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Posted March 05, 2014 by

Want a Better Chance to Land Entry Level Jobs? Try Learning Some Creative Tech Skills

College graduates, if you want a better chance to land entry level jobs, learning some creative tech skills could be beneficial.  The following post lists some of these skills.

Creative Tech Skills You’ll Need for Entry-Level Jobs Tweet. Landing your dream job or even an entry level position in public relations requires more than being a crafty wordsmith, talented strategist and a social media wiz.

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Posted February 25, 2014 by

Does Your Resume for an Entry Level Job Include Your Mailing Address?

If you’re thinking about including your mailing address on a resume for an entry level job, consider the information in the following post before making this decision.

This discussion has been of extreme interest on my end as a professional resume writer. In general, candidates are frustrated by the “strikes” that go against them based on the socio-economic status of the location of their residence, or for being discarded from consideration due to the fact they aren’t in what employers deem

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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Writing a Cover Letter for an Entry Level Job? Tell Your Own Story

The next time you write a cover letter for an entry level job, consider telling a story to help make the case for why you’re the best candidate for the position.  Learn more in the following post.

Rather than start a cover letter in typical, ho-hum fashion, lead with a personal story that either happened at work or on your free time. It can be dramatic, interesting, unique (like Amanda Munster’s genius savings plan for a first home), exciting or downright unusual. If the anecdote relates directly to the job you’re

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Posted January 27, 2014 by

Job Seekers, Believe You Should Be Hired for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Tips to Convince Employers

Job seekers who want to be hired for recent college graduate jobs need to show employers why.  Learn how to convince them in the following post.

As a contributor to some of the biggest magazines on the newsstand and online, I wrote a guide to do-it-yourself publicity designed to pitch story ideas and strengthen relationships with Editors. It happens that these tips translate quite well to job searching. Keep these five simple tips in mind when pitching your “why

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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Are You Taking Advantage of Resources for Your Entry Level Job Search?

If you haven’t found success in your entry level job search, think about whether or not you are taking advantage of all the resources around you.  Learn more in the following post.

Job search resources are more plentiful than you know. Actually the whole world is at your fingertips if you can train yourself to think like a library operates. That’s right… a library…

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Posted December 27, 2013 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job? Don’t Fall into the Generalist Trap

It can be easy to get discouraged if your entry level job search isn’t producing any results.  However, just because you don’t have a job yet does not mean you should settle on just any position.  Learn more about avoiding the generalist trap during your job search in the following post.

See if this sounds familiar to your job search… You start out with a pretty clear idea of what type of job you want. A few weeks go by with no bites on your resume, so you apply to a few more jobs. A couple more weeks go by. Silence. Fear and panic start

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Posted December 11, 2013 by

Seeking LinkedIn Endorsements to Get an Entry Level Job? How They Can Impact Your Job Search

If you are searching for an entry level job on LinkedIn, you may want to consider getting some endorsements.  Before doing so, make sure you understand how they can impact your job search.  Learn more in the following post.

Like them or hate them, LinkedIn endorsements aren’t going away. Dismissed by many as something as about as useful as a Facebook “like,” many career industry experts and recruiters see this feature as pure fluff. They felt many endorsements were akin to “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.” But social media

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Posted December 05, 2013 by

Writing a Resume for an Entry Level Job? Don’t Include Irrelevant Information

As you write your resume to apply for an entry level job, consider what information is most important for a recruiter or potential employer to see.  While you may believe something is worth including on your resume, it actually might not be.  Learn more in the following post.

Every now and then, I work with a client who truly believes all their experiences are equally valuable in getting their next job. Sometimes, it’s hard for this person to accept that the year they taught scuba diving won’t help them in their search for a marketing job. Perhaps it should be relevant, but to a recruiter

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Posted November 25, 2013 by

Applying for Jobs for Recent College Graduates that Require Recommendations? Think About Who You Ask Online

When trying to obtain online recommendations while searching jobs for recent college graduates, do not assume that everyone will just give you them to you.  Learn more in the following post.

Today, I received another request on LinkedIn for a recommendation to someone I have a connection to. I’ve never worked with this person, however, in a way that allows me to witness their abilities first-hand. I don’t get it. Why do people put their personal brand in jeopardy with such a thoughtless click? When someone asks for a

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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Landed a New Entry Level Job? 5 Tips to Manage Your Career Like the Life of an Automobile

Now that you have landed an entry level job, how can you successfully manage your career as if you’re maintaining an automobile?  The following post shares five tips.

38.2 percent. According to Kelley Blue Book, that’s how much original value your car retains after five years. Hurts, doesn’t it? Just like cars, we all have a certain value at our jobs. Unlike cars, our price doesn’t have to go down. In fact, if we manage our careers right, our value can increase

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