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Bells & Whistles: 5 Formatting Tricks to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Bells & Whistles: 5 Formatting Tricks to Make Your Resume Stand Out

When you’re on the job hunt, your resume is your first line of offense. Recruiters and hiring managers will take one look at your resume and decide whether or not they should continue reading within a fraction of a second. Remember: They have hundreds of resumes cross their desk every day, so you have to [...]

August 30, 2011 More

Work Is Something You Do, Not a Place You Go

Tips on how to stay productive when working from home… There are many benefits that you can negotiate when looking for a job. A few would be a certain salary and or wages, medical/life insurance, retirement plan and vacation days. Recently however, I’ve been talking with my co-workers about a perk which has seen a [...]

August 30, 2011 More

Welcome To the Real World: Never To Early To Network

With the summer coming to an end and the school year creeping up on us, it’s made me deeply think about my future. I am going into my senior year at the University of Vermont which makes me cringe just thinking about it. It’s been a wild ride but it’s time to move onto the [...]

August 25, 2011 More

5 Filters for Efficient Entry Level Job Recruiting

Human resource professionals are often inundated with applications and resumes when posting an entry level job. In a perpetually unstable economy there is never a shortage of hungry college graduates seeking employment. With the U.S. unemployment rate hovering at 9% the trend can only continue. Human Resource departments have been given a time management challenge. [...]

August 22, 2011 More
The Pitfalls of Freelancing

The Pitfalls of Freelancing

Many careers within technology have a bevy of freelancers available who want to work independently outside of a company. It is important to know the pros and cons of the freelancing arrangement. The infographic below takes you through the ins and outs of this industry. Created by: MastersDegree.net

August 22, 2011 More

Top Five Career Lessons to Date

I was searching for a blog topic and was digging through some of the blog posts on Experience.com when I came across “How to Apply Corporate Advice to Your Non-Corporate job” and “3 Things I Wish Business School Had Taught Me”. The two got me thinking about a few things I have learned while I have [...]

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Feedback: Constructive Criticism

We all hear about horrible bosses and insulting remarks made from one colleague to another in the workplace and usually let it slide because it is normal for some people or in certain work environments. However, it is never okay to receive such comments and it is certainly not ok to have them out in [...]

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Building Brand You: The Image Interview

The old Sprite tagline read: “Image is nothing. Thirst is everything. Obey your thirst.”  While the tagline is great, I can’t agree with the first part of it. Image is something. Perceptions do matter. How you are seen does make a difference. Recently, I was advised to go on an image interview, inwhich you ask three main [...]

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Cover Letter aka Pitch Letter

I know other writers for Experience.com have covered the topic of Cover Letters in great depth, but I started writing pitch letters because of a Food Writing Class and found that while the two are the same, the concept of the pitch letter made it much easier for me to write a cover letter. The pitch letter was interesting [...]

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Why Should We Hire You?

The question I dread the most in an interview is “Why you?”. I can’t speak for anyone else but the first thing that goes through my mind when I hear it is “Why not me?”  I did a little research to find the answer to the question above, and found that one person actually did [...]

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Mock Interviews

If you break down the word interview, it comes from the prefix, inter, meaning between or among and the word view which as a noun means a visual inspection. The interview is the result of a great cover letter and resume and usually the factor that lands the job. Some people are great at it, some [...]

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Building Brand You: Action Plan

Each individual is its own brand. Just as any product needs to be promoted, you too, need to market yourself. There’s a program at work called Maximizing Brand You that is all about this concept; an idea stressed in the program is the action plan. The concept is simple but the results can be revolutionarydepending on [...]

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Job Search Advice: Don’t Be Afraid to Step Outside Your Major

In this day and age, there are so many people worrying about what they want to do with their life and how their major will apply to their professional career. Going to college gives you an opportunity to learn the in’s and out’s within a particular major. Most people follow the routine of sticking to [...]

August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Find the Life Lessons Through Summer Jobs

One thing I’ve been interested in since I was younger was how people spend their summer. When you think about it, there are so many possibilities; everything from traveling the whole summer to waking up at the crack of dawn every day and slaving away as a general laborer. We sometimes overlook the possibilities that [...]

August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Make Your Temporary Position Permanent

With permanent fulltime positions proving hard to obtain in the current economic climate, more people are gaining experience through internships and temporary positions to gain skills which make them more employable. Interns are generally unpaid or get paid at a lower rate than normal; in order to receive valuable training in an industry they want [...]

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