career advancement is one of the most important elements for employee satisfaction and retention at a company. According to Victor Lipman of Forbes, clear opportunities for career advancement are an “especially powerful” employee motivator. Speaking of his observations as a manager at multiple companies, Lipman notes, “At times when career paths were clear, individuals tended to be more motivated, with tangible goals to work towards. At times when career paths were dim or nonexistent, individuals tended to be less motivated, less focused, more uncertain. […] That’s why it makes good business sense for organizations of all sizes to spend time developing and maintaining thoughtfully structured career path systems.(more…)

Posted January 29, 2014 by

Hiring Millennials for Entry Level Jobs? What They Mean to the Workforce and More

For employers thinking about hiring Millennials for entry level jobs, learn more about what they mean to the workforce and more in the following post.

Millennials, Generation Y, the “social media generation”… however you want to refer to this current up-and-coming generation, they’re a large and interesting group. They’re at an age where they’re graduating from college and entering the workforce, and gaining their own real purchasing power. In short, they’re a group to pay attention to. It’s not appropriate

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