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11 Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Should Avoid

Federal job seekers often are frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process and that's because they are going into the process with the same mindset as they would a regular job search.  The two are not the same and the sooner federal job seekers change their mindset, the better their chances will be at landing a job.  Authors Janet M. Read More >

11 Tips for 11/11/11

1. Network Your Way Through School - Your professors are experts in their fields. Invest time into developing relationships with them-attend office hours, seek out research assistant opportunities, keep up with their scholarship, be engaged during their classes, get involved in clubs and associations that they oversee, volunteer to help them with projects, etc. Once you have established a connection, seek your professor's advice on paving your career path. 2. Read More >

Job Search Tips for Veterans

They fought overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, defending the principles of freedom America was founded on.  And while many Americans have shown their appreciation for these heroes, especially on holidays like Veterans' Day, the job market has not been as kind.  Veterans have found it a lot harder than their fellow countrymen when it comes to finding jobs upon their return to the states. Read More >

Tips for Creating Great Cover Letters

As many job seekers focus on constructing the perfect resume in order to highlight their work experience as effectively as possible, it is equally important to write an attention grabbing cover letter that will persuade potential employers that their credentials deserve careful review. Be precise. Read More >

5 Tips for Landing the Right Job

In today's competitive market, many job seekers are taking work outside their field in order to bring in a steady income, but there are some things that candidates who remain dedicated to working in their chosen industry can do to find the position they are best suited for. 1. Read More >

Snap Out of the Job Search Doldrums

Whether you're unemployed and on the job hunt or eagerly seeking to jump ship from your current position, searching for a job can be a difficult, discouraging process. After dedicating countless hours to searching for jobs, writing personalized cover letters, perfecting your resume, and sending out application after application, it can be incredibly disheartening when none of those employers get back to you. Read More >

Job Watch: PricewaterhouseCoopers Hiring 12,000 People

The economic outlook always appears gloomy when you're looking in all the wrong places.  The news loves a good negative story, but the reality of the situation is that many corporations have plans to hire en masse. If you don't believe me, check out the big news recently announced by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  The Big 4 firm, which made a big dent in this year's Consulting 50 Rankings and Accounting 50 Rankings, has announced that new hires are definitely in the plans - a lot of them. Read More >

Is Freelancing a Viable Option?

A recent Daily News article shined a spotlight on freelancers in New York who face increasingly difficult situations to collect paychecks on time, if at all, during the current economy.  The whole point of freelancing is the ability to be your own boss and control your own destiny, so when they have trouble getting paid, it begs the question of whether or not freelancing is even a real consideration these days. Read More >

4 Tips for Writing a Better Resume

In today's uncertain economy, job seekers need to make sure they are equipped with all the right tools to attract a hiring manager's attention. With more businesses using electronic computer programs to sort resumes, its especially important that a candidate's resume contain key words and relevant information in order for them to stand out in a crowded field of qualified applicants. 1. Read More >

Why You Should Avoid Resume Clichés

A resume says a lot about a person.  We have discussed various ways to present your experience, touching on the paragraph-style vs. bullet-point style resumes, and even discussing the idea of an infographic resume.  But regardless of which style resume you use, the choice of words jobseekers use can help or hurt someone's chances at getting a job.  And words that were acceptable to use in the past have become tiresome to recruiters. Read More >

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