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Posted February 26, 2014 by

Are You Really Employable When Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 4 Reasons Recruiters Might Not Think You Are

As you’re searching for recent college graduate jobs, will recruiters see you as employable?  The following post shares four reasons why recruiters might not think you are.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked to over 100 college students about their careers. Most of them – despite a slightly better economy and for reasons we all understand – remain scared to death about their pending entrance into the workforce. During these conversations, it became clear that the anxiety isn’t because they’re afraid to enter

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Posted December 26, 2013 by

3 Reasons Not to Negotiate Salary After Accepting an Offer

Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson, Salary.com contributing writer

A common misconception about negotiation is that it is all about winning — always asking for more money at every opportunity, always getting the largest possible salary, always getting the highest possible job title.

While devising intricate strategies, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of your opponent, and determining a plan of attack can make the process of negotiation seem very much like going to war, the reality is that it is a series of battles throughout your working life. As the general in charge of your own career, sometimes it is wise to pick your battles and know when not to negotiate. Especially after you’ve already accepted the offer. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2013 by

Leadership Guide for Students

The words Learn to Lead on a chalkboard

The words Learn to Lead on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While at college, everyone is advising you to get involved, right? Well, instead of only getting involved halfway, you should develop some leadership skills and learn how to be the best at what you do. Leadership qualities take time and practice to be developed, but there is no better time to take action than now.

In the continuation, we will offer some effective tips that will turn you into the leader you have always wanted to be. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2013 by

Want to Advance from Your Entry Level Job? 10 Steps to Land a Promotion

Do you want to advance from your entry level job?  Learn 10 steps that can help you land a promotion in the following post.

Feeling restless in your current position and eager to move up? Want to do so without shameless self-promotion? We all know the importance of doing more than expected and doing it exceptionally well to get noticed. But there’s more to getting promoted than that. Sure, going above and beyond is a great start, but there

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Posted December 02, 2013 by

Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? How to Answer 7 Cliched Questions

When interviewing for recent college graduate jobs, there is a chance you will be asked some cliched questions.  Learn seven of these questions and how to answer them in the following post.

Throughout your career, you’ll have many job interviews. And there are a few questions you will hear in every one of them. What are your strengths? Why should we hire you? Although these questions are incredibly cliché, so many interviewers rely on them. Your answers to the cliché questions can make or break

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Posted October 23, 2013 by

Do You Need Some Help Writing Winning Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? How to Do It Effectively

Candidates for entry level jobs may find it difficult to write resumes that effectively sell who they are as potential employees.  Why? Sometimes, we don’t like talking about ourselves that much.  However, this is one time when you should.  In the following post, learn how to write a winning resume for the job you want.

I had to update my own resume recently. It seemed like a joke, because as someone who does this full time on a professional level, you would think this would be a cinch. Not so. Here’s the thing: it’s extremely difficult, if not impossible, to write objectively about yourself. We’re conditioned to hold biases and opinions around ourselves

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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Competing for Entry Level Jobs? 20 Ways to Become the Number One Option for Potential Employers

When competing for entry level jobs, it’s important to show potential employers that you are the best candidate for the job.  In the following post, learn 20 ways to make yourself the number one option amongst the competition.

Looking for advice on how to stand out from your job search competition? As an executive search consultant and civic-connector, I’ve conducted hundreds of interviews and networking meetings. Here are some of my observations from years on the job, insights you can use to beat out your competition. Editor’s note: We see a theme

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Posted September 09, 2013 by

How to Start Developing the Habits of Successful People While in College

Successful College StudentIt is never too soon to start striving for greatness. Just because you are young and still in college does not mean that you cannot be a leader and inspire others. Study the habits of successful people. Read about successful people and really examine what it is that they do or did to make them successful. What traits do they have and what advice do they give? Here are some ways to develop the habits of successful people: (more…)

Posted August 20, 2013 by

Conquering Impostor Syndrome–7 Lessons from Successful Business Leaders

Joyce Roché

Joyce Roché

Many successful people suffer from impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you’re a fraud–and that you’ll be “found out” if you don’t work longer and harder than everyone else. You believe others are more qualified than you, and every time you succeed, you’re not confident you can do it again.

Impostor syndrome is surprisingly common among some of our most successful leaders–whether they’re female, members of a minority group, or white men. Based on my own and others’ experiences with impostor syndrome, here are 7 ways to conquer it. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2013 by

Employers Prefer Work Experience When Hiring for Jobs for Recent College Graduates

While education is an advantage when applying for a job, it seems employers are focusing more on applicants with work experience.  This may be especially important if you’re applying for jobs for recent college graduates.  Learn more in the following post.

“Hey man, what did you do this summer?” I asked a college classmate at the start of the fall semester. My friend looked at me like I had two heads. “What do you mean?” he replied. “I work hard all semester long. I deserved a summer vacation, and I took one.” He was taking pre

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