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6 05, 2021

Job Hunting for the Recent Grad: 5 Tips 

2021-05-06T08:38:52-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Networking, Pandemic, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Being fresh out of college and getting thrown into the job market can be overwhelming. Between the usual stress of graduation, all of the times you’re asked “do you have a job lined up?”, and the ongoing pandemic (that’s FINALLY starting to simmer down a bit), you may feel stressed and under pressure to find your dream job.   But not to worry, there are ways to expedite your job search and help you get your foot in the door. Being a recent graduate is NOT a death sentence in the job market. In fact, there are an array of reasons [...]

4 05, 2021

What is a Phone Screen?

2021-05-04T14:42:08-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what exactly happens after you submit your application materials to a job? How long until you hear back? When will you know if you’re chosen for an interview? Well in many recruitment processes, employers narrow down the applicant pool before scheduling interviews by conducting phone screens. Not to be confused with a phone interview, phone screens occur after employers and hiring managers have reviewed resumes and cover letters. Typically, those who appear to be qualified for the position will be phone screened and potentially invited to schedule an interview later on. So while it’s not a guaranteed interview, it’s [...]

30 03, 2021

Virtual Career Fairs: A Guide

2021-03-30T08:46:43-04:00Categories: Networking, Pandemic, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Career fair is an event in which employers, recruiters, and universities provide information and opportunities to job seekers. Job seekers attend career fairs intending to meet new companies and potential co-workers, speak about upcoming opportunities, fill out resumes and applications and, ask questions regarding their industry. Career fairs have always been a big deal, and can definitely spark some nerves for those who have never attended one or are really trying to get their foot in the door. With all of the change in our world due to COVID-19, A large majority of career fairs are now being held [...]

16 03, 2021

Adding Pronouns to your Resume, Email or LinkedIn Profile

2021-03-16T09:21:10-04:00Categories: General News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Seeing pronouns on people’s social media profiles and email footers is no surprise. The practice has actually become increasingly popular as a way to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, specifically for transgender and non-binary people. Adding pronouns such as she/her, he/him and, they/them to your profile, resume, or email is not only a great way to show support for members of this community but also makes for a more inclusive space/environment. Inclusiveness is a super important part of any workplace and this is just one, simple way to emphasize it. […]

11 03, 2021

Discussing Weaknesses in an Interview  

2021-03-11T09:44:30-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The whole goal of Interviews is to identify a candidate’s fitness for a specific job, so a discussion about strengths and weaknesses is pretty standard. Talking about strengths is one thing because it’s just a chance to shine, but what about the curveball, weaknesses? Many interviewees struggle to discuss this since they don’t want to seem incapable of the job.   […]

9 03, 2021

Industry Spotlight: Big Data Analytics 

2021-03-09T08:46:44-05:00Categories: Industry Spotlight, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Big Data Analytics provides a new way of gaining insight into the challenges that businesses face each and every day. The process of using software to uncover trends, patterns, correlations, or other useful insights in those large stores of data is what we call Big Data Analytics. The collection and analysis of vast amounts of data were not always possible, however, due to increased technologies such as programming frameworks that include Java, C, Python, or Scala, businesses implementing big data can now make better decisions, draw conclusions and recognize trends. For this reason, professionals with the skills to define big [...]

25 02, 2021

Entry Level Jobs When You Have No Experience

2021-02-25T08:47:19-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Unfortunately, in today’s job market employers want to pay the entry-level salary to someone far above the entry-level. This can be noticed from the way that many entry-level positions state previous work experience in the requirements section. Many wonder though, “How could I have experience if I am entry-level?”. This is a fair question and valid assumption that entry-level workers typically do not have experience. However that doesn’t change the fact that you have to get over the hurdle of entry-level jobs, so we’ve got some tips to share. […]

26 01, 2021

Applicant Tracking Systems: All You Need to Know

2021-01-26T08:35:28-05:00Categories: All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

To be successful in landing interviews, job seekers need to know and understand applicant tracking systems and what they do. A large majority of companies, both big and small, utilize applicant tracking systems to filter resume submissions before an actual person reviews them. This can in turn affect a job seeker’s chance at even receiving a call or landing an interview. However, resumes can be tweaked to improve their chances of making it through an Applicant Tracking System. Keep reading to find out how to beat an ATS! […]

21 01, 2021

Answer “Why Are You Looking for a New Job?”

2021-01-21T11:07:40-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Preparing for a job interview can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is always a good idea to prepare some potential questions and answers beforehand. If you are already employed at a different company, the interviewer will likely ask “Why are you looking for a new job?”.  […]

12 01, 2021

Industry Spotlight: Accounting

2021-01-12T08:31:25-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Industry Spotlight, Job Efficiency, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

New for 2021, Industry Spotlights will focus on different sectors of the job market each month. The goal of the Industry Spotlights is to give readers and job-hunters alike some examples of the best careers out there and explain why they are considered top tier. Industry Spotlights will also encourage and help readers to choose a career path that is right for them as each spotlight will take an in-depth look at all of the ins and outs of that career. Stay tuned for a new Industry Spotlight every month! First up… Accounting!  […]

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