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Posted January 28, 2014 by

Overachieving on Those Recent Graduate Jobs? 7 Ways to Highlight Resumes

Achieving success on recent graduate jobs is great, but how can employees show it to others when applying for future jobs?  Learn seven ways to highlight resumes in the following post.

You think of yourself as driven; a capable team-player ready to contribute. But are you also good at selling yourself on paper? Would anyone know how good you are? If you’re unsure, good news! Lou Adler, best-selling author of The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting Hired and creator of Performance-Based Hiring recently wrote a post on

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Posted December 23, 2013 by

Put a Brand on Your Job Search

The words Personal Brand in all capital letters

The words Personal Brand in all capital letters. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you think of branding, you may automatically think of the messages companies put out there to create certain impressions among consumers. But you also have an individual brand, and you send out messages that give other people positive or negative impressions about you. When you’re looking for a job and trying to land those important job interviews, these messages can either help or hurt your chances of landing the position you want. (more…)

Posted December 18, 2013 by

Be Creative with Your Entry Level Job Search in the 21st Century

How can today’s entry level job seeker give himself or herself a better chance to find employment?  Perhaps through creativity.  Learn more in the following post.

Today’s world is a tricky one to live in, vastly different from the one in which our parents were raised. We were promised a world full of jobs, opportunities, and new and exciting ways to make a living. Now, it’s easy to argue that that isn’t the case. We constantly hear

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Posted August 08, 2013 by

3 Interview Questions New College Grads MUST ASK

Gail Palubiak

Gail Palubiak, Managing Partner of Lehman Gates Executive Search

As a recruiter, I have skin in the game since my reputation is on the line when my candidates go on interviews. If they shine then I shine, they get hired and I get paid. If they suck then I suck, they don’t get hired and I don’t get paid. See the parallel? It was imperative for the success of my candidates, as well as for my own success, that I become a voracious student of what it takes to land a job.

I realized that most people do a lot of homework learning how to answer interview questions (i.e. What’s your greatest weakness? How do you handle conflict? Where do you see yourself in 3 years? Oh, and of course…Tell me about yourself). By now your college counselor has grilled you about the importance of a well delivered elevator pitch, right? There are other valuable resources on your career placement intranet and on the internet to help you prepare answers for interview questions. That’s not exactly the problem (don’t get me wrong, it can be a problem but I’ll save that for a later post). But one of the most prevalent problems is how few people come to an interview equipped with their own “knock-‘em-off-their-feet” questions. I’m not talking about questions that every other candidate is asking; What keeps you up at night? What’s your company’s greatest competitive advantage/weakness? Granted, these are helpful but you need to come to the table with questions that will elevate you in the minds of the hiring managers. (more…)

Posted June 21, 2013 by

Just Landed an Entry Level Job? Follow Tips from Car Salesmen to Have a Successful Career

You may be wondering how a car salesmen can help you have a successful career.  The following post shares tips to remember if you have an entry level job.

Picture this: a mass of salesmen, in their starched white shirts and tacky bright-colored ties, flocks to you as soon as you pull into the lot. They’re like zombies on the attack, hungry for your cash rather than your intellect. Although the common perception of car salesmen is

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Use a Car Salesman’s Techniques to Succeed in Your Career