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Posted March 06, 2015 by

Four Tips to Turn Around Your Job Search

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Guy looking a job at home. Bad news from newspaper – no work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In today’s job market, vacancies are advertised online and hundreds of applications pour in for a single opening. You may apply, wait, receive no response, and repeat the process until you feel there is nothing more you can do to find a job. Before giving up hope, take charge of these four areas to see if some basic changes could turn your employment search into a successful career: (more…)

Posted March 03, 2015 by

Young college women graduates don’t negotiate – is that true?

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Business team having a meeting in an office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In the business environment, having the ability to negotiate efficiently is vital. If you want to succeed and help your company thrive, there’s no way you can avoid negotiations. In recent years, an upsetting trend has been materializing among female negotiators. Young women in particular who have recently graduated from business school don’t bargain. It’s not that they can’t, they just don’t want to do it. Avoiding negotiations may impact their future careers, so the question is – why are women graduates so terrified of negotiating? (more…)

Posted December 15, 2014 by

Why Buying A Car Is Like Finding A Job: What Millennials Need To Know

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Beautiful young woman buying a car at dealership. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Studies have shown that millennials are completely changing the way that cars are purchased. Often overwhelmed with student loans and other debt, today’s younger car shoppers are looking for a different type of vehicle than other generations did at their age. With that being said, millennials are projected to account for as much as 40 percent of car purchases by 2020. Therefore, it is important for this generation to take the car buying process seriously. In many ways, it should be taken as seriously as looking for a job. In this vein, here are a few tips to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

Tips to negotiate your first job offer without fear and anxiety

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Job interview with candidate for office employment or negotiation for hiring. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Negotiating is tough at the best of times, but when it’s your first job offer it’s even harder. It’s tempting not to negotiate at all, but this won’t get you anywhere! After all, it’s better to ask and get turned down than to not even try at all. One of the hardest things to conquer is the feelings of fear and anxiety you’ll inevitably face. Here are our tips on how to avoid them becoming an issue. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2014 by

Entrepreneurship: Is Franchising Right for You?

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The word franchising in gold with black background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether you are in the process of graduating, or still have a ways to go; there is no doubt you are thinking about your job prospects. You may be searching for entry-level jobs in your chosen field, or you could be in the midst of a promising internship. Another option is to start your own business using the skills and experience that you have gained in your years of study.

Starting a business could seem like a daunting task, especially in a tough market. However, buying a franchise could give you an advantage over your competition. (more…)

Posted September 05, 2013 by

How to Negotiate a Better Salary for Your Entry Level Job?

Okay, so you have landed the entry level job that you wanted.  Are you satisfied with your salary?  If you believe you’re worth more, it is possible to get more.  In the following post, learn some ways to negotiate a bigger pay day.

You can use all the tips you want to negotiate a higher starting salary for a new job. But sometimes, even the best negotiator runs up against a company’s budget limit. So, what do you do when you’ve got a potentially good job offer, but the salary just isn’t good enough? Many would

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Posted July 23, 2013 by

Show Me the Money! 5 Ways to Get a Salary Increase on Your Entry Level Job

If you have been on your entry level job for a while and believe you deserve a bigger pay day, the following post discusses five ways to help your cause.

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Posted January 07, 2013 by

Why Recruiters May Want Active Candidates More Than Passive Candidates

CollegeRecruiter.comAre you an active job seeker or a passive job seeker?  If you are the latter, then you probably are not the most attractive candidate to an employer.  Learn why in the following post.

In professional recruiting circles, a lot of attention is paid to so-called passive candidates. In theory, these are people who only get jobs when recruiters reach out and ask them. Happily employed and fully engaged in their current job, they are supposedly prized precisely because they aren’t looking.

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Posted December 14, 2012 by

Five questions to ask yourself before meeting with your federal employees

CollegeRecruiter.comBefore evaluating their employees, federal employers need to know they can offer them valuable feedback.  The following post has some questions they should ask themselves in preparing for these meetings.

With the new fiscal year just beginning, now is the perfect time for federal leaders to have one-on-one conversations with their employees about expectations, performance and results, as well as offer feedback and coaching to help them continuously improve and succeed.

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Posted December 07, 2012 by

What makes a great federal leader? The stand-out traits of this year’s Service to America honorees

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you have a desire to work in the federal government, then you may be interested in the following post highlighting the accomplishments of federal leaders and the qualities they have relied on for success.

As a general rule, successful federal leaders are highly motivated by a public service mission, clearly articulate a vision of what they want to accomplish, are persistent, collaborative and often have bosses who provide them with strong support.

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What makes a great federal leader? The stand-out traits of this year’s Service to America honorees