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Posted February 12, 2015 by

How Getting A Master’s Helps Your Image With Employers

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Happy business people talking on meeting at office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When almost everyone in the skilled job market presents resumes with experience and bachelor’s degrees, they all blend in and no one really stands out. Finding the right avenue to pursue to get your dream job will take effort and it’s usually enough to help a candidate land a job, but going further and obtaining a master’s degree improves prospective employee’s images with potential employers. Take a look at some ways a master’s degree can show that you are more capable and willing to grow. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Connecting about Entry Level Jobs? How to Network with Family and Friends

If you are seeking information on entry level jobs, be sure to take advantage of those closest to you: your family and friends.  Learn how to network with them in the following post.

Many job seekers become frustrated when they feel like their networking “isn’t working.” They have attended face-t-face networking events, made notes on the backs of business cards, done the appropriate follow-ups, arranged many coffee meetings and pounded social media until their fingers bleed. Yet the opportunities aren’t flowing. From my experience, the problem is

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Posted August 27, 2014 by

Want to be a Part-Time Entrepreneur While Working a Full-time Entry Level Job? Here’s What You Can Do

While you may have a full-time entry level job, you might also have an interest in becoming a part-time entrepreneur.  How can you go about doing so?  The following post has some tips for you.

Some dream of becoming self-employed. Some are brave enough to jump in feet first. But others need to wade into the deep end one step at a time. For those who want to try running a business without substantial risk, use free or cheap resources to design a micro business that’s both profitable and professional. Then slowly grow your

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Posted July 23, 2014 by

Want to Change Careers, College Graduates and Find New Jobs? 5 Ways Not to Limit Yourself Mentally

For college graduates who want to find jobs in new careers, it is important for them not to limit themselves mentally in these five ways found in the following post.

You probably fell into your current career. Yes, I know you planned. You carefully considered your choice of degree. You got a job you were qualified for. But you only assessed opportunities that were right in front of your nose.   Your choices were (unwittingly) limited. Limited by your environment.

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Posted June 18, 2014 by

The Risks and Rewards Of Working Overseas

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CVs part of recruitment for international jobs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Being the face that stands out from the crowd is not an enviable role for the average person. It is this fear of standing out in the open, exposed to danger, that keeps people from making a move that might have some high risks in the short term but big rewards in the long term.

This fear of being exposed is a limiting factor when it comes to students finding/pursuing internships, either here or abroad. It can be a graduate’s first full time job in their field of choice or it can be the feeling in the heart of someone who has decided to live the American dream, even though their own family is thousands of miles away and halfway around the world. (more…)

Posted May 29, 2014 by

Applied for Recent Graduate Jobs and Wondering When You’ll Hear Back? What You Can Do about It

While it might be hard to wait for responses to your applications for recent graduate jobs, understand that employers are weighing certain things.  Learn a couple of them in the following post, as well as what you can do while waiting to hear back on your status.

The hiring process for new graduates can often be lengthy. Many employers are looking for young professionals with new ideas to add to their team. They may take a longer time to vet them, however, unlike with a veteran professional who might be fast-tracked due to his significant job experience. This doesn’t mean an

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Posted April 22, 2014 by

Employers, Need to Hand Off Some Work to an Internship Finder or Other Employees? Here is What to Do

As an employer, sometimes you might get to the point where you need to hand off some work to an internship finder or other employees.  If you’re struggling with this decision, the following post has advice on how to approach it.

At first glance, not doing something yourself feels risky: What if it doesn’t get done? What if it’s not quality work? But done correctly, delegating can actually lower the risk in your business. By delegating, you’re decreasing the chance that you’ll burn out and that important activities only you can do won’t get done. Real control comes from managing risk

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Posted April 17, 2014 by

Heading into the Entry Level Job Market but Not Quite Ready to be an Entrepreneur? Think About Franchising

For entry level job seekers who desire becoming entrepreneurs but want to avoid the risk involved, the following post suggests why working with a franchise is a good idea.

The spirit of entrepreneurship has ignited the global economy. Many young professionals enter the job market eager to build a business from the ground up. But there’s an inherent risk in starting your own business, one that often makes the entrepreneurial dream seem unattainable. For many potential business owners, particularly young professionals, franchising offers a solid middle ground — the

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Posted February 24, 2014 by

So You Want to Freelance for an Entry Level Job? What You Should Think About

If you are interested in becoming a freelancer for an entry level job, the following post includes an infographic to give you some thought about making this decision.

Who are freelancers? What motivates them? What advantages do they have over traditional in-office workers? Why are they taking over the planet? This infographic from 24SevenTalent.com let’s us take a look inside the mind of a freelancer, and learn more about them. Take a look, and then answer: How well equipped are you

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Posted February 17, 2014 by

Rework Your Resume: 7 Ways to Improve Your Interview Chances for Recent Graduate Jobs

Your resume is key to landing a job interview.  If yours can’t compete with that of the competition, you likely won’t get invited to this all important meeting.  So if you’re hoping to improve your chances of landing interviews for recent graduate jobs, the following post shares seven ways to rework your resume.

Statistically speaking, most resumes – no matter how good we think they are – suck. Within the first 6 seconds of review, at least 60% of resumes are thrown away by hiring systems or recruiters. Changing your resume from a “1 in 500” – and being seen as just another also-ran – to the “

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