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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
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
No Experience? Get an Internship!

No Experience? Get an Internship!

Sad, but true – with an unemployment rate hovering around eight percent of the American population, people who have held steady jobs for decades are now finding themselves out of work and in uncertain financial circumstances. For all of these reasons, entering into the job market has become more challenging than ever before in recent [...]

January 4, 2013 More
Debunking myths about attending graduate school

Debunking myths about attending graduate school

As you move past college graduation and begin searching for premium entry level jobs and paid internships, you may discover that it can take several months before you make any real progress toward earning a first job.

May 22, 2012 More
“Can you give me a job?” | Top “don’ts” for developing a network

“Can you give me a job?” | Top “don’ts” for developing a network

So you’ve recently graduated from college and are experiencing your first taste of the post-grad unemployment. While cold applying to jobs can lead to some interviews, your best bet is through developing a network of professional contacts. This can be a relatively simple process of reaching out for friends, family, professors and past coworkers, but [...]

January 17, 2012 More
Common Job Myths: “Who knew?”

Common Job Myths: “Who knew?”

If you’ve recently graduated from college and are searching for an entry level position, you’re about to enter one of the most competitive job markets in recent history. Hundreds of thousands of young, ambitious graduates join the job hunt every year in addition to the many veteran employees who may have been laid off during [...]

January 11, 2012 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
Using Career Search Engines- Quick Tip

Using Career Search Engines- Quick Tip

Whether you’re quickly approaching graduation or are recently out of college, the internet is an excellent tool for finding job listings and submitting an application. Career search engines allow you to browse hundreds of listings simultaneously while specifying entry-level positions, desired salary range, location, career field and many other important factors. However, with so many [...]

January 5, 2012 More
Feeling Stress? Take A Break!

Feeling Stress? Take A Break!

If you’re currently in the market for an entry level position, you know how difficult the search process can be. It can take months before you start hearing back from potential employers, and then even longer before you secure your first interview. Even worse, you might hear about college friends who found a job right [...]

January 4, 2012 More
Got a Job!! Tips for your first day of work

Got a Job!! Tips for your first day of work

As a recent college graduate, you probably know that the U.S. is currently experiencing one of the most difficult and competitive job markets in its history. With thousands upon thousands of people looking for entry-level positions, finally securing one is an accomplishment in and of  itself. You’ve now managed to join the rank of employed [...]

January 4, 2012 More
Common, yet vital interview questions to expect

Common, yet vital interview questions to expect

Between preparing a resume, cover letter, portfolio, academic transcript and professional recommendations, there are many necessary steps that go into landing a job interview. Once you’re in the interview, you’ll likely be asked to detail your skills and relevant work experience. However, during many interviews, you’ll also encounter several common, yet vital interview questions that [...]

January 4, 2012 More
Two Important Job Searching Tips Before Applying

Two Important Job Searching Tips Before Applying

  If you’ve recently graduated from college and are preparing to search for your first entry-level position, then you likely know the importance of producing a strong cover letter, resume, educational transcript, professional and character references and portfolio pieces. However, you might not be aware of lesser-known but important preparations you should make before even [...]

January 3, 2012 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
Tips to help turn your interview into an offer

Tips to help turn your interview into an offer

Your business suit has been cleaned and pressed. The resume on which you worked diligently sits in your briefcase. The big interview is tomorrow, and you know you can nail it. Of course, it doesn’t matter if you’re cool as a cucumber or currently battling a bad case of the butterflies – anyone searching for [...]

November 30, 2011 More