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Posted April 12, 2013 by

Basic SEO Every Graduate Should Know (and Why Employers Will Love You for It)

Graduates with knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization) may stand out among candidates looking for jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

Employers at most major companies want to see that their candidates have a basic understanding of SEO. Why? Because almost every industry has a need for people who understand SEO, and the more people who do, the better. If you haven’t yet added SEO to your skill set, this post is for you—especially

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Posted January 04, 2013 by

5 Ways Your Online Lifestyle Can Ruin A Career Opportunity

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you are a job seeker who uses social media, be very careful about your perception online.  The following post examines ways that employers might view you negatively based on your social media profiles.

Many people want to keep their “work lives” and their “personal lives” separate. However, with social media it has become more and more difficult to keep the two worlds from colliding. Today’s employers will look through social profiles in order to help them decide who would be a good candidate for a job position. The amount of information your publish on social media sites makes it easy for potential employers to have access to your personal life, which could turn out to be bad for you if they happen to spot some things that will turn them off, and ruin your opportunity to get the job.

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Posted December 26, 2012 by

How to Make the Interviewer See You as the Best Applicant

CollegeRecruiter.comDuring a job interview, you need to convince an employer that you’re the ideal candidate for a position.  The following post explains how to do so.

One of the most important aspects of mock interviewing programs is often overlooked. That aspect, making the interviewer link you to the position you are applying for as the best candidate, needs to be honed. It’s not difficult and a couple of simple questions are usually enough to do the trick. What is important is that in answering them the interviewer is already imagining you as the person filling the position.

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Posted December 07, 2012 by

“Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?”

CollegeRecruiter.comAs you practice questions for your next interview, consider that an employer may ask you why you want to leave your last or current position.  The following post has advice on how to answer this question.

A common question asked during an interview is “Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?” A friend of mine who worked in Iran during the 1979 revolution offers an easy answer: his resume always says “civil unrest.” While that is a concrete and completely honest answer, most of us don’t usually have such a perfect answer when asked that question during an interview. Futhermore, the answer can be even more difficult if you are still in your current position and interviewing for a new position at another company.

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Posted November 30, 2012 by

The Importance Of Your LinkedIn Profile

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you are a LinkedIn user who is looking for a job, keeping your profile up-to-date is a key factor.  The following post explains why.

One of the most important things you can do when you start looking for a new job is ensure that your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date. Many people find jobs through LinkedIn, especially executives looking for their next executive-level candidate. If that describes you, then you need to spend some time developing your LinkedIn profile.

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Posted November 21, 2012 by

The Problem Of Having A Vague Career Summary

CollegeRecruiter.comWhen writing a resume objective or career summary, it is your responsibility to clearly and concisely define yourself to an employer.  If you don’t, it will leave a less than favorable impression in his or her mind.

Writing an objective or career summary can be one of the hardest sections to write in a resume. Why? It is often the shortest part of your resume, so it shouldn’t be hard, right? Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for people because you have to briefly summarize why an employer should hire you. When it gets to the point that it is too difficult to write a tailored, specific summary, some people will give up and just write a vague or generalized one. While this is certainly an option for people, there are problems with it. Some of these include:

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