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Here’s How to Become the Grad Every Employer Wants to Hire

College Grad Everyone Wants to Hire

With nearly half of college-educated workers saying their first job after college was not related to their college major, it can be a little discouraging when it comes to your post-grad job search. However, if you start looking now and learn how to market yourself to employers, you’ll be on your way to landing a job upon graduation.

Employers are eager to hire college grads this year. If you want to be the entry-level candidate they’re looking for, here are some ways to make yourself the perfect person for their company:   

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9 Ways Volunteering Helps Shape Your Career

Volunteering and Your Career

Volunteering is a mutually beneficial opportunity; a chance to help the greater good, while providing you with great self-reward.

What you might not know is that volunteering is well worth your time and effort in order to advance in your career, or transition into a new one. Consider the reasons why… and then volunteer!   

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These 7 Steps Turn Twitter into a Powerful Job Search Tool

Twitter Job Search

When I talk with job seekers about Twitter, I often get a curious look. I try walking them through my process for building their personal network or connecting with potential new employer, but that doesn’t seem to work. Twitter is often one of those things people don’t get until they dig in… and try it for themselves.

Here’s the seven steps I share with them, so when they do try Twitter they see the value to their personal brand and network… and understand how Twitter can be a powerful job search tool…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 10: Join Ten LinkedIn Groups

#60Day 10 of 60

In Day 9, we challenged you to schedule a Twitter chat. About those chats, we said: “There is simply no better way – in one hour – to meet new people that will have a significant impact on your career.”

LinkedIn Groups, simply put, are Twitter chats on steroids. Over the long-haul, nothing we’ve found comes close to matching the networking, branding and self-learning potential that comes with actively participating in LinkedIn Groups.    

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Are Millennials The Lost Generation? [Infographic]

lost-generation

How about we start talking about what we do bring to the table?

Let’s start creating labels such as: tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and optimistic. Millennials are constantly receiving punches to the gut, yet we continue to thrive. This infographic highlights many reasons why millennials deserve better. We are the future of the workforce and it is time to begin realizing what we are all about.   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 6: Make Facebook Your Career BFF

#60Day 6 of 60

We hear it all the time: “My Facebook account is personal!” Wrong!

Over three-quarters of recruiters confess they use your Facebook account to pre-judge you. A whole bunch more won’t admit it… but they do, too.

So why not use that to your advantage? Why not position yourself as infinitely employable… on your Facebook page?   

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