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Posted October 22, 2014 by

How to Find a Decent Graduate Job

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Hundreds of thousands of students graduate from colleges and join the workforce every year, and the vast majority of them have pretty vague ideas of what they are going to do next. Where to start, how to set about looking for the first serious job in their lives, how to do it, what to expect? No amount of theoretical training and advice can replace real experience. Yet we will try to give you a few tips that a lot of graduates and undergraduates may find quite useful. (more…)

Posted August 27, 2014 by

Why Are Employee Referrals the Most Fruitful Way to Hire

Portrait of multi-cultural office standing in a lobby

Portrait of multi-cultural office standing in a lobby. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Employee Referral is a simple internal recruitment method to interview and hire more employees through the referrals provided by their existing employees. The employees simply forward the résumé of a family member or friend who is looking for employment to the hiring department of the organisation. If their referral is selected, the employees receive a referral bonus. Employee referrals are few of the most cost effective ways of employee recruitment and the best means to build man power required by the organisation. With the growing number of dissatisfied employees and increased workforce attrition, it is becoming more and more essential for companies to hire quality employees that will stay and contribute to the business workflow. Listed below are the various benefits of employee referral schemes. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2014 by

How to write in social networks to find work

Young lady sitting at desk and typing on laptop with social network icons coming out

Young lady sitting at desk and typing on laptop with social network icons coming out. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Social networks are the future but also the present. On the Internet there are many jobs and it is also an important weapon to make yourself known to companies. Each network has some unique features and capabilities you need to know, it is therefore paramount to discover how to write for each of the major social networks to achieve your main goal: finding a job. (more…)

Posted August 11, 2014 by

College Students, 9 Steps to Create Your Personal Brand to Help You Find Jobs

College students looking to find jobs can help their cause by creating a personal brand with these nine steps from an infographic in the following post.

As necessary as it is in today’s job market, personal branding can be a confusing, anxiety-inducing chore. And there isn’t a person on the planet who, at some point, hasn’t questioned whether the results justify all the effort. And then along comes this infographic from Italy-based branding specialists, Sestyle.

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Posted July 21, 2014 by

College Resources in the Digital Age

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Woman using e-reader while friends carry books in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The face of education is undergoing rapid redevelopment as the digital age and academia are beginning to come to terms with the realities of the modern “connected” world. The two forces now rely on one another to offer students a more comprehensive learning system bringing measurable improvement in retention and student grades.

Where teaching faculty once relied primarily on traditional methods that used large lecture halls, students nowadays are directed to the Internet as a primary source of their information. The trend will continue and will in no doubt impact not only the future design of facilities, but also how knowledge is disseminated. (more…)

Posted June 05, 2014 by

The Benefits of Employees Using Social Media on their Entry Level Jobs

While some employers might prefer their employees not using social media on their entry level jobs, there are some benefits to them doing so.  Learn more in the following post.

Use of social networks at workplace – right or wrong or can be assigned to the gray area? Social networks are sometimes seen as platforms where employees lose time in their working hours, to the point that some companies have blocked access to these platforms for being considered a waste of time. In fact, there are studies that

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Posted May 15, 2014 by

Using Social Media to Find Recent Graduate Jobs? Tips to Enhance Your Search

If you need tips to improve your search for recent graduate jobs on social media, find some in the following post.

In management studies, students are always told to get in the consumer’s shoes. When you know what your audience wants, it’s much easier to deliver directly to their expectations. Getting hired is a similar process. When you go out there in the market, you are essentially selling yourself to

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Posted May 01, 2014 by

One Networking Strategy to Improve Your Entry Level Job Search

If networking has not been your strength when searching for an entry level job, there is one strategy that just might work for you, according to the following post.

When you’re in the market for a new job, what’s the same piece of advice you hear over and over? NETWORK! YOU NEED TO NETWORK! And there’s good reason why people give you that advice. Experts estimate that anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of people find jobs through personal contacts. But what if you don’t have a network with which to,

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Posted April 28, 2014 by

Reputation Management Starts in College

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Reputation management on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Reputation management might not be something that you start thinking about when you are still in college. However, it is never too early to start thinking about building your reputation up. Maintaining a reputation as a hard working college student will carry over into your career since many of the same students you go to school with might be people you work with in the future, and they even might influence whether or not you get a job. Your professors in college can have a direct influence on your future hiring possibilities. Therefore, employing reputation management tips and maintaining a professional persona throughout college can help you secure your dream job once you graduate. (more…)

Posted April 28, 2014 by

Need to Quickly Boost Your Confidence Before Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? Here is How to Do It

Having confidence going into your entry level job interview is a plus.  If you need to gain some quickly, the following post explains how to do so.

Many people dread social situations… parties, and family gatherings, particularly those with people they don’t know or whom they haven’t seen for a while. It’s perhaps even worse to face these situations during a job search. Elevator pitches, job interviews, networking events can be very stressful; especially so when you don’t feel sure of yourself. In the

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