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Posted April 28, 2015 by

Fun And Inexpensive Outings For Students

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Mark Westerman, Chief Marketing Officer of CareOne, Inc.

Let’s face it, college is expensive and your part-time job only gets you so far. When it comes to hanging out with friends on the weekends, the more ways you can find to have free or inexpensive fun, the better. With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 budget-friendly activities to consider!

1. Find Free Events: Most cities host free events, so pay attention and make the most of them! Then, to keep yourself from overspending on pricey fair food or tourist trinkets, bring your own drinks and snacks, and/or try to eat before you go, says Sarah Deveau at Stretcher.com. (more…)

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Using Social Media to Search for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Make These Rookie Mistakes

When searching for entry level jobs on social media, be careful how you approach it.  Avoid these rookie mistakes in the following post.

Social media is more than just your primary source of puppy and kitten videos. It’s a hub for connecting with others, learning new ideas and sharing information. Why does this matter to a careerist? Because your social profiles are a one-stop shop for job leads, networking, industry information and other resources that can help propel your career. Using

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

Job Seekers, Do You Have Video Interviews for Entry Level Jobs Coming Up? 5 Tips to Prepare for These Meetings

What should job seekers do to prepare for video interviews for entry level jobs?  The following post shares five tips to help you prepare.

Most of us seem to dread the video interview. But many recruiters use this tool because Skype and Google+ interviews save both the employers and candidate significant time and money. Plus, in a short amount of time, you both have the opportunity to measure each other up and decide next steps in the process. So don’t be unnerved. With

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Posted March 26, 2014 by

College Students, Make Your Spring Break Productive for Your Entry Level Job Search

While college students should enjoy spring break, they should also make it productive for their entry level job searches.  Learn some ways they can do so in the following post.

James Franco said it best in his movie Spring Breakers: “Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo’ever!” OK, so your spring break may not involve holding up a restaurant to fund your vacation or working with a drug dealer. But it can be just as productive. When you’re in the final stages of your college

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Posted March 26, 2014 by

Have Interviews for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 4 Unusual Types of Questions to Prepare for

When going on interviews for jobs for recent college graduates, you might be surprised at some of the questions that you’re asked.  In the following post, learn four unusual types of questions that potential employers might ask you.

You can’t prepare too much for a job interview. Ironing your shirt, researching the company, having a map with directions to the interview location… even practicing answers to likely questions should be part of your interview preparation. You should expect to answer a variety of questions; some of which will be difficult and even weird.

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Posted December 12, 2013 by

How to Respond to the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question When Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs

If you don’t like talking about yourself, then the “tell me about yourself” question during an interview might stump you.  So, for anyone who is asked this question when interviewing for recent graduate jobs, the following post has advice on how to respond.

Your natural impulses when it comes to answering the interview question “So tell me a little about yourself” are likely all wrong. You’ve got a big interview coming up. How do you prepare? If you’re a regular Brazen reader, you know the answer: research the company, polish

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Posted June 11, 2013 by

Returnships — Internships for Experienced Workers — May Be Good for Employer and Employee

The Internship MovieThe new movie The Internship, coming out today and starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as obsolete salesmen trying to maintain relevancy in the digital world, identifies an important opportunity for job seekers and hiring authorities. As job seekers struggle to update their skill sets or close an employment gap, and hiring authorities face labor shortages, both sides may benefit from “returnships:” internships for older professionals, returning mothers, transitioning military, and the long-term unemployed, according to one employment expert.

“Employers are consistently wary of employment gaps brought on by a layoff, parenthood, or some other life event that prohibits working. A ‘returnship’ for former or transitioning professionals with otherwise sterling employment records, but prolonged unemployment, solves this issue,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement and business coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (more…)

Posted October 11, 2012 by

10 Lame Excuses When Calling In Sick

Ferris Bueller's Day OffPlaying hooky isn’t just for Ferris Bueller. In the past year, 30 percent of workers have called in sick when not actually ill, keeping on par with previous years. Sick days, legitimate or otherwise, also become more frequent around the winter holidays, with nearly one-third of employers reporting more employees call in sick during the holiday season.

The study was conducted online by Harris Interactive© from August 13 to September 6, 2012 and included 2,494 hiring managers and human resource professionals and 3,976 workers across industries and company sizes. (more…)