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Posted August 26, 2014 by

Think Networking is a Nuisance When Searching for Entry Level Jobs? 3 Things that are Misunderstood

When it comes to finding entry level jobs, networking might not be your favorite thing to do.  However, it does not have to be hard either.  In the following post, learn three things that are misunderstood about this part of the job search.

Many job seekers say they hate the networking part of the job search. Apparently, those job seekers would rather spend (no, waste) time comfortably clicking on the “Apply” button on postings they find on job boards. But networking is easier, less scary and more natural (in terms of simple conversations) than you think…

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Posted August 18, 2014 by

What Makes Recruiters Successful at Networking?

In the following post, find out what makes recruiters do well in networking and what job seekers can learn from them.

I recently attended a two-day conference of top recruiters. And it was a very educational experience as I met and interacted with over 100 of these top professionals. And not just because of the talk around recruiting best practices, but because it quickly become clear to me that recruiters are the best networkers on the planet. They

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Posted August 11, 2014 by

College Graduates, Ask These 4 Questions Before Sending Out Resumes for Jobs

Before submitting resumes for jobs, college graduates should ask themselves these four questions in the following post.

A job seeker reports applying for over 1,000 jobs in the past 12 months. The results: Zero job offers; zero job interviews. Like many job seekers, this job seeker viewed the millions of job postings on the Internet as the path to employment. The problem: Too many applications done quickly, carelessly and without conviction…

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs? 9 Tips to Reduce Job Search Time

While college graduates should know that searching for entry level jobs takes time, they could reduce how long it takes by applying these nine tips in the following post.

Before the recession, the general rule of thumb was that for every $10,000 in salary desired, a person could expect their job search to last a month. Want a job for $50,000? Count on 5 months. Now, however, even for the mosg entry-level positions, the average job hunt these days is up to

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Posted May 12, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? Best and Worst Terms to Use

When writing resumes for entry level jobs, recruiters and employers will likely appreciate some keywords, while dismiss others.  In the following post, learn some of the best and worst terms to use on a resume.

In a recent CareerBuilder survey, over 2,200 recruiters and hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they like, and don’t like, to see in your resume. Check out this list, and then review your resume (at least) one more time…

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Posted April 16, 2014 by

Concerned about the Status of Your Entry Level Job? How to Protect Yourself

Hearing about job layoffs can make anyone feel nervous about keeping his or her position.  If you have an entry level job that you’re concerned about keeping, learn how to protect yourself in the following post.

An HR executive once described most layoffs as being done with an ax rather than a scalpel. In my experience, that is definitely true; unfortunately, who goes and who stays is more a matter of right-place-right-time than competence. So don’t assume that being a “top performer” will protect your job.

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Posted April 02, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? Don’t Make These 3 Assumptions About the Interviewer

Going into your interview for an entry level job, you don’t want to take anything or anyone for granted.  In the following post, learn three assumptions you should not make about your interviewer.

Many job seekers feel they’re not very experienced at interviewing. They feel like the employer has the upper hand. The truth is… most interviewers don’t know how to interview either. Don’t be discouraged by that! Check out the following interview situations. Expect them to arise and, knowing they might happen, you’ll be prepared.

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Posted March 20, 2014 by

College Grads, 6 Ways to Show Recruiters You’re the Right Candidates for Recent Graduate Jobs

College grads who want to show recruiters they are the right candidates for recent graduate jobs can learn six ways to do so in the following post.

Of course everyone is capable of thinking and remembering. But, what successful job seekers focus on is being easy to hire! They don’t make recruiters have to think.

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Posted March 12, 2014 by

Trying to Find Jobs for College Students or Recent Graduates? Use a Proactive Job Search

If you want to improve your search to find jobs for college students or recent graduates, the following post promotes using a proactive job search.

Among the key differences between job seekers who get interviewed and hired, and those who don’t is whether they’re proactive or reactive. A proactive job search puts the job seeker in charge, is much less passive, less discouraging, and, even, less competitive – often MUCH less competitive. A reactive strategy puts job

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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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