When an Employer Gives You a “Thumbs Down” on Social Media

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Social media can be a great way to get your name in front of an employer. It can even be a great way to actually talk to an employer! (LinkedIn’s “in mail,” for example allows you to send an e-mail to a hiring manager even if he or she is not in your “network.”) But… Read more »

Handling Our Fear

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Whether working at a job or looking for one, we constantly have to face the stress and anxiety of life. Each day we confront challenges, or foresee challenges, that raise our level of anxiety. In fact, almost 20 percent of Americans are diagnosed with anxiety disorders each year. What this means is that there are… Read more »

Get Enough Sleep or Suffer the (Could-Be-Major) Consequences

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Whether you are on the job or looking for work, there is something you are probably not getting enough of – sleep. In the past, many of us shortchanged ourselves on sleep, thinking it was no big deal. But as science has studied the nature of sleep, researchers have come to realize how necessary sleep… Read more »

To Know What a Company Needs, Look at the Job Description

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When you go for a job interview, you naturally want to be as well prepared as possible. You want to stand out from what is likely a crowded field of applicants. But being well prepared may not be what you think it is, according to one career advisor. In an effort to become as knowledgeable… Read more »

Using a Career Fair to Your Best Advantage

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In the course of your job hunt, you are likely to attend one or more career fairs. They can be frustrating – waiting in line just for a few words with a recruiter, and giving him or her your resume. But they can also be an opportunity to learn about career opportunities and do some… Read more »

Resume Tips for the About-to-Graduate College Senior

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s you’re getting ready to leave college and enter the “real world,” read below for some tips on how to craft a professional resume, one fit for the corporate world you soon may find yourself in. These tips come from Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land… Read more »

6 Interview Questions New Grads Should Ask

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If you’re a college senior, if you haven’t already started looking for a full-time post-graduation job, get moving! As you weave your way through the interview process, here are some questions you should ask the interviewer: First of all, be sure you research as much as you can about your potential employer. This has become… Read more »

Planning for a Layoff

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Although getting laid off can be a traumatic experience, experts say you shouldn’t panic. You need to be calm and levelheaded to plan a course of action for while you are unemployed and to plan a strategy for finding another job. There are several things you can do to help yourself get through this tough… Read more »

Prepping for the Most Important Part of the Job Search: The Interview

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When hiring for a job, it is the interview that is the most important element in the process for companies. But all too often job candidates do little, if any, preparation for the interview which, given its significance, is a serious mistake. Personnel is the biggest expense for employers, so in hiring a new person,… Read more »

Job Search Tips for Recent College Grads

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If you are a recent college graduate, you no doubt know that now is an exceptionally tough time to enter the job market. The unemployment rate is remaining stubbornly high at more than nine percent. That means there are a lot of unemployed people looking for work. So, even experienced workers are taking entry-level positions,… Read more »