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    Matchmaking 101: Hooking Yourself Up With a Job!

    Matchmaking 101: Hooking Yourself Up With a Job!
    Here’s the hard-to-swallow truth about searching for a job: you are your own matchmaker. It’s so easy to blame others for an unsuccessful job-hunt, but it isn’t very helpful. Here are some of my favorite excuses: • My career center doesn’t bring ANYONE to campus to recruit! • Employers aren’t hiring in this economy! • I wish I could search for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    3 Common Misconceptions Hurting Your Job Search

    3 Common Misconceptions Hurting Your Job Search
    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 employment because they worked long and hard for their degree. It is indeed true that dedication and hard work go a long way – but that tenacity guarantees a graduation date, not a job. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +25
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    2010's Résumé Rehab

    2010's Résumé Rehab
    You’re not about to upload an old résumé, are you? It’s a new year and a new chance to put together a résumé that will land you in the call-this-person-now file. Maybe you need a job right this second, or maybe you’re just looking. Either way, a stellar résumé should always be at your fingertips. It should be as easy as:attach, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    4 Steps to Taking Your Networking to the Next Level

    While being on the job search is a daunting task for most, and it is important to enjoy the process. After all, having a positive attitude can make a world of difference! Instead of spending all your time and energy on mainstream job boards, get off your bottom and meet new people! While I don’t recommend giving up on job ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    R.A.M.P. up Your Resume

    R.A.M.P. up Your Resume
    Standing out in a highly competitive job market amongst the volumes of resumes hitting human resources is becoming increasingly more challenging for job seekers. There was a time when a job seeker would simply throw something together quickly when someone said, “we’re hiring, send us a resume”. Times have changed. A resume is no longer an exercise in formality job seekers ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    What Not to Say During an Interview
    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews both for jobs and for internships. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. Our sister site HRPeople has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Entry-Level Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Entry-Level Job Advice: How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story

    Entry-Level Job Advice:  How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story
    Last time, I talked about how to ace your entry-level phone interview. However, it’s important to be sure you’re getting noticed for the right reasons — the way you interact with people is a great demonstration of your judgment and social wherewithal, and how you might fit in with a company. The first impression might be the only impression you get ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview

    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview
    You've sent your entry-level resume to three (or 16 or 110) prospective employers, so you've done your part. Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for the phone to ring. But why is nothing happening? [widget:list_of_quizzes] We've got news for you: Your phone will never ring. The fact you sent your resume in response to job postings ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Sample Entry-Level Resumes by Industry

    Sample Entry-Level Resumes by Industry
    Want to be the standout job candidate in your field? Then a entry-level resume tailored to your industry -- one that highlights your industry-specific experience, accomplishments and credentials and that includes all the right industry keywords -- is essential. If you need help customizing your resume to your field, check out these sample resumes for various careers and career levels in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Entry-Level Resume Tips for Pharmacy Technicians

    Entry-Level Resume Tips for Pharmacy Technicians
    With US doctors writing about 3.5 billion prescriptions yearly, according to IMS Health, pharmacy personnel, including pharmacy technicians, are in great demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts pharmacy technician job growth of nearly 32 percent between 2006 and 2016. But don't assume that just because jobs are plentiful, you'll be able to land a pharm tech position effortlessly. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    First Impression Guide: How to Master the Opening Moments of the Entry-Level Interview

    First Impression Guide: How to Master the Opening Moments of the Entry-Level Interview
    According to one UCLA study, people evaluate one another using the "Three Vs": visual (appearance), vocal (voice) and verbal (what you say). About 93 percent of whether or not communication is effective is determined by nonverbal signals. [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] Another study, conducted by a University of Toledo psychology professor, concluded that the first 30 seconds make or break the connection between two ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Entry-Level Resume Dilemma: Not Enough Experience

    Entry-Level Resume Dilemma: Not Enough Experience
    It's an entry-level resume catch-22: You want a job to gain experience, but you can't find a job because previous experience is required. [widget:career_specialty_quizzes] Don't be discouraged. You can still put your best foot forward and have a shot at the entry-level job or scoring your first internship. Follow these steps to create a winning entry-level resume: Select the Right Format ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Network, Hollywood-Style to Get Your First Entry-Level Job

    Network, Hollywood-Style to Get Your First Entry-Level Job
    Whether you're trying to land entry-level jobs your first internship, or make new business contacts, networking can be one of your most fruitful strategies. And if there's one industry in which people know the value of networking, it's entertainment. Although the entertainment industry has something others may not -- like countless events offering opportunities for aspiring stars to schmooze with power ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Six Entry-Level Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired

    Six Entry-Level Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired
    During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to think it's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job

    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job
    It’s becoming harder to stand out from the growing pile of resumes in today’s tough job market. If you’re unemployed, consider learning a new skill to gain an advantage. “First, look at your strengths to see how those might cross over into other fields or careers,” says Diane Brennan, an Arizona-based career consultant. “Then decide what other skills you need to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers

    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers
    The good news for recent college grads is that the job market is finally improving. Many companies are now hiring again. In fact, 28% of U.S. employers plan to hire fulltime, permanent workers during the next 3 months. The bad news? Before you get the job, you have to survive the interview process. Job interviews are never easy. But they’re especially ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Dressing for the Entry Level Interview, by Industry

    Dressing for the Entry Level Interview, by Industry
    There's no getting around it: In every job interview, you're going to be judged -- at least partially -- by how you look. But how you should look varies depending on your industry and the job you're interviewing for. Take a look at general interview attire expectations for eight career areas: [widget:list_of_quizzes] Technology "If you're applying for a technical position, you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Resume Help for the Unemployed College Grad

    Resume Help for the Unemployed College Grad
    Mounting a job search when you’re unemployed may leave you feeling like you can’t compete with your gainfully employed peers. This just isn’t true. Transform your resume from holding you back to propelling your success. Assess the Gap “The best way to address an employment gap depends on how long you’ve been out of work,” says Teena Rose, director of resume-writing ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13