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Posted August 27, 2014 by

College Students, Need to Overcome Some Issues When Writing Your Resumes for Jobs? 9 Tips to Tackle Challenges

When writing resumes for jobs, college students might face certain challenges.  In order to overcome them, the following post has nine tips that can make a difference.

Every job seeker has some kind of past issue, no exceptions. Sometimes called “elephants in the room,” hiring professionals know where to look; they know how to uncover the truth. This is how they can eliminate a candidate in seconds. And this is why even “perfect” resumes sometimes don’t result in a job

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Have You Applied for Jobs and not Received Positive Results? 10 Mistakes that Could Have Hurt Your Applications

There are jobs recent college graduates may have missed out on because of these top 10 mistakes made by job applicants, which are found in the following post.

You find the perfect job or internship. You apply. You do all the required research so you’re thoroughly prepared for the job interview. But the interview never happens. In fact, despite impeccable follow-up, you never hear from the employer. Why? Because at some point in the application process itself, you made a mistake that removed you

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

Did You Find an Internship or Summer Job? Your Performance Can Affect a Future Job Search

Congratulations on your search to find an internship or summer job!  Now that you have found a position, you must prove yourself to your boss.  The following post explains that your performance could impact another job search in the future.

We are in the midst of summer. A lot of students are working. Many are in jobs that are not internships in their potential future field. Plain and simple, millions are working to sock away some money. So let’s say you have ‘a job.’ You don’t love it. Maybe you don’t even like it. It

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Posted March 20, 2014 by

Think You’re Overqualified for Some Entry Level Jobs? How to Still Compete for Employment

Just because you might believe you are overqualified to apply for some entry level jobs, that does not mean you can’t compete for them.  Learn more in the following post.

Overqualified: It’s a dreaded word no one wants stamped on their resume. But you can take several steps to help you land a job, even if your experience level rivals your potential boss’s. (Click here to tweet this thought.) Whether you’re looking for a job that’s a step down from a previous position

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Posted December 27, 2013 by

Applying for Entry Level Jobs? 5 Tips for Your Resume to Impress Recruiters

Before applying to entry level jobs, check out five tips for your resume that can impress recruiters in the following post.

You’ve shown your resume to several people and each provided you with some similar advice. They may also have given you tips that seem to conflict with each other. It’s great to get feedback from people you trust, and ideally some actual resume experts. Ultimately however, the person’s opinion of your resume that really matters is

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Posted October 15, 2013 by

Settling in: Recent college graduates overqualified, underemployed

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Four college graduates standing and smiling. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Recent college graduates might fear that they are not qualified for the jobs they want, forcing them to compete with mid-level professionals who, in these challenging economic times, will also accept lower-level positions. But college students and recent graduates shouldn’t fear. Research and recent surveys show that they might actually be overqualified for these jobs. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily a good thing either. (more…)

Posted August 23, 2013 by

Returning to the Workforce? What to Know if You’re Searching for an Entry Level Job

Whether you are returning to the workforce after having children or otherwise, you may discover some changes.  If you’re searching for an entry level job, the following post has some information you should know.

Our Career Consultant Jean Ottley describes the adjustments needed when planning to return to the workforce. Back to the future – paid work after children I’ve been talking to parents who are getting ready to go back into the…

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Posted August 23, 2013 by

Having Experience in Your Entry Level Job Search Doesn’t Hurt – or Does It?

If you are searching for an entry level job with some work experience, it could actually hurt your chances of finding employment.  In the following post, learn why not having experience may be a plus in some situations.

Not having experience will not hinder your job search. Here are a few benefits that you have in your favor when are working on how to get an entry level job.

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Posted March 21, 2012 by

94% of Employers Okay With Candidates Who Took Lower Level Jobs During Recession

The vast majority of employers – 85 percent – reported that they are more understanding of employment gaps post-recession. Nine-in-ten (94 percent) said they wouldn’t think less of a candidate who took a position during the recession that was at a lower level than the one he/she previously held. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive© among more than 3,000 employers across industries and company sizes.

Rosemary Haefner of Careerbuilder“More than 5 million workers in the U.S. have been unemployed for six months or longer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources for CareerBuilder. “While job seekers have voiced concern over how they may be perceived if they’ve been out of work for a while or took a job for which they were overqualified to make ends meet, the study shows employers understand the tough challenges the economy has created for workers. What is most important to employers is that workers show they have stayed active in sharpening their skills.” (more…)