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Romance Them with Your Resume

Romance Them with Your Resume

While cover letters, professional references, college transcripts and portfolio pieces are all essential to finding entry-level college jobs, the resume is the cornerstone to any successful job hunt. This simple-yet-vital document allows you to list your educational background, internship experience, professional experience and relevant skills for potential employers to gain a basic understanding of who [...]

February 10, 2013 More
Listening: More than Opening Your Ears

Listening: More than Opening Your Ears

In any work environment, work or personal, we converse with other people. Conversations involve the act of listening and speaking; it is an exchange of information, no matter how casual or important. What is interesting to think about though, is how much we actually listen or are listened to by other people?  I came across [...]

February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Don’t do that during an interview!!

Don’t do that during an interview!!

If you’ve recently graduated from college and are looking to earn your first entry-level position, mastering the art of the interview is an essential skill. There are a number of important factors that can either make or break your chances during an interview. Between applications, prescreening calls, initial interviews, second-round interviews and informal meetings with [...]

January 30, 2013 More
Back to the Grind: Tips on managing post-holiday office stress

Back to the Grind: Tips on managing post-holiday office stress

If you’re one of the lucky college graduates to have already secured a decent entry-level position, then you’re probably still trying to organize yourself following the whirlwind of dinner parties, family get-togethers and road trips that characterize holiday vacations. While it’s now the start of a new year, that doesn’t mean that the mountain of [...]

January 9, 2012 More
Interview tips that will make you look good

Interview tips that will make you look good

OK, so you’ve fine-tuned your application so that your resume, cover letter, portfolio pieces, professional references and college transcript are attractive, informative and succinct. Even better, you’ve sent out a handful of entry-level job applications and heard back from a number of companies. Now comes the hard part – the initial interview. Even if your [...]

January 6, 2012 More
Tips for conducting a successful and informative employee review – part II

Tips for conducting a successful and informative employee review – part II

After your new entry-level employees have been on the job for a month or two, scheduling a performance review can be a great way to provide constructive feedback and highlight areas of success.

January 5, 2012 More
Tips for hiring the best college graduates

Tips for hiring the best college graduates

Today’s job market is constantly evolving to accommodate new technology, new industries and new workers.

January 3, 2012 More
Employees remain unsure about the future of health insurance

Employees remain unsure about the future of health insurance

While President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act healthcare plan has received its fair share of criticism and support in Washington, D.C., one aspect in particular has remained a swinging pendulum of public opinion – individual mandates.

December 28, 2011 More

Experience Datapulse: Statistics for Entry Level Job Seekers

With December fast approaching our system shows at least 31,000 students from our network will be graduating from their college or university. Congratulations to all of our 2011 graduates! We have a wealth of data on entry level jobs in our network that we would like to share with you. The numbers should help you [...]

December 6, 2011 More
Resend resume? No! Follow up with an Email!!

Resend resume? No! Follow up with an Email!!

In today’s digital and interconnected world, the old job hunting tips and techniques of decades past no longer seem to apply. Recent college graduates like you must make use of internet searches, emails, resumes and cover letters among other electronic avenues when searching for an ideal entry level position. While the digital job search is [...]

December 6, 2011 More
Are You Dating Your Boss?

Are You Dating Your Boss?

Are you dating your boss? No, not actually dating your boss- silly, but are you searching for the right company, the right employer, the right boss? Searching for a new job, a new company, and a new boss to establish a long-term relationship can be emotionally draining. It is like trying to find that perfect [...]

November 2, 2011 More

A Question for the Readers

As members of Generation Y, we’re subject to all sorts of assumptions about our priorities, work styles, and habits. We’re entitled, we’re creative, we’re lazy, we’re innovative. It can be hard to prove ourselves during a job interview or even on the job when we don’t know if the reputation of our generation has preceded [...]

June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More

You Have to Go to School to be a Librarian? Or, Graduate Programs You May Not Have Considered

When I first started telling people that I was in Master’s Degree program in Library Science, I almost always got one of two reactions: 1. Yeah, I can see that. 2. Wait. You have to go to school to be a librarian? Yes, yes you do. To be a librarian, not a library clerk or [...]

June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tips for the Workplace: Keep A Poker Face

I have always heard of the expression “poker face” but recently read the definition to understand what it means.  According to my findings, a poker face is an expression in which you hide your emotions; no one can tell what you are feeling exactly by of the expression on your face. In the workforce, we [...]

May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More

What an Internship is Not

Whether you are getting paid or not, everybody knows that internships are a great way to gain experience and get a jump start on your career. Yet, in this day and age, the word “intern” can be thrown around loosely, pertaining to many positions that can be polar opposites. Fierce competition for decent jobs means [...]

May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More