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Expanding your online presence – for all the right reasons

Expanding your online presence – for all the right reasons

The opportunities for using social media to find jobs are exploding. For career-oriented Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ users, the future isn’t here now. It was here five years ago. And today’s college graduates are more than willing to wrap ... Read more

Temp jobs can turn into permanent work

When you’re fresh out of college, temp work can serve as a ready source of cash as well as a great opportunity for gaining new skills and possibly landing a permanent job.

You may think a temporary job will have ... Read more

Two companies share what they look for in new employees

Two companies share what they look for in new employees

“How do I get a foot in the door with companies that are hiring?” you may be wondering. Well, who better to give that advice than recruiters from such companies? We sat down with representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, an assurance, tax ... Read more

The post-diploma landscape

Explore your options and possibilities, then jump right in

It’s not easy adjusting to life after graduation. There’s the stress of suddenly becoming a working adult, not to mention the trauma of leaving friends and trying to get rid of ... Read more

Networking is who you know, who you meet and how you cultivate those relationships

Networking is who you know, who you meet and how you cultivate those relationships

Certainly in 2012, you want to be up to date on using social media to network, but don’t forget about the tried-and-true ways of developing—and keeping—helpful contacts.

If you want someone to hire you, that someone has to know who ... Read more

Phone interviews increasingly important in today’s job market

For many recruiters, the phone has become another means of weeding out unworthy applicants. Sure, your resume is getting you a second look, but before a company HR representative calls you in, there’s a good chance he or she will ... Read more

Dressing the part for your interview

Dressing the part for your interview

For recent graduates, looking for a job and entering the workforce is stressful enough without contemplating recycling mascot T-shirts for blazers and dress pants. However, research shows that in an interview, your appearance is just as important as what is ... Read more

Resume and cover letter should be focused on one goal – getting an interview

If there has been a constant term in the job-search vocabulary through the years, it has been “the resume.” At one point, anyone looking for a job would type out a one-page description of his or her talents and goals, ... Read more

Take cover letters seriously; they could help secure an interview

Take cover letters seriously; they could help secure an interview

For some, the job interview is the most dreaded part of an application process, but to get to that step, potential employees often must face another fear: writing a cover letter.

“If they know they’re afraid, they’re actually in a ... Read more

Interview tips

Once you master the small talk, here are some tips that will help you impress your interviewer.

  •  Work on your handshake: Don’t offer up a flimsy or sweaty hand. Instead, when you meet with prospective employers or interviews, offer
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