Category Archives: Job Search

The 7 Deadly Job Search Sins of Recent College Grads

7 Deadly Job Search Sins

With spring upon us, a slew of college graduates will soon enter into the Hunger Games… I mean… the modern job market. And one thing is for sure, what happens in this arena is not what you expected.

Everyone knows that circling ads in the newspaper with a sharpie is an obsolete strategy. But there are many other job search sins, just as antiquated as that Sunday morning ritual, still being committed by recent college graduates…   

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How Will You Overcome The Student Employment Gap? [Infographic]

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You are a recent or soon-to-be college graduate entering the workforce… and you’re finding the “entering” part to be more challenging than you ever expected.

Why? Because employers have never been more demanding… which makes “The Student Employment Gap” very real. Consider these facts on employability…   

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Why Your Generic Branding is Killing Your Job Search

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The issue with the generic self-introduction so common on social media: No one ever knows how he might define fast-learning. And no one ever knows what kind of problems he solved. Yes, employers definitely need people to solve problems, but in today’s job market…

To be impressed, job seekers must provide context, social proof and, most important, focus.    

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5 Lessons Every New Grad Should Learn Before Graduation

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I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy. However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career.

You probably have heard the basics – make a good impression at work, leverage your network, etc. – but, there are a still a number of things I learned in the last two years…   

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How Do Employers Screen Candidates on Social Media? [Infographic]

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We’re well into the Social Age, and many job seekers are leveraging social networks to develop personal brands, job hunt and build their careers.

Yet many job seekers haven’t taken the time to thoroughly understand how all all this works from the other side; they haven’t considered how employers and recruiters use social media to source, screen and hire…   

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7 Ways to Make Hiring Managers Say “Wow!”

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With so many applying for each and every vacancy, many job seekers are finding it difficult to stand out among the crowd.

What you may not realize, though, is that there are some easy (and not so easy) ways to differentiate yourself from 99% of all other candidates – and make the hiring manager sit up and say, “Wow!”   

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