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Posted October 06, 2015 by

Top 5 careers with great job potential

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Nurse visiting senior female patient at home. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The most important thing to do when choosing a college major and targeting a specific career is to do a little research on that specific area’s job market. While taking up a career of interest is important for a happy life, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows in every case. You need to be sure of its job prospects.

Every student’s biggest fear when deciding on a college major is not finding a stable job after graduating. No one wants to invest a huge amount of money and time just to sit jobless or flip burger patties after graduating. This fear is what makes choosing a career the most difficult decision of one’s life. (more…)

Posted October 02, 2015 by

Diversity and inclusion: Bringing our best selves to work

Have you ever considered why we’re invited to parties? It’s probably because of who we are. Diversity is being you, not anyone else. When people are comfortable with themselves, inclusion follows.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter recently hosted a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29, at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco.

College Recruiter has been publishing the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. Steve Humerickhouse, Executive Director of the Forum on Workplace Inclusion at Opus College of Business, shares his thoughts on the difference between diversity and inclusion. (more…)

Posted June 17, 2015 by

An essential thing almost everyone forgets when applying for a job

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Midsection of a businessman shaking hands with a female interviewer in office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most of the applicants forget it because they think this is only for creatives. The portfolio. “Oh come on”, you’re ready to say, “I’m not a designer. A portfolio for an accountant – are you kidding me?” Truth to be told, there can be a portfolio for almost any kind of job. Only in some cases, you don’t send it to the potential employer and don’t put it on a table during the interview. But if you’ll definitely benefit from having it for yourself; here is why and how.

In fact, once your resume is considered and you are invited for an interview, your potential employer will most likely ask you the questions that every good creative asks him/herself when making a portfolio. Why not get prepared and sketch out your portfolio? (more…)

Posted February 24, 2015 by

7 Secrets to Helping Your Teen Unlock Their True Academic Potential

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Teenage students studying in classroom with teacher. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When students stand on the threshold of their futures, education is the most important key to their direction. High school studies and all the hard work involved in reaching the ultimate goal of graduation, takes careful planning and learning to identify your teen’s true academic potential. In the final analysis, it’s the student who takes full account of their potential. There are seven secrets to unlocking one’s true academic potential. These include:

. Assess academic strengths and weaknesses
. Stay the course of your academic direction
. Continually review, refresh and update your academic direction
. Compare course of study to career aspirations
. Set reasonable goals
. Study the job market trends
. Plan ahead to avert obstacles (more…)

Posted December 31, 2014 by

The 5 Ways Negativity Can Unravel Career Potential

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

The overwhelming majority of job seekers fail to ever push their capabilities to the limit. Most never come close.

Our sales recruiters have seen that the lack of achievement is not a result of lesser intelligence, education or even having a poor boss, but rather comes from a skewed perspective that is overly negative of their own capabilities.

This negative perception gives rise to a multitude of issues and in time results in a less fruitful, lucrative career. This happens in 5 stages. (more…)

Posted December 01, 2014 by

Looking For A Job Right After College? Follow 5 Most Useful Tips To Skip Entry Level And Get Your Dream Job Instantly!

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Dream Job cloud illustration design over white. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While some experts suggest taking up an entry level job first can be very beneficial in learning basics of the industry, there are many job seekers who wish to skip the entry level and find their dream job as soon as they finish their college.

Why? Entry level jobs are often tough to handle. Students complain about hectic routines at work with a very low pay when they start at entry level. Such jobs are not what people dream of when they finish their graduation. So, if you are going to finish your college soon and looking forward to stepping into your dream office with the kind of job you want, take a look at the following tips to skip entry level jobs and fulfill your dream. (more…)

Posted November 03, 2014 by

College Admissions Essays: What to Leave Behind and What to Keep

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

An entire book could be written about your life. Regardless of whether or not you think it would be a particularly interesting book, the fact remains that you’ve had a lot of experiences that you could include in your admissions essays. Deciding on which parts of your life to highlight can be difficult, so follow these steps to guide you as you write your essays.

To make things easier, let go of the bad stuff first. Here’s what can be left behind. (more…)

Posted August 28, 2014 by

Writing the Perfect Resume Regardless of College Major

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Sales Recruiters

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some variation of the phrase, “I majored in _______, therefore I feel my career options are limited.”

That statement is not only illogical, but it couldn’t be further from reality.  Regardless of what it says on your degree, you could and should still relentlessly pursue your professional interests.

Though, if you want to be successful in chasing those dreams, you are going to have to learn how to write an above average resume.

Below, I am going to touch upon a new way to approach the process. (more…)

Posted August 22, 2014 by

5 Best Tips To Ace Your Entry-Level Job Interview

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Job applicant having an interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It is very essential to ace your entry-level job interview if you want to have a bright career in any organization or firm. First impression is the last impression; a common saying that is often true too. The recruiters judge the potential and skills of the candidates from the very first interview. And if you fail the interview, there is hardly any possibility of you getting that job. Even if you manage to get yourself re-interviewed, there are chances that you would not be able to convince them this time as well. So, keeping in mind the importance of an entry-level job interview, you should consider the following tips to ensure that you ace it at all costs. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Writing Resumes to Search for Jobs? One Thing to Take Them to the Next Level

For recent college graduates searching for jobs who want to take their resumes to the next level, the following post suggests doing this one thing.

In a job market where every word on your resume counts, we are prone to generalizations. The point of your resume, of course, is to concisely convey relevant information about your work history and potential. To do this, you need to use real examples of achievement. You need to quantify… everything…

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