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Posted May 05, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs on Social Media in 2014? Who are These Social Job Seekers?

If you are wondering who are the social job seekers who might be searching for entry level jobs in 2014, learn more about them in the following post.

Every year since 2010, Jobvite has conducted a survey centered around social media and networking trends among job seekers. Their 2014 results reveal some interesting data points: Competition not as tough? In 2013 69% of all job seekers were open to a new job; in 2014, that number has dipped to 51% Referrals are royalty? 40% of job seekers have found

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Posted April 30, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Worried about Losing Your Recent Graduate Jobs? Here is What You Can Do

Young professionals who hear about their recent graduate jobs being at risk should take a look at the following post to learn what they can do in this situation.

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger When you see and sense that you may be terminated in the near future, there are actions you can take to prepare for the termination and position yourself to successfully move forward.  It’s important that you have a mind-set that positions you to be effective

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Posted April 21, 2014 by

Are You an Internship Finder without Work Experience?

If you are an internship finder, you may discover opportunities that require work experience.  So, how can you overcome a lack of experience in your search?  The following post shares some helpful tips.

You are ready to begin your internship search. And then… you see on several of internship postings that applicants must have previous experience. Previous internship experience. And you have none. And you ask yourself: “When did it become necessary to have experience… to get an internship???”

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Posted April 04, 2014 by

5 Key Challenges Today’s Graduates Encounter

Group of diverse students celebrating graduation

Group of diverse students celebrating graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

At times, life unfolds in clearly defined chapters, each defined by the things we are preoccupied with during these individual life stages.  College, for example, is a relatively carefree time, bridging the gap between childhood abandon and the real-life concerns facing graduates after they leave school.  While it is a time to grow up, college years are also set-aside for living out youthful dreams and enjoying the transition to adulthood.  As a result, graduates face several wake-up calls as they move from campus life into mainstream employment following school. (more…)

Posted March 03, 2014 by

Show Employers How Valuable You Are Before They Hire You for Recent College Graduate Jobs

Have you ever been rejected by a company you thought would be perfect to work for?  Don’t worry.  If you’re applying for recent college graduate jobs, try showing potential employers why you would be valuable before they hire you, as suggested in the following post.

I would love to work for LinkedIn. I sent my resume and cover letter to apply for a marketing job at LinkedIn. They didn’t think I was good enough. I, however, know different. Such is the lament of the job seeker. The problem is, you plan to show employers what a great

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Posted February 17, 2014 by

Internship Finder, 10 Tips to Make You the Best Intern Possible

So internship finder, congratulations on the new position!  Now, what can you do to make the most of your experience?  The following post includes an infographic with 10 tips to make you the best intern you can be.

You got the internship! Now, how do you make the most of the opportunity? Do you low-key it so you don’t stand out? Or do you go for it… hoping to make an immediate and lasting impression? For most, the answer lies somewhere in between. However, as shown in this infographic from Northpoint Centre of

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Posted January 14, 2014 by

Millennials, Pursuing Entry Level Jobs? Remember These 8 Career Tips Along the Way

As millennials search for entry level jobs, they should remember eight career tips found in the following post.

I recently hit the one year mark of my current job position. Having only held short internship roles, then shorter-term rotational roles, this was a big milestone for me. This was also a good time to reflect on some of the career lessons learned from the past year. What worked?

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Posted July 23, 2013 by

Which Internship Offer Should You Choose as an Entry Level Job?

If you have applied for multiple internships and received more than one offer, how do you decide which one to choose as an entry level job?  The following post shares some tips to consider.

Featured: Featured I get it. You applied for a ton of internships (because I told you to apply for at least 10 per semester) and out of all of the opportunities — the one of the bottom of your list wrote you back immediately. They are interested! They want to set up an interview! You

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I Accepted An Offer And Then A Better One Came Along….

Posted June 10, 2013 by

Your Job Search: Advance Preparation Meets Opportunity

Woman searching for a job in the paper

Woman searching for a job in the paper. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Seneca, a first-century Roman philosopher, allegedly said, “Luck is where the crossroads of opportunity and preparation meet.” When you’re job hunting, this means that the secret to success is laying the groundwork in advance. That way, you will be ready to seize the right opportunity when it comes along.

Step 1: Take Stock of What You Already Know

The standard advice is that your resume shouldn’t exceed one page. But what if you’re having trouble filling even one? “Pizza delivery driver” and “barista” may not sound that impressive if you’re applying for a professional position. On the other hand, you might not have anything else to list.

What you need to do is think of the metacognitive skills behind your success in those positions. You weren’t just driving your car or boiling water. You were following instructions, working in a fast-paced environment, providing a safe and positive customer experience, collaborating with others and more. (more…)