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Posted February 25, 2014 by

College Graduates, Starting Those First Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Make These 5 Rookie Mistakes

For college graduates who don’t want to get off on the wrong foot on their first entry level jobs, be sure to avoid these five rookie mistakes in the following post.

This is a guest post by Vicky Oliver A new study found that 2014 college grads face a challenging job market–and may end up having to take a low-quality job to start with. (Here’s the link.) But whether your starter job will put you on the path to your dream


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Posted December 10, 2012 by

Retailers Hired 465,500 Seasonal Works in November — All-Time Record

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Retailers added 465,500 seasonal workers in November, the most ever added during what is typically the busiest hiring month of the holiday hiring season, according to an analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The net gain in retail employment achieved last month barely surpassed the previous record set in 2007, when retail payrolls grew by 465,400 workers during the month of November.    (more…)

Posted November 21, 2012 by

What Employers Can Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

CollegeRecruiter.comEmployers can be thankful for a variety of quality candidates that are out there just waiting to be hired.  Learn more in the following infographic.

Thanksgiving is about more than stuffing turkeys and full bellies after a good meal. The holiday is really about recognizing our blessings and being thankful for the wonderful things we have in life. For companies looking to find the best talent in order to grow and stay competitive in this tough marketplace, great candidates are truly a reason to be thankful.

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Posted November 21, 2012 by

Knowing When To Give Thanks During Your Job Search

CollegeRecruiter.comEven if you haven’t received any job offers yet, you should still be thankful this holiday season.  In the following post, learn why it is also important to thank the people who’ve been involved in your job search.

Thanksgiving — the time of year to we reflect and express our gratitude for the important things in life, like friends and family. But what about being thankful during the job search? Have you missed out on a unique opportunity to thank your potential employer? Effectively showing gratitude isn’t a problem for the

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Posted November 02, 2012 by

How To Use A “Thanksgiving” Cover Letter…

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Hungry job seekers focus their cover letters on what they want, what they expect, and what they can do. Then they wait for the phone to ring to book an interview. That’s one way to approach the job search market.

Essential as these points are, however, they’re not nearly as effective as opening and closing a cover letter with two simple words—THANK YOU. (more…)