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Posted September 16, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want Jobs as Entrepreneurs but Feel Restricted? 5 Reasons Why and What You Can Do

Some recent college graduates who would like jobs as entrepreneurs may feel like they can’t achieve this dream.  The following post has five reasons they might believe that and what can be done to help achieve entrepreneurship.

Have you ever dragged yourself through a meeting at work, listened to your coworkers ramble about meaningless ideas and thought to yourself, “I’m done! I can’t wait to leave this place and start my own business!” Well, it’s likely you have according to a recent study by the University of Phoenix School of Business. The study shows that nearly

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Posted August 12, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Not Happy on Your Entry Level Jobs? 5 Ways to Create a Culture Change

For young professionals who are not happy going to work on their entry level jobs, learn five ways to create a culture change at your company in the following post.

If you feel like it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday, your company might have a culture problem. If your company says it values teamwork, but runs a grown-up version of The Hunger Games, you might have a culture problem. If your coworkers spend more time trolling LinkedIn for better job opportunities than doing actual

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Posted June 16, 2014 by

College Students, Need the Right Contacts to Find Jobs? 3 Tips to Build Your Network

For college students to find jobs these days, it is a good idea to have contacts who can assist them.  In the following post, learn three tips they can use to build a network.

As you build a great career, there are few things more valuable than a great personal network. And yet, many of the tasks that must be done to build a truly extraordinary network seem to go ignored. Perhaps it is because these tasks take us outside our comfort zones. Or because they require genuine effort. No

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

New to Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs? Avoid Hurting Yourself by Making These 9 Mistakes

For new grads entering the workforce, keep in mind that any little flaw can cost you in your search for recent graduate jobs.  In the following post, learn nine mistakes to avoid so that you don’t hurt your employment chances.

Your first “real” job search (as a newly-minted young professional) is quite a learning experience. So many options; so little time! You can’t wait to hear those magic words: “You’re hired”. You don’t want to make job search mistakes that will extend your job search. But, you may not be clear on exactly what to

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Posted January 14, 2014 by

What Factors into Getting or Not Getting that Entry Level Job

If you’re wondering what might increase or decrease your chances of getting that entry level job, the following post shares some factors that might determine the outcome.

When considering candidates for competitive job opportunities, you might be neck and neck with other equally qualified candidates. So what makes the difference? CareerBuilder conducted a study to determine the factors that play into determining who gets hired. According to the study, having a sense of humor, being well-dressed, or

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

Young Professionals, Do You Have the Skills to Land Entry Level Jobs in the 21st Century?

To land entry level jobs in the 21st Century, young professionals should consider acquiring the skills that will attract potential employers.  The following post includes an infographic featuring these skills.

For every open position, there are hundreds of applicants from those who – from a technical point of view – could do the job. What sets candidates apart now goes past your technical skills, however. What counts now is the soft skills the recruiter believes you bring to the job – as well as your ability to develop

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Posted May 03, 2013 by

Top 10 Cities for Job Seeking College Grads

Phoenix, Arizona skylineEver heard the expression, “go where the money is?” Well, for college graduates who are searching for entry-level jobs, it definitely pays to go to the metro area with the largest number of entry-level job openings. The top 10 metros with the most year-over-year growth for entry-level jobs for college grads are: (more…)

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Critical Thinking and Innovation – The New High Ranking Skills at the Workplace

When searching for your next job, consider that a potential employer may be looking for a candidate skilled in critical thinking and innovation.  Learn more in the following post.

“For CEOs today, it’s all about achieving growth and efficiency through innovation.  It’s not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models. process, culture and management.”  ~ Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO You might attribute critical thinking and innovation as a strong skill set for leaders

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Posted July 26, 2012 by

Top 10 Cities for Employees Swearing in the Office

Swearing in the OfficeAmong top markets in the U.S., workers in the nation’s capital were the most likely to report that they swear at work, with Denver and Chicago rounding out the top three. (more…)