The Definitive SHRM & HRCI Certification Guide


I know that studying and taking the SPHR as well as the PHR was more challenging than any college class or graduate class I have ever been a part of. Last June, SHRM announced that they would be entering into the HR certification arena.

Let your definition of success evolve over time

Penelope Trunk

Maybe that’ll differentiate them on their college applications. I wake up at 5am and while I wait for the coffee to brew, I do a yoga pose. Not so much to do yoga, because yoga’s been torturing me for years and I’m sick of it. I do the pose to celebrate my kitchen floor. It’s so clean.

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ResumeBear: Kickstarter Funding Projects for College Students

Resume Bear

College is a great time to explore your creativity, and Kickstarter is a great place to find the funds to make your creative dreams a reality. So it’s no wonder that college students, groups, and even faculty members have flocked to the site to get their projects off the ground.

Post-College Career Searching in Tough Economic Times

Resume Bear

Students and recent college graduates can be particularly vulnerable to the anxiety and stress that comes with searching for the ideal career. Recent high school graduates and younger college students may not have had the opportunity to amass any experience at all.

Job Boards Are 2nd Largest Source of Hire: College is 5th

Resume Bear

College recruits. That’s puzzling to me as corporate career sites cannot by definition by a source of hire. A final note: college recruits is listed as the fifth largest source of hire and ahead of such sexier sources as social media, third party recruiters, and other sources.

How to Dress for Success in College and Still be Comfortable

Ms. Career Girl

For young adults in college, how you dress can have more of an impact than you know. In many college campuses, the culture and atmosphere regarding the style of dress is very laid back. Find ideas for young, hip, college style attire at

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6 Ways To Use Social Media To Network After College

Career Realism

That’s what they tell everyone after college. This is something you can use to your advantage as a fresh college graduate. I’ve outlined a few ways you can use social media to network after college below: 1. It’s time to grow up.

Essential LinkedIn Networking Connections for College Students


Connecting on LinkedIn will definitely help you to network more effectively. School Connections: Invite your friends from college, high school, sports, clubs, fraternity, sorority, or any other school based relationships. Welcome to Blogging4Jobs Job Seeker Sundays!

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Welcome to My College Job Search

Career Alley

For some its a break between college semesters and for others it’s the cold hard reality of “time to get a job&#. Definitely worth a look. 25 Common Facebook Faux Pas That College Students Make – I’ve mentioned this topic many times but it never hurts to review this topic again. We’ve all had our “wild times&# as a college student, but when one or more of those wild times shows up on Facebook all bets are off for your future. Spring.

7 Ways College Students Can Manage Stress Effectively

Career Realism

Almost every student in college will attest to the fact that they have to deal with stress management. Regular anxious moments can adversely affect a college student’s mental and physical state. Luckily, there are some ways college students can manage stress effectively.

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I Graduated from College, Now What?

Career Alley

Grade school, High School and College. The 20 Essential TED Talks for New Grads – This is the perfect article for the new college grad. From links about what motivates you to work hard to links about what you want to do with your life, these links are definitely worth a review.

6 Ways to Network with College Alumni


College connections are always among the best. You can also extend those great vibes after college by reaching out to fellow alumni. Use Career Services : Consider using your college sponsored resources whether you are currently enrolled or an alum.

Students: How to Create a Resume and Find Your Perfect College Job

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’re close to graduation and you’re interested in finding yourself a college job, having a polished and well-written resume is definitely a must! This is essential in getting that perfect summer job for you so you can make a little extra before starting college.

College Tuition: The American Nightmare!

Careers Done Write

You can’t deny the power of a college degree when it comes to salary and long-term financial well-being. However, with college prices escalating and the concerns over student loan debt, many college candidates are thinking twice about the $200,000+ price tag.

College Grad Job Search – Preparing for Graduation

Career Alley

If you are one of the thousands of people who will be graduating from college this Spring, there is a very good chance that you’ve not yet started your job search. We are still in one of the worst job markets we’ve seen for recent college grads. Definitely worth a look.

6 Strategies To Kickstart Your Career As A College Sophomore

Career Realism

The second year of college is the time when many students feel disillusioned. Related: 6 Steps To Kickstart Your Career As A College Freshman. Make no mistake about it, sophomore year is a very significant transition year for college students.

2 Essential Career Connections for College Students


It’s no secret that college students are connecting and sharing more and more through social media. But what about the idea of college students being able to leverage their social media savvy to develop new career opportunities? This means in person and definitely online.

Now Hiring College Students and Recent Grads Vol I

Career Alley

Whether you’ve just started college or you graduated last year (or anywhere between the two), it’s never too early or too late to create or update your Job Marketing Toolkit. Career planning during college is very important and most colleges and universities have Career Offices to help in planning and in job search. Another very important activity during your college years is internships. Definitely worth a look.

Brand Yourself Now for a Great Career after College

Careers Done Write

As a college student, you should begin to consider your personal brand. Earning good grades throughout your college career will show hiring managers that you went the extra mile and that had your priorities straight. Are you drawn to a particular restaurant brand?

Job Seekers: Who to Add to Your Google+ Circles

Resume Bear

To get you started, here is a list of people you should definitely add to your Google+ circles: [See The 50 Best Careers of 2011. ]. Emily Bennington , college-to-career expert, career author and speaker. Heather R. Huhman. By now, you probably have a Google+ account.

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4 Ways to Start Learning How to Cook

Ms. Career Girl

And hey, without cup ramen and microwaveable pizza, most of us probably wouldn’t have survived college. It’s not always easy, but it’s pretty fun and definitely worth the effort. Life After College Self how to cook learning how to cook

2017 39

5 Hot Careers for Technology College Grads

Career Alley

Whether you’ve just graduated from college, graduated 10 years ago or have just started your college career, it’s never too early (or late) to find a hot career that will fit your needs and (hopefully) experience.

6 Job Search Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs

Resume Bear

Jobs was definitely a quirky man. Career Advice Career Book Authors College Graduates College Students Featured Articles Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Success Stories Why ResumeBear? On October 5, 2011, the world lost a visionary.

2012 154

The Employers Guide to College Career Fairs

Corn on the Job

Somewhere in that piece, I mentioned that most employers are god awful at college recruiting, and especially with career fairs. As promised, here is my Employers Guide to College Career Fairs.

Rule Number One: There’s Only One Rule

Ms. Career Girl

It goes without saying that you should try and figure out whatever it is you don’t know on your own, but don’t ever be afraid or embarrassed to ask a question (it’s highly unlikely that anything you learned in college can help answer this one anyway).

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ResumeBear: On Google+ Circle these Career Experts

Resume Bear

Julie Walraven –She’s a professional resume writer at Design Resumes, so you should definitely browse her Google+ stream while working on your resume. By Ritika Trikha, CareerBliss Writer. Think Google+ is lame? Think again.

2012 116

ResumeBear: Have These Answers Ready for Your Job Interview

Resume Bear

I went to a community college for two years, worked part time and saved my money so I could attend the last two years at the college of my choice.”. Rather than stating a definite figure, tell the interviewer you’d expect to get somewhere in the standard range paid for this position.

2012 112

33 Most Unique and Funny Items Sent To Recruiters

Resume Bear

This was definitely the most memorable thing I’ve received…but not in a good way. Career Advice Changing Careers College Graduates College Students For Recruiters Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Job Openings Success Stories Why ResumeBear?

2012 138

ResumeBear: Getting Hired in Silicon Valley

Resume Bear

“We’re definitely in hiring mode,” says Motif Investing co-founder and CEO Hardeep Walia. “If you know any talent, send it our way.”

2012 111

3 Online Tools to Network your Way into Job

Resume Bear

It’s definitely a place you want to be if you’re looking for work. Career Advice Changing Careers College Graduates College Students Distribution Services Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Job Openings Job Trends Mobile Apps Resume & Cover Letter Tips Why ResumeBear?

2012 116

What to look for in a good recruitment agency?

Resume Bear

Word of mouth is definitely a good way of finding as they are pretty reliable. Career Advice Changing Careers College Graduates College Students For Recruiters Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Why ResumeBear?

2012 97

Career Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Resume Bear

Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker’s Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms. Here are the keys to successful networking for your job -search.

2011 98

5 Reasons Why Social Media MUST Be Part of Your Job Search

Resume Bear

What’s more, Social Media sites by definition allow for and promote the organization of niche “groups” which make finding your audience that much easier. There’s a lot of static out there about Social Media and its place in the job search process.

Want to Land Your Dream Job? Tips for Recent College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

Tips for Recent College Grads appeared first on Ms. You did it, congrats on your college graduation! To help you enter your career with a positive mindset, ready to kick ass and take names, it’s imperative that you have a definitive guide to get you started off on the right foot.

Top 5 Facebook Applications for Job Hunting

Resume Bear

It’s definitely a popular app to have, as it has around 1,400,000 active users monthly. Career Advice College Graduates College Students Featured Articles Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Social Media Why ResumeBear?

4 Essential Job Search 2.0 Tips for New Grads

Resume Bear

Entering the job market after college can be an incredibly stressful process, but it’s also equally exciting. Posting late night pics of yourself may have been fun and acceptable when you were a carefree college student, but as a young professional you definitely need to clean up your image.

2012 76

Job Hunting Success Tips

Resume Bear

Maybe they use algorithms or maybe employers just see the top of the stack of resumes first, either way you definitely get a lot more calls from employers by updating your resume constantly.

2011 104

Professional Resume Writer, Should You Use One?

Resume Bear

Save Money: Let’s face it, the job search process costs money to conduct in addition to the lost income while you are out of work or underemployed Paying a resume service may seem like more money going out the door; however, this is definitely a worthwhile investment.

2011 97

Social Recruiting: Advice From A COO

Resume Bear

If companies are looking on social media, you should definitely be on (and using) social media. Changing Careers College Graduates College Students Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Job Openings Social Media Why ResumeBear?

2012 85

Break the Mold, Be Innovative and Original During Your Job Search

Resume Bear

This spring, as tens of thousands of college graduates compete for scarce jobs in the recession, a college professor offers common-sense tips on landing a job. “I talk with dozens of students each semester, and definite trends emerge in their logic and behavior,&# Parham said.