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Posted March 06, 2014 by

How to ACE the Job Interview—the First Time

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Do you think of a job interview as a nerve-wracking experience? Do you feel afraid, negative or pessimistic about your chances of succeeding? Maybe you say to yourself, “Other people always get the jobs; why not me?” It doesn’t have to be that way. If a hiring manager invites you in for an interview it’s a good sign. It means you’ve said something in your cover letter that motivated the employer to call you. So rather than letting fear and worry drive you, focus on the positive aspects of a job interview and get it ‘right’ the first time. Here’s how: (more…)

Posted December 30, 2013 by

Young Professionals, About to Start Entry Level Jobs? 7 Tips to Get Off to a Good Start in the First Week

Young professionals who want to get off to a good start during the first week on their entry level jobs should consider seven tips found in the following post.

The hunt is over. Someone hand you a cocktail, because you’ve landed a job! Countless resume submissions and practice interview sessions have paid off, and you’re scheduled to start soon. The question is, when you step in the door of your new office, what can you do to make sure you stay off the job

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Posted November 25, 2013 by

Young Professionals, Don’t Feel Like Your Entry Level Jobs Are Worth the Time? 3 Steps to Help You Make It

Young professionals who are not happy with their entry level jobs could easily quit them, or find out why they’re unhappy with them.  The following post shares three steps to help these workers make it on their current jobs.

You open your eyes, remember it’s a weekday and feel a crushing weight come down on your chest as you think, “I really don’t want to go to work again. What am I going to do?!” We’ve all been there, dreading the moment when we have to get

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Posted November 20, 2013 by

How to Increase Your Promotion Potential: 10 Tips

Two men shaking hands on a promotion

Two men shaking hands about a promotion. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You work hard at your job. You show up on time every day. You do what’s expected of you. So why aren’t you being promoted?

Unfortunately, you can’t expect a promotion simply by doing your job well. Moving up the corporate ladder usually requires a concerted effort to make yourself stand out. As human resources executive V. Jean Maye puts it, “Employers want to see passion, leadership, a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude and a solution-oriented team player poised for promotion.”

Don’t worry: This doesn’t mean you have to commit yourself to working 80 hours a week. There are a number of other ways you can make yourself stand out as a good candidate for a promotion and ensure you’re on the path of the upwardly mobile. (more…)

Posted November 11, 2013 by

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pursue an Entry Level Job as an Entrepreneur

Becoming an entrepreneur may sound good, but is it the right choice for your entry level job?  The following post has 10 reasons why being your own boss may not be good for you.

This post is contributed by Daniel C. Steenerson Thinking about starting your own business? Beware! Below are 10 signs that you just may not be cut out to be an entrepreneur. #10 You can’t stand the heat. Before you jump into self-employment, make sure you’re very comfortable being uncomfortable. Every day you’ll need

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Posted October 31, 2013 by

Graduates, Having a Hard Time Finding Entry Level Jobs? Learn the Problem and Treat It

While some graduates might convince themselves that they can’t find entry level jobs, they may not understand what the real problem is with their job search(es).  The following post discusses finding the problem and then treating it.

Dave Ramsey is fond of saying that debt is a symptom, not a disease. In Dave’s view, the disease which causes debt is overspending. Dave spends a lot of time teaching people how to budget their money; how to treat the disease, not the symptom. This method helps the over-spenders not only get out of debt,

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Posted August 30, 2013 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Do You Want to Stand Out to a Hiring Manager? 6 Ways You Can Distinguish Yourself as a Candidate

As an entry level job seeker, you have probably heard about standing out from the competition.  This is important because employers are looking for the best candidates available in the job market.  If you want to distinguish yourself from everyone else, the following post has six ways that can help.

One of the worst things that can happen after an interview is to be forgotten. Things happen. Sometimes a great candidate can be lost in the endless stack of resumes. Malcolm Gladwell coined the phrase “the stickiness factor” in his book The Tipping Point.  With these six tips, you can become sticky in the mind of

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