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The beginning of anyone’s career is usually one of the most challenging times they will experience. You don’t yet have experience or a network of connections to help you. With that in mind, we thought we’d gather the most helpful articles we could find for someone early on in their career. Check them out below!

Recruiters and Hiring Managers Dish on Their Most Memorable Candidates

When you go into a job interview, you should focus on trying to be memorable. However, you want to memorable in a positive way. Unfortunately, many candidates are remembered for the wrong reasons instead of the right ones. So what can you do to leave a strong positive impression? In this article from Glassdoor, hiring managers give examples of their most memorable candidates, for better or worse.

After 526 Rejected Job Applications, I Broke Through. So Can You.

Almost everyone who has looked for a job has at some point faced adversity in finding one. Looking for a job can be one of the most challenging obstacles, especially if you are just starting out. It’s very easy to get discouraged, particularly when you’re don’t see any opportunities on the horizon. So how do you push through that feeling of hopelessness? This article has some great advice from someone who found their way out.  It’s a great story, and if you find yourself in a similar situation, you’ll definitely take something away from it.

Unemployed Job Seekers Receive Lower Job Offers – How to Get a Good Job Offer If You’re Unemployed

Unfortunately (and ironically) not having a job can make it much more difficult to find a new one. Studies have shown that employers are more likely to hire candidates who are currently employed. They are also more likely to offer those candidates higher job offers. So if you’re without a job, how can you avoid losing out on better job offers? This article has some great suggestions. If you find yourself in that position, this is definitely one you’ll want to read.

The Best Career Advice From This Year’s Graduation Speeches

We all need a little inspiration every once in awhile! Graduation speeches can be a great source of just that. While many of the speeches this year were heavily politicized, many others had great career advice and motivational messages. If you’re curious which speeches may help your career, The Washington Post has put together a list, make sure you check it out!

The 3 Types of Work Friends You Need Early In Your Career

You just started a job. You’re excited to dive into your work and start making a difference. However, it’s important that you don’t lose sight of the importance of forming some new connections as well. Having friends that you can go to to ask questions and discuss ideas with at work is a huge help. If you’re not building connections, you’re limiting yourself in a lot of ways. This writer recommends that you make three different types of friends at work. Read the full article to find out what they are!

Job Hunting: 4 Big Resume Mistakes That Are Easy to Fix

Your resume is one of the most important tools for your job search, and this is especially true early on. You haven’t likely formed the industry connections you will later, which means you can’t yet utilize them. That means you have to mostly rely on your resume to get your foot in the door. Given that fact, it’s especially important that you make sure your resume is mistake free. Give this article a quick read through to make sure you don’t make any big mistakes that could’ve been easily fixed.

Your Resume Is Only 10% of Why a Company Hires You – Here’s What to Focus On Instead

While the previous article focused heavily on resumes, that’s hardly the only thing employers will focus on when looking to hire you. Beyond even cover letters or references, this article recommends focusing on human connections. This is especially important early on in your career. As time goes on and you form more connections, your network will become a more powerful resource. Eventually, you may be able to land a job just by reaching out to someone you know. Doesn’t that sound pretty great!?

The beginning of your career is usually one of the most challenging times. We hope the advice within the articles above helps you press on and strive for success! As time goes on, you will gain more experience, form more connections, and have more bargaining power. All you have to do is keep moving forward!