December 22, 2015 by William Frierson
Now that you have graduated, or are on the way to graduating, your behavior in job interviews is more important than ever. Saying or doing the wrong thing is a risk in losing out on great opportunities. That’s no way to begin a career. One thing job seekers can do to help themselves is avoid saying things that are unprofessional or inadvertently offensive when they are being interviewed. Take a few minutes to read this list of 10 toxic phrases to avoid; make it a goal to avoid using them. Continue Reading
February 27, 2015 by William Frierson
No doubt, you labored admirably to acquire your law degree. Having graduated from law school, you may have decided that practicing law is the one and only career option. The good news is that your law degree can be put to good use securing some incredibly, diverse careers that are outside of the law. Given today’s economy and the competition within the legal industry, there’s an entire economy of alternative career opportunities that span a vast array of industries. The skills you’ve developed are marketable. Continue Reading
August 14, 2014 by William Frierson
When the job is new, it usually seems refreshing and interesting. However, as your job gets old, it may start making you bored and tired all the time. No matter how happy-go-lucky you are, sometimes it becomes tough to stay positive and happy at work.
Work load, project deadlines, office politics and over-times are some of the few factors that may make you feel tired of your day to day job and thus add boredom to it. The only ways you can take that boredom out of your job and make it more interesting and engaging again are: Continue Reading
July 29, 2014 by William Frierson
Much has been said about the generation known as the “Millennials.” Baby Boomers see them as lacking in commitment, reflective of instability in lifestyles, and not focused enough on career, family, and long-term goals. Many even call them the “Lost Generation,” a reference perhaps to the “Lost Boys” of Peter Pan. But take heart, you Millennials – this is not the world of your parents nor will it ever be again. You are a generation that is coming into its own and adjusting to a very different global mindset. As members of this generation, you have a much better handle on how your world will “work” during your lifetime and how best to navigate it. Consider the following: Continue Reading
June 10, 2014 by William Frierson
From the way you walk to the way you talk, people are constantly judged for one reason or another, and that includes the workplace. So, for those with jobs for college graduates who want to gain credibility in the office, learn five ways to do so in the following post.
In corporate America, perception is reality. Others form impressions of us in seconds: the clothes we wear, our body language and the words we use. Do you want to be seen as a credible, knowledgeable expert in your field? How do you make sure your brand sets you up for real success? Here are five ways to ensure the
January 09, 2014 by William Frierson
Now that you are landing interviews for recent college graduate jobs, it’s important to listen to everything that interviewers say, including those things that might be too good to be true. The following post shares nine statements that can raise red flags in the mind of a job seeker.
As they prepare for a job interview, many job seekers seem to forget… you’re conducting an interview, too; you need to decide if this is the best place for you, the boss for you, the job for you. In the same way you’re promoting yourself, the employer wants to sell you on the job. So
December 23, 2013 by William Frierson
When you think of branding, you may automatically think of the messages companies put out there to create certain impressions among consumers. But you also have an individual brand, and you send out messages that give other people positive or negative impressions about you. When you’re looking for a job and trying to land those important job interviews, these messages can either help or hurt your chances of landing the position you want. Continue Reading
August 16, 2013 by William Frierson
Politics and religion—the two topics nobody wants discussed at the dinner table. Why? Because those two topics are polarizing and can quickly turn a functional situation dysfunctional. But work isn’t the dinner table, so shouldn’t you be free to talk about and practice your religion as you see fit? After all, at work you are protected by the Civil Rights Act—something that, sadly, won’t protect you at Thanksgiving. Continue Reading
July 12, 2013 by William Frierson
A recent Gallup poll states 51% of Americans don’t know enough about the sequester to judge if it’s a good or bad thing for the economy or for themselves personally. I tend to take a more negative view. As a layperson, and a veteran resume writer, I hear from many people who feel the effects of the sequester and believe it’s a bad thing, even if those changes have not already taken place. It’s like waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop: You know something bad is about to happen, you just don’t know when.
This article spells out in layperson’s terms what the sequester actually is and how it affects you as a job seeker. Continue Reading
June 14, 2013 by William Frierson
You may have heard of a time when college graduates could get jobs right out of school, but today that’s not always the case. According to the following post, the need for one particular thing may be creating a change in the entry level job market.
Economic woes have seen school leavers choose quality degrees with better job prospects.
My oldest offspring Tom yesterday joined the ranks of the employed. He is working as a traffic announcer on BBC Radio Oxford. It’s what he has wanted to do since he was 15. Not announce the traffic on BBC Oxford. Work in the radio business.
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