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Posted January 05, 2016 by

Hiring managers offer 11 tips for new college grads

Throughout January 2016, College Recruiter is publishing content designed to help college students seeking entry-level jobs upon graduation or summer internships. Learn more about January’s focus by checking out “Connecting the dots: Creating a 2016 career action plan.

Guest articles published in January cover different topics to help students who are about to graduate and search for their first full-time jobs or who are looking to secure summer internships.

julie ellis

Julie Ellis

This is the big one. As a new or soon-to-be grad, or even someone looking at graduation in a year, you are about to embark upon the real thing – finding a “real” job in a “real” career field. You haven’t done this before, but that should not frighten you. College has been full of new experiences, and you did just fine. Look upon this whole process as an exciting adventure that you will prepare well for. And that’s the key – getting prepared. To do that, you might want to consider what actual hiring managers say you need to do to obtain interviews and ultimately land the job. Here are 11 tips straight from their mouths, so listen up. (more…)

Posted March 27, 2015 by

Some Education But No Experience: Entry Level Jobs

Laura O. Tolentino

Laura O. Tolentino

Most of us work retail at some point in our lives. It’s a job you might not want to work at forever, but there are ways to leverage some great perks working on the retail floor. It is also possible to advance into the corporate realm in some retail situations, making this a real career path. Whether you are treating it as the former or the latter, there are ways to make the most of your retail job. Here are a few strategies. (more…)

Posted March 24, 2014 by

How College Students and Recent Grads Can Turn School into a Chance to Find Entry Level Jobs

While college students and recent graduates might not think they have enough experience to land entry level jobs, they can use their time in school to show potential employers what skills and experience they bring to the table.  Learn more in the following post.

Many college students and recent grads face the “I don’t have experience” dilemma in their job search. In one recent blog post I included this: Most new grads have more experience and skills than they give themselves credit for, and then struggle with turning it into value statements for employers.

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Posted March 21, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Use Transferable Skills to Show You’re the Right Candidate for a Position

If you want to be an internship finder who works in a specific career field, but don’t have experience in that field, the following post has advice on using transferable skills to prove you’re the right candidate for a position.

Featured: Not Featured I met a great student at a WISE networking event at UCLA end of February. She emailed me and told me that her dream internship is in the sports industry. She explained that she had some great work and internship experience on her resume but didn’t have any work within the sports industry. She

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Posted October 16, 2013 by

No Work Experience? Getting an Entry Level Job is Still Possible

While employers tend to like candidates with work experience, that doesn’t mean you can’t get an entry level job if don’t have any.  In the following post, learn some techniques to help you land a new position.

You’re now facing the problem that has dogged every young professional since jobs were invented: How do you get experience to land a job which requires a worker with experience? It is the Career Catch-22. Here are some techniques to help you get through that Catch-22… and well on your way to your first day at

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