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5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

” – Theodore Roosevelt As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students should develop a proactive strategy for their job search to gain an advantage. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search: 1. Starting the job search will give students a good indication of what the market is doing and what companies may be hiring.

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5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students must develop a proactive strategy for their job searches if they are to expect to gain an advantage. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search this spring: Start Early. Networking is one of the most valuable tools in the job search, no matter how experienced you are.

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? March 14, 2011 In response to the previous post on job fairs , a commenter asked: I have attended my alma mater’s industry-specific career fair the past few years.

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. In fact, I recently promised a post explaining why a cover letter can matter so much. A good cover letter effectively conveys those qualities. which job should I take?

how to stand out at a job fair

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. This was my first foray into job fairs, and it was pretty fascinating to watch how different job-seekers navigated the situation differently. Why do these reps (from big famous companies that everyone knows about) even attend the fair?

Thousands of Jobs if You Know Where to Look

Career Alley

Although the unemployment rate has improved over the last few years, there still appears to be a shortage of jobs for those who want to work (or get a new job). I say “appears” because there are jobs out there (if you know where to look and have the right skills). One issue is “job mismatch” right jobs, wrong skills. Another issue is not knowing where (or how) to find jobs that might match your skills. HOW TO FIND A JOB?

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Why Starting A Blog Could Help Your Job Search

Career Realism

Why Starting A Blog Could Help Your Job Search. If you want to have a bigger presence on the Internet, starting a blog could definitely help you in your job search. Sometimes you don’t have gas money to attend the job fair in your neighboring city or other networking events. In addition, blogging is a good way to “differentiate yourself from most job seekers,” said Candy. “It’s Job Search career

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will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? Posted in job searching A reader writes: Okay, I know looks matter, but how much does it really matter? It didn’t stop me from getting hired or from doing my job well.

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short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: job search edition January 22, 2011 It’s short answer Saturday: six short answers to six short questions. Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? which job should I take?

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HIRE ME! 7 Tips For Getting A Job After College

Career Realism

In today’s job market, college graduates have a tough time. Related: 11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads. Many colleges have job searching courses that help you build resumes and extol the virtues of the book, What Color Is Your Parachute? It is now common practice for employers to run Internet searches on potential job candidates. Brush up your resume and cover letter. Attend job fairs.

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Top Ten Ways to Find a Job | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « New Job-Search Toolbar Follow Up Your Cover Letter With a Follow-Up! » Top Ten Ways to Find a Job When the economy is in bad shape, the job market is usually worse.

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Types of Resume Writing Service Providers — Choose Carefully

Jennifer Anthony

This is not a part-time, side job to these professionals — this is their livelihood. How to Spot Them If you use a typical search engine, you will literally find more than a million links. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

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job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. unless you’re applying for an acting or modeling job. Not very fair of me, I admit.

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A GREAT Job Interview Follow-up Letter Secret | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Sarah Palin: Get Your Facts Straight (Controversial Careers Series) Job Hunting Tax Breaks … Your Professionally Written Resume is Tax Deductible » A GREAT Job Interview Follow-up Letter Secret Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Job Interview “Secret&# You’ve just finished the interview you hoped to get and it went pretty well as far as you can tell.

IRL: 4 Face-to-Face Networking Opportunities You’re Missing Out On

Career Rocketeer

Job seekers today spend a lot of time online, and for good reason. After all, the Internet is a great tool for job seekers to research, connect, and network with practically any company on the planet. With the click of a mouse, you can send your resume, cover letter, and top ten list of reasons why you are the best employee to just about anyone. With this outrageously convenient job search tool, it’s easy to forget about job searching in the real world.

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55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media

JobMob

What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Hidden jobs defined. Many jobs are never advertised anywhere. Those are the hidden jobs. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? Create a job.

Coping With a Job You Hate | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Jobvite Recruitment Survey – Surprising Results for Jobseekers Take The Job – Or Finish Your Degree? » Coping With a Job You Hate All of us have been there at some point.

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???? 61 Hidden Job Market Secrets Without Using Social Media

JobMob

What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Quick poll: what is the hidden job market? So many jobs are never advertised anywhere, completely unpublished. Those are the hidden jobs. Recently, the hidden job market definition has expanded to also include jobs that are poorly advertised in places where they’re not likely to be seen. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? Create a job.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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What you’re asking is if it’s fair. But it could be fair if it’s a crucial meeting that can only be held at that time, or if you have a history of missing meetings they want you at. ” “I’ve read the job description, of course, but I’d love to hear you describe the key pieces of the position as you see.” Reapplying for a job when you previously withdrew from a hiring process. How do I address this in the cover letter?

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Guest Post: Ford R. Myers.

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Arts & Entertainment Life & Style News & Opinion Sports Find a blog Login or Sign Up Featured: No waiting: Become a ChicagoNow blogger now , Pitch us your blog idea Job Stalker Home Archive About Guest Post: Ford R. Apply what you learn, and generate stronger search results.

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50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever | JobMob

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50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever Over on the Dilbert Blog, Scott Adams gave his readers an assignment : “describe your own job in one sentence, preferably in a humorously derogatory way.&# Try to describe your current job or one of your past career choices in the comments. A 30-60-90-Day Sales Plan for Your Job Interview 21 Things Never to Assume About Your Interview Comments 1 [.] you see that Scott Adams asked his blog readers to mock their jobs?

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I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager I will totally get you a job. January 11, 2011 I can print a letter of praise once in a while without it being obnoxious, right? I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since.

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referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager referring a friend for a job? not so fast… January 3, 2011 A job opens up at your company. You have a friend who’s job-searching. Yay, get your friend a job and get to work with someone you like! Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. You have a friend who’s job-searching.

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8 things you should know about job references

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 8 things you should know about job references February 14, 2011 If you’re job-searching, at some point you’re going to be asked for references … and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re going to hand them over without giving much thought to what will happen next. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio January 7, 2011 The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Posted in me The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

the person who reviews our work gossips about it, did I mishandle this travel reimbursement, and more

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I work as a claims adjuster, so my job is predominately on a phone queue. It’s the job of our “call quality analyst,” Mary, to pull four phone calls a month and score them using a complex template. I can’t help but think it’s not professional and she could lose her job over it or at least get reprimanded. My partner flies a lot for his job and has a lot of miles. Job searching after quitting a PhD program.

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Thinking Outside the Box: Your Approach to Finding a Legal Job in.

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Thinking Outside the Box: Your Approach to Finding a Legal Job in a Tight Job Market By Randi S. Feldman The Current Reality : The legal job market is slow.

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do what you say you're going to do

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? things that arent good ideas #78 my company does secret performance reviews that were not allowed to see should you include a short-term job on your resume? is this job going to be a nightmare?

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I will review your resume this week

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Fair warning.) For those of you who’d rather not spend the cash, a lower-price alternative is to buy my ebook, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager , where you’ll find lots of resume advice — just not customized to your particular resume. job searching?

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Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader January 24, 2011 Here’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a while — and it has a moral too, about how social media can help you get a job! job searching?

book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? things that arent good ideas #78 my company does secret performance reviews that were not allowed to see should you include a short-term job on your resume? is this job going to be a nightmare?

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how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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Posted in work habits In response to the letter from the manager freaking out about having to do a budget when she hates math, MillenniMedia posted some of the best, most straightforward, easy-to-follow advice on this topic I’ve seen. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job? January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. The fact that the job was posted after your interview may or may not mean anything.

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something cool and free for you

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Going through the sign-up form it asks for ‘Company Name’ & ‘Job Title’… ugh Any ideas? :) Reply Ask a Manager February 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm Absolutely it applies to you as well! Job title is not a required field. do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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I read this blog religiously! :) Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } Tweets that mention 1,000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence) — Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? which job should I take?

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Valentine's Day round-up

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how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? when your ex is a coworker — and a silly one (and the later update ) entry-level job search with boyfriend recruiter I met at career expo asked me on a date — what do I do? job searching?

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Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: my boss’s boss never talks to me but makes decisions that impact me Next post: do I have to be perfect to get a job? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? which job should I take?

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am I wasting this recruiter's time? — Ask a Manager

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January 21, 2011 A reader writes: Is it unprofessional to talk to a recruiter at another company even if you have no immediate plans to leave your current job? The job sounds like it might be more interesting than my current position. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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And I hope people who get theirs looked at this time around can come back with a story that it helped them get the interview and/or the job! 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

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Don’t tell me when I call for our phone interview (again, pre-scheduled) that you haven’t looked at the job description since you applied and thus can’t remember much about the job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? job searching?

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want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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Ask a Manager -- Topsy.com Previous post: short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions Next post: will looking like a teenager harm my job search? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? which job should I take?

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how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to fire an employee with a bad attitude January 3, 2011 A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down. But you really have to — it’s part of the job.

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