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5 Job Prep Tips for May 2020 Graduates

on Apr 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Brianne Tomko | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Graduate
When college graduation is over, a flood of new talent enters the workforce. In the past, these recent grads have often had a job lined up pending graduation. But with the current state of the workforce in Spring 2020, that is less likely. Now is the time to remind your grads of valuable lessons and have them recommit to their most ambitious goals. Here are four tips for seniors looking to enter the workforce soon.
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Don’t Rely on Luck to Find Your Next Job

on Mar 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Brianne Tomko | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Student
Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Bank of Nigeria once said, “Always remember that those who create the future do not surrender to luck or circumstance; planning the future is the first step in defining it.” Don't rely on luck or fate in your career. Professional success is about putting yourself in a position to create opportunities. Here are some techniques that can help you find your next job.
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What NOT To Ask During a Job Interview

on Mar 5, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Interviews Job Description
What Does Your Company Do? Asking this, or "What does this job entail?" shows that you have not committed to learning about the company and the position. If you are unclear about something you've researched, phrase your question differently. Example: "I saw in the job description that this position is responsible for [X]. Could you tell me what that looks like on a typical day?"
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4 Benefits of Getting an Internship

on Feb 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Internship Student
When I was in college, my department required each student to complete two internships to graduate with our major's degree. There were prerequisite courses that had to be taken before each internship. And to top it off, one of the internships had to be completed during a semester (so you couldn't do two summer internships).
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How to Make the Most of Attending a Job Fair

on Feb 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Job Fair
A crowded room full of strangers who hold your job prospects in their hands... sounds terrifying, right? But attending a job fair doesn't have to be intimidating. With the right preparations and planning, you can be confident that you're getting the most of your experience.
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How Far Would You Go To Get a Job?

on Jan 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers hiring Job Search Portfolio Resume Cover Letter
What's the craziest thing you've done when trying to get a job? There are some, ahem, interesting gimmicks and tricks reported in SimplyHired's recent survey. The blog asked over 500 hiring managers and over 500 job seekers to see whether these crazy tactics actually worked. The results are pretty surprising!
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Finding Fairness in Your Employment Experience

on Dec 12, 2019 10:31:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Employee Engagement Job Search Appreciation
A Google search for "what employees value most" turns up around 333 million results. It's been asked, analyzed, and talked about a lot in the past few years as employee engagement has become a hot topic in human resources. Employers know that employee engagement is important because happy employees means happy customers. But what impact does this engagement trend have on employees?
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Psychology Majors Needed to Help At-Risk Youth

on Aug 29, 2019 11:17:35 AM By | Patrick Maercklein | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Psychology Service
How do you help the daughter of a single, drug-addicted parent who also happens to be a teenage mother? Jamie is the 17-year-old mother of a newborn child and daughter of a methamphetamine addict. Growing up, Jamie was exposed to an unforgiving environment: drugs and alcohol flooded their small apartment. By 13, Jamie had tried meth and was addicted to alcohol, and things escalated quickly. She began to skip school and became sexually active, leading to her pregnancy at age 16. Without a caring family or a role model, Jamie is lost.
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Top Five Rules of Using Professional References

on Jul 11, 2019 11:01:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Networking References
It is common for employers in many industries to ask for professional references to learn more about you as a person and as an employee. If several candidates are neck-and-neck for the position, the reference checks can make or break who ends up with the job.
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How NOT To Write a Cover Letter

on Jul 5, 2019 10:44:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Resume Cover Letter
A recent poll says 90% of executive level hiring managers find cover letters important for evaluating candidates. Another survey shows 40% of HR managers believe that a good cover letter would help an applicant stand out. Even if a cover letter isn't required, you should always include one with your resume unless specifically asked not to. Here are some "don'ts" to watch out for when drafting your letter.
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