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You Can Find a Good Job In a Bad Economy
Employers are always on the lookout for college students who stand out in some way. However, when times are tough, college students should consider some additional ways to make themselves more visible and attractive to prospective employers.
What Successful Job Seekers Have in Common
If only there were a formula for getting a job. Follow steps "A," "B," and "C" and end up with the job of your dreams. While it's not that simple, there are some strategies that have proven to be effective. Based on interviews I conducted with job... (More)
Back to Basics
In this time of corporate upheaval, economic downturn, and general uneasiness, many job seekers rush to get resumes out and to set up interviews. In this rush, simple details that can make a candidate stand out among their peers are often left by the... (More)
What Employers Are Looking For - Employability
Excited and anxious to begin the job search, many graduates may erroneously believe the credential alone will carry them. Not so. Employability is a term that defines both the traits and the skills of the individual being considered. Rather than job... (More)
Career Management Basics
Two years ago I was laid off from my job. Before that I never had to be in a job search - in fact, all of my job changes were simply a result of opportunities that found me. This means I never knew the stress, amount of time required, level of detail... (More)
Online Career Networking
Your job search/career network includes the people who can help you find a new job, get a promotion, change careers, get a client, give you a recommendation, or who are willing to assist you in any one of a number of ways. In many cases, all you have... (More)
Don't Sing the Job-Hunting Blues
You created the resume. You composed the cover letter. You bought the suit to dress for success. You applied for various job openings and now you wait. You wait for the phone to ring inviting you to interview. You wait to learn of job leads.... (More)
Networking - Does it Still Work?
Networking was the biggest buzz word of the 90's. To get a job or grow a business - all you had to do was network. Bill Gates' initial deal with IBM, in which they bought and added the MS DOS operating system to all their PC's, was a result of... (More)
Ways to Increase Your Chances of Hearing Someone Say You're Hired
Take your job search seriously: Consider looking for a job your new job. Devote time each day to your search, establish an area in your home as your workstation, and commit to making a specific number of contacts each day.
Jumpstart Your Jobsearch
Job search techniques have changed over the years. In today's job market, you must learn to define and promote your personal brand in order to distinguish yourself in the workplace. Through personal branding you define you career identity and set... (More)
Five Tips for a Successful Job Search
Everyone who is on a job search has different preferences - however, for practical reasons, your job search can't be longer than what is reasonable. Unfortunately, many job seekers aren't aware of the intricacies involved in the recruitment process... (More)