Recruiting for Summer 2018 Jobs – No, That’s Not a Typo

You may not be thinking about your summer 2018 job right now, but it is helpful to start the exploration, research, and networking process soon so you are ready for fall recruiting season. Here are 8 tips to prepare for fall recruiting during the summer…..

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Spinning Your Wheels in Job Search? 5 Tips for Getting out of a Funk

Job hunting for a long time and feel like you are spinning your wheels? Job search is a process that can take time—but there are things you can do to make it more manageable. Here are five tips that will help with your job search…..

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College Students: 10 Ways to Connect With Companies at Career Fairs

It’s that time of year! Back to college, first day of classes, new student week, parties…. and career fairs. Yes, We are happy to report that career fairs are alive and well, nationwide and across industries. So how can you stand out among a sea of potential hires? Here are 10 ways to get noticed and recruited at career fairs….

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Morale up While Searching for a Job

Job searching can be grim! We’ve all been there at one point in our lives. The amount of time, energy and research that you put into a single job application, only to receive the dreadful news that you were not selected for the position. So how do you keep your morale up when searching for a job? Here are five tips for staying positive during this difficult time….

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Starting Your First Job? Make an Impact in the First 30 Days

Surprisingly, a new survey found that 77% of businesses expect recent graduate hires to stay less than a year. Even with this potential expectation, show your employer that you are worth investing in. The first 30 days can be critical to your success. Here is a primer to begin building your professional reputation….

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Attention Student Job Seekers: 6 Steps to Target Your Dream Company

It’s that time of year. Graduations, caps & gowns, prominent speakers with words of wisdom to inspire newly minted grads as they enter the real world, such as “Go for your dream job!” But how can a job seeker connect the dots of a dream job with the reality of finding actual job openings? Here are 6 steps to make a plan for job search 2016…

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Pay It Forward to Job Seekers? Absolutely!

Pay it forward. Random acts of kindness. Helping someone without the expectation of quid pro quo. What does this mean in the context of a job search? What should you do the next time a student from your alma mater or your friend’s brother’s college roommate emails you about a job opening at your company? We can collectively make the job search world a friendlier place. Here’s how…

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Tales From Two Entrepreneurs – Tips for Starting a Business

We’ve both had many jobs over the years. Babysitter, lifeguard, aerobics teacher, investment banker, executive coach, career advisor —but none fully prepared us for the number of hats we needed to wear as tech entrepreneurs. Looking back, we’ve learned a lot since launching Jobtreks. Here are twelve things every entrepreneur should know…

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6 Tough and Wacky Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

So you’ve gotten past the application phase and have been invited for an interview. Give yourself a pat on the back! But it’s not time to relax quite yet — you’ve got to prep for your big meeting. Potential employers want to keep you on your toes and assess your critical thinking skills. But how do you respond to a difficult or wacky interview question? Here are six of the toughest we could find (with advice on how to handle them).

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6 Quick Tips for Email Networking Like a Pro

One of the first steps in networking is to email contacts or leads to introduce yourself and try to set up a call or meeting. But let’s be honest — people are busy, and networking emails often fall into the abyss that is the bottom of their inboxes. So what’s the best way to reach out via email — and follow up — without being annoying? We’ve got the tips that will help you get the response you want…

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Attention Student Job Seekers: 5 Steps to Target Companies That Don’t Recruit at Your School

Are you an undergraduate or MBA student looking for a full-time job or a summer internship? You may need to launch a job search directed at two types of companies: those that recruit on campus and those you find on your own. Both paths can lead to exciting opportunities, but knowing how to navigate the process for each is the key to success…

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Job Search Advice from the Real Experts – the Class of 2015!

Job search advice comes in all shapes and sizes AND from many people and places. We thought it would be interesting to hear from recent college grads and job seekers — who are now gainfully employed professionals — so we polled a diverse group of 2015 graduates…

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Email Has the Right Tone

Let’s say you sent an email to your boss, colleague or direct report and didn’t get the response you expected. You carefully chose every word in the email. It’s happened to the best of us — but it’s hard to know what went wrong…

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6 Ways to Advance Your Job Search and Stay in the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season officially arrived about a month ago, but now you can really start to unwind. Between the partying, eating, and celebrating,your job search is probably the last thing on your mind. And who doesn’t want to chow down on gingerbread in front of great holiday television?…

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5 Ways to Make a Coffee Chat Count

Picture this. You reach out to a contact because you might be interested in working at his/her company. You set up a “coffee chat”. What exactly is a coffee chat and how can you prepare for it?

A coffee chat isn’t just a cup of coffee. It’s a “pre-interview interview” and it’s evaluative. That’s good news! It means you can distinguish yourself early on…

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