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Category Archives: What Employers Want

Dirty Dozen Communication Tips for The Job Interview

One of the biggest hurdles that some college students and new grads have to get over is, making that switch from what I call “college talk” to “business professional talk”.   New grads who don’t make that switch will often struggle in the job interview.  Many … Read More…

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3 Things Black Students Must Do Before Graduation

Employers seeking diverse talent, will have larger talent pools Gone are the days when seeking diverse talent, translated to “hire a Black person.”  I hate to be so blunt, but it is the reality.  Employers are looking for new grad talent with the professional … Read More…

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Campus Leaders Land More Job Offers

Visit any college campus and you will find posters and flyers  promoting a myriad of campus activities being hosted or sponsored by campus groups and clubs.  Check out social media sites for colleges and you can’t miss the photos and promotion of campus … Read More…

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5 Big Workplace Skills Employers Want

Employers usually are not shy about saying what workplace skills they need to see in the new graduates they hire.  In an article published in the Deseret Morning News, Wendy Leonard said, “Colleges and universities dump a lot of graduates into the work … Read More…

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No Work Experience? No Problem

One of the big questions new college grads and career changers ask when we discuss their workplace transitions is – I have no work experience in that area so who will hire me? Where will I get the experience that employers seek if I … Read More…

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Combat Job Search Age Discrimination

I spoke with a colleague recently who had lost a spouse and was looking to reenter the workplace.  It was pretty clear that his biggest concern was the job search age discrimination he felt he would face. He was worried about his chances of finding, … Read More…

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