Category Archives: entry-level

5 Things You Can’t Do on The First Day of Work

First Day on the Job

Several weeks into a job search, many recent grads are starting to see job offers come in. Soon, it will be time for that most nerve-wracking, yet exciting, of days: the first day on the job.

And many of these new entrants to the workforce have a million and one thoughts running through their head. And you may, too. So many that you might not be thinking about the big picture and overlook the little, but infinitely important details, of your first day at work like these…   

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YouTern’s Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists: 2014

YouTern Top 50 Blog for Young Careerists 2014

When you need really good career advice… someone to guide you toward your first or next job… who do you turn to? Who gives out practical, actionable advice you can put to use right away?

Today, YouTern helps answer that question with the 2014 version of our “Top 50 Bloggers for Young Careerists”!   

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Job Seeker: Are You Shutting Out the World?

Shutting Out the World

While recently flying back home from a business trip, I noticed a young man seated in the row in front of me as he had a brief conversation with a seat mate. After some quick introductions, it came out that he was looking for a job and he was working on his resume. (Yes, I held my tongue as I am a professional resume writer!)

But as soon as the plane took off, he put on his headphones, and shut out the world for the rest of the 5 hour flight. And missed some great opportunities…   

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3 Smart Moves You Should Make to Secure Your First Job


You’re ready for the responsibilities and rewards of a real-world career. But there’s a problem. You have the training, but not a lot of experience. You want to break into a new career, but so do thousands of other recent graduates whose resumes are painfully similar to your own.   

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How is Gen Y Doing in Today’s Job Market? [Infographic]

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Exactly how hard is it for Millennials to find a good job? And by good, we mean: one that pays well, takes full advantage of their education and provides fulfilling work?

Thanks to News To Live By and Business Insider, who surveyed over 500 Millennials in the US, we now have real answers to these questions…   

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4 Simple Tricks to Make Your Resume Relevant to the Reader


Despite all the advances in technology, candidates continue to complain that it seems impossible to get their resume past the “black hole” and into a recruiter’s hands.

And yet when I see the resume sent, and compare it to the job description provided by the employer for that position, it is clear why the resume never got even a few seconds of the recruiter’s attention. There simply isn’t enough work being done by the job seeker to match the two documents; a recruiter sometimes can’t even tell that the applicant understands the role…   

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