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Posted September 16, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want Jobs as Entrepreneurs but Feel Restricted? 5 Reasons Why and What You Can Do

Some recent college graduates who would like jobs as entrepreneurs may feel like they can’t achieve this dream.  The following post has five reasons they might believe that and what can be done to help achieve entrepreneurship.

Have you ever dragged yourself through a meeting at work, listened to your coworkers ramble about meaningless ideas and thought to yourself, “I’m done! I can’t wait to leave this place and start my own business!” Well, it’s likely you have according to a recent study by the University of Phoenix School of Business. The study shows that nearly

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Posted September 10, 2014 by

Applying to Jobs, College Students? How to Write the Right Resume

When applying for jobs, college students should not take their resumes for granted.  An infographic in the following post shows students how to write the right resumes to help them land new jobs.

Some consider the resume obsolete; an outdated tradition that has no place in the Social Age. And maybe that will be true some day. But today, 9 out of 10 employers will not hire a candidate without first seeing their resume…

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Posted September 08, 2014 by

14 Phrases Employees Might Appreciate Hearing from their Employers

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Business team celebrating success with arms raised. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are an employer looking to increase the morale of your workers, the following post shares 14 phrases your employees might like to hear.

Todd Patkin shares 14 phrases that will help you connect with your employees.

“I need your help.” The age of rule-with-an-iron-fist, top-down leadership is fading fast. More and more, organizations in all industries are realizing that there’s an almost-magical power in the synergy of teams. Here’s how that applies to you: Your employees all have unique skill sets, experiences, and ideas—so tap into them!

“Yes, your employees will be looking to you to steer your company in the right direction, but I promise, they know you’re human, and they don’t expect you to have all the answers,” Patkin comments. “So the next time you’re facing a difficult decision or brainstorming options, ask your team for help. (more…)

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 August 27, 2014 by

8 Effective Ways To Handle Failure At Work!

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Young, female office worker suffering from headache or stress. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Who hasn’t heard ‘I want this done today!’ from their employer at least once in a day, or at least a lifetime? There is not a single employee who does not feel under pressure with the tight deadlines, hectic work schedules, low salaries or no work-bonuses etc. Be it a fresh graduate or an experienced employee, facing failures at the workplace is normal. But what matters the most is the ability to deal with the stress in the most civilised manner.

Take a look at the following ways to deal with criticisms and failures at workplace without going insane: (more…)

Posted August 27, 2014 by

Recent Graduate, Using LinkedIn to Search for Jobs or for Other Reasons? Mistakes You Should Avoid

For a recent graduate searching for jobs or otherwise on LinkedIn, there are certain mistakes he or she doesn’t want to make in order to get the most of the experience.  Find out what they are in the following post.

If you are still putting off joining LinkedIn, or have an account but haven’t made LinkedIn part of your daily work routine, now is the time to dive in head first. After all, could 300 million people be wrong? LinkedIn, however, isn’t foolproof. Mistakes are made – and care must be taken to make sure

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Posted August 18, 2014 by

Looking for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? Don’t Damage Your Personal Brand by Making These 5 Mistakes

Recent college graduates looking for jobs can hurt their personal brands by making these five mistakes in the following post.

Understandably, many young careerists focus first on building a successful brand. However, it is just as important to understand what can negatively affect your brand, and how to avoid killing all the hard work you’ve put in so far…

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

Starting an Entry Level Job? 5 Tips to Find Success Early in Your Career

If you’re about to begin an entry level job, learn five tips to find early career success in the following post.

The primary advantage of having a mentor and listening to solid career advice: the head start it gives your career Through these mentors, and their been-there-done-that advice, you have the opportunity to skip the mistakes others have made – and to quickly learn the secrets of success – while

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Posted August 12, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Not Happy on Your Entry Level Jobs? 5 Ways to Create a Culture Change

For young professionals who are not happy going to work on their entry level jobs, learn five ways to create a culture change at your company in the following post.

If you feel like it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday, your company might have a culture problem. If your company says it values teamwork, but runs a grown-up version of The Hunger Games, you might have a culture problem. If your coworkers spend more time trolling LinkedIn for better job opportunities than doing actual

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Posted August 11, 2014 by

7 Common Blunders To Avoid During Phone Interviews

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Young woman showing body language during a phone interview on a white mobile phone. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many at times, people get confused and worried when they receive a sudden phone interview call from a company. It is mainly because phone interviews are often conducted without any prior notification or a predetermined time. Since people can’t keep themselves mentally prepared for the interview all day long, they usually end up making terrible blunders during the 5-10mins phone call.

Phone interviews are conducted for numerous reasons. For instance, a company might conduct a phone interview when they have a huge pile of short-listed CVs and they don’t have enough room, space or time to conduct an interview in the office. It is also possible that the company may be looking for a person for the customer support or telesales job in which one must have good communication or telesales skills. (more…)