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Posted February 02, 2015 by

Keep calm and go to college!

Young adult college student filling application form for master degree in library. Vertical shape, rear view, selective focus, head and shoulders

Young adult college student filling application form for master degree in library. Vertical shape, rear view, selective focus, head and shoulders. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Spending sleepless nights just because you can’t get rid of the thoughts about applying for colleges or having tough time deciding for options? Obviously, choosing a college and then applying is quite a tricky and nerve-wracking experience but we need to be composed throughout the procedure as panicking will just make the situation worse and we will end up making bad choices.

Follow some easy steps to keep this stress a mile away and to go through this procedure smoothly. (more…)

Posted August 11, 2014 by

From Classroom to Conference Room: Insights and Tips to Getting Hired

Male student with computer taking notes in university class

Male student with computer taking notes in university class. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Walking off the stage after receiving your college diploma can feel a bit like stepping into the void – a vast void of unemployed graduates all hoping to land the best job offer for their chosen field. Some job seekers focus with a laser-like intensity that blocks out opportunities disguised as “poor fits,” while others make it to the interview only to freeze and not communicate their experience and desire for the job.

Just as receiving your degree was the result of discipline, preparation and hard work, so too is the journey to receiving the right job offer. Here are a few insights and tips to help speed your path to the career you’ve worked so hard to launch: (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Improve Your Ability to Network for Jobs? Tips for Success

Networking for jobs might not be easy for college students.  So for those who want to get better, the following post shares some tips for success.

Last week, while in a room with 300 strangers, I was introduced to a woman who was sharp, outgoing, and engaging. She asked really insightful, smart questions. I had her pegged: a power networker. She was clearly in her element and very comfortable connecting with strangers. But as our conversation continued, I came to learn that she wasn’t an extrovert or

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs, College Students? 2 Questions to Ask the Interviewer

College students interviewing for jobs can stand out to an interviewer if they ask these two questions found in the following post.

Do you know the impact key words and powerful phrases can have during a job interview? You may think think the interviewer is judging you as a whole, taking into account everything from background, experience and professional demeanor to personality and favorite hobbies. The truth is, most interviewers judge you based on what you say and

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Posted June 10, 2014 by

Optimistic Thinking Can Be a Job Seeker’s Greatest Weapon

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement

Searching for a job is much like your career.  If you feel that you can do something and clearly envision success, you are much more likely to achieve that objective.  Conversely, if you believe you cannot attain certain goals, you are less apt to put 100% focus and preparation into the tasks it takes to reach those desires.

It’s no secret that most successful job seekers are the ones who know where they want to be, are confident in their abilities and show personal control and discipline during the employment search.  Overall, their view of the world is one that can be described as optimistic. (more…)

Posted May 07, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Didn’t Get the Position You Wanted? The Good that can Come from It

So, internship finder you didn’t land the position of your dreams.  However, that doesn’t mean something good cannot come from this rejection.  Learn more in the following post.

You’ve been marking down the days until you start your internship at Company of Your Dreams, Inc., even though you haven’t gotten the internship yet. You know your competition for the internship has been fierce. But you have faith you wowed the employers in your interview and you know your credentials are second to

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Posted April 17, 2014 by

6 Reasons HR would Reject Employees Based on Their Backgrounds

Michael Klazema

Michael Klazema

Why do human resources departments run background checks, and how do employers use the information obtained through such background checks to reject potential job applicants?

The first part of the question is easy: human resource departments run background checks on applicants and employees as a means of learning more information about those people. Often, it is difficult for a hiring manager to discover everything there is to learn about a person from a resume, a job application, or an interview, and a background check provides additional facts that can hold sway on a hiring decision. Investigations into an applicant’s background can also tell a human resources department whether or not the person is a good fit with the company in question, or even whether the applicant might pose a threat to the company’s employees, customers, and overall reputation. (more…)

Posted April 03, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Don’t Know Why You Haven’t Heard from the Internship Coordinator? Here’s What to Do

What can you do as an internship finder if you have not heard back from the internship coordinator?  The following post offers some advice.

Featured: Featured A student emailed me explaining that she had been in touch with the internship coordinator from the company of her dreams. The internship coordinator has her resume and told her that she would pass her resume along to other hiring managers to see if anything was available. She hasn’t heard back from the

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Have You Been Turned Down for Recent Graduate Jobs? What You Should Do Next

If you’ve been rejected for recent graduate jobs, remember not to take it too personally.  In the following post, learn how to recover from job search rejection.

When you get turned down for a job, it is not a personal rejection, even though it usually feels that way. Nor is it a permanent rejection.

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Posted March 14, 2014 by

How to Find a Job That Not Everyone’s Applying To

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Sales Recruiting

Often, it’s not your resume that’s hurting you.  It’s not that your LinkedIn profile is preventing you from job search success.  It’s not where you went to college, either.

Rather, it’s the number of other applicants going for the same openings.  For instance, if you’re applying to the same positions as a 1,000 other qualified applicants, you have a 0.1% chance of getting that job.

As an intelligent job seeker, you should automatically recognize that when you utilize the mainstream avenues such as LinkedIn and Monster, you’re often competing with the masses.

As a result, you have less options, more rejection and lowered confidence from non-responsive hiring managers. (more…)