Published on 2012-11-12 03:00:28
The job is yours through LinkedIn - if you know to snag it
This post was written by Elliot Lasson, the
Published on 2012-11-06 01:50:42
To all the Universities out there who have referred their students to us, wrote about us, or just linked to us, we thank you. Having your support means the world to us.
Ball State University
Published on 2012-09-21 02:14:19
Job networking's common pitfalls
This guest post was written by David Couper. You can find the original source article on selfgrowth.com
Published on 2012-09-19 02:34:44
The job looks good, but do you?
Reprinted with permission from biospace.com.
Published on 2012-08-27 00:59:57
A career path many overlook
All over the country, a couple million young people are graduating from college, including my little sister, Joelle! This weekend, she graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I’m so proud of her, I can hardly stand it. It’s been an amazing celebration weekend with all of our family in town from Ohio, Georgia and Virginia. But after all the partying and congrats we did as a family, our first question to Joelle was, “So w [..]
Published on 2012-08-16 02:12:48
The job market for new grads, analyzedStory by AGBeat.com.
Published on 2012-08-14 02:52:18
Tiny Cracks In Your Resume That Need Attention
This article was reprinted with permission from careersolvers.com
Published on 2012-07-30 02:39:37
Big Job Interview, Little Mistakes
This article was reprinted with permission from danielhenrygroup.com
Published on 2012-07-23 02:54:13
A Job Interview Miniguide
This article was reprinted with permission from responsewebrecruitment.co.uk
Published on 2012-07-18 02:07:28
A financial lesson to for new graduatesThis guest post was written by Go Banking Rates, bringing you informative personal finance content and helpful tools, as well as the best interest rates on financial services nationwide. Visit them online to read more student loan articles.
Student loans are a form of debt, which means having one will affect your credit score. Of course, it's pretty hard to get through school without one.
If you're worried about the impact a student loan could hav [..]
Published on 2012-07-16 03:24:45
How often do you update your resume?
Vote below and be sure to comment as well!
Published on 2012-07-16 02:43:12
A Job Interview Miniguide
This article was reprinted with permission from responsewebrecruitment.co.uk
Published on 2012-06-19 02:02:42
The resume mistakes that you have to knowThis article was reprinted with permission from 15secondresume.com
Published on 2012-05-07 02:31:41
Hard job interview questions, examinedThis post was reprinted with permission from http://employmentdigest.net
Published on 2012-04-23 02:15:28
Stop spoiling your credit score
Published on 2012-04-17 03:05:08
Job seekers entering the real world without real skills?Reprinted with permission of FayObserver.com
Grueling end-of-course tests, stressful finals and pomp and circumstance are over for this year's 3 million high school graduates across the country.
About 70 percent will go on to a two- or four-year college, while 30 percent will go directly into the job market. Many high school graduates who go to college also will hold a job. But does a high school diploma or proficiency on exams mean tha [..]
Published on 2012-04-10 02:02:47
The age old question about your resumeThis post was written by Julie O'Malley, a Content Writer and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) at PongoResume.com.
When you're in high school, and even more so in college, your grade point average (GPA) can seem like the one-and-only measure of your success. But how important is your GPA after graduation? Should you put it on your resume? Do employers really care if you had a 2.8 or a 3.0? Can a low score ruin your chances of getting hired? The [..]
Published on 2012-04-03 02:17:19
Easy job interview question? Think againReprinted with permission from jobbound.com.
Published on 2012-04-02 01:45:32
There's a lot of common advice out there about resumes but one topic we often get different opinions on is the resume objective.
So what's your perspective on this? Do resume objectives help show you are a focused job seeker or are they a waste of space? Vote below and don't forget to comment!
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Published on 2012-03-14 03:24:24
The job hunt and the degreeBy Chris Farnell
Getting a third shouldn’t feel like a let-down. We call them “honors” for a reason. But the pressure to get a 2:1 or a first is high, and at a time when the job market is tougher than ever getting a third can feel like a failure. The situation is made by employers who, completely swamped by applications for even the most menial graduate jobs, have admitted that they will throw out any resumes with less than a 2:1. What makes it wor [..]
Published on 2012-03-14 03:14:13
Make your resume flawlessThis article was reprinted with permission from http://resumeguru.us .
Here are 10 of the most overused, uber-cliché words you could ever use on a resume, cover letter or job application. Here’s why:
1) Ambitious: “If it were so, it was a grievous fault; and grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.” Ambition may be a wonderful thing for your career, but no one wants to hire someone who’s going to try to replace them or leave as soon as he gets a bit [..]
Published on 2012-03-13 03:37:46
Job seekers bewareReprinted with permission from FabJob.com .
Are you high maintenance? Do your friends tease you about being a "diva"? Is one of your favorite phrases "enough about you, let's talk about me"?
If you answered "no," check out the following behaviors, compiled from bad moves of dozens of real-life job-seekers, for ideas guaranteed to make a negative impression on employers.
1. Get More Information Before Applying
Before you apply for a job, make sure you're not [..]
Published on 2012-03-05 02:18:54
Tricks To Ace Your Job Interview In No TimeThis article was reprinted with permission from http://www.careerealism.com
From blatant job interview questions like, “What’s your greatest weakness, weakest attribute, or most significant failure.” To soft, “What might your previous employer say?” Even softer, “You certainly seem to have a lot of strengths, but we understand no one is perfect.” The question will come one way or another, everyone knows it, yet still befuddle [..]
Published on 2012-02-23 22:18:51
The job interview questions you need to pay attention to
This post was written by Brianna Raymond, a Content Writer and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) at PongoResume.com.
Job interviews are tough, and so are the questions. Learn how to answer five of the toughest interview questions here:
1. "Tell me about yourself."
This is not the time to share your life story. What they're looking for is a brief overview of the aspects of your experience and background that relat [..]
Published on 2012-02-23 22:18:34
Job search fact or fiction?
Your job search is not doomed, but without networking you are doomed to suffer a longer more difficult one.
Although networking is important, it is only one piece in a multiple-channel job search marketing strategy. You help yourself best by working all your channels. Some other channels are:
- Online networking portholes such as LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace
- Recruiters and Search Firms
- Job sites such as Indeed, LocalJobNetwork, Ladders and CareerBuild [..]
Published on 2012-02-20 03:26:30
Job search advice you need to hearThis post was written by Phil Rosenberg and reprinted with permission from http://reCareered.com.
It’s frustrating to realize you suck at something … but most of you suck at job search. It’s especially frustrating when you’re really good at your job, but because you suck at job search, you’re having trouble finding a new job.
Then again, how can you be very good at something you do only a few times in your career, the rules have chang [..]
Published on 2012-02-17 01:18:06
Interesting Pointers For Your Next Job InterviewThis article was reprinted with permission from http://www.careerealism.com
It can be overwhelming to think about how much work it actually entails to find a job in today’s web 2.0 world. If you are very serious about it, you have likely educated yourself in all the various facets of a job search and become well-equipped to go out and tackle the task. But, so have many others. Once a company narrows down the candidate pool to a [..]
Published on 2012-02-13 02:12:28
A job seeker's secret weaponThis post was written by Susanna Cha, a Content Writer and MSc. International Marketing Graduate, currently writing about graduate jobs on behalf of Guardian Jobs.
So your university years are behind you and you've finally got that degree that you've worked so hard for. Now you find yourself in a competitive graduate jobs market. It's not impossible to get a job in the current tough climate, but it is tougher than usual. That doesn't mean you should [..]
Published on 2012-02-13 02:12:19
A job interview going boom or bustReprinted with permission from FabJob.com .
1. Why are you looking for a new job?
Bad Answer: My boss is a jerk and the customers are hard to deal with.
Tip: Keep the answer positive, in terms of where you want to go, not what you want to get away from.
Better Answer: I have been promoted as far as I can go with my current employer. I'm looking for a new challenge that will give me the opportunity to use my skills to help my employer's busines [..]
Published on 2011-07-05 02:09:05
Job prospects analyzedThis post was written by Tom Pauken and was reprinted with permission from http://www.texasgopvote.com
National unemployment in November rose to 9.8 percent. With national unemployment hov
Published on 2011-07-04 03:15:18
In your opinion, are new college graduates prepared for the workplace? What's your take on this? Be sure to comment below as well!
Published on 2011-07-04 03:15:08
Whether you're barbecuing outside or spending some time with family and friends, we at New Grad Life wish you a very happy Fourth Of July!
Published on 2011-06-28 02:10:56
Is your resume standing out in the pile?
You’ve filled out hundreds of online job applications, and have never heard from an employer. You are beginning to feel rejected, unloved and unappreciated. Why doesn
Published on 2011-06-27 01:58:19
It may take some time and effort, but customizing your resume to a particular job posting is a very effective method for getting noticed as a job seeker.
So how often do you do it? Vote below and comment!
Published on 2011-06-22 02:24:24
Spruce up your networking and land a job
Today's column comes from David Bell, a successful job seeker who used networking to help land a new job in the current economy. I asked him to explain the secret to his s
Published on 2011-06-21 01:09:09
College Grads Tips For The Class Of 2012
From job hunting to financial success, this video gives an overview of what it takes for new grads to make it in the real world.
Getting grads on track for success: wpr
Published on 2011-06-21 01:06:26
Resume qualities that will land you an interviewReprinted with permission from blog.hiredmyway.com.
It’s a tough job market out there.
It’s not uncommon for hundreds of resumes to flood a company for just o
Published on 2011-06-16 02:23:42
Which job interviewer are you facing?
Not everyone interviews with the same format, passion, process and questions. There are some old standards out there that some interviewers follow, while others take their
Published on 2011-06-15 02:30:49
Big job hunt blunders that can cost your job search - big time
Been searching for a job but aren't getting the results you want?
Take a look at the following top job search blunders to make sure you aren't und
Published on 2011-06-14 02:36:52
Job expectations from new grads
College graduates look for certain things when browsing prospective employers. To see what grads are hoping for in a job as well as in a company, watch the video below (you may j
Published on 2011-06-13 02:37:24
Job interview persuasion
Job interview questions can be difficult at times, but one question that definitely causes many people to get nervous is "Why do you want to work here?" It is a very frank, hard job int
Published on 2011-06-09 02:30:55
Words in your resume could make or break it
Gone are the days of simply mailing your resume, receiving a call, shaking hands at the interview and agreeing on a start date for that new job. The Internet has taken
Published on 2011-06-08 01:36:07
Advice from a fellow college graduateThis post was written by Brianna Raymond, a Content Writer and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) at PongoResume.com. It originally appeared on The Pongo Blog on May 12, 2010.
Published on 2011-06-08 01:31:09
Which job interviewer are you facing?
LinkedIn, the socially connected professional network, has made numerous changes over the past few months to become more than a job resource. The changes have made it a viab
Published on 2011-06-07 02:50:26
Stand out as an applicant with this job interview question
To get a job you need to pass through the job interview with ease - but how do you do that when you have such a difficult interview question such as "Wha
Published on 2011-06-06 03:49:06
How long does your online job search take in a given day?
Sometimes it's good to just sit back and reflect upon your job search - what is your routine? How long does it take? What's working? What isn't working? Comment below and discuss the steps y
Published on 2011-06-06 03:46:45
Get your resume to their inbox
If you’re looking for work and creating a resume, you should not only carefully review the resume, but also consider some tactics to make sure your emailed resume isn’t gettin
Published on 2011-06-03 02:51:31
Common mistakes job hunters makeThis post was written by Diane Coffey and originally appeared on PongoResume.com.
Job seekers often make mistakes during their job search - but in these tough economic times even
Published on 2011-06-02 02:22:56
Handling job interview questions is one thing, but how do you even land an interview in the first place?
You've graduated, you know what job you want, but how do you go about getting that job interview? Watch th
Published on 2011-06-01 01:47:59
Job interview questions that you get to ask may be just as important
For a job seeker to do well in an interview, they must answer the interview questions well, but also must have some of their own questions pre
Published on 2011-05-31 00:58:56
Job seekers' time tickingReprinted with permission from news-register.net.
BETHANY - A number of 2011 Bethany College graduates plan to return to the hallowed halls to earn their master's degrees. Others will j
Published on 2011-05-30 02:01:55
Job interview tips you can't missReprinted with permission from careerealism.com.
Preparing for an interview can be a nerve wracking experience. Fortunately, there are some ways to prep for it which will let you
Published on 2011-05-30 02:01:34
In your opinion, are office romances okay? Some believe as long as things are kept quiet, the workplace won't be affected. Others believe that in the long-run, problems will arise. So what's your take on this? Comment below!
Published on 2011-05-27 02:12:53
Cover letter mistakes you're probably making
As a career coach and professional resume writer, I'm often asked "How important are cover letters to my job search?" My answer is, "It depends on how long you want to
Published on 2011-05-26 01:52:48
Online job hunting pitfalls everyone should know
Job hunting online seems to be simple these days, just a few clicks and you have submitted your application - but what if we are doing something wrong when applyin
Published on 2011-05-25 02:24:25
Resume qualities that will land you an interviewReprinted with permission from blog.hiredmyway.com.
So you’ve found a job posting for your dream position. Now what?
The job search can be a frustrating process
Published on 2011-05-25 01:40:02
A college grad conundrumBy Lauren Joffe from The Real College Guide
Thinking of taking a year off after graduation and before heading into the workplace or grad school? No, we're not talking about a break to slo
Published on 2011-05-23 01:06:47
Everyone's got their fair share of job interview horror stories, but some mistakes stick out in our minds more than others.
So what was your worst job interview mistake? Vote below and don't forget to comment of course!
Published on 2011-05-23 01:04:30
A job interview checklist - to avoidThe original article, 12 Ways to Fail your Job Interview, can be found on Fiscal Geek.
During my time in management I have had the opportunity to hire many people which means
Published on 2011-05-20 02:06:46
Your resume could be missing out big time
Making sure your resume is a powerful marketing document is a wise investment in your career. It can set you apart from your competition, maximize the amount of interview
Published on 2011-05-18 22:50:12
Get a job with these 10 qualitiesReprinted with permission from careerealism.com.
Every job hunter has the same question: What do employers look for, and how can I best show I’ve got “it?”
A few days ago,
Published on 2011-05-18 00:15:16
College grads stepping into a better economyReprinted with permission from hattiesburgamerican.com.
In between finishing her marketing classes before graduation, Dana Mullins is getting a feel for her new job as
Published on 2011-05-18 00:11:54
Huge resume writing blunders that can cost youReprinted with permission from careerealism.com.
Your resume is a company’s first look at what skills and accomplishments you might bring to the job. Don’t make
Published on 2011-05-16 00:43:36
Job interviews gone badReprinted with permission from careersinmotion.co.za.
If you want to make a good impression during a job interview, it is important to say the right things. Here are ten things you should
Published on 2011-05-16 00:13:51
An ambitious young job seekerReprinted with permission from msstate.edu.
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Some recent college graduates may be shaken by the national economy, but Ali Borazjani of Starkville isn't one of them.
Published on 2011-05-14 00:10:22
A job interview on the phone is just as important as in personAlesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC Getinterviews.com
With all the job hunting going on right now, I get a lot of questions about how applicants can put their
Published on 2011-05-12 01:37:54
Secrets job seekers should know
Not getting the results you want in your job search? Here are eight ways to help put your search on fast-forward:
1. Monitor your online time: We’ve all experienced the phenomen
Published on 2011-05-12 01:37:50
Post-graduation reality check
Throughout college, students are constantly being told to prepare for the “real world.” Learn this because you’ll use it in the “real world,” in the “real world” you’
Published on 2011-05-11 02:22:01
Networking for a job in a few simple steps
As a recent college graduate, the process of networking may be a new thing to you. How do you approach people? How do you stay prepared for networking events? Job networ
Published on 2011-05-10 00:59:38
Students get financial reinforcements
Many families are making plans to pack up the belongings of their recent high-school graduates and move them off to college. The experience of life on campus is exciting and
Published on 2011-05-10 00:35:47
Write a resume that gets an employer's attention
Ever submit a resume and wondered why you didn’t even get a call, when you felt that you were ideal for the job? Ever felt that your resume was buried in a datab
Published on 2011-05-09 00:15:10
Entry level skills, Mid-career requirements
I'm continually surprised by how many people don't realize that the "required qualifications" in job ads are like wish lists, not inflexible lists of requirements. Thos
Published on 2011-05-09 00:04:46
Tricky interview questions to prepare for
Most first job interviews are via telephone. A hiring manager sees your resume, thinks you may be a good fit, and calls you. It is very important to be ready for that fir
Published on 2011-05-06 02:08:57
Tricky interview questions to prepare for
A job interview is no easy task. In fact many job seekers have trouble with the same set of questions. To ease the process of interviewing, we've listed the Top 10 Hardes
Published on 2011-05-04 23:41:30
A simple guide for job networking on LinkedIn
Competition for advertised jobs is fierce. An advertised job posting can generate applications from thousands of potential candidates. Likewise, employers can cherry-
Published on 2011-05-04 23:22:29
Job seekers that need to work even harderReprinted with permission from thedaonline.com.
As the Class of 2011 graduates from college and joins the ranks of millions of other Americans desperate for work, there a
Published on 2011-05-04 02:03:10
Finding a job is tough, but these 3 mistakes could really cost you
Many of you are making 3 serious job search mistakes. We need to clear these up if you want to get a job.
#1: You believe your job search is co
Published on 2011-05-04 02:03:07
Some personal job search adviceA guest post by Rebekah Cockrell
Every day I look out at the internet and see my friends saying the same thing..”I’m tired of job hunting”. And my response is, “you should
Published on 2011-05-03 01:32:15
New grads weight in on how much Universities have helped
New Grad Life recently traveled to a few Universities in San Diego. We picked the most interesting responses and want to share them with you. Due to the na
Published on 2011-05-03 01:28:23
Job seekers - are companies just not into you?by Larry Buhl, for Yahoo! HotJobs
In the best of times responding to a job listing can feel like sending your resume out to sea in a bottle. But at least you receive
Published on 2011-05-02 02:36:16
Stand out as an applicant with this job interview question
Job interview questions are not easy, but one interview question that stumps most people is "Why should I hire you?" It is a very blunt, difficult job in
Published on 2011-05-02 02:33:05
It's common advice to follow up with a thank you note after an interview in order to emphasize both your image as a strong candidate as well your interest in the position. Surprisingly, many job seekers don't do this at all during the interview proce
Published on 2011-04-29 02:45:54
Four myths that won’t land you the job
You’ve been lied to, bamboozled, misled and fooled by the people you are closest to. Your well-meaning parents, friends, and even your spouses have led you down the path
Published on 2011-04-28 02:17:12
Online job hunting made simple
You probably know by now that LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for personal branding and job search. In fact for job seekers it's one of the best online tools to land a job ri
Published on 2011-04-27 00:40:05
Credit building tips for new gradsThis guest post was written by Go Banking Rates, where you can find the original source article "For Recent Grads, Good Credit is Gold" by Lisa Thompson, Licensed Investment Consultant.
Published on 2011-04-27 00:37:58
How job seekers can start networking for their careers
Job networking events are often intimidating for college students and graduates. These events are often places where they feel out of place - but that should
Published on 2011-04-26 02:24:48
Simple and easy job interview question? Don't be so sure.
Job interview questions - some are pretty simple, some are tougher than you think. Sometimes the interview question only needs a short and sweet answer, b
Published on 2011-04-25 01:25:13
Paying attention to the news can often be confusing: one day you'll hear that jobs are being created while the next day you'll hear that jobs are being destroyed.
The important thing is how is the job market overall compared to last year? What does
Published on 2011-04-25 01:23:15
Getting a job through unconventional means
Before you can get a job, you need to know which job search strategies work and which do not. Take a look at these tips to find out how to make your job hunt more effect
Published on 2011-04-22 00:49:51
Job hunter's guide to using social media effectively
Whether you’ve been laid off, fired or you’re looking to upgrade your current job, social media networks and tools make it a whole lot easier to get a
Published on 2011-04-20 23:44:28
Is you job search efficient?By Megan Marie Sullivan
The economic outlook has been looking very grim, and can be disheartening to those of us who are trying to enter the job force for the first time. However, a s
Published on 2011-04-20 23:44:24
A smart savings move for new gradsThis guest post was written by Go Banking Rates, bringing you informative personal finance content and helpful tools, as well as the best interest rates on financial services nationwide.
Published on 2011-04-20 00:53:21
A resume tune-upReprinted with permission fromhttp://theundercoverrecruiter.com
The dynamic job market of today keeps changing and what was required on a resume a few years ago could be the show stopper today. T
Published on 2011-04-19 01:55:03
Speak in a job interview physically, not just verballyBy Landon Long
Okay, we know everyone adores you anyways, but even you Brad Pitts and Angelina Jolie’s can’t get everything you want on looks alone. Sur
Published on 2011-04-18 02:05:38
Volunteering jobs more appealing nowadaysBy Tai for DivineCaroline.com
Income … $0. Value … Priceless.
It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat
Published on 2011-04-18 02:02:49
Was it my resume? Maybe the interview?
Job search can be frustrating, no doubt about that. Often times we hear job seekers talking how they never hear back from the employer after a job interview. We agree that e
Published on 2011-04-15 02:03:42
Common misconceptions about job networking
Myth #1: Networking is simply getting a job because you know someone.
The following is not a likely scenario:
You: I know Darren – he’s a big shot at Accenture.
Published on 2011-04-14 01:52:38
Job seekers - the real reasons you didn't get the jobThis post was originally written by Nick Stuart and has been reprinted with permission from Ricochet.com.
People who write job advice columns for a living mak
Published on 2011-04-13 02:05:49
Reprinted with permission from http://windmillnetworking.com/
LinkedIn is the place to not only find others but also to be found as a job seeker. And that is why you need a LinkedIn Profile that not only helps y
Published on 2011-04-12 00:51:23
Resume blunders that cost job seekers dearly
Most people view resumes as a necessary evil and I can completely understand why. A good resume takes thought, some creativity, an ability to “sell yourself” and s
Published on 2011-04-11 01:12:45
Job interview guidelines that will lead to success
Prepare for your interview by a review of these 10 rules. They will guide you to be confident, speak with clarity and use the interview to show your talents, fit
Published on 2011-04-11 00:47:35
For some students, career centers have helped them develop the necessary skills when it comes to job hunting, resume writing, and interviewing. For other students, career centers haven't been as useful as they expected.
What do you think? Vote below
Published on 2011-04-08 01:09:54
From the job hunt to the resume, here's some tips to keep in mind
Twenty years ago, if you wanted a job you spent days perfecting and typing your resume on heavy-weight business paper. You either mailed a cover l
Published on 2011-04-08 01:09:49
Your financial health has never been more important
If only I had known then what I know now... This is a familiar refrain to most of us, and is indicative of the fact that we usually make some mistakes in matter
Published on 2011-04-07 00:24:45
How to use social media to land that dream job
Traditionally it was employers who had to make themselves visible when looking to fill vacancies – posting adverts in the press, then choosing a pool of candidates
Published on 2011-04-06 01:29:24
Job hunting and being seenReprinted with permission from theundercoverrecruiter.com.
The best recruiters out there pride themselves on being able to find you, not the other way around. So what if they haven’t
Published on 2011-04-05 02:05:01
Resume writing ideas that can change everything
If you're a professional searching for your next opportunity in today's aggressive job market, you've probably found that the task of marketing yourself on your re
Published on 2011-04-04 02:33:12
Advice from a fellow college graduateThis guest post was written by Go Banking Rates, bringing you informative personal finance content and helpful tools, as well as the best interest rates on financial services nationwide. Follow them on Twitter at
Published on 2011-04-04 02:29:11
Job interview mistakes; learn them, avoid them
Many books have been written on the interview process and the things that you need to do to in order to succeed in interviewing. When you have read one of these book
Published on 2011-04-04 02:18:58
Some say follow the one page resume rule, others say that's old advice and doesn't work any more. So how long is your resume? Vote below.
Published on 2011-04-01 02:20:50
Job seeker qualities that will get you hired
It is simple – the way to stand out and get hired is to understand what a hiring manager goes through. Today, two or three times as many applications and resumes are
Published on 2011-03-30 23:30:16
How to really network for a job
Start out with a Positive Attitude - Walk through the door with confidence, having decided in advance that you will meet three new contacts and reconnect with established clients r
Published on 2011-03-30 23:23:31
How job seekers can overcome phone interviews easily
Phone interviews are becoming a common way for employers to screen potential employees during the hiring process. Unlike traditional, in-person job interviews,
Published on 2011-03-30 01:18:30
Resume writing - less is moreThis post was written by Rick Saia, a Content Writer and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) at PongoResume.com.
So you're writing your resume and figure the structure is fin
Published on 2011-03-28 02:39:59
Good interview questions, better answers
1. Why do you want to work in this industry?
“I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.”
Don’t just say you like it. An
Published on 2011-03-24 22:27:34
Write a resume that sticks out
Sourcing is a term used for recruiters to find and uncover candidates and recruiters are getting more and more creative with their sourcing techniques. One creative sourcing techniq
Published on 2011-03-23 22:06:04
Jobs on LinkedIn are easier to find than you think
LinkedIn is a great resource to find jobs online if used effectively. However, many people do not know how to use it - especially new college graduates! Watch th
Published on 2011-03-23 21:58:36
Make the right choice on your first carThis guest post was written by Go Banking Rates, bringing you informative personal finance content and helpful tools, as well as the best interest rates on financial services nationwide.
Published on 2011-03-22 22:49:27
Resume writing mistakes that ruin your chances
Listen. Is that your phone not ringing? And after sending out 100 resumes, each of them four pages long, powder puffed, enveloped in coral green and sealed with a wa
Published on 2011-03-21 23:41:45
Simple ways job seekers can use LinkedIn more effectively
As a college grad seeking to start your career, you may be unaware of LinkedIn. To find jobs that are more targeted, entry level, and of your interest, yo
Published on 2011-03-20 23:28:09
Do your thoughts affect your job search?
You better believe it!
1. “I deserve a job because I worked hard to get my degree”
Many college grads on the job hunt believe that they are essentially entitled to e
Published on 2011-03-20 23:28:02
Job interview secrets you don't know
OK, you’ve made it past the initial resume screening and now have a job interview. It could be in person or on the phone. (More and more interviews are on the phone now, and
Published on 2011-03-18 01:30:16
Fact or fiction? Job seekers must decide
Myth #1: Networking means you're looking to use people to achieve selfish goals, or opportunistically ask people for help.
REALITY: The definition of the word network ac
Published on 2011-03-16 23:24:50
Tips for job seekers to stay on track
Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop.
Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And … back to couch.
Published on 2011-03-16 23:22:21
Principles college grads should live by
So you just graduated college finally and are looking for your first real entry-level job. How should you go about your job hunt? Just sit home and click away at the “sub
Published on 2011-03-16 02:30:42
Is your resume all it can be?
You have sent out hundreds and hundreds of résumés with barely a response. You reason that it’s the economy and some other factors that you are simply not aware of. How can this
Published on 2011-03-15 00:11:25
One job interview question you can't mess up
Job interview questions can be difficult for some, but one interview question that definitely gets people frustrated is "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" If the
Published on 2011-03-14 01:41:24
More job hunt techniques that can lead to successBy Julie Kramer for melissacooley.com
1. Create a website and/or online portfolio for yourself.
More things will come up on you when your name is Googled by pote
Published on 2011-03-11 01:53:02
A better job search, a better chance
If you're in the middle of a job search, there will no doubt be moments when you feel frustrated and fatigued. Despite submitting countless applications, your phone might not
Published on 2011-03-10 00:39:51
What job seekers should know to mingle like prosBy Darcy Rezac, Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac. www.workthepond.com
Few people are born networkers; most of us have to work at it. Networking can be dauntin
Published on 2011-03-10 00:38:49
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Published on 2011-03-09 00:07:29
Job boards and job search engines you may have missed
There are tons of job sites out there, but often during your job search on them you fill find few within a very particular job field or industry. If you want
Published on 2011-03-08 00:00:50
A great resume's ingredients
Make no mistake about it, writing an effective resume has to be a highly individualized matter, since no two people are alike. Nevertheless, it is such a constricted and standardized
Published on 2011-03-08 00:00:26
How to show an employer how much of a strong job candidate you are
If you still have some time to go before you graduate, you have a perfect opportunity to make things easy on yourself when it comes time to look
Published on 2011-03-07 01:50:26
Job interview mistakesThis article is reprinted with permission of the author, who blogs at Ask a Manager
There are tons of mistakes people make during job interviews, many minor, many that are detrimental to la
Published on 2011-03-04 01:31:45
Resume writing myths you may have heard, but should forget!Reprinted with permission from wetfeet.com.
There is no one best way to write a resume; there are no absolutes. Every career counselor and recruiter has
Published on 2011-03-03 00:59:37
How job seekers can get through to employers
Sure you might have the education, skills, experience, and go-getter attitude, but this all means nothing if you can't actually get in CONTACT with an employer. In fa
Published on 2011-03-02 01:32:39
Interview questions are tough - the phone interview makes them tougher
In some cases, telephone interviews are a way for employers to “pre-screen” possible job candidates before they are granted an
Published on 2011-03-02 01:31:23
Education and marriage...linked?Reprinted with permission from parentdish.
Looks like the "MRS" Degree is making a comeback.
For the first time in decades, young adults with college degrees are more likely to
Published on 2011-03-01 02:11:23
Resume ignored? Find out why
When you write your resume (with or without advice and professional help), who is your target audience? Who are you trying to satisfy?
First of all, you’re not writing your resume
Published on 2011-02-28 01:04:38
Casual interview question or tricky scenario?
Job interview questions can often be difficult, but most people seem to struggle with the ice-breaker: "Tell Me About Yourself." It is an open-ended, difficult job in
Published on 2011-02-24 00:35:43
Resume blunders you should never makeReprinted with permission from ERE Media.
1. Using MS Word “Resume Templates” for creating the resume.
For many, the first source of resume assistance in this day and ag
Published on 2011-02-23 00:32:06
Investment tips from a fellow college graduate
When you land your first job fresh out of college, you might be tempted to invest the money you save up each month. Some will tell you to invest in stocks, others wi
Published on 2011-02-23 00:28:19
Job hunting pointers to keep in mindReprinted with permission from theundercoverrecruiter.com.
To secure that dream job, you have to think like the person making the final decision. What is going through the man
Published on 2011-02-22 01:11:21
Resume tricks that will backfire on you
As a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, over the years I have come across many tacky résumé tricks that candidates use in a misguided effort to stand out. Most recru
Published on 2011-02-21 01:05:57
Recent grads offer helpful tips
As the familiar strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” play at colleges and universities across the state, some students feel ready to take on their futures, while others wonder wh
Published on 2011-02-21 01:03:06
Having a solid resume will help you land interviews, but are cover letters just a waste of time these days? Maybe cover letters can actually make you stand out as a job applicant? What do you think?
Published on 2011-02-21 00:40:28
Signs to look for during your job interview
Right after a job interview, you're going to feel pretty relieved that it's all over and either confident that you did well or worried that you bombed. It's common for
Published on 2011-02-17 23:26:37
Showing employers your potential as a job candidate
If you were an employer, what kind of people would you want to hire? Well, the perfect candidate of course! He or she would meet every aspect of the job descri
Published on 2011-02-17 23:19:36
10 ways to use LinkedIn like the job search tool it is
In today’s electronic age, LinkedIn is an essential tool for all job seekers. Because the site is an online network for over 8.5 million experienced profes
Published on 2011-02-17 00:24:27
How to avoid job search pitfalls and discover possibilities
Having the right mindset as you begin (or continue) your job search is crucial to your success. Always begin with a renewed mindset, because where you p
Published on 2011-02-16 00:29:45
Credit-building tips for new graduatesThis guest post was written by Go Banking Rates, bringing you informative personal finance content and helpful tools, as well as the best interest rates on financial services nationwide.
Published on 2011-02-16 00:27:05
On-campus career help
This week I’m re-running three of the best networking tips I’ve found recently to help you find a job faster.
These proven networking tactics get results in good times and in bad.
Published on 2011-02-15 00:53:19
Quantity over quality....for your resume?
Companies are looking for potential employees who can help them generate revenue, reduce cost, and/or increase efficiencies. Thus resumes should include quantifiable resu
Published on 2011-02-14 01:20:58
Unique resume adviceReprinted with permission from http://theessayexpert.com/
A common misconception about resumes is that they are meant to describe what you did in your past jobs. In actuality, resumes are mos
Published on 2011-02-14 00:57:05
How to prepare for and ace a job interview
Not everyone can answer job interview questions on the spot, most of us must practice these interview questions time and time again to get them right. But how do you go
Published on 2011-02-11 01:05:41
How effective is your job search? Do you really know?
Here's the thought: What parts of your job search do you measure?
If you're thinking, "Huh?" or "I don't measure anything," you are like a dieter who doesn'
Published on 2011-02-09 23:30:40
Writing a resume seems easy, but certain words can ruin yours
Words are the name of the game when it comes to resumes and you need to be strategic in your choice of them. Job seekers often put keywords on their r
Published on 2011-02-09 00:55:13
Analyzing your job hunt could prove to be more useful than you think
To advance your career and make sure your job hunt is on track there are a number of things that you must make sure you are doing right. In fac
Published on 2011-02-09 00:52:20
Financial tips you should know
This year, I let myself off easy. I resolved to find the newly minted college graduate who knows more about money than any other 22-year-old in the country and let that person dispe
Published on 2011-02-08 00:59:45
A job hunt - detective style
Companies check out job seekers prior to hiring them, and you should be checking out companies prior to applying for employment–or, at the very least, before accepting a job offer.
Published on 2011-02-08 00:56:51
Writing the right resume
From screening job applications to conducting interviews, hiring practices have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past decade. Despite all the changes, common resume myths cont
Published on 2011-02-07 01:47:59
When was your last job interview?
Comment Question: Did you do a 2nd or 3rd round interview as well? What was your experience like? Comment below!
Published on 2011-02-07 01:47:51
Common job interview pitfalls for recent grads
What do more than 50 seasoned college recruiters from top-level corporations and universities say are the biggest mistakes college grads make in job interviews? That
Published on 2011-02-04 00:48:34
Don't fall for these traps in your job search
There's more job search mythology being passed around than even the ancient Greeks could have imagined. Some of the most well-traveled and persistent myths are also t
Published on 2011-02-02 23:38:18
A few steps can make a huge difference in your phone interview
Before you get a job, you must pass the phone interview. This is just part of the job hunt - and must be done properly. The issue is many college grad
Published on 2011-02-01 23:42:06
Yes, you can find real jobs on Craigslist
Looking for a job? Thanks for reading this article and I hope you will enjoy the tips we provide here.
In many cases, when I receive resumes I send them directly to the f
Published on 2011-02-01 23:40:11
8 job search tips that work
Everyone knows that the recession makes the job market much more competitive, but most college graduates are not doing all they can to make themselves stand out. Employers are flooded w
Published on 2011-02-01 00:15:19
A job interview question that can really test you
One job interview question that many job seekers have trouble with is "Can you work under pressure?" Sure, it may seem like a pretty straight-forward intervi
Published on 2011-02-01 00:10:58
Resume writing explained in a different way
We all know that a resume is basically a written summary of your skills, background, and experience related to a particular field – but what does the word “resume”
Published on 2011-02-01 00:07:51
Jobs you may be overlooking
Why Civil Service?
When I was earning my master’s degree, my father suggested that I take the Suffolk County police test, but I didn’t understand why. Me, a police officer? He assu
Published on 2011-01-30 23:40:07
Why it's tough to be a campus carer center today
It doesn’t take much looking around online to see colleges and their career centers are taking some heat right now. Just last week, marketing guru and thought-leader, Seth Godin, wrote this in
Published on 2011-01-30 23:37:15
Being geographically flexible when it comes to your job search is important, but to what limits? Will you move to another city, or another country if a job exists?
Published on 2011-01-28 00:25:30
A more comprehensive job search strategy for LinkedInReprinted with permission from seo-mind.com
Most of the recruiters and employers have quit traditional methods of searching for a perfect candidate. No longer do they spend all their t
Published on 2011-01-26 23:46:21
Job incentive bill in North Dakota sparks interestThis post was written by Amy Dalrymple and was reprinted with permission from http://www.thedickinsonpress.com
FARGO — A bill introduced by a former North Dakota State University student bod
Published on 2011-01-25 01:14:13
Ticker Tape Trivia
By Molly Mann Jones for DivineCaroline.com
I was an English major in college and didn’t go near a math class if I could help it, so my knowledge of stocks and trading is limited. But my interest in the history of Wall Str
Published on 2011-01-23 23:55:45
Every day we here at New Grad Life read all sorts of data from different sources regarding the job market in 2011. Some predictions are gloomy while others are more optimistic. One perspective that we rarely see in the news is that of the job seekers
Published on 2011-01-21 00:13:39
Cover letterThis post was reprinted with permission from http://employmentdigest.net
How many times have you replied to a job ad via e-mail by shooting them a copy of your resume and cover letter? I’m going to venture a guess and say at lea
Published on 2011-01-19 21:42:07
Students spending time to prepping for the real worldThis post was written by Jeremiah Yates and was reprinted with permission from http://thedaonline.com
For many students, this semester will mark the end of their college years; no more late
Published on 2011-01-13 23:31:11
College grads take time to reflectThis post was written by Becky Bruce and was reprinted with permission from http://www.ksl.com
ALT LAKE CITY -- News flash to young job seekers: it's not OK to wear your flip-flops to a job interview.
Published on 2011-01-05 23:20:52
Post-graduation life explained by a new gradThis post was reprinted with permission from http://newmanpr.com
As my December college graduation approached, my excitement about what was to come increased, as did my worries of finding employment
Published on 2011-01-05 01:24:18
Resume blunders to watch out forReprinted with permission from theundercoverrecruiter.com.
If you’ve worked long and hard on your resume only to find that it’s not getting the response you hoped for, it may be because you have made one or
Published on 2011-01-05 00:27:38
Entry level job seekers standing strongTweet
Published on 2011-01-04 01:22:18
Work isn't a routine, it's a lifestyle
Great things to get out of a job whether you like what you’re doing or not…
1) Get involved in activities outside of work. Now that you are no longer in school and don’t have endless hours of home
Published on 2011-01-04 01:22:17
How to be more efficient in your job searchBy Jay Edward Miller of alabamajobwatch.com
Your resume is the number one most power job search tool in your arsenal. It has the power to make you successful beyond your wildest dreams. But if you sc