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    7 Job Search Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself — and let’s face it, you kind of favor ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Use This Entry-Level Resume Critique Checklist

    Use This Entry-Level Resume Critique Checklist
    Entry-level resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. As tedious as resumes can be to create, they are your ticket to that coveted interview, so, like it or not, they are worth the extra effort. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read -- or ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Make a Good First Impression for Your Entry-Level Interview

    How to Make a Good First Impression for Your Entry-Level Interview
    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. That’s great advice. But, the truth is: during a job interview or networking opportunity we do often judge a book by its cover. So, while it is important to say all of the right things during your job interview and networking opportunities; your actions and body language often speak much louder. Rather than bemoaning ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +13
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    3 Key Traits of Successful Entry-Level Job Seekers

    3 Key Traits of Successful Entry-Level Job Seekers
    The current job market is challenging for everyone. Job hunters are finding themselves in a long, grueling job hunt - even people with years of experience and impressive degrees. Yet, many job hunters are finding success. There is no single formula for job search success. However, Daniel Johnson, Jr., host of How I Got My Job, has noticed that successful job ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +24
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Tips and Tricks for Mastering Your Phone Interview

    Tips and Tricks for Mastering Your Phone Interview
    Since you’ll almost always have to go through an entry-level job phone interview in order to get in front of actual people in a company, it’s important to nail it. Here are some tips for prepping and carrying out the interview: 1. Use your invisibility! Speaking on the phone carries the huge advantage of the interviewer not being able to see ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Seven Entry-Level Resume Tips for Finding Entry-Level Jobs

     Seven Entry-Level Resume Tips for Finding Entry-Level Jobs
    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write an entry-level resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] I've seen many versions ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview

    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview
    Over the past few months in my job search, several wise hiring-firm insiders have told me that if you are brought in for an on-site interview, it means you are considered to have the skills needed to meet entry-level job requirements. So the interview is mostly about your fit with the company’s culture. That said, almost everyone has once held less-than-glamorous ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Body Language Blunders to Avoid on the Job

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Ten Entry-Level Job Cover Letter Mistakes

    Ten Entry-Level Job Cover Letter Mistakes
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +28