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Posted April 07, 2014 by

Grads, Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs? 7 Challenging Questions You Should Prepare For

College graduates preparing to interview for entry level jobs should prepare for these seven challenging questions in the following post.

You just got the call… you have a job interview! The hiring manager obviously thinks you could be a good fit for the position and the company; they want to meet and learn more about you, your qualifications and your career goals. Now comes the time to prepare! And there is no better

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Validating Your Candidate Testing by Past Results Monitoring

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center

Job candidates taking tests at an assessment center. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The importance of candidate testing in the process of employee recruitment has become increasingly important. As more online jobs become available, and HR recruiting becomes more prevalent, it will become increasingly important to increase the validity of such tests. How do we do this?

In schools, testing is considered valid if it tests what it is supposed to test and reliable if it tests at different intervals with similar results. So one way to test both the validity and reliability of test results is to view former results and compare them. This not only will tell us a lot about how tests fared from one year to another, but it also offers a chance to scrutinize the test in more detail and decide which items to throw out. (more…)

Posted March 24, 2014 by

Do Job Seekers Have the Soft Skills to Obtain Jobs for Recent College Graduates and Advance Their Careers?

In order to obtain jobs for recent college graduates and advance their careers, job seekers need to focus on acquiring soft skills.  The following post has more on the importance of developing these skills.

Soft skills are essential irrespective of the level of management – entry, middle and top level management. People rise in organizations due to hard skills but fall due to lack of soft skills. Successful professionals need more of soft skills rather than hard skills. And to make it to the CEO level

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Posted March 13, 2014 by

Beginning a New Entry Level Job? 10 Traits Your Employer Will Appreciate

Making a good first impression on your new entry level job can not only mean having success in this position, but throughout your career.  In the following post, learn 10 traits that your employer will appreciate.

Becoming the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. The list of potential benefits is long, including promotions, salary increases and insulating yourself (as much as you can) when the inevitable layoff occurs. Each of us has our own idea of what characteristics make up a top employee. There

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Posted March 06, 2014 by

How to ACE the Job Interview—the First Time

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Do you think of a job interview as a nerve-wracking experience? Do you feel afraid, negative or pessimistic about your chances of succeeding? Maybe you say to yourself, “Other people always get the jobs; why not me?” It doesn’t have to be that way. If a hiring manager invites you in for an interview it’s a good sign. It means you’ve said something in your cover letter that motivated the employer to call you. So rather than letting fear and worry drive you, focus on the positive aspects of a job interview and get it ‘right’ the first time. Here’s how: (more…)

Posted March 05, 2014 by

What Does It Take to Get Hired for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 15 Top Traits for Candidates

Employers may be willing to hire you for jobs for recent college graduates if you have these top 15 traits, according to the following post.

Are you the perfect job candidate? There are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. During your job search, remember no job applicant is perfect, though each and every one should strive for consistent improvement. With that being said, recruiters, hiring managers and human resource professionals will prioritize hiring job seekers who can be described

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Posted February 17, 2014 by

Internship Finder, 10 Tips to Make You the Best Intern Possible

So internship finder, congratulations on the new position!  Now, what can you do to make the most of your experience?  The following post includes an infographic with 10 tips to make you the best intern you can be.

You got the internship! Now, how do you make the most of the opportunity? Do you low-key it so you don’t stand out? Or do you go for it… hoping to make an immediate and lasting impression? For most, the answer lies somewhere in between. However, as shown in this infographic from Northpoint Centre of

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Posted January 23, 2014 by

Don’t Think Gen Y Want Entry Level Jobs? What Critics Should Know About Them

If you’re one of the Millennials out there who works hard, you might find it insulting when people say that your generation doesn’t want to work.  It’s not that all of you don’t want entry level jobs, but sometimes that is the impression left in the minds of others.  In the following post, learn why critics of Gen Y should be more careful when speaking of this group.

Some of the most repeated knocks on GenY by the Millennial-bashing experts in media-land are that they’re selfie-posting, social-media-crazed underachievers. While there’s no solid defense for taking excessive selfies, spreading hateful rhetoric about a generation you don’t understand is about as useful and savvy as selling used

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Posted January 07, 2014 by

Ring in the New Year With More Job Interviews!

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Happy New Year! Decide now that this New Year will not be more of the same old, same old. The year is new. You’re new. Opportunities are new—and you’re going to take advantage of all of them. That means brushing up on your interviewing skills, learning something you didn’t know before, and incorporating what you learn into your new job interview.

After a good night’s sleep, ask yourself the following questions—questions that require honest answers if you’re going to land the job you want and are qualified for. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2013 by

Interview for an Entry Level Job Coming Up? Can You Explain Why You’re the Best Candidate

While you may be confident heading into your interview for an entry level job, you need to be able to explain why you’re the best candidate for the position.  Learn how you can do so in the following post.

As the interview for a job you really want approaches, your nerves start to play funny tricks on you. You find it hard to focus on anything else. Anxiety, apprehension and worry are all natural human responses to a stressful situation like an interview — these are indicators that you want to

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