Category Archives: Job Search

What Kind of Job Market Do College Grads Face? [Infographic]

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Summer is almost here, and as many soon-to-be grads have already realized: the job market may be better… but it isn’t great. In fact, the number of job openings targeted to new graduates is down about 20 percent in 2015.

However, the overall job market has increased by 20%… and many of the the full-time employment (FTE) positions available are the types of jobs college graduates covet such as non-retail sales, customer service and business support…   

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Rejected by LinkedIn: The Job Seeker Lessons Learned

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I would love to work for LinkedIn. The company has a great product and is famous for treating its employees well; both reviews and surveys indicate the company has a good culture.

So, full of hope, I sent my resume and cover letter to apply for a marketing job at LinkedIn. They didn’t think I was good enough…   

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8 Costly Assumptions Job Seekers Just Can’t Make

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The process of looking for a job or internship is rife with possible assumptions—about job requirements, company culture, what happened during the application and interview process and even what you believe you can achieve.

Here are eight assumptions about job search and how you can keep them from holding you back.   

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How Baseball’s Ten Commandments Apply to Your Career

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Not even the most devout baseball fans know that Chief Bender was one of Major League Baseball’s first true All-Star Pitchers who, in the early 1900s, playing for four different organizations.

In fact, Bender might be better known for writing “Ten Baseball Commandments” than his baseball accomplishments. And with baseball well underway, I found it a fun exercise to see how those ten commandments apply to school, life and career…   

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Let’s Cut Your Job Search Time in Half (Part Two)

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In Part One of this post yesterday, we asked you to consider eight questions from both the applicant side and the recruiter side of a job opportunity. Our goal: to help determine: is there is a mutually-beneficial match?

In most cases, as frustrating as it may be to hear, there is not a match…   

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Let’s Cut Your Job Search Time in Half (Part One)

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Are you applying for the right jobs? Are you qualified for those jobs? Do you appear credible to the hiring professional who decides to bring you in for an interview? Or are you eliminating yourself in the first few seconds?

Especially in a tough market, many job seekers apply for every job they can find whether it’s a true match or not…   

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