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Posted July 16, 2015 by

Preparing for a Job in the Computer Science Industry

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Deborah Anderson

It is tricky finding a job anytime, but especially in this economy (which goes back to the crash in 2008). Fortunately, straight out of college, with no experience, graduates will find that the going is a bit easier than those with experience.

Why is that? As you gain experience, it sometimes becomes trickier because companies prefer the lower salaries (easier on their budgets) of educated, but inexperienced employees. Understanding that, as you start on your career path, helps you in the long run. (more…)

Posted July 01, 2015 by

6 Interview Questions a Job Candidate Should Ask

Okay, it is almost time for your job interview, and you are prepared for the big day, right?  However, did you remember to create a list of interview questions?  If not, then it is a good idea to do so.  If your interview goes well and there is time, you may be able to ask some questions.  As a job candidate, this is your chance to impress the interviewer and show more interest in a particular job, as well as the company itself.  Here are some questions to consider asking for your interview. (more…)

Posted March 10, 2015 by

How to Find Your First Paid Job Overseas

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Tradesman holding a globe and a wad of money. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you just recently graduated college and want to find a job overseas, you should know what you are doing. Otherwise, if you don’t have a solid plan, you are not going to have an easy time landing a job in your dream location. With that being said, here are four tips on how to find your first paid job overseas. (more…)

Posted January 01, 2015 by

The Job Interview: A New Look For the New Year

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Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

It’s that time of year again—the opportunity to start fresh as you plan for the job interview that’s coming your way in 2015.

Being invited for an interview is a good sign. It means you’ve said something in your cover letter or resume that prompted the employer to call you. So rather than letting worry or fear drive you, focus on the positive aspects of a job interview and look at the experience in a new way for this new year. (more…)

Posted December 31, 2014 by

Didn’t Land a New Job in 2014? Correct These Mistakes for the New Year

If you did not get an entry level job or other position of employment this year, then chances are your job search was missing something.  What could you have done wrong that turned employers off from you as a job candidate?  What could you have done differently that would have left them with a more favorable impression of you?  That is what you need to figure out going into the new year.  Here are some mistakes that may have kept you from getting hired in 2014. (more…)

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 August 08, 2014 by

How I Helped a Friend Get a Job at Google

Sally Miller photoBeth joined Google as a temporary worker for Finance when a Googler went on a 5-month maternity leave. She understood the terms from the start: work for 6 months then move on. However, she viewed her temporary job as a way to get hired as a full-time employee. Like many others, Google was her dream company.

Three months into her contract, Beth started to poke around at open roles and network with Googlers. She found two opportunities within Finance. She did what she was supposed to do: set up informational chats, learn about the team, apply. Still no luck. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Improve Your Ability to Network for Jobs? Tips for Success

Networking for jobs might not be easy for college students.  So for those who want to get better, the following post shares some tips for success.

Last week, while in a room with 300 strangers, I was introduced to a woman who was sharp, outgoing, and engaging. She asked really insightful, smart questions. I had her pegged: a power networker. She was clearly in her element and very comfortable connecting with strangers. But as our conversation continued, I came to learn that she wasn’t an extrovert or

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Posted August 05, 2014 by

How to Write Your Resume for an Entry Level Job without the Right Experience

If you want an entry level job that doesn’t exactly relate to your work experience, learn how to write a resume to boost your chances of landing the position in the following post.

Though life happens chronologically, many great stories don’t—think Pulp Fiction or Ulysses. Lots of resume guides advise listing your work experience in reverse chronological order, with your most recent job first (it’s like the movie Memento! … Except not). Though your resume may not be a masterpiece memoir, it also doesn’t have to adhere to a strict chronology, especially if you’ve held a random smattering of jobs that aren’t relevant to what you’re hoping to land now. Look at standard resumes for how to make your story pleasing to the eye, rather than how to tell the story itself.

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Posted July 31, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? 5 Answers to Questions You Need to Avoid

When interviewing for an entry level job, you don’t want to do anything that will hurt your chances of landing employment.  In the following post, learn five answers to questions you need to avoid.

No one can predict exactly what a recruiter or hiring manager will ask in a job interview. However, there are many standard questions that can make or break an interview. Not because of the question itself, but because of how well you avoid giving a bad answer. A good answer: you will soar to

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