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Posted January 16, 2015 by

PR, Marketing, or Journalism: Which Is Right for You?

Business man writing communication concept

Business man writing communication concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Although there are many job possibilities for people with communications degrees, most graduates track toward public relations, marketing, or journalism. Each field serves a different purpose and offers a different day-in-the-life, and the pay can vary widely, both for entry-level and advanced jobs.

You don’t have to choose your final career path now. In fact, your school experience and internships will probably guide you in the right direction. However, before you get started with a communications degree program, you should start thinking about which field seems like the best fit for you. (more…)

Posted December 30, 2014 by

Help! My Recruiter Won’t Answer My Calls

Personnel recruitment team looking for new employees

Personnel recruitment team looking for new employees. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As a new graduate (or soon-to-be-graduate), you’re getting ready to hit the job market with everything you have. You’ve heard stories about how rough it is out there, and you have no intention of being left by the side of the road. You’re covering all the bases: Making the most of your online and offline social networks, getting professional help with your resume, and lining up a full schedule of networking events, conferences, and job fairs. You’re also making contact with recruiters.

Congratulations! Your search is on target and you’re setting a clear course to success. But while you work to attract the attention of recruiters and staffing pros, keep a few things in mind. Knowing these things can help you avoid feelings of frustration as you navigate the bumpy road ahead. (more…)

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Tips to use LinkedIn Smarty for Job Hunting

Linkedin.com homepage on the screen. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service

Linkedin.com homepage on the screen. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Social media is one of the best ways of finding a job and LinkedIn certainly has its advantages. Young students who are taking their first steps in the professional sphere can benefit from the contacts they can make on LinkedIn besides finding a direction for their career and finding job opportunities. There are a few ways you can use LinkedIn to your advantage. (more…)

Posted October 24, 2014 by

7 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Step Up Office Teamwork

Business group working together at the office

Business group working together at the office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Humans are biologically and specifically social animals. Each and every individual possesses an intellect, instinct and a drive to pursue a certain path in which they excel at accomplishing. Every person has a set of preferences, skill sets and attributes that contributes to the overall success. Imagine how easier and simpler the world would be if all of those distinct skills and traits were to combined as it would solve million of our problems, wouldn’t it?

Teamwork is one of the most obligatory principles that every organization must uphold in order to achieve the desired, targeted goals and ambitions. This write-up has been drafted for the convenience of those who are in need of encouraging a dedicated teamwork among their employees or those who need to know how to construct a perfectly functioning team. (more…)

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Can You Work for a Micromanager? Over 50% of Employees Have in One Survey

As an employee, do you like to have someone directing your every move on the job, or do you prefer having some independence?  According to one survey, over half of workers have had a micromanager.  In the following post, learn how these managers can negatively affect their employees and how they can give their workers a little more freedom in the workplace. (more…)

Posted October 02, 2014 by

7 Personality Traits of a Great Boss

George Brennan

George Brennan, Salary.com contributing writer

Picking a boss, someone you can work with, trust and who can inspire, may be as important to your job satisfaction as the salary and benefits you negotiate.

While you’re making a good first impression, make sure the person on the other side of the table is trying to win you over as well. If he’s looking at his watch or flipping through messages on his smart phone, he may not be that in to you as an employee.

Just as a prospective employer will without a doubt do his homework on your background – checking references and those pesky social media posts – you should take the time to do some research of your own.

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Article by George Brennan and courtesy of Salary.com

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Increasing Your Concentration to Improve Interviewing Performance

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

The ability to focus at will allows an individual to sell themselves more effectively during interviews, to set aside destructive thoughts when engaging with hiring managers and ultimately to pursue career goals with more vigor and accuracy.

Attention allows us to retrieve pertinent information from our memory, evaluate an event or hiring manager’s mood, then react accordingly.  Needless to say, focus is paramount to any job seeker’s success.

However, with the multitude of social media distractions, monetary worries and harsh self-criticism that is more and more prevalent these days, many applicants find themselves stressed out about unrelated incidents prior to commencing an interview. (more…)

Posted August 18, 2014 by

Looking for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? Don’t Damage Your Personal Brand by Making These 5 Mistakes

Recent college graduates looking for jobs can hurt their personal brands by making these five mistakes in the following post.

Understandably, many young careerists focus first on building a successful brand. However, it is just as important to understand what can negatively affect your brand, and how to avoid killing all the hard work you’ve put in so far…

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Posted July 21, 2014 by

5 Ways to Earn Trust & Respect from Your Boss

Boss happy with his employee

Boss happy with his employee. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Before you step into your new position and start working to make a great impression on your boss and coworkers, keep these tips in mind. A few simple moves like these can help you launch your career on the right foot and start immediately earning the trust and respect of those around you. Every morning when you first arrive and every evening before you leave, keep these considerations in mind. (more…)

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Looking for Entry Level Jobs, College Grads? Why Trust Matters in Your Job Search

College graduates who are seeking entry level jobs should understand the importance of trust in their job searches.  Learn why trust matters in the following post.

There’s one thing that matters more than your experience – do you know what it is? Now, it may seem counter-intuitive to focus on something instead of your experience – after all, isn’t that what your linkedin profile is all about?

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