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Posted August 15, 2014 by

College Graduates, Not Achieving the Success You Want on Your Jobs? 5 Mistakes that are Hurting You

Certain mistakes on their jobs can cause college graduates not to achieve the success they want.  In the following post, learn five mistakes that are hurting them at work.

You can be bad at something because you make errors, because you aren’t cut out for the task the way your employer needs you to be. Or maybe you’re simply not as good as your co-workers, who can also turn into your competition. In short, if you’re slipping at work, there could be a few

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Posted June 18, 2014 by

By the Numbers: Impress Recruiters with Your Resume

While you might focus on various parts of your resume, don’t forget to use numbers to make a powerful impression among recruiters.  In the following post, find out how to use them successfully in this document.

Companies of all shapes and sizes hire one thing (and one thing only): solution providers. And how do you show you are a solution provider? Numbers. Numbers define the size and scope of your previous employer, position, and contribution. Your accomplishments, both past and potential, are defined by these numbers. Employers, when looking for

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Posted June 11, 2014 by

Consider Insurance Sales to Launch a Successful Career

Peter Leighton

Peter Leighton, Vice President of Recruiting for Combined Insurance

It’s no secret that college graduates in today’s economy face a tough job market, possibly the toughest in decades.  U.S. Labor Department statistics note that 36 percent of the 3-million recent grads in their twenties are currently unemployed or underemployed, many working part-time jobs that don’t use their degree. Many feel frustrated to be spending these critical career-building years working as retail and customer service clerks, or as waiters, bartenders or manual laborers, after years of hard work to earn those degrees.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  For those who are ambitious, determined and self-motivated and enjoy working with people, there is an alternative path.

You may want to consider sales. (more…)

Posted June 09, 2014 by

Succeed in Your Entry Level Job Search by Focusing on These 5 Factors

In order for your entry level job search to have a happy ending, focus on these five important factors found in the following post.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~ Mark Twain Get going on your job search but know what is essential first. The stronger you build on the basics and the foundation, the better

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Posted April 04, 2014 by

Have a Full-Time Entry Level Job and Getting Your MBA? 4 Tips to Balance Both

You’ve got a full-time entry level job, while also going back to school to earn your MBA.  If you need some help with balancing both of these parts of your career, learn four tips in the following post.

Are you a current or prospective MBA student? Our MBA Corner is just for you. Students pursuing an online MBA face distinct challenges — as well as unique opportunities for growth — when attempting to simultaneously maintain a full-time job. The concept of a work-life balance is a familiar one

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Posted April 02, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Landed Entry Level Jobs but Want to Get Your MBA? Reasons for Your Employer to be Supportive

For young professionals with entry level jobs thinking about going back to school to pursue an MBA, the following post has some reasons for your employer to be supportive of your decision.

Are you a current or prospective MBA student? Our MBA Corner is just for you. Heading back to school to earn your MBA? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to quit your job. In fact, you’ll find many advantages to remaining employed, whether part time or full time, while also pursuing an education. Continuing

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Posted February 25, 2014 by

Trying to Manage Time on Those Entry Level Jobs? 5 Tips to Grasp Your Career

At some point on their entry level jobs, employees might have trouble managing their time.  To get a firm grasp on their careers, they should try five tips found in the following post.

The truth is, if you can’t manage your time, you’ll find it hard to properly manage your career. In order to reach any level of career success – be it a raise, a promotion or a new job – you need to first know how to take control of your daily tasks and responsibilities rather than letting them control you.

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Posted February 24, 2014 by

Young Professionals, 9 Reasons to Hustle While Working on Your Recent Graduate Jobs

Even once they’ve landed recent graduate jobs, young professionals can find something else to do to benefit them personally as well as professionally.  In the following post, learn nine reasons to find a side hustle.

Andres Zapata, the owner of a consulting firm, is handing Millennials a golden opportunity. He closes his office every day at 5:30 pm without exception. Our generation demands a greater work/life balance, and companies like Zapata’s give us what we want: more free time. What’s the best way to fill (some of) the extra hours? With

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Posted December 26, 2013 by

Young Professionals, Do You Show Professionalism on Your Recent Graduate Jobs?

For young professionals on recent graduate jobs and other employees in the workplace, there are certain qualities that define them as a professional.  In the following post, learn what these qualities are and more from an infographic.

The word “professional” gets thrown around a lot. Many believe it has to do with someone’s title, or experience level. Others consider someone to be more or less professional by the way they dress, or by their work ethic. But what does this word really mean? And why is this important to know?

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Posted November 21, 2013 by

Find Time to Manage Your Career on Your Entry Level Job

Is it difficult for you to find time to manage your career?  If you plan to achieve career advancement from your entry level job, the following post has a suggestion for you.

You start the workday fired up with energy and great intentions. You plan to work on big projects you know you need to do to advance your career – to build the career capital that will help you at this job and your next few jobs. Then the first emails show up. And your phone rings, and you have

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