Archive | April, 2009

When Your Personal Interests Can Make Your Resume

I’ve always been amused by the “objective statements”.  Does anyone really talk like that, and if they do, would anyone really want to hire them?  While an objective statement can be a great way for people transitioning from career to career, I have a hard time believing that it is instrumental in the success of […]

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When Not Posting Your GPA Can Hurt You

I will be the first to tell you that GPA isn’t everything.  While it can be a great indicator of your success in college, I am of the mindset that employers are looking for applicants with a lot more than just good grades.  After reviewing countless resumes for graduating college students, I’m still not sure […]

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Can’t Find A Job? Why Don’t You Be Your Own Boss…

I’m definitely going to touch on this a bit more tonight, but how many of you have thought about one day being your own boss?  I’m sure all of you.  Despite the tough economic times, I don’t think there could be a better opportunity for young, talented and determined graduates to pursue the passion of […]

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The Freshmen Resume

While it may not be the U.S. Constitution, your resume is a living, breathing document.  As you grow older through time and experience, so does your resume, often times making it difficult for people to pick and choose past experiences that they feel truly illustrate their capabilities.  While someone who is 35 or 40 may […]

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No Jobs? Graduate School…Here I Come!!! (PART 2)

In our last entry, we discussed the benefits of using graduate school as a way to avoid this challenging job market.  It is now time to look at the other side.  As we discussed earlier, continuing your education is never going to be a “bad” idea; however, it is important to analyze the costs and […]

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No Jobs? Graduate School…Here I Come!!! (Part 1)

It’s a fact.  A college degree isn’t what it used to be.  While an inevitable and necessary step into a comfortable future, your college diploma is not a one-way ticket to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.  With a college degree that appears to continue to depreciate in value, many students are opting for further […]

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Do We Celebrate Columbus Day? 3 Topics To Avoid At Your Next Interview

We’ve all been asked them… They’re those absurd questions interviewer’s feel are a deep insight to your inner being… If you were a candy, what type of candy would you be?  Why the importance of your favorite fruit has any correlation with your ability to be a hard-working employee is beyond me, but these are […]

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What Lack of Experience?

In a job market where experience matters, how are college students supposed to deal with their inevitable lack of work experience?   While it is never appropriate to misrepresent yourself to appear more experienced, there are better ways of dealing with these types of questions than simply saying, “No, I don’t have any experience.”  Our […]

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Entry Level Careers Examiner: Know someone on the inside by working with a recruiter

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What Your Facebook Account Is Telling A Potential Employer

With the explosion of online social networking over the past five years, the importance of maintaining a clean and respectable online image has never been more important.  With the click of a mouse, friends, family, employers can find dozens of pages of information about almost anyone on the planet.  From Facebook to Myspace, Twitter to […]

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