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Posted April 04, 2016 by

Using social media in your job search

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College students and recent graduates who are passionate about social networking should consider finding internships or entry-level jobs via social media. In order to secure one of these opportunities, they must know what it takes to get one. Diane Domeyer-Kock, Executive Director of The Creative Group, shares tips college students and recent grads should apply when searching for jobs and internships via social media.

“Competing for a social media internship or an entry-level job can be difficult because many candidates are on a level playing field; they haven’t yet acquired the skills or work experience that will make them stand out. But there are steps college students and recent grads can take to increase their chances of landing an internship or job:

Start the search early. Research companies of interest, work with your university career center, scour job boards, and reach out to members of personal and professional networks to uncover leads well before the school year ends.

Get marketing materials in order. Nail down your personal brand and apply it consistently across all channels, including your resume, social media profiles, and portfolio or website. Consider the look, feel, and content.

Polish your online presence. A strong digital presence consistent with other promotional tools can be a big career asset, attracting the attention of prospective employers. Make sure the information posted online showcases your expertise, passion for social media, and ability to communicate effectively. That means pushing out interesting content and engaging with contacts consistently.

Demonstrate strong social skills. Work teams communicate in many different ways today: via email, instant messaging, social media, conference calls, and in-person meetings. Show you know how to collaborate effectively and professionally both online and off.”

Looking for more information on social media for your job search? Check out our blog and learn more on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Diane Domeyer-Kock, Executive Director of The Creative Group

Diane Domeyer-Kock is Executive Director of The Creative Group (TCG), a specialized staffing service placing interactive, design, marketing, advertising, and public relations professionals. When she’s not managing operations for TCG’s locations across North America or speaking and Tweeting about career and workplace trends, you can find her on a bike or spending time with her husband, five kids, and grandchildren.

Posted June 24, 2015 by

Career Prospects for people looking to work in the Travel Industry

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If you are thinking about training in the world of travel to fuel your personal thirst for the road and the adventure it brings, there are plenty of opportunities for people with a vast array in background knowledge.

If you have always loved travel and the world of travel is for you, know that the cash demands are rather high, which is probably why you’re not travelling as much as you’d like. There are ways to make money as you travel, as well as other opportunities for professionals trained with various travel-related career paths.

The path you choose will however be up to you. Here are a few choices for careers: (more…)

Posted January 16, 2015 by

PR, Marketing, or Journalism: Which Is Right for You?

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Although there are many job possibilities for people with communications degrees, most graduates track toward public relations, marketing, or journalism. Each field serves a different purpose and offers a different day-in-the-life, and the pay can vary widely, both for entry-level and advanced jobs.

You don’t have to choose your final career path now. In fact, your school experience and internships will probably guide you in the right direction. However, before you get started with a communications degree program, you should start thinking about which field seems like the best fit for you. (more…)

Posted September 05, 2014 by

Searching to Find an Internship in PR and Marketing? 10 Opportunities to Consider

College students hoping to find an internship in PR and marketing should check out these 10 opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured And…we’re back! While you’ve been prepping for the Fall 2014 semester, we’ve been talking to recruiters at amazing companies throughout the nation — and they’re looking for awesome candidates like you.Whether you’re finally taking the plunge into the internship world — or have a few under your belt already —

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

Are You Trying to Find an Internship for the Fall? 10 New Opportunities to Consider

If you want to find an internship this fall, check out these 10 new opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured Your resume is revamped, your interview outfit is ready to go — now it’s time to apply for and land that Fall 2014 internship! We have TONS of new opportunities going up every day — from huge entertainment companies and magazines, to boutique PR firms. Check out the top opportunities that are looking for candidates like you, NOW

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

5 Awesome Healthcare Administration jobs

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As kids, when most of us thought of a career in healthcare, we pictured ourselves as doctors or nurses in scrubs, a stethoscope around our necks, chatting to patients and taking down notes. But healthcare is a vast industry and it’s so much more than just doctors and nurses.

Think of a hospital or any health facility and apart from the patients and physicians scurrying around. There are others, like the front-desk officer booking your next physician’s appointment, people handling and organizing patient records and other paperwork, and the behind-the-scenes executives who make sure the health care facility is running smoothly. Yes, I’m talking about healthcare administration, the people who use their business skills to efficiently manage the day-to-day operations of a health care facility. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Do You Want to Find an Internship in Public Relations? 5 New Opportunities to Consider

For anyone looking to find an internship in public relations, or PR, the following post shares five new opportunities.

Featured: Featured Are you a gal or guy interested in the busy lifestyle of the PR world? We’ve put together a list of the top 5 PR internships on our site this week. Apply NOW!1. Step Up (Inspiring Women to inspire Girls): this women’s network is looking for an intern to help

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Posted June 04, 2014 by

Are You Trying to Find an Internship? 5 Opportunities to Consider

For those of you trying to find an internship this summer, check out five opportunities to consider in the following post.

Featured: Featured School is out for the summer, and so many of you have been emailing, tweeting and Facebook messaging me about all the awesome opportunities you’re taking on. So exciting!! For those of you who are still looking for that dream position, don’t worry — we have you covered. Here are 5 companies

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Posted April 01, 2014 by

Graduated with a Business Degree and Looking for Entry Level Jobs? Some Positions to Consider

If you have earned a business degree and are searching for entry level jobs, there are positions in the following post that you might want to consider.

Finding entry level jobs is tough. Options are limited and applicants are many. However, business graduates are lucky to have skills that they can apply to a variety of entry level jobs. If you have good communication and…

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Posted March 11, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Here are the Five Cs to Success in Your Search

What are the keys as an internship finder to getting the right position?  The following post shares the five Cs to a successful search.

Congratulations… you’ve learned that securing an internship is vitally important to your career development, and are ready to take action. However, how to obtain an internship that’s a good fit for you may be a bit unclear. Incorporate the “Five C’s” of an Internship Search – and bring into focus what’s most important to your

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