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Posted August 27, 2014 by

Applying for Entry Level Jobs? What Years of Experience Means in a Job Description

When applying for entry level jobs, how much should you weigh years of experience when reading a job description.  Learn more in the following post.

I’m going to let you in on a little job searching secret: The “years of experience” section of a job description is often a white lie. The job I got after graduating from college “required” 3 to 5 years of experience. (I had none.) The job I just got “required” 5+ years of

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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 January 27, 2014 by

Job Seekers, Believe You Should Be Hired for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Tips to Convince Employers

Job seekers who want to be hired for recent college graduate jobs need to show employers why.  Learn how to convince them in the following post.

As a contributor to some of the biggest magazines on the newsstand and online, I wrote a guide to do-it-yourself publicity designed to pitch story ideas and strengthen relationships with Editors. It happens that these tips translate quite well to job searching. Keep these five simple tips in mind when pitching your “why

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Posted September 20, 2013 by

Why You Should not Look for Work/Life Balance on Your Entry Level Job

While most of us have heard about achieving work/life balance, perhaps this is not the best option for everyone.  If you have an entry level job or other position, the following post suggests seeking something different.

If you are striving for work-life balance, you’re missing the point. The concept is based on a flawed assumption. The assumption is that work stinks. Only if work has a negative connotation can there be a need to seek balance. If work is basically a positive experience, one need not flee from it to engage this different

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Posted July 18, 2013 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? Remember to Say Thank You

Growing up, you were probably taught to say thank you.  Well, if you’re interviewing for, let’s say an entry level job, remember to apply this concept.  The following post has examples of saying thank you for various interviews.

Similar to a first date that went well, you need to follow up an interview with some sort of correspondence. But what do you say and how do you say it? Assuming that you did your research about the position and the company before your interview, the thank you note is easier than you think. Here are a

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Posted April 04, 2013 by

Career in Graphic Designing

If you are interested in a career that involves creativity and communication, then graphic design might be for you.  Learn more about this field in the following post.

Graphic design is a creative process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. The designer works with a variety of communication tools in order to convey a message from a client to a particular audience. The main tools are image and typography. ~ aiga.org Skills Qualifications for a Graphic Designer You might the the skills or you might

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Posted November 30, 2012 by

E-mail marketing and landing pages for college student recruitment

CollegeRecruiter.comOne way colleges and universities may be able to improve their student recruitment process is by better understanding e-mail marketing and landing pages.  Learn more about these topics in the following post.

When I conduct workshops with college marketing and recruiting staff on the topic of e-mail marketing in higher education, I often lead with this question: “What’s the single most important job of an e-mail message?”

Frequent responses include “to get new students,” “to inform,” or “to get someone to apply.” More often than not, folks in the room are surprised when I share my answer: The most important role of an e-mail message is to get someone to click out of it as soon as possible.

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