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Posted June 05, 2014 by

Creating Your Own Business Card? 3 Tips to Make it Stand Out to Recruiters and Your Other Networking Connections

If you want to reach out to recruiters and other people in your network with your business card, learn three tips to make it stand out in the following post.

The business card is the ultimate staple to your professional appearance. The power to whip out your perfectly crafted business card to new connections made everywhere from between the work cubicles to industry events is not only a boost in confidence, but takes your networking abilities to the next level. But

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Posted May 27, 2014 by

Have a Bad Candidate Experience When Searching Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 4 Ways to Put Your Job Search Back in Your Hands

If you’ve had a bad candidate experience when searching jobs for recent college graduates, the following post discusses four ways to help you put your search back in your hands.

With every job interview – some good, some not-so-good – comes a different candidate experience. Regardless of the organization, the recruiter and the position… what you take away from each experience is what matters. What other opportunities are available? What should you expect next time? How can you leverage

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Posted May 20, 2014 by

Dealing with an Experience Dilemma While Searching for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? How to Handle It

If you have little or no experience in your search for jobs for recent college graduates, the following post has advice on how to handle it.

I was listening to a radio station segment with a hiring manager and blogger Russell B on how to handle resume gaps. A fairly recent college graduate’s question caught my ear. Basically, he hadn’t found a job in a field even closely related to his major. He wondered how to handle work experience that isn’t directly

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Posted May 08, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 5 Reasons Why You Should Customize Them

Job seekers writing resumes for recent college graduate jobs should keep the specific employer(s) in mind.  In the following post, learn five reasons why you should customize them.

Every recruiter I have spoken with strongly disagrees with one-version-of-your-resume-is fine philosophy. They believe that resumes should be customized to the opportunity the job seeker is applying for. You can find many reasons (or make many excuses) for not taking the time to customize your resume. But here are 5 reasons why

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Posted April 18, 2014 by

Writing Resumes to Go After Recent College Graduate Jobs? 4 Mistakes Not to Make

If you’re writing resumes for recent college graduate jobs, the following post focuses on four mistakes to avoid.

Spelling and grammar errors. Gaps in unemployment. Vague job descriptions. Most job seekers are well aware of the major no-nos on resumes, but here’s the bad news: your resume probably has other red flags you’re not aware of. Here’s the worst news: There’s no way to know for sure what they

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Posted April 11, 2014 by

Thinking of Accepting an Entry Level Job Offer? 5 Tips to Help You Make Your Decision

Now that you have landed an entry level job offer, it is important to think about if it’s the right one for you.  There are five tips that can help you make this decision in the following post.

You’ve achieved the Holy Grail of job search – the job offer. Congratulations! You’ve worked hard, and it might be tempting to give an immediate “YES!” to that employer. However, no matter how desperate your situation might be – or how long your job search has been – always take the time to review a job

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Posted March 13, 2014 by

Beginning a New Entry Level Job? 10 Traits Your Employer Will Appreciate

Making a good first impression on your new entry level job can not only mean having success in this position, but throughout your career.  In the following post, learn 10 traits that your employer will appreciate.

Becoming the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. The list of potential benefits is long, including promotions, salary increases and insulating yourself (as much as you can) when the inevitable layoff occurs. Each of us has our own idea of what characteristics make up a top employee. There

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Posted March 11, 2014 by

How to Show an Employer that You Really Want an Entry Level Job

Sometimes, an employer may not be sure whether or not you are interested in an entry level job opportunity.  In order to show him or her that you want a position, the following post has tips for overcoming three assumptions that are made about applicants.

According to a recent survey: for every job posting, an employer receives an average of 250 applications and resumes. The same survey showed only 10% of those applicants were actually qualified for the job. This flood of unqualified interest, unfortunately, makes recruiters somewhat jaded and suspicious of all job seekers. More important, this causes three assumptions employers to be made about

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Posted December 10, 2013 by

Keep All Options Open When Searching for Recent Graduate Jobs

For those of you looking for recent graduate jobs, remember to keep all of your options open.  Learn more in the following post.

With each new piece of technology or trend, we hear about the “death” of something else. Resumes are out – bios are in, job boards and sending cold applications are out, networking and LinkedIn are hot. Nonsense. Adopting any one approach to the exclusion of others is a bad idea. Job hunting isn’t a zero

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Posted December 09, 2013 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? 5 Tips to Get Better Results

If you’re writing resumes for entry level jobs without much success, then the following post includes five tips that could help you improve your results.

Everyone tells you how important it is to make a strong first impression with your resume … “you only have a few seconds” goes the standard advice. And it’s true. Many employers get hundreds of resumes for their positions which means it’s vital to make an impression from the very beginning of your resume. But how do

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