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Posted June 02, 2016 by

Helping new hires through onboarding process

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For some new hires like college students and recent graduates, starting new entry-level jobs might be intimidating. They can use some help in the onboarding process. New hires need to understand company culture, along with having clearly defined expectations for their positions. When employers communicate important information to new employees, they not only create effective onboarding programs, but they also give employees the necessary tools to succeed. Eden Chen, Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs, shares his company’s approach to onboarding.

“Our onboarding program is focused on trying to help employees understand our culture, making sure they have adequate support (especially in the form of mentorship), figuring out exactly what expectations new employees have in terms of where they want to see themselves grow and what positions they aspire to, and getting employees involved in a project as soon as possible. Our view is the best way to learn is by doing, so instead of spending time in lengthy onboarding processes, we make sure the above items are settled and then throw new hires into the mix, eliminating red tape.”

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Eden Chen, Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs

Eden Chen, Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs

Eden Chen is the Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs, one of the fastest growing software development agencies in the US. Eden is a serial entrepreneur and heads up various other startups including Knife and Fox (design agency), Ctrl Collective (co-working), Glo Bible (app with 3 million+ downloads), Zolo Studios (game studio), and Dev Crew (international software development).

Posted September 18, 2014 by

New on Your Entry Level Job? How to Get Attention the Right Way

So, you’re starting your new entry level job and want to make a great impression.  If this is your goal, the following post has tips on how to get the right kind of attention at work.

You managed to land a coveted entry-level job at a Fortune 100 company. Congratulations! You’re now just another guppy floundering in an ocean teeming with sharks. It’s the first day on the job and you’re full of excitement in anticipation of the wondrous future that awaits you. As you make your way to the battleship grey cubicle that

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Posted September 09, 2014 by

College Graduates, Don’t Quit Your Jobs Just Yet. How to Make Them Better

For college graduates thinking about quitting their jobs, check out the following post to learn ways to make them better.

Your job is an endless repetition of nothingness. The days could not go slower while your life just seems to pass you by. It’s messing with your energy levels and your sense of joy. You know this can’t go on for much longer. You’re stuck in a dead-end job, and it

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Posted September 08, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need to Update Your Resumes When Applying for Jobs? 10 Things to Keep on Hand

When applying for jobs, recent college graduates will likely need to update their resumes.  Here are 10 things they should keep on hand in the following post.

Just like anything else, resumes have a lifecycle: You obsess over your resume; you get a job; you forget your resume. Then, all of a sudden, you need it updated right now for either a job opportunity that just comes along or your next job search…

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Posted September 02, 2014 by

You Can Groom Yourself for Management

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Successful professional wearing black suit and smiling. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Going from the rank-and-file of regular employment on to a management position is an exciting prospect, and doing so opens up major opportunities in terms of salary and your future career. If the company you work for isn’t ready to groom you for management, why not take the initiative yourself? Here are some steps to get you started: (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

College Students, Don’t Have Summer Jobs? How to Make the Most of This Season

If you’re one of the college students without summer jobs, that doesn’t mean you can’t be productive during this time of year.  In the following post, learn how to make the most of the summer.

Summer, summer, summer-time. Time to sit back and unwind… In the immortal words of Will Smith (or Ella Fitzgerald crooning about “easy livin’”), summer is usually seen as a time for kicking back, slowing your roll and enjoying a little well-deserved R&R. Most people use the long, hot days of June through August

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Posted August 01, 2014 by

Want to Grab Attention for Your Entry Level Job Search? Apply the STAR Method

For college students and recent graduates looking to get attention in their entry level job searches, one strategy might be to apply the STAR method.  Learn more in the following post.

Like most job seekers, you have a lot to say about how great you would be as an employee. However, you have a limited amount of space on a resume – and only so much time during job interviews – to get your point across, and impress the recruiter. The language you choose, then, must be both concise…

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Posted July 23, 2014 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Want to Attract Employers? Create a Checklist to Communicate Your Personal Brand

Entry level job seekers who want to impress potential employers need to offer them something of value.  The following post suggests putting together a checklist that will communicate your personal brand.

Today, my focus is list building as a method of evaluating the effectiveness your personal brand. By taking an inventory – making a list – of all of your available assets, you’ll soon see how to stitch those assets together into a cohesive brand message that communicates real value to

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Posted July 16, 2014 by

Have a Summer Internship? 12 Tips for It to Become an Entry Level Job Offer

If you’re hoping to land an entry level job once your summer internship is over, learn 12 tips for your experience that will help you get it in the following post.

If you’re just starting your internship this summer, or you’ve been at it for about a month now, what do you hope the outcome of this internship to be? Have you considered turning your internship into something bigger? Like a j-o-b? So you can turn your summer internship into a job offer, consider these proven

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Posted July 08, 2014 by

College Students, Are Your Jobs as Interns Off to a Rocky Start? 7 Signs Your Internship Won’t be a Success

After a little time, college students with jobs as interns can probably tell whether or not if they will have a good experience.  In the following post, learn seven signs that an internship will not be successful.

Today’s workforce practically requires every college student to gain professional experience before landing an entry-level job. And one of the best options for college students to gain that experience: internships. But what if that internship is less than satisfactory? What if what looked good on paper, isn’t so good in real life?

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