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Posted January 01, 2015 by

Out With The Old, In With A New… Cover Letter!

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Say good-bye to the old and hello to the new! There’s something special about a bright new beginning, an opportunity to start fresh. And there’s no time like the present––January 2015––to create a cover letter that will lead you to the job you’ve only thought about.

You’re not the only one eager to start over. Employers want to pair qualified job seekers with quality jobs. Help them look good and help yourself at the same time by creating a job search cover letter that will place you front and center. How can you do that? By following the proven strategy outlined below. (more…)

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Personal Statements & Resumes: How They Work Together

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

One of the most common mistakes that grad school applicants make is viewing their personal statement essay as an extended version of their resume. Besides being redundant, this misstep means that students are losing out on a critical opportunity to set themselves apart from other applicants.

Personal statements and resumes are meant to work together as part of a student’s overall application. A well-written, thoughtful personal statement and a detailed, organized resume will complement each other, working in tandem to paint a flattering portrait of the applicant. (more…)

Posted December 18, 2014 by

5 Tips on Creating a Resume that Will Land You Your Dream Job

Dusty Fox

Dusty Fox

To most of us in the working world, certain jobs attract our attention and stand out from the rest. And when you decide to apply for your dream job, you know that you’re going to have to step up your game. That means taking a cold, hard look at your resume and finding ways you can make it even better. If you’ve got your mind set on a dream-worthy job, whether for an international company or a local business, chances are that the competition is tough. You’ll definitely need to be prepared for an interview and sell yourself to the hiring manager, but first things first–you need to get that interview by impressing them with a winning resume. Here are 5 tips you should follow to whip your resume into shape and land that perfect position: (more…)

Posted December 12, 2014 by

College Students, Adjusting to Dorm Life? 13 Ideas that Can Help

Student depression is no laughing matter, it’s estimated that nearly half the student population of universities in the UK have some form of depression. Frightening facts that have to be taken seriously.

Being away from home for the first time is a daunting and scary thought for many students, trying to make new friends, taking on the work load of studying and adapting to a whole new way of life can be very stressful.

We’ve compiled a list of hacks that may just help resolve some of the issues faced when living in a new environment, which may be cramped and lacking the creature comforts of home. Finding places to store copious amounts of books, let alone personal belongings, can easily turn into a nightmare. Creating a friendly environment in which to live is paramount if you want to make uni life easier and less stressful. (more…)

Posted October 02, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job or Internship Using Social Media? How to Approach It

It is no secret that social media is a huge part of modern day communication.  While many people use it for personal reasons, some also use it for their job searches.  If you’re looking for an entry level job or an internship, social media can help you learn more about job opportunities and companies that you are interested in working for.  However, job seekers must be careful how they present themselves online to be taken seriously by potential employers.  Let’s take a look at some ways to approach your search for career opportunities. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Connecting about Entry Level Jobs? How to Network with Family and Friends

If you are seeking information on entry level jobs, be sure to take advantage of those closest to you: your family and friends.  Learn how to network with them in the following post.

Many job seekers become frustrated when they feel like their networking “isn’t working.” They have attended face-t-face networking events, made notes on the backs of business cards, done the appropriate follow-ups, arranged many coffee meetings and pounded social media until their fingers bleed. Yet the opportunities aren’t flowing. From my experience, the problem is

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Posted September 18, 2014 by

New on Your Entry Level Job? How to Get Attention the Right Way

So, you’re starting your new entry level job and want to make a great impression.  If this is your goal, the following post has tips on how to get the right kind of attention at work.

You managed to land a coveted entry-level job at a Fortune 100 company. Congratulations! You’re now just another guppy floundering in an ocean teeming with sharks. It’s the first day on the job and you’re full of excitement in anticipation of the wondrous future that awaits you. As you make your way to the battleship grey cubicle that

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Posted September 17, 2014 by

College Students, Take Your Search for Jobs to the Next Level by Making More Connections on LinkedIn

In their search for jobs, college students on LinkedIn can better their chances by making more connections through their networks.  Learn how in the following post.

This is about leveraging your LinkedIn network but let me give you some real life context. This will bring together your-brand, your-network and LinkedIn in order to give you career advantage. According to Wikipedia: Personal branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands. While previous self-help management techniques were about self-improvement

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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Recruiters, Want to Help Find New Talent and Ideas for Employers? What You Can Do

For recruiters who want to help employers find new talent and ideas, perhaps they can find the answer in the following post.

On this week’s Women of Washington radio show, Anne Altman, head of IBM Federal, joins hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss how successful companies bring new talent into their organizations.

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Posted September 11, 2014 by

Grads, Interviewing for Your Dream Entry Level Jobs? 11 Tips to Prepare You

College graduates hoping to land the entry level jobs of their dreams should make sure they are prepared for their interviews.  The following post has 11 interview tips that can help.

Few aspects of adult life are more distressing than the job interview. Something about having to offer up your entire life experience to a stranger for validation makes us feel uneasy. Luckily, you can take certain steps to ensure you present your best self, no matter what position you’re applying for. (Click

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