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Posted April 17, 2015 by

Preparing For a Career: A Pre Graduation Checklist

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Thousands of college seniors are due to graduate in a few short weeks but many of them have not yet thought about their career search. This is understandable given that there are so many things to think about in the last weeks of college, including studying for final exams and preparing transcripts to apply for graduation. Although some students will already be conducting job interviews or even have signed a contract with a company, most will start their job search after graduation. In the past, many graduates could expect to have an entry level, full time position in their field by the end of the summer after graduation, however, the current economy is still recovering and many recent grads will have a longer search. It’s important to be prepared for the job search process early to decrease the amount of time spent unemployed or working outside of the field. (more…)

Posted March 02, 2015 by

Career Gauge: How to Know if Your Personality will Fit Your Next Job

Career choice concept. Woman split half and half in businesswoman and medical doctor / nurse. Young smiling woman isolated on white background

Career choice concept. Woman split half and half in businesswoman and medical doctor / nurse. Young smiling woman isolated on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Choosing a career that fits your personality is a difficult choice that sometimes can only be completed when you have tried a few on for size. Luckily, you can also take a personality test that should help determine what occupations best fit your style. The most common one is Myers-Briggs.

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The first way the Myers-Briggs tests each individual’s personality is by determining if you are an introvert or extrovert. Introverts often enjoy to work alone, in an office, or in a cubicle without speaking to groups working with others during large spans of time, like computer coders. Extroverts enjoy working with others as much as possible, hashing out ideas with others. TV writers tend to be extroverts as they work in large groups to hash out script ideas. (more…)

Posted February 20, 2015 by

Learn to Resolve Conflict Today to Improve Your Career for Tomorrow

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Man told off by woman – isolated on white. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Conflicts are inevitable in business. Whether it’s between colleagues, your boss or a client who isn’t pleased, resolving conflict early is paramount.

The good news is that it’s one of the important interpersonal skills that can be worked on. Even with a lot of practice, conflict is rarely evereasy due to the strong negative emotions involved.

Conflict management is a difficult skill to develop for those who naturally avoid conflicts. Avoiding a conflict may make you feel more comfortable in the short term, but will only create additional issues in the long term.

In order to best deal with conflict, you must have a strong conflict management style and approach in order for both parties to walk away as if they’ve walked away feeling good. (more…)

Posted November 06, 2014 by

Developing a good resume objective in two simple steps

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Part of modern resume close-up. Blue tint with shallow DOF. Tilt view. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

First, writing your resume objective is less about stating your resume objective and more about showing your employer, what you can give if you are hired, just like the rest of your resume. Forget about the overused and meaningless “seeking for a challenging career opportunity within a futuristic company” or the more self-involved “looking for a creative and fun position within a company that will allow me to exercise my creativity”. Who wouldn’t want that? (more…)

Posted September 09, 2014 by

New Grads, Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Make These 12 Mistakes

Once they have landed interviews for entry level jobs, new graduates should avoid making these 12 mistakes in the following post.

So much work just to get the job interview, let alone the job. The research, the resume writing, the applications, the networking, the follow-up… And then some job seekers throw it all away by making these common, and completely avoidable, mistakes…

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Posted September 03, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? 7 Myths that Can Harm Them

For those of you writing resumes for entry level jobs, don’t fall for these seven myths found in the following post that could harm these documents.

When it comes to resumes, many job seekers seem to think all they need is a cover letter to fill in those pesky work gaps and mention those in-demand soft skills. Unfortunately, that mindset means your resume ends up on the rejection heap – and that you stay unemployed. “There are quite a

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Posted September 02, 2014 by

How to Spy the Entry Level Job You Want

To find the entry level job of your dreams, you may need to spy for it.  Learn how to do so in the following post.

John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You’ll Love says: ‘Only about 20 to 30 percent of jobs are filled by people applying for published vacancies.’ So to find the perfect job… you may have go undercover. It sounds illogical: why would employers hide vacancies? The reason is simple: employers want to take as

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Posted August 29, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? 7 Ways to be Concise

When reading resumes for entry level jobs, employers and recruiters don’t want their time to be wasted.  In the following post, learn some tips to be concise during the process of writing your resume.

According to a CareerBuilder survey, one in six hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less reviewing resumes. So when we write our resumes, there is intense pressure to “sound good.” We use big or fancy words that will make their resume sound professional and well-written. We fill the resume with buzzwords and cliches. And

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Posted August 25, 2014 by

How Can a HR Wing Increase the Organizational Speed?

Vineeta Tiwari

Vineeta Tiwari

The global economy is highly volatile thus for maintaining the profitable growth and value in the business, a need of re-examination of business protocols and related resources is always there. It is a hard fact that the most important resource of an organization is its workforce and if the sourced people into the company are good then each and every business endeavour reaches its success point at the right time.

The HR department is one such organizational wing that can’t be outsourced or offshored; the department is a result of business’s strategy and the existing capabilities of the given organization. Hence, it can be easily stated that HR professionals and their job roles go beyond the concept of merely hiring. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2014 by

5 Ways To Improve Your Post-Grad Job Search

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Female university graduate looking back at graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The months proceeding graduation are nerve-wracking for any student. How to land that first real job is a feat made ever more imposing by the arrival of student loan bills. Maybe your parents begin reminding you that your education was an investment, and now it’s time that it pays off. So what do you do? Some resort to sending out thousands of resumes, or cold calling businesses for open positions. To avoid moving back in with your parents, or settling into the title of baccalaureate barista, here are some tips to make your post-grad job search a success. (more…)