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Posted August 26, 2015 by

Is Your Resume “Hire Worthy”?

young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job

Young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When creating your resume, you are probably thinking about including enough information that will get you an interview.  While that is the goal, a job seeker should also focus on whether or not his or her resume is “hire worthy”.  In other words, if you were the employer, would you be impressed with your resume to hire you?  Does it meet all of the expectations an employer is looking for?  Here are some tips to write a resume that reflects the best you, which can turn you from a job seeker into a job candidate. (more…)

Posted May 05, 2015 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Do You Meet the Expectations of Employers?

Whether you are a recent college graduate or other first time job seeker, there are certain skills and qualities that employers want you to have to get hired for entry level jobs.  Ask yourself what you bring to the table that can add value to a particular company.  Why should you do that?  It seems that in today’s job market, employers are having a difficult time finding what they want in candidates. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Enhance Your Networking Skills When Searching for Jobs? Here’s What You Should Do

For college students trying to improve their networking skills when searching for jobs, the following post offers some helpful advice to take them to the next level.

Networking as a job search strategy creates a great deal of angst. For many, it’s just plain uncomfortable to introduce yourself to strangers and strike up conversations in the hopes of uncovering job leads. But that’s putting the horse before the cart. The first hurdle is simply finding new people to add to your network, according to job

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Posted August 25, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Pay Less for a Higher Education that Will Help You Find Jobs in the Future? Try Online Learning

Getting a higher education can help college students find jobs in the future.  For anyone looking for a more affordable way to learn, online learning may be the answer according to the following post.

With college becoming extraordinarily expensive, many college prospects and their parents wondering if a post-high school education is really worth it. Sadly, many folks enrolled in higher education studies in hopes of bettering their life and their financial outlook, but ultimately ended up in a much deeper hole than before thanks to

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Posted August 07, 2014 by

Want to Write a Winning Resume to Impress Recruiters? Try this New Formula

Most job seekers understand that an impressive resume can get the attention of recruiters.   To achieve this goal, the following post suggests a new formula that just might help.

I’ve read hundreds of articles on job searching… possibly even topping a thousand. By far, the one topic talked about most in these articles: resumes. And many of these articles recommend the use of action verbs, quantification and the direct impact of your contributions. The goal: to show you did something that contributed directly to the

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Will Decrease of Young Federal Workers Lead to Loss of Jobs for College Graduates?

College graduates interested in federal government jobs might have a challenge getting hired with a decrease of young workers.  Learn more in the following post.

The lack of 30-and-under talent in the federal workforce means agencies will be facing significant shortfalls in the future, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Writing Resumes to Search for Jobs? One Thing to Take Them to the Next Level

For recent college graduates searching for jobs who want to take their resumes to the next level, the following post suggests doing this one thing.

In a job market where every word on your resume counts, we are prone to generalizations. The point of your resume, of course, is to concisely convey relevant information about your work history and potential. To do this, you need to use real examples of achievement. You need to quantify… everything…

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

College Graduates, Want Your Resumes to Shine as You Search for Jobs? 5 Ways to Add Your Personality into Them

College graduates searching for jobs can help their resumes stand out from the competition by adding personality to them.  Learn five ways to do so in the following post.

A resume is supposed to be a purely factual document, right? Dull, straight to the point. Absolutely not! But it seems true judging by the number of job seekers who send out dead dull resumes and wonder why they’re getting nowhere! Each time you send out your resume you’re competing with an average of 70 applicants

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Posted June 24, 2014 by

College Students, 7 Ways Your Jobs as Interns are Different than Your Experience in Class

For college students with jobs as interns, their expectations will vary in the workplace versus in the classroom.  Learn seven differences between these environments in the following post.

As many begin their internships and dive into the work, they quickly discover that their expectations were a little off. From what you must wear, to the demonstration of your work ethic, and all the way to how deadlines are perceived in the workplace… they are surprised how different the internship learning

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Posted May 30, 2014 by

Writing Your Resume for an Entry Level Job? It’s about the Numbers

If you are writing your resume for an entry level job, use numbers to show your value to potential employers.  Learn more in the following post.

When drafting a resume, the one piece of paper that’s going to convince someone to give you a job based on your concrete accomplishments, instead of writing a paragraph of adjectives to try to describe what you did in a way that is convincing, get rid of all that and just… Give them a number!

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