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Posted February 08, 2016 by

Job candidates: How to find them

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Organizations often overlook having an open house or another face-to-face meeting as a relatively inexpensive way to hire multiple people for one or more roles. The best candidates do not apply for jobs simply because they’re open to taking new jobs, and they happen to be qualified for jobs recruiters want filled. College students and recent graduates are far more likely to be interested in applying, interviewing, accepting job offers, and staying with a company for years if they understand the organization, the work environment, and the team they’d be working with from the beginning of the process. (more…)

Posted March 04, 2015 by

“Tighten Up” Your Resume Cover Letter

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Of the many thousands of job search cover letters that cross the desks of hiring managers each month, hundreds are sent directly to the gallows! They’re tossed, forgotten, and shredded. What a sad state of affairs and such a waste of paper, print, and personality. Many receive barely a glance, let alone a full reading. Why?

The writing is pompous, pitiful, and pathetic! The job searchers who create such cover letters try hard to impress a potential employer but instead do just the opposite.

But you don’t have to be among this crowd. You can take a moment to put these five steps into action before you write your next cover letter. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2014 by

5 Ways To Improve Your Post-Grad Job Search

Female university graduate looking back at graduation ceremony

Female university graduate looking back at graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The months proceeding graduation are nerve-wracking for any student. How to land that first real job is a feat made ever more imposing by the arrival of student loan bills. Maybe your parents begin reminding you that your education was an investment, and now it’s time that it pays off. So what do you do? Some resort to sending out thousands of resumes, or cold calling businesses for open positions. To avoid moving back in with your parents, or settling into the title of baccalaureate barista, here are some tips to make your post-grad job search a success. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2014 by

Not Qualified Enough to Land Your Dream Entry Level Job? 3 Tips to Stand Out from Other Job Seekers

If you don’t believe you can land the entry level job of your dreams because you’re not qualified, think again.  The following post shares three tips to help you stand out from other job seekers.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” — Abraham Lincoln If all you did was submit your cover letter and resume, you’re screwed. Why? Because someone out there speaks one more language, has a one point higher GPA or has one more year

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

4 Ways to Get a Head Start on Your Career Options after Graduation

Graduation caps thrown in the air

Graduation caps thrown in the air. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Being a recent graduate, you may be full of hope for the future. There are probably a million and one ideas swimming in your head about your career and where you want it to go in the next few years and that is exactly as it should be. You have after all spent at least four years studying to hone and perfect the skills you need to build a career on.

However, the job market is very competitive today. There are more graduates in the market than there are jobs to suit them. It is therefore no wonder that many are out of a job or working at jobs that they would never have imagined themselves in. However, this doesn’t have to be your story. Here are four great tips to give you a great head start in your career. (more…)

Posted August 01, 2014 by

“Activate” Your Cover Letter

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Many job seekers drown their cover letters in dense paragraphs, long-winded sentences, and roundabout explanations. They write two words when one would do, a paragraph when a sentence would be perfect, a description when a phrase would make the point.

Imagine the expression on the employer’s face when he receives a cover letter such as this:

I have spent the last seven years developing and executing a plan of action that included holding communication classes for new employees, making sure they are onboard with the company’s policy, based on my ability to bring more clarity to management’s relationship with foreign partners, and also helping middle and upper management get along better when they are having a difference of opinion regarding a matter of some importance to the welfare of the company. (more…)