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Posted December 20, 2012 by

You Prepared for the Interview…Did you Prepare your References?

CollegeRecruiter.comDo you understand the importance references play in your job search?  If not, the following post explains their role in the process.

A great resume and fantastic cover letter will get you an interview. What happens from there has a lot to do with you, and if you nail the interview, then you need to be sure that the final factor in the job search process – your references – are prepared to help you seal the deal.

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You Prepared for the Interview…Did you Prepare your References?

Posted December 19, 2012 by

The Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes To Avoid

CollegeRecruiter.comWhat mistakes are you afraid to make in your job search?  See if any of them are included in the following post.

Halloween is the perfect memory-jogger for all things scary. But during the job search, job seekers are too busy being concerned with their own circumstance to be fearful of ghosts, werewolves, goblins, and ghouls. While it’s easy as a job seeker to succumb to the fears of the hunt, it’s important not to let the search

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Posted December 17, 2012 by

Social Recruiting Survey Says… Get on Social Media and Get Found!

CollegeRecruiter.comA recent survey says both recruiters and job seekers can benefit from using social media.  Learn more in the following post.

In an earlier article, Social Media a Powerful Tool for Your Job Search, I wrote about the reasons you should be leveraging social media in your job search – to get noticed, build connections, and find opportunities. But possibly the number one reason to use social media is because recruiters are using it to find their candidates.

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Social Recruiting Survey Says… Get on Social Media and Get Found!

Posted November 30, 2012 by

Never Let Them See You Sweat

CollegeRecruiter.comYou never want to appear desperate in your job search before a recruiter or an employer.  The following post explains why this tactic could hurt your chances of getting a job.

The popular phrase of never letting anyone see you sweat came from a 1980s Gillette commercial for its popular deodorant. So what does that have to do with you, a 2012 job seeker?

More than you can imagine.

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Never Let Them See You Sweat

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Knowing When To Give Thanks During Your Job Search

CollegeRecruiter.comEven if you haven’t received any job offers yet, you should still be thankful this holiday season.  In the following post, learn why it is also important to thank the people who’ve been involved in your job search.

Thanksgiving — the time of year to we reflect and express our gratitude for the important things in life, like friends and family. But what about being thankful during the job search? Have you missed out on a unique opportunity to thank your potential employer? Effectively showing gratitude isn’t a problem for the

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Posted April 09, 2009 by

Writing a keyword rich resume

Imagine you’re on Google, Yahoo, or any Internet search engine looking for a custom clothing store in your hometown. To search, you might use a series of words (keywords) to initiate your search, such as custom clothes, boutique, petite, and the name of your town. This search combination would result in a returned list of stores that meet one or all of your search word criteria. The same goes for using relevant words (to your profession, industry and personal characteristics) in your keyword rich resume, when an employer is looking for you.
If a recruiter or HR professional is doing a search on passive candidates (those candidates who have not directly submitted an application or resume to the company’s database), they’ll use a combination of keywords related to the position, as well as words that emphasize the characteristics they’re seeking in an employee. They may do this on Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, or any job board, as well. They’re all search engine optimized. If your résumé contains these words or combinations of words, it will show up in the returned search results. When you submit your résumé online to a company’s application system, the same concept applies. When the company is ready to pull down resumes for a particular position, it may do so by title, keywords, education, or any other combination of words.