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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. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. How can a recent college grad find a job in their field of study that pays a living wage and helps them gain the necessary hands-on experience, yet doesn’t expect skills honed extensively beyond the classroom? But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

Tips for Landing Your First Job as a College Grad

Career Alley

Finding your first job after college can be a daunting task. Both groups hit obstacles when long lists of job requirements aren’t met by their minimal on-the-job experiences. How can a recent college grad find a job in their field of study that pays a living wage and helps them gain the necessary hands-on experience, yet doesn’t expect skills honed extensively beyond the classroom? But it’s hard to create a beefy resume without any practical job experience.

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To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to declare yourself an independent contractor as opposed to a company employee. If it is cheaper and the Internet provides adequate cover, then why not send employees home, skip paying healthcare benefits, skip taking out funds for Social Security, Medicare and Worker’s Compensation, and dispense with the annual employee picnic. Still, there are various reasons you may prefer to be an independent contractor.

TOUCH ON THESE 9 TOPICS IN YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW

Ms. Career Girl

Everyone knows that overwhelming feeling of going to a job interview. Manners are key, but don’t shy away from the important elements. Address the following topics in your job interview to get a holistic picture of your potential job and work environment. Then you can be prepared from day one. If you work best in a 9 to 5 job, five days a week environment, way to go. Is it an hourly wage or salaried structure? Job interview.

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Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner August 15, 2009 · 0 comments Think urban planning is strictly done in an office? Small but growing national company seeks a smart, reliable and hard working individual to work as a planner on a project to project basis. Tasks will include performing basic planning functions, research, working with stakeholders and other research. Work from home.

Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work Posted to: Job Hunt December 16th, 2009 Del.icio.us In most polls, if you ask Gen Y what they care about when choosing a place to work, the top three things will be, in varying orders: flexibility, interesting work, and likable co-workers. You will notice that salary is missing from the list. It doesn’t work.

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