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What Does your Online Persona Say About You?

November 27, 2020 8:32 am Published by

CareerBuilder.com surveys consistently show that employers are increasingly researching job seekers online before making hiring decisions. Employers are definitely using Social Networking sites to research job seekers. What would your online persona say about you? “Hiring managers are using the Internet to get a more well-rounded view of job candidates in terms of their skills, accomplishments and overall fit within the company,” said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder.com. Here are some job search tips from the latest CareerBuilder survey to help job seekers create a positive... View Article

Interview Like a P.R.O. Workshop

November 17, 2020 8:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Interview Like a P.R.O. Workshop The HBCU Career Center developed the Interview Like a P.R.O. technique over a decade ago. We have coached many people on how to use this interview technique to improve their job search outcomes. Since the interview phase is a critical part of the job search process, it makes perfect sense to focus on improving you job interview skills! Therefore, if you are thinking about finding a new job, new career or a new internship, know that your interview skills can really derail your job search.... View Article

End Resume Fails and Ace your Job Interview

November 6, 2020 8:05 am Published by

We are on a mission at The HBCU Career Center to end resume fails. Our philosophy is that one of the best ways to prepare for any job interview is to truly commit and immerse yourself in the resume writing process.  After years of looking at a myriad of resumes, many of which were really bad, I ended up writing a Resume Guide: How to Look Good on Paper. How to End Resume Fails? I decided that to end resume fails, we needed to explain to people how the resume writing process... View Article

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Audit Resume Contact Info

November 3, 2020 8:00 am Published by

No matter what you hear – the resume is NOT dead.  The resume is still the only way you will get your foot through certain doors. If you have already done all the hard work to prepare your resume and get it in front of the potential employer, do not sabotage your own job search with errors or omissions in the contact information. Make sure that employers can contact you. It’s the only way to the next step.  Use this checklist to proofread the contact information on a resume for content,... View Article

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Talk About Projects in Job Interviews

October 30, 2020 8:00 am Published by

Projects completed are great examples of practical use of your knowledge. If you share project information on a resume, it is still a good idea to talk about projects in job interviews. Keep in mind that the recruiter’s thinking process goes something like this – “The best indicator of future behavior of an employee or an intern in my company is that person’s past behavior.”  So, when you talk about projects in job interviews you are reassuring the recruiter that you have actually used the skills before.   For example, rather... View Article

Tips for Working with Employment Agencies

October 12, 2020 6:00 pm Published by

When the job search stalls, an employment agency could be the shot in the arm that a job seeker needs. An employment agency helps employers fill their vacant positions. They do this in two ways. First, they screen and submit the best job applicants and they serve as an advocate for job applicants. They do this by promoting the job applicant’s credentials to the employer. There are many myths about how an employment agency works with job seekers. Understanding some of the terms  used in the staffing industry helps clarify... View Article

6 Twitter Job Search Strategies for Students

September 12, 2020 6:30 pm Published by

At the core of your Twitter job search has to be your own Twitter account! No brainer right? So know that you can’t do a Twitter job search without having your own professional Twitter account. Your first priority would be setting that up. We won’t cover that here, because it is rather easy and intuitive to follow the instructions to do it. What we will say though is to make sure your Twitter account stays professional. Doesn’t mean you can’t be personal, fun or show your personality. It just means... View Article

Green Jobs Continue to Explode

August 18, 2020 2:19 am Published by

A recent study revealed that the US green economy generates $1.3 trillion and created 9.5 million of workers.  To document some of the growth in this sector, the Bureau of Labor Statistics developed the Green Jobs Initiative a few years ago.  The goal was to develop and publish information in three areas. First, on the number of workers and trend over time of workers in green jobs. Second was to document the industrial, occupational, and geographic distribution of the jobs. Third was to collect and publish the information on the... View Article

Phone Interviews are Still a Thing – Even in the Age of Zoom

August 12, 2020 7:41 am Published by

So you are thinking that in the days of Zoom, FaceTime and Skype you don’t need to prepare phone interviews. Well you would be wrong if that is how you are thinking. Phone interviews still matter and this article on 10 Ways to ACE phone interviews still has valuable tips. Why are phone interviews still being used? First, you probably recognize why phone meetings with recruiters are being used right now. The big reason is that phone interviews lower costs. So do Zoom, FaceTime and Skype but those video tools probably take... View Article

Resume Tips from Google, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs

August 9, 2020 8:37 am Published by

Resumes continue to be a big part of the job search and the hiring process. They are not going away! The HBCU Career Center shares resume tips because one of our goals is to end resume fails! We created and use the #EndResumeFails hashtag across our social media sites because we believe that too many resumes are tossed into the trash for formatting and content issues that could very easily be addressed. Although these resume tips are from recruiters and HR professionals at Google, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs, they apply... View Article

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