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Posted July 23, 2014 by

Want to Find an Internship or a New Job? 3 Ways to Revise Your Resume that Can Make a Difference

If you are trying to find an internship or a new job, consider making three changes to your resume in the following post.

In a recent piece by Jessica Ann Media, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” the word “kitsch” was defined as “content that lacks context.” She continued by saying how without discipline and focus “content can become clutter” – an untidy mess. In your career, creating a resume is akin to content creation. You

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Posted June 30, 2014 by

Before Accepting an Entry Level Job, Ask These 6 Questions

If you have been offered an entry level job, be sure to ask these six questions in the following post.

In my job, I interact with candidates at many different stages of job searching, from resume writing to offer acceptance. The other day, I spoke with a candidate who felt very uncomfortable with the whole negotiation process. So I gave her some advice, including what to ask before accepting any job offer.

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

College Graduates, Bringing Certain Career Skills to the Jobs You’ve Applied for? How to Make Them Important to an Employer

While college graduates may bring career skills suited to the jobs they have applied for, it’s essential that they show potential employers how important these skills are.  Get some examples of how to do so in the following post.

Us career gurus often tell you to veer away from those “overly common” skills thateveryone puts on their resume: creativity, good communication skills, team player, independent thinker, goal-oriented, and the list goes on. Because here’s the thing guys – nobody ever gets hired because their resume states that they’re “creative”. The

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Posted June 17, 2014 by

Recent Graduates, Are Your Resumes Worthy of Jobs? 4 Ways for Them to Grab the Reader’s Attention

In order for recent graduates’ resumes to be seriously considered for jobs, they must fit the job descriptions.  In the following post, learn four ways to grab the reader’s attention with your resume.

Despite all the advances in technology, candidates continue to complain that it seems impossible to get their resume past the “black hole” and into a recruiter’s hands. And yet when I see the resume sent, and compare it to the job description provided by the employer for that position, it is clear why the resume never got even

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Posted June 12, 2014 by

Cross Cultural Skills For Fresh Graduates: Enabling Success In the Very First Job!

Vineeta Tiwari

Vineeta Tiwari

Businesses today have now started looking out for other special skills other than just technical or organizational skills. One of the top-rated skills of recent times is cross-cultural skill set, which catalyzes international communication and transactions in a smoother way. Let us understand the importance of the skills for a debutante professional or a fresh graduate and how he/she can easily deal with cultural sentiments of clients effectively, in the very first job: (more…)

Posted June 11, 2014 by

Consider Insurance Sales to Launch a Successful Career

Peter Leighton

Peter Leighton, Vice President of Recruiting for Combined Insurance

It’s no secret that college graduates in today’s economy face a tough job market, possibly the toughest in decades.  U.S. Labor Department statistics note that 36 percent of the 3-million recent grads in their twenties are currently unemployed or underemployed, many working part-time jobs that don’t use their degree. Many feel frustrated to be spending these critical career-building years working as retail and customer service clerks, or as waiters, bartenders or manual laborers, after years of hard work to earn those degrees.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  For those who are ambitious, determined and self-motivated and enjoy working with people, there is an alternative path.

You may want to consider sales. (more…)

Posted May 30, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 5 Ways to Leave the Interviewer Uninterested

Interviews for jobs for recent college graduates need to leave favorable impressions of the job seekers.  Otherwise, an interviewer might get bored.  In the following post, learn five ways to leave him or her uninterested in you as a job seeker.

It’s easy to ruin a job interview. If your interviewer’s counting her yawns, it doesn’t matter how qualified you are for the position—you’ve lost the job. So, what mind-numbing mistakes are costing you work? And, more importantly, how can you keep the conversation lively while also coming across as professional? If

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Posted May 09, 2014 by

4 Tips in Sales You Can Apply When Searching for Entry Level Jobs

Even if you are not going after a sales job, consider applying these four tips when searching for entry level jobs, which are found in the following post.

During the job search, many seem to forget the primary point of the entire process: selling you (the candidate) to a buyer (the employer). So even if you’re not going into sales, learning the deal-closing tactics used daily by the best sales professionals will help you get hired. Here are just a few of the sales techniques easily

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Posted May 05, 2014 by

Interested in Sports? One Entry Level Job You Might Like

For those of you looking to break into the sports world, the following post talks about one entry level job you might be interested in.

We’re starting a new video series where we take a deep dive into entry level sports jobs that we believe have a high ceiling and could really put you on the sports career path of your dreams. This week we’re discussing social…

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Posted May 02, 2014 by

Want an Entry Level Job? Top 10 Cities Where You May Have the Best Chance to Find One

If you are a college graduate looking for an entry level job, check out this post, featuring an infographic, of the top 10 cities where you may have the best chance to find one.

Yes, the situation is that dire – we go where the jobs are. If relocation is an option after college, Apartment Guide and Indeed has a helpful roundup of the top cities for entry-level job openings as well as the jobs and salaries,…

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