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Posted January 05, 2016 by

Hiring managers offer 11 tips for new college grads

Throughout January 2016, College Recruiter is publishing content designed to help college students seeking entry-level jobs upon graduation or summer internships. Learn more about January’s focus by checking out “Connecting the dots: Creating a 2016 career action plan.

Guest articles published in January cover different topics to help students who are about to graduate and search for their first full-time jobs or who are looking to secure summer internships.

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Julie Ellis

This is the big one. As a new or soon-to-be grad, or even someone looking at graduation in a year, you are about to embark upon the real thing – finding a “real” job in a “real” career field. You haven’t done this before, but that should not frighten you. College has been full of new experiences, and you did just fine. Look upon this whole process as an exciting adventure that you will prepare well for. And that’s the key – getting prepared. To do that, you might want to consider what actual hiring managers say you need to do to obtain interviews and ultimately land the job. Here are 11 tips straight from their mouths, so listen up. (more…)

Posted September 02, 2015 by

3 Emotional Intelligence Tips for New College Graduates

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Yvette Bethel

Aidan graduated from college 4 months ago with a BSc in Mathematics. After much sacrifice and hard work he was elated to earn a 3.7 GPA so he thought he would be employed by now. Instead he is rather frustrated because he received an offer for a job he is not that interested in and he is awaiting a response from another job that he really wants. Aidan put the first offer on hold asking the company to give him two weeks to make the decision. Tomorrow is the deadline for getting back to the company that made the offer. Aidan has college loans to pay and after graduation, the collections department has been calling him regularly.

This is only one possible scenario. There are some of you who have had no invitations to interviews yet, in fact, you are tired of receiving the same letter time after time. “Thank you for your application for employment. We regret to advise we have no vacancies at this time and will hold your resume on file for three months in the event a suitable position becomes available.” Still others have been invited to multiple interviews. You put on your newly purchased interview ensemble, you did everything you were advised to do in an interview, you even practiced in a mock interview but no-one has made an offer yet. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2015 by

How a Medical Scribe Position Prepares You for Medical School

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Empty notebook with a pen on the table. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The decision to apply to medical school is not easy. Before students can even apply, they must complete rigorous coursework, volunteer or work in a clinical setting, score well on the MCAT exam, and more.

Then comes the more important part: actually getting accepted to medical school. Standing out among thousands of other applicants can seem daunting. Fortunately, there are opportunities for students interested in medical school or other healthcare careers that can enhance their resume or graduate school application. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2015 by

Ten Tips For A Successful Graduate Year

Caroline Schmidt

Caroline Schmidt

For many graduates across the world, graduation signifies both the end of something and the beginning of something. For many it is the ultimate progression they have been longing for. A chance to step forward from what feels like a lifetime of learning and finally into a career. Here are some essential tips for your graduate job search success. (more…)

Posted January 08, 2015 by

Choosing a Career in Cosmetic Medicine

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Female doctor giving an injection on the young woman’s face over white. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Cosmetic medicine is a growing field that offers medical school graduates many opportunities. People are increasingly concerned about their appearance. This, however, is only one reason that patients elect to have procedures such as breast surgery or cosmetic changes to other parts of their bodies. Cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Simon Weight are qualified to perform a number of procedures that are very much in demand today. (more…)

Posted October 29, 2014 by

8 Qualities That Make You The “Great White” of Leadership

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Great white shark, South Africa. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The workplace today is nothing like how it used to be 10 or 15 years ago. There have been a humongous amount of changes in the market, not to forget the demands at the workplace that have changed drastically as well. One has to handle the complex environment, manage and lead the team in the right direction using different techniques and strategies that were not common before. While there is a variety of leadership qualities and styles, the most successful leaders share some specific traits. Following is a list of 8 highly effective traits that make you stand out as a leader: (more…)

Posted June 16, 2014 by

College Graduates, Have You Found New Jobs for Your Careers? 11 Tips for a Successful Transition

College graduates who have accepted new jobs for their careers experience a time of transition that takes place, leaving one employer for another one.  In the following post, learn 11 tips for a successful transition in the workplace.

Have you decided that the best way to progress your career is to move to a new firm? Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, shares 11 tips on how to not just survive, but thrive in your new firm. 1. Stop yourself from saying ‘when I was at….’ Given your career history,

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Posted March 20, 2014 by

Need career guidance? A mentor can help

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Young mentor going over work with his new colleague. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Managing a fast-paced career can feel a little like navigating a minefield. You want to excel, of course, not only by doing your best work, but by being innovative, confident, and creative. At the same time, you’re trying to steer clear of mistakes you’ve seen others make, as well as the plethora of unforeseen pitfalls that can cause a career to stall or become obsolete altogether. Whether you’re at the beginning of your professional career, or at the peak of it, it’s hard not to feel like you’re on your own. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Support and guidance can be yours, if you find and retain the right mentor to help see you through. (more…)

Posted January 21, 2014 by

How Entry Level Job Seekers Can Network Better

For entry level job seekers who want to become better at networking, the following post offers some helpful tips.

I’ve met hundreds of very qualified job seekers who made professional networking their temporary full-time jobs – and got jobs far faster than their job hunting competition. Especially targeted for job seekers, here are some tips and reminders from these leaders, and from my own experience, that will help you become a far more effective networker…

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Posted November 21, 2013 by

5 Challenges Veterans Encounter in Finding Entry Level Jobs

Having recently celebrated Veterans Day, we think about the things that our troops go through during their service.  However, what about when they return home, such as trying to find entry level jobs?  The following post shares five challenges veterans encounter in their job search(es).

Even when a veteran is ready in body and soul to search for that post-military job, he or she may encounter immediate rejection. Hiring managers generally possess rigid mind sets when it comes to filling their open positions, demanding equally rigid skill sets, no matter who is applying to them. How, then, do

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