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Entry-Level Jobs: How to Create a Happy Hunting Ground

Career Alley

Survival of the fittest” is the law in today’s overcrowded job market. Nonetheless, college graduates still have trouble finding work. This is why the best advice for soon-to-be graduates is to be prepared for the hardships of job hunting. Good luck with your search!

Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Many college grads are astounded by the minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience expected for most positions, while others find that an entry-level salary in their field won’t pay the bills.

College Grad’s Guide to Dressing for an Interview

Career Alley

When you are a young college grad who is just out of school, Australia can suddenly seem like a fairly unwelcoming place. Are you ready for your big post-college interview? Hayley is a freelance blogger and part time fashion consultant. Good luck in your search.

The Highest Paying Jobs for Non-College Grads

Career Alley

When it comes to facts and figures a college degree really is the only option even though grads will carry some debt into their new careers. If you have a steady hand, knack for beauty and some taste-testing skills, this job may be for you. more – Entry Level Jobs.

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Why You Should Consider a Flexible Job as a New College Grad

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve graduated college—now what? The journey of finding a job can be different for everyone: frustrating, long, short, easy, difficult. No matter which way it goes, new college grads would be wise to consider a flexible job (remote, freelance, flexible schedule, etc.).

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10 Quality Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree

Career Alley

There is no denying the fact that a good college education can open up a lot of doors for you professionally, but finishing a four-year university is not a mandatory prerequisite for having a successful career these days. With the economy the way it is, there are many people who simply cannot afford to go to college, nor are they willing to incur huge amounts of debt for student loans without even being guaranteed a good job following graduation. Freelance Photographer.

2012 148

Life After College: What It’s Really All About

Ms. Career Girl

Universities and colleges award an average of 1 million associate’s degrees and nearly 2 million bachelor’s degrees to graduating students every year. It’s easy to assume that most graduates plunge into entry-level positions, careers, or casual tours of Southeast Asia. Others lay claim to basement apartments or hang out at home, endlessly scrolling through job postings and printing out resumes. Here’s what those post-college years looked like to me.

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Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Many college grads are astounded by the minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience expected for most positions, while others find that an entry-level salary in their field won’t pay the bills. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

???? 25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

JobMob

If you're sick of looking for a job, this is for you. Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more. My own long job search story.

2017 83

25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

JobMob

How to shake yourself from the daze of a long job search and start getting conclusive results. Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more.

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Young and Out of Work? Check Out These Options!

Career Alley

Whether you have just graduated from college into the middle of a rotten job market or your previous job has disappeared, it is essential that you get back into the game and that you do it as quickly as possible! The truth of the matter is that while jobs are scarce, there are a wide variety of options open to you. Consider some of these options and try as many of them as you can; you never know when you are going to get the jobs of your dreams.

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Job Search – In Over Your Head?

Career Alley

Job search can sometimes feel much the same (that “over your head&# feeling). Not to worry, take a step back and reorganize your search.

2010 141

How to Get from College to Career: Advice from Lindsey Pollak

Water Cooler Wisdom

My good friend Lindsey Pollak recently released a terrific new edition of her well-loved book, Getting from College to Career.    In the midst of the craziness of having a new book and baby, she generously shared some thoughts about what college grads can do to improve their careers in 2012: What made you decide to do a new edition at this time?   Generalists are out; specialists are in – even at the entry level. Search the Student Jobs Portal.

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4 Key Factors to Consider Before Starting Your Job Search

JobMob

Before you start looking for a job, make sure to choose the right direction first. I know a lot of you are going to disagree with me here but I think job searching has never been this easy. Without further ado, here we go: 1) Real World Job or Online/Freelance job.

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Age Discrimination During Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But sometimes the job search can get very frustrating. Leaving your first three jobs off of your resume. And if the first job on your resume was “Director of Finance&# , it probably wasn’t your first. Why apply for the job when you have 7 or more years?

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

2011 76

Fun Careers That Don’t Require A 4 Year Degree

Career Alley

Some of the most successful people in the world have never set foot inside of a college classroom. Granted many of these people also have special skills or knowledge that most of us don’t possess, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a job you will love without a college degree. One of the first careers you can consider embarking on sans a college degree is a Professional Hairdresser. Byline: Savannah Coulsen is a freelance writer.

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6 Exciting Careers for Women Who Love Communications

Ms. Career Girl

Interestingly, it’s a field that splits pretty equally between genders in lower-level jobs, but only three percent of creative directors are female. Before striking out on their own, however, women need to learn as much as they can about every job in the agency.

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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).

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5 Hot Jobs for 2015 and Beyond

Career Alley

If you are thinking about changing your major in college or you are about to enter college, then you will want to consider the “hot jobs” and careers for 2015 and beyond. Job search links ==>> Industrial-Organizational Psychologists jobs.

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In Tomorrow’s Job Market, It Will Be All About You

Corn on the Job

Geordie McClelland is the CEO and Founder of t heThings.biz , an online career advancement service designed to help entry-level job seekers find work at companies where they are best positioned for success. 7) Technical knowledge related to the job.

2014 77

4 Great Career Options for English Degree Holders

Career Alley

Ad copywriters, speech writers, public relations writers; many of these professionals with a “writer” suffix on their job titles were once all English majors. The demand for these jobs is growing steadily and does pay well in the long run. Entry requirements: A law degree (LL.B.)

2014 181

A Surefire Way to Amp-Up Your Career

Career Alley

Sometimes not getting a job is the best thing you can do for you career, better than landing that administrative position you only sort-of wanted, better than launching a business from scratch that you think might be profitable, better than any of the infinitude of options in which you have only a vague interest. You have your apartment to think of, a job you’re committed to, maybe a pet that needs taking care of. Jobs can be quit. Good luck in your search.

2013 132

4 Surprising Ways To Celebrate International Update Your Resume Month

Career Realism

Feel free to include even short snippets where your boss or client said you did a ‘good job’ over email. This brag file will come in handy next time you’re applying for a new job, promotion, or during your annual performance review. Get A Side Job To Add Another Entry In Your Resume.

???? 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. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs?

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? 55 tips to find hidden and unpublicized jobs.

Professional Resume Writers and Their Magic Wands

Blue Sky Resumes

No volunteer work, no college studies, no unpaid work for friends and family. “I know I could do a great job,&# he told me. “I just need someone to give me a chance and I can learn on the job.

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50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever | JobMob

JobMob

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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BNET Column: Forget the job hunt. Have a baby instead. | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog BNET Column: Forget the job hunt. Posted to: Job Hunt | Women September 7th, 2010 Del.icio.us There are very few available jobs that require a graduate degree. Is this your first time here?

2010 111

do you have to wear heels to a job interview, are interviewers turned off by how much I’ve done while unemployed, and more

Ask A Manager

Do I need to wear heels to a job interview? Do I need to wear heels to a job interview, if my suit is tailored in such a way that professional black flats look okay? I’m a bit concerned with looking silly trying to wear heels, and honestly, my only pair of pumps (my “interview pair” that I’ve worn only to job interviews) is pretty banged up. I’ve been job searching on and off for 10 months now and I had a few in-person interviews.

2017 41

my new hire is badmouthing our business on Twitter, referral bonuses, and more

Ask A Manager

I am the manager of a small business and recently made a verbal offer of employment to someone for an entry-level/cashier position. My knee-jerk reaction is to rescind the job offer, but I have doubts about how ethical that would be and the ramifications of it all. A new job, referring a friend, and a possible referral bonus. How soon can I refer a colleague into my company’s referral program after starting a new job? Where’s my freelancing check?

2014 60

bizarre recruiter calls, how to get informational interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

What was up with the bizarre call from a recruiter for a job I’m not a fit for? Third point aside, I managed to question what it was about my resume that made the recruiter think I might be a fit for the job. This is for an entry-level financial advisor role.” It strikes me as a very ineffective way to go about recruiting, even for entry-level positions. and I’m deeply immersed in the whole job search.

2013 61

deleting company files, food allergies when you’re new on the job, and more

Ask A Manager

After a short while, one of my colleagues mentioned that she wanted something to calculate volumes and pricing for her surveys to make her job easier. Am I obliged to leave the spreadsheets on the company common files, or can I delete them as I would like to use these towards a portfolio to offer other companies on a freelance basis? Leaving a job after 6 weeks. I was previously working a temp/contract job where I could at most work 900 hours at a time.

2013 62

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

Whether he was poorly recruited or made claims he couldn’t deliver, it soon became clear that he was having difficulties with working at the level he was expected to perform. Do your job to the best of your ability, and let him be accountable for his own performance.

2011 71

something cool and free for you

Ask A Manager

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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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. I need advice about a difficulty with my job: gossip. do I have to be perfect to get a job?

2011 71

I didn’t get a job because I was a bully in high school

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been trying to break into a niche industry (30-40 jobs in a city with a population of 3 million) for a while now. I’m working part-time in a related field and freelancing while searching for a full-time job in the niche industry. I’m willing to move for the right job, but I’d rather stay close to home — so I was stoked last summer when I got an interview for one of the very few entry-level jobs available in my city!