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Posted March 19, 2014 by

From Start to Finish: Networking for Your Entry Level Job Search

Do you understand how to approach networking with someone during your entry level job search?  If not, the following post shares how to do so from start to finish.

For some time, career networking has been something I do on a subconscious level. No thinking, I just do it. It has become second nature. But let’s face it: this is a great question that many struggle with heading into a career networking event. So now I’m here to answer the question! In full detail, for the world

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Posted June 14, 2013 by

Is There a Change Going on in the Entry Level Job Market?

You may have heard of a time when college graduates could get jobs right out of school, but today that’s not always the case.  According to the following post, the need for one particular thing may be creating a change in the entry level job market.

Economic woes have seen school leavers choose quality degrees with better job prospects.

My oldest offspring Tom yesterday joined the ranks of the employed. He is working as a traffic announcer on BBC Radio Oxford. It’s what he has wanted to do since he was 15. Not announce the traffic on BBC Oxford. Work in the radio business.

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The changing entry level job market – trefor.net

Posted November 26, 2012 by

Are You Branding Your Competencies, Characteristics and Intangibles?

CollegeRecruiter.comI believe most of today’s employers are looking for the total package in potential employees.  This combination consists of having the right personality, and the skills and qualifications for a specific job.  The following post supports my point of view.

The job post of today reads something like this:

20 year company seeking sales professional with 5 years of a  proven sales success in increasing new business, expanding sales territory, categories of new business, increase existing account spending, displays a high level of loyalty, plays and works well with others, is a creative thinker, entrepreneurial thinker, has a sense of humor and can wear many hats”. Making a killer apple pie and loving canines a plus!

In this Harvard Business Review article, Hire for Personality, then Train for Skill, the case is made for hiring people with the right characteristics, then train them for delivering their skills better. Makes very smart sense.

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Are You Branding Your Competencies, Characteristics and Intangibles?