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Posted September 03, 2015 by

5 Important Steps to Follow along with When You’re Obtaining a New Job

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Jobs red word and arrow on stair up to open conceptual door with view to sky and field on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: There are 5 key areas in the job search – which include promoting yourself together with reference letters and developing a powerful professional brand – that will help you find jobs fast.

There are 5 basic steps in a job search. How you perform in most of these areas will determine the speed and also ease with you land a brand new job. Failing to boost your performance for all of these steps can dramatically lower your chances of finding work in just a reasonable time body. (more…)

Posted June 24, 2015 by

5 Awesome Ways to Jump-Start Your Business after MBA

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Group of business people in a meeting seated grouped around a table having a discussion with focus to a smiling man at the head of the table. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you have completed your MBA and want to start your own business, then one important question might pop up in your mind is “How to jump-start my business?” There are some tips that (if stringently followed) enhance the effectiveness of your business operation. When it comes to advice on how to operate your business most effectively, it seems as though everyone you know has an answer, not to mention the thousands of articles circulating the Internet offering numerous tips and information on how best to make your business successful. While some advice might actually work for you, other tips certainly won’t apply, so how do you know which advice to take and which advice to ignore. The answer is to listen to the advice and tips that work for most, regardless of industry or type of business. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile is Not Catching the Eye of Recruiters

If you’re wondering why recruiters are not paying attention to your LinkedIn profile, it could be that you’re making these five mistakes found in an infographic in the following post.

You’ve jumped all over LinkedIn… and yet the results rank right in between slim and none. Recruiters simply aren’t finding you. Why? When trying to be found, what mistakes should you avoid? Which sections of your profile actually show up in search results, and should be optimized at every opportunity? This terrific infographic

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Posted July 31, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Gain an Edge in Search for Jobs? 3 Reasons to Create a Personal Website

If college students are looking to distinguish themselves in their search for jobs, then creating a personal website might be the key.  Learn three reasons why in the following post.

Ask the self-employed and solopreneurs for advice on how to get your next gig and you’ll hear the same thing, over and over: “You need a website to land clients” Now ask yourself: If I am in a job search, doesn’t this same logic apply to me? Or is a killer resume and LinkedIn profile

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Posted June 24, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want to Showcase Why You’re the Best Candidates for Jobs? Create a Professional Website

When it comes to getting jobs, recent college graduates can prove they are the best candidates by considering creating a professional website.  Learn why in the following post.

Head to any website targeted toward the self-employed and you’ll hear the same thing: You need a website to land clients. But what about those with more traditional jobs: Why consider creating a website? Maybe you’re happy with your traditional job, and you’ve got a killer resume. That’s all you

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Posted June 10, 2014 by

Is a Resume or LinkedIn Better for Your Entry Level Job Search?

Most people would probably say that using a resume or LinkedIn for your entry level job search is a smart move, but is one actually better than the other?  Learn more about both in the following post.

At a recent social event, I was sharing “So what do you do?” pleasantries with a new friend. After hearing  about my line of work (crafting quality resumes), he went on to tell me how unfamiliar he was with the concept of updating a resume. So far in his career, he had never really had to utilize

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Posted April 16, 2014 by

Concerned about the Status of Your Entry Level Job? How to Protect Yourself

Hearing about job layoffs can make anyone feel nervous about keeping his or her position.  If you have an entry level job that you’re concerned about keeping, learn how to protect yourself in the following post.

An HR executive once described most layoffs as being done with an ax rather than a scalpel. In my experience, that is definitely true; unfortunately, who goes and who stays is more a matter of right-place-right-time than competence. So don’t assume that being a “top performer” will protect your job.

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Posted February 27, 2014 by

Why Big Wins are Good for Colleges But Bad For Potential Students

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A basketball next to a blank basketball tournament bracket. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s almost time to start talking about this year’s NCAA Tournament — but not for the reasons you think. Turns out, enrollment often goes up once a school makes it into the Elite Eight or the Final Four, and while that’s good for the college or university in question, it’s less good for the matriculating first-year student hoping for individualized attention and a leg up on his or her peers. (more…)

Posted April 12, 2013 by

Basic SEO Every Graduate Should Know (and Why Employers Will Love You for It)

Graduates with knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization) may stand out among candidates looking for jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

Employers at most major companies want to see that their candidates have a basic understanding of SEO. Why? Because almost every industry has a need for people who understand SEO, and the more people who do, the better. If you haven’t yet added SEO to your skill set, this post is for you—especially

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