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Posted September 29, 2014 by

Need a Vocation? Information If You’re Considering Vocational School

If you are a high school or college student looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill that can lead to a career, then going to vocational school may be a good option for you.  The following infographic takes a look at the past and present of vocational education, the benefits it has to offer, and more. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Hiring for Internships Drops 3.4%

National Association of Colleges and Employers logoCompetition for internships may become that much tougher, as some employers are reducing their hires for these positions.  Learn more in the following post.

While employers plan to hire 1.3% more bachelor’s-degree level interns in 2014 than they did a year ago, overall intern hiring will fall 3.4% in 2014 from last year, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted May 19, 2014 by

How to Bridge the Gap Between you and your Dream Job

Dream job, next exit road sign with arrow and clouds in the background

Dream job, next exit road sign with arrow and clouds in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you’re soon to leave full time education then you’ve no doubt already considered potential careers. Perhaps you’ve got your sights set on a particular job but don’t yet have all the necessary skills. Read on to discover some of the ways you could bridge the gap between you and your dream job. (more…)

Posted April 01, 2014 by

Preparing to Interview for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? Do Your Research

When preparing to interview for jobs for recent college graduates, make sure you do your research.  The following post can help you plan how to do so.

My perspective was completely wrong. I had been focusing all of my energy into my look, maximizing my interview personality skills and optimizing my resume… In short, I failed to make the interview about me, instead of them! To make that monumental change in my approach, I learned extensive research was required… a process around understanding both the company

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Posted September 11, 2013 by

Skilled Trades: 4 Career Opportunities

Skilled trade jobs are always in demand, making it a great personal attribute to have knowledge in a skilled trade.  The great thing about having a skilled trade is that you will always have work to do and have an income, as these jobs will most likely never go away.  Having a skilled trade insures a solid career and income for you now and in your future. (more…)

Posted July 11, 2013 by

Women in Plumbing and Construction

plumbing-electrical-careerThe world of construction trades is full of urban myths that really need debunking. Plumbers don’t, in the main earn more than £100k, although they can earn a respectable living, the electrician’s world is swamped by cheap labour from Eastern Europe, there is a shortfall of skilled plumbers estimated to be about 30,000 for plumbers alone. Finally, women cannot become electricians or plumbers is simply not true. With these urban myths fully debunked it is worth considering the issue of women in construction trades such as plumbing and electrical work in more details. (more…)

Posted December 10, 2012 by

Is My Job Search Doomed if I Don’t Have a Network?

CollegeRecruiter.comWhile networking is not all there is to a job search, it can lead to potential opportunities.  In the following post, learn about some different ways to network and how to put together a strategy for this process.

Your job search is not doomed, but without networking you are doomed to suffer a longer more difficult one.

Although networking is important, it is only one piece in a multiple-channel job search marketing strategy. You help yourself best by working all your channels. Some other channels are:

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Posted November 01, 2012 by

Good Job Report News: Private Sector Added 158,000 Jobs in October

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics

Private sector employment increased by 158,000 jobs from September to October, according to the October ADP National Employment Report, which is produced by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. (more…)