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Posted August 28, 2014 by

Recent Graduate, 5 Reasons Your Resume is Failing in Your Search for Jobs

A recent graduate searching for jobs may be hurting his or her chances of employment by making these five mistakes found in an infographic in the following post.

As outdated as they may seem, your resume – in most cases – is what helps a recruiter or hiring manager decide to offer you a job interview, or not. And being a cynical bunch, many of those recruiters – instead of looking for a reason to hire you – are

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Posted July 03, 2014 by

Should YOU Use The Job Title In Your Resume?

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

In a word, YES! Suppose an employer is in the market for a sales manager or a legal assistant or a registered nurse or a licensed carpenter. The most important words he or she will look for on a job seeker’s resume will be the job title.

So be sure to place the job title in the Summary Statement or Professional Profile of your resume in order to attract immediate attention. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2014 by

Social Media Mistakes that May Put Off Recruiters

Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media

Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the last few years, the scope of social media has expanded to include not only our personal but also professional lives. We tend to leave plenty of digital footprints all over the web, allowing for recruiters to see our full profile not just the part we present in our resumes. Learning more about a candidate through social media can sometimes have disastrous effects. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the little details that bother recruiters when checking a candidate’s suitability for the job through social media profiles. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2013 by

Internship Finder, You Work is Done. 7 Wise Moves to Maintain a Professional Image

As an internship finder, you have now arrived at the point where your experience is over.  So, what is next?  In the following post, consider seven wise moves to maintain a professional image as you move forward in your career.

Internships are the secret ingredient to kickstarting your career. But a few miscalculated steps after your internship ends could dampen your image for years to come. Whether you loved or hated your internship, burning bridges isn’t going to do your career any favors. Take Anthony Weiner’s former intern Olivia Nuzzi, for example. While she certainly got

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Posted October 16, 2013 by

16 Networking Mistakes to Avoid When Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs

While networking can be beneficial for your career, it can also be hurtful if not done correctly.  When searching for recent college graduate jobs, be sure to avoid the mistakes in the following post when engaging with other people.

Networking is a skill that helps you build long‐lasting business and social relationships. What many people don’t realize is that networking can be done very well – and it can be done poorly… and, instead of helping, can negatively impact your career. Here are the 16 most common networking mistakes to avoid…

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Posted July 11, 2013 by

You Maybe Tempted, but Don’t Lie to Get an Entry Level Job

If you are a college student or recent graduate searching for an entry level job, it’s okay to distinguish yourself as the best candidate; however, remember to be honest during the process.  While you might think lying can reward you with a job, the following post also points out the risks involved.

Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson lost his job in 2012 because he falsified his resume. He lied about getting a computer science degree and was forced to resign when the truth came to light. “How could he do such a thing?” the American public cried out. “What kind of criminal lies on his

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The Risks (and Rewards) of Lying During Your Job Hunt

Posted May 23, 2012 by

Is Someone Lying to You?

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comWe would like to believe everyone tells the truth, but that’s not the case.  However, it may be possible to tell if someone is lying to you.

Pamela Meyer is a lie detector who believes certain signs can identify if you’re being lied to.  In the following video, she offers truths about lying and how you can recognize a lie. (more…)