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Posted September 12, 2014 by

Trying to Close Your Cover Letters for Entry Level Jobs? 5 Powerful Conclusions

When writing cover letters for entry level jobs, be sure to finish them by leaving a lasting impression.  Here are five powerful conclusions for your cover letters in the following post.

Writing a cover letter pretty much sucks. The content, tone and length all have to be just right. And even when a job seeker gets it just right, there are those who say, “No one reads a cover letter anymore… stop wasting your time!” Here’s the truth: in many companies, cover

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Posted August 27, 2014 by

Recent Graduate, Using LinkedIn to Search for Jobs or for Other Reasons? Mistakes You Should Avoid

For a recent graduate searching for jobs or otherwise on LinkedIn, there are certain mistakes he or she doesn’t want to make in order to get the most of the experience.  Find out what they are in the following post.

If you are still putting off joining LinkedIn, or have an account but haven’t made LinkedIn part of your daily work routine, now is the time to dive in head first. After all, could 300 million people be wrong? LinkedIn, however, isn’t foolproof. Mistakes are made – and care must be taken to make sure

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Posted August 11, 2014 by

Choosing Recruiters for Your Job Search? 4 Ways to Find Them

Working with recruiters could help job seekers find employment.  In the following post, learn four ways to find them for your job search.

When looking for a job, do you still spend all of your time looking for openings on job boards and sending off dozens of applications? That’s so 2004! No one does that anymore. All the cool kids are using their network to get referrals for jobs that aren’t on job boards, and the coolest

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Posted August 01, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? Leave These 9 Things Off of Them

Students and grads writing resumes for entry level jobs should be careful what they include on them.  Leave these nine things in the following post off of resumes.

Your resume. Often, your first – and last – impression. And yet so many don’t take the time to make that first impression a good one. We carefully choose the format that best represents us. We agonize over which font to use. And we proofread over and over… only to have the resume rejected, over and

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Posted July 03, 2014 by

Should YOU Use The Job Title In Your Resume?

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

In a word, YES! Suppose an employer is in the market for a sales manager or a legal assistant or a registered nurse or a licensed carpenter. The most important words he or she will look for on a job seeker’s resume will be the job title.

So be sure to place the job title in the Summary Statement or Professional Profile of your resume in order to attract immediate attention. (more…)

Posted June 30, 2014 by

Are You Writing a Resume? 4 Words and Phrases that Won’t Impress Recruiters

Recruiters will not be impressed with your resume if you use these four words and phrases in the following post.

Words can be powerful. They can work to your benefit… and they can cause problems. This is especially true regarding your resume. Recruiters read a lot of these documents, so when they encounter a poorly-written resume, it sticks out like a sore thumb. They become sensitive to useless, meaningless, and clichéd words and phrases. They learn to hate

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs, College Students? 2 Questions to Ask the Interviewer

College students interviewing for jobs can stand out to an interviewer if they ask these two questions found in the following post.

Do you know the impact key words and powerful phrases can have during a job interview? You may think think the interviewer is judging you as a whole, taking into account everything from background, experience and professional demeanor to personality and favorite hobbies. The truth is, most interviewers judge you based on what you say and

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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 June 05, 2014 by

Creating Your Own Business Card? 3 Tips to Make it Stand Out to Recruiters and Your Other Networking Connections

If you want to reach out to recruiters and other people in your network with your business card, learn three tips to make it stand out in the following post.

The business card is the ultimate staple to your professional appearance. The power to whip out your perfectly crafted business card to new connections made everywhere from between the work cubicles to industry events is not only a boost in confidence, but takes your networking abilities to the next level. But

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Posted March 03, 2014 by

Want to Build Your Brand While Searching Jobs for College Students? 5 Benefits You Will Find

As you’re searching jobs for college students, you can also build your professional brand on campus.  Learn five benefits of establishing your brand while in college found in the following post.

College students are no longer waiting until after they walk across the stage to venture out into the professional world. They’re building brands, starting businesses and cultivating their careers in between classes, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “young professional.” Two-thirds of U.S. colleges and universities — more than 2,000 schools &#

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