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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Tips for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

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Group of smiling graduates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that graduation has come and gone, it is time for recent college graduates to look for jobs.  With stiff competition for employment opportunities, the challenge for graduates is to stand out from the crowd.  So how can they do this?

Here are five tips from Christy Palfy, a recruiting manager from Progressive Insurance. (more…)

Posted June 30, 2014 by

Is Facebook Better than LinkedIn for College Students to Search for Jobs?

For college students searching for jobs, the following post makes the case why Facebook might be a better option than LinkedIn.

I am not a fan of the typical sharing that takes place on Facebook. For career purposes, however, I contend that Facebook is arguably the social place to be. Yes, LinkedIn seemingly has cornered the professional network niche and Facebook is generally viewed as a personal social network. Upon closer inspection,

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Keeping Track of Accomplishments on Your Jobs? Why It is a Good Idea

On their jobs, recent college graduates might want to consider keeping up with their career accomplishments.  Learn some reasons why in the following post.

Every professional should keep an up-to-date list of his or her accomplishments, responsibilities and results. Academic advisors sometimes call this a “brag sheet,” and they draw from it when writing recommendations for students. Keeping a list of your professional accomplishments serves a similar purpose. This list acts as a repository that you can

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Posted June 18, 2014 by

Equip Yourself With Necessary Skills And Knowledge For A Lucrative Career In Web Designing

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Businessman standing in front of chalkboard with web design and other terms. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you embark on a career in web designing, it is not mandatory for you to acquire professional web design education. The decision of acquiring a professional degree depends on the experience which you have. With adequate expertise, you will require persistence to succeed in this field. It is important that you are passionate about the career which you want to pursue. As a designer it will be your responsibility to create designs which cater to the requirement of the clients. Once you earn the trust of the clients, you can kick start your career in web designing. As you study web designing, it is important that you try out the concepts which you learn. (more…)

Posted June 10, 2014 by

Optimistic Thinking Can Be a Job Seeker’s Greatest Weapon

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Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement

Searching for a job is much like your career.  If you feel that you can do something and clearly envision success, you are much more likely to achieve that objective.  Conversely, if you believe you cannot attain certain goals, you are less apt to put 100% focus and preparation into the tasks it takes to reach those desires.

It’s no secret that most successful job seekers are the ones who know where they want to be, are confident in their abilities and show personal control and discipline during the employment search.  Overall, their view of the world is one that can be described as optimistic. (more…)

Posted June 03, 2014 by

Will a degree further your career?

Group of young college graduates and their professor at graduation

Group of young college graduates and their professor at graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earning a degree has traditionally been the way to stand out from the crowd when it comes to finding a job and furthering your career. But as more and more of the US population graduate from college and studying becomes more expensive, is the qualification losing its value?

There is certainly a lot to be said for experience as well as academic achievement, but a degree can still have huge benefits, especially if it’s from a college with a great reputation such as the American University or Ivy League colleges. Here’s how studying could further your career and how to ensure you spend your time at college wisely. (more…)

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Employers, Interviewing Candidates for Recent Graduate Jobs? 3 Strategies to Find the Best Ones

When interviewing candidates for recent graduate jobs, how can employers find the best ones?  Try these three strategies in the following post.

Shiny resumes are scary. That carefully curated one-pager freaks me out. Credentials really mean nothing. For better or worse, the resume is still the main currency for getting a job. It’s a quick way to get a baseline overview of past experiences and relevant skills. But don’t fool yourself into thinking you can extract anything past that

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Posted May 19, 2014 by

Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 12 Questions to Ask that Will Impress the Interviewer

For job seekers preparing to interview for recent college graduate jobs, learn 12 questions to ask that will impress your interviewer in the following post.

Recently, the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) contacted top business leaders to ask the question,“What ONE question do you wish potential employees would ALWAYS ask you during an interview? Why?” Why Wouldn’t I Want to Work Here? “I think this question frames transparency on both the potential new hire and

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Posted May 08, 2014 by

Are You the Ideal Candidate for Jobs for College Students? 7 Traits Wanted by Employers

There are seven traits that could make you the ideal candidate for jobs for college students.  Learn what these traits are in the following post.

I often get asked often: what do you look for in a potential new hire or intern that doesn’t have years and years of experience on their resume? Admittedly, my answer often depends on what we’re looking for most at that particular moment. However, these seven traits consistently come to mind, regardless of the role…

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Posted May 07, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs, College Grads? Don’t Show Desperation to Find Employment

It might be easier said than done but when searching for entry level jobs, college grads should not act desperate an for an opportunity.  Learn more in the following post.

You’ve tried everything, and it seems no one recognizes your potential; that you’d be a great employee… at any company, for any work! All you need is for someone to see you for what you are. Right? Trouble is, they may already have seen the “real” you. If you’ve done any of the following, they may already have classified you,

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