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Companies are Creating New Alumni Programs

April 25, 2018 5:11 pm Published by

There is another reason to never burn your bridges when you leave your company – You may want to go back one day.  And furthermore, the company may actually want you back! Employers are doing more to create a new type of alumni program.  Not the type you probably already know about where graduates from the same college join together to help recruit more employees from their alma mater.  This is the alumni program that HR offices are building where the “alumni” are actually former employees. In a recent publication... View Article

Consider Headhunters and Employment Agencies

November 24, 2015 10:49 am Published by

Headhunters and employment agencies are valid options for job seekers. If you are looking for a new career in this economy, headhunters and employment agencies help job seekers get into companies they admire and sometimes can get resumes past application tracking systems. As with everything else, proceed with caution and do your research and due diligence since some recruiters and headhunters do charge up-front fees. You do not want this to be a surprise to you. To help with your research, TheLadders.com has a list of 10 Questions To Ask... View Article

Read Job Postings Carefully!

October 13, 2015 10:13 am Published by

Too many job seekers get really attached to position titles and overlook the actual work, tasks and assignments involved in a particular job.  Don’t make this mistake.  Look past the job titles and read job postings carefully. As you read the job postings, you should be thinking about the skills and behaviors you have compared to what the employer wants. Some tips for reading job postings: 1. Look for a match between the skills and experience you have and the skills and experience required in the job posting. 2. Remember that... View Article

10 Job Search Mistakes New Grads Make

April 18, 2014 4:10 am Published by

Everybody makes job search mistakes. However, many of the job search mistakes new grads make can be avoided with a little bit of research and preparation.   The following ten job search mistakes are easy to fix.  If you believe you are not making job search progress then you need to pay immediate attention to this list of job search mistakes. Bad resumes and cover letters This is a no brainer.  Data suggests that 75% of job applicants are eliminated from their resumes alone.  There are so many resume samples and cover letter samples available... View Article

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