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Posted May 16, 2014 by

The Correct Use of Email in Your Job Search

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Technology can be a great tool. Email is fast and often times efficient, but in today’s society it is often overused and/or used incorrectly in a job search. Not only have we seen the incorrect use of email cost candidates a job offer, we’ve also seen it slam a door on a relationship with a future employer.

We thought it might be helpful to break the interviewing process down and discuss the dos and don’ts when it comes to email: (more…)

Posted April 28, 2014 by

Have You Tried Following Up On Recent College Graduate Jobs with No Answer? Try This Idea

If you have applied for recent college graduate jobs but have not heard back from any potential employers, the following post has one idea you should try.

A recent Forbes article offered the same, worn “rules” on what to do if you haven’t heard from the company after an interview. I have a different rule that applies: It’s called the “Promised Time + One Business Day Rule”. And if applied with confidence, gusto, and a wee little

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Posted April 07, 2014 by

Have a Phone Interview for an Entry Level Job? Follow These 5 Tips

If you want to succeed in an upcoming phone interview for an entry level job, there are five tips in the following post you can use to your advantage.

Employers often use phone screens as a low cost way to put the right candidates in front of hiring managers. The goal: eliminate candidates who aren’t able to articulate their value proposition, and to determine which candidates are worthy of moving on to the next round of interviews. Here are 5 tips

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Posted April 03, 2014 by

3 Ways Recent Graduates Can Land that First Entry Level Job

If recent graduates want to improve their chances of landing that first entry level job, the following post has three ways for them to do so.

Now that you have your diploma, you’ve finally sworn off retail and thrown in the busboy towel. Your resume is a well-oiled machine — clean, efficient and just a little bit sexy. You’re ready for the responsibilities and rewards of a real-world career. But there’s a problem. You have

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Posted April 03, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Applied for One Position Already? Make Your Next Move

Applying for one position as an internship finder does not necessarily mean your work is done in your search.  Learn how to make your next move in the following post.

Featured: Not Featured So you’ve applied to an internship by its deadline. Now it’s time to sit back, relax and wait for a response, right? No way! Preparing and submitting your resume, cover letter and other required materials is only half the battle. Now it’s time to show them that you’re the

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Posted April 01, 2014 by

Have Phone Interviews for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Tips to Help You Succeed

If you’re interviewing for recent college graduate jobs by phone, keep these tips from the following post in mind to have success.

Congratulations! You’ve been selected for a phone screen. Now what? As a recruiter, I’ve witnessed many people struggle with the phone screen stage of the interview process. Too often, candidates end up in phone screen purgatory: getting close to the job of their dreams, but never advancing to the next stage. The good news is

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Posted March 24, 2014 by

Want to Learn More about Recent College Graduate Jobs? Conduct Informational Interviews

Informational interviews can provide entry level job seekers with an opportunity to learn more about a career field.  So, how should you go about the process of setting them up and handling each step?  Find out in the following post.

In informational interviews, you talk with a professional from your desired field to learn more about their current line of work, their career history and obtain insider knowledge about the company (culture, availability of mentors, etc.). Informational interviews are also a great opportunity to ask advice about how to achieve your own career goals. Here’s what else you

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Posted March 19, 2014 by

Using Phone Referrals to Recruit Candidates for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 5 Tips to Increase Them

Recruiters, if you’re wondering how to increase your phone referrals to find candidates for jobs for recent college graduates, learn five tips in the following post.

Referrals are a vital part of recruiting. Not everyone you speak with on the phone will be the right fit for a job, so the best way to increase the number of qualified candidates you’re able to reach is to ask for referrals. People you’re referred to will be more receptive to hearing about the opportunity you’re calling about

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Posted February 28, 2014 by

Want to Recruit Top Talent for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Develop Relationships with Potential Candidates

For recruiters looking to find the best talent for recent college graduate jobs, the key might be to work on developing relationships with potential candidates.  Learn how to do so in the following post.

What is a pipeline? And how does it relate to recruiting? For those of you new to recruiting (or who’ve been trying to cut the mustard as a recruiter), a pipeline is your go-to, steady stream of viable candidates. It’s made up of people you’ve met who made you pause and think, “Wow. This

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Posted February 12, 2014 by

Recruiting to Find Candidates for Entry Level Jobs? How to Take Your Skills to the Next Level

Recruiters, are you looking to find candidates for entry level jobs?  The following post offers advice on how to take your skills to the next level.

Do you strive to be a good recruiter — or a great one? If you’re a good one, people might take your call and they might listen to what you have to say. But mights don’t have guarantees. (Click here to tweet this thought.) That prospective hire might also hang up. Leave good behind and become

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