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Posted June 13, 2014 by

Finished Interviewing for Jobs, College Students? Remember to Write a Thank You Letter

College students, once you’ve finished interviewing for jobs, make sure to write a thank you letter to the interviewer.  If you need some tips, check out the following post.

Think about your last job interview. Did you send a follow-up note afterward? The thank you letter is an overlooked part of the interview process, likely because it comes after what people think is the most important part of the job search: the application and the interview. But underestimating the value

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Posted April 16, 2014 by

Going to a Job Fair to Learn about Entry Level Jobs? 11 Tips to Make the Most of the Opportunity

If you plan to attend a job fair to learn more about entry level jobs, check out 11 tips to make the most of the opportunity in the following post.

Job fairs are a great way for employers and job seekers to meet face-to-face without spending a lot of time and effort coordinating a typical interview. However, for the job seeker, the convenience of being able to meet with multiple hiring managers doesn’t mean that preparing for the interviews will be easier or

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Posted April 01, 2014 by

5 Tips to Find a Paid Internship in College

Smiling female intern holding a laptop outdoors

Smiling female intern holding a laptop outdoors. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve hit your junior or senior year of college and now you’re looking at the job market you’re graduating into. The market may look intimidating for a new graduate, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that 12.6 percent of 2011’s class remains unemployed. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds that 30 percent of businesses hiring new grads pull them from their internship programs. Internships give you needed experience in your field without having to compete with people who have years of experience on you. They allow you to network with the movers and shakers in your field, and they give you hands-on experience in your field of choice. In addition to these advantages, paid internships financially compensate you alongside the college credit. Instead of working food service or retail while you attend school, a paid internship gives you the chance to do what you love while putting money in your pocket. Start your internship search by hunting down all of the paid opportunities available. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2013 by

Finished Your Entry Level Job Interview? 3 Questions You Might Ponder About Following Up

Okay, so you made it through your interview for an entry level job.  Now, it’s time to follow up, but you may wonder how to approach doing so.  The following post has three questions you might consider in the process.

Google is a window into our collective soul (sometimes not the most flattering one). Many of us are willing to share pressing worries and weird anxieties with search engines that we’d confess to almost no one else. And what’s true of medical symptoms and romantic quandaries is also true of

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Posted September 05, 2013 by

PR Internship Finder, How to Succeed in Your Interview

If you are an internship finder who is looking to land a position, your interview could make or break your chances.  To give yourself a shot at this type of internship, learn some interview tips in the following post.

Featured: Not Featured Because of intense competition, PR internships are difficult to land. There are a number of strong candidates in the job market, each one worthy of the position being offered. This is why it’s essential to bring along some original ideas, a strong work ethic, a broad knowledge of the industry and a resume that effectively

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Posted August 30, 2013 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Do You Want to Stand Out to a Hiring Manager? 6 Ways You Can Distinguish Yourself as a Candidate

As an entry level job seeker, you have probably heard about standing out from the competition.  This is important because employers are looking for the best candidates available in the job market.  If you want to distinguish yourself from everyone else, the following post has six ways that can help.

One of the worst things that can happen after an interview is to be forgotten. Things happen. Sometimes a great candidate can be lost in the endless stack of resumes. Malcolm Gladwell coined the phrase “the stickiness factor” in his book The Tipping Point.  With these six tips, you can become sticky in the mind of

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Posted August 30, 2013 by

Proofreading: It Is Essential For Your Career

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Person proofreading a manuscript. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Success in the real world is very dependent upon a good education. Which college or university you are accepted into, the job you are hired for after college graduation, and the ability to excel in your chosen profession and make a great salary all depend upon how others perceive you and your abilities. If you are thought of as intelligent and capable, you will most certainly enjoy more success than if you are perceived otherwise. (more…)

Posted January 04, 2012 by

5 Ways to Make Your Executive Thank-You Letter Count

Networking skills are of extreme importance when functioning at any spot on the corporate ladder, but as an executive you have even more work to do.  As you know, a part of networking is communicating after you’ve completed the interviewing process.  This can easily be accomplished by sending out a thank-you letter.

Thank-you letters show just how much you appreciated the opportunity to apply.  But not only that, they also give you an amazing opportunity to market yourself yet again for the position.  If you’re at a loss for how to create an executive-level thank-you letter that will stick with the employer, here are some tips to make yours count: (more…)

Posted November 30, 2011 by

Job Search Means Always Saying Thank You – 5 Tips for Thank You Letters

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

After sorting through countless resumes and interviewing candidates, it sometimes comes down to the Thank You letter as the deciding factor for some hiring managers.

Now you may be thinking why should I send a Thank You letter and how can this possibly decide the outcome of who gets the job, but Thank You letters really have little to do saying thank you (confused yet?). (more…)

Posted August 22, 2006 by

Interview Thank You Letter Basics

The interview thank you letter is a piece of correspondence that will definitely help a good candidate win a position. Think of it as an extension of the interview itself and as a way of emphasizing any positive points that you may have made about yourself and your willingness to work for the company you’ve interviewed with.

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