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Posted August 04, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Writing Resumes to Search for Jobs? One Thing to Take Them to the Next Level

For recent college graduates searching for jobs who want to take their resumes to the next level, the following post suggests doing this one thing.

In a job market where every word on your resume counts, we are prone to generalizations. The point of your resume, of course, is to concisely convey relevant information about your work history and potential. To do this, you need to use real examples of achievement. You need to quantify… everything…

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Tips for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

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Group of smiling graduates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Now that graduation has come and gone, it is time for recent college graduates to look for jobs.  With stiff competition for employment opportunities, the challenge for graduates is to stand out from the crowd.  So how can they do this?

Here are five tips from Christy Palfy, a recruiting manager from Progressive Insurance. (more…)

Posted June 24, 2014 by

Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs, Graduates? 100 Potential Questions to Answer

Graduates preparing to interview for entry level jobs should check out this list of 100 potential questions in the following post.

It is impossible to say for sure which questions you’ll be asked in a job interview. Since every interviewer and company are different, the possibilities are endless. That, of course, means you need to be prepared for anything, and everything. Below, we share a long (long!) list of the most common job interview questions, broken down by

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Posted February 28, 2014 by

How to Write a Good CV

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Someone working on a resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A CV is nothing more than a type of resume that outlines an individual’s education and work history. However, writing a good CV while attending college or just graduating is very important, as this will be your representation to potential employers.

Understanding what potential employers look at most will guide on writing the best CV so it will draw attention and put you on the minds of those looking to hire someone with your qualifications. When you sit down and start writing your CV, it would be best to jot down your information prior to typing to ensure you have all the information at hand. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2014 by

How You Can Approach Networking to Land an Entry Level Job in 2014

Do you need some guidance on networking to land an entry level job in 2014?  If so, learn how to approach this part of the job search in the following post.

Networking is a critical component of your job search success. Many people feel it is the most important. Countless studies indicate that employers prefer to hire candidates who are referred by current employees, as this is much more effective than reviewing hundreds of applications through job boards. So what is networking and how does one go about it

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Posted November 06, 2013 by

Looking for a Freelance Entry Level Job? 5 Ways to Maximize Your Profile on Employment Sites

Are you interested in finding a freelance entry level job?  If you have a freelance profile, the following post has five ways to maximize it on employment websites.

If you’ve been hunting for jobs on freelance marketplaces, you’ve probably found it both a land of opportunities and a pain in the neck. Freelance marketplaces offer hundreds — sometimes thousands — of remote job positions globally, which makes it difficult to sift through the listings. If you think you’re having a hard

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Posted August 23, 2013 by

Having Experience in Your Entry Level Job Search Doesn’t Hurt – or Does It?

If you are searching for an entry level job with some work experience, it could actually hurt your chances of finding employment.  In the following post, learn why not having experience may be a plus in some situations.

Not having experience will not hinder your job search. Here are a few benefits that you have in your favor when are working on how to get an entry level job.

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Posted July 22, 2013 by

Useful Tips on How to Make a Resume for Students

Lois Weldon

Lois Weldon

Having a presentable resume is very important for you to be able to land your dream or needed job position.  An impressive resume is very necessary to each and every kind of applicant including the soon to be graduates aiming for a way to earn money after ending the student life and students who wish to work while studying.  Below are the tips on how to effectively get the employers’ attention. (more…)

Posted July 19, 2013 by

10 Steps to a Better Resume

Salary.com male photoThere is no right or wrong way to write a resume. But competition for jobs is fierce right now. You need to develop a resume that sets you apart from the masses. It can’t be a passive piece of paper. It must be a passionate representation of who you are and why you are the best person for the job.

In today’s competitive job market, it’s important that you help employers see the benefits of hiring you over someone else. Organizations need to know that you will help them attain their corporate objectives. Your resume is the first step in expressing that message to them. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. (more…)

Posted May 31, 2012 by

Resume Writing Strategies: Making a Unique Work History Work for You

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Have you spent a portion of your adult life raising your children as a stay-at-home parent? Or have you been unemployed for years but took on short-term or contract positions while waiting for a permanent position? If so, you are saddled with a unique work history.

While employers are accustomed to giving first priority to candidates with straightforward professional histories, they will make room for individuals who prove they are the best for the job. With the right resume writing strategy, you can do the same. Here’s how to make a unique work history work for you. (more…)