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Mastering the Online Application

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

The idea that your resume and cover letter are getting sent into cyberspace can be intimidating, but keep in mind you can always follow up on an online application. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you master the online application.

How to Have the Best Spring Break

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

It might be officially March, but we're still in the midst of the winter doldrums. Luckily, Spring Break is right around the corner, and is the perfect cure for cabin fever.

I Will Not Get Your Coffee: How Young Professionals Can Demand More of Their Jobs and Internships

Courtney Michelle Johnson | Posted 04.11.2015 | College
Courtney Michelle Johnson

Just simply having a job or an internship is not enough. Even if it's at the biggest company in the world with the best salary possible for your field, it' s still not enough. In order to be successful, you must demand more -- and no, I don't only mean more pay. I mean more out of the experience.

How to Interview: Hawaii's Award-Winning Female Business Owners Share the Inside Scoop

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Hawaii
Lindsey Kesel

Enjoy these nuggets of wisdom from employers that are above and beyond what everyone already knows about interviewing.

The Easier it Gets to Apply for a Job the Harder it Is to Get One

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

When I read about people who say "I've sent out 1,000 resumes over the past two years and didn't get one response," I feel sorry for them.

3 Lessons I Have Learned Since Graduating

Julia Neumer | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Julia Neumer

Leaving school for the real world can be a daunting prospect, and for good reason. However, this is an incredible time in your life, with the opportunity to begin a new career and get started building your resume as a professional. Be confident in yourself and your abilities, and there is no stopping you.

How to Tailor Your Cover Letter and Resume for Different Positions

Her Campus | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
Her Campus

A generic resume and cover letter just don't make you stand out, but these tips and tricks can help you make a great first impression and land your next dream job or internship!

How the Hiring Process Has Changed Over the Years

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

The process of hiring and recruiting manpower services has changed notably over the years and still continues to evolve as technology takes a giant leap forward.

Becoming Your Dream

Opal Vadhan | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Opal Vadhan

This is what helped me achieve my dreams, and I still use these tips today to keep working on my dreams. It does take hard work, but trust me -- it does pay off.

Looking for a Job? Unplug and Embrace Connectedness, Not Connections

Roberto Angulo | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Roberto Angulo

No matter where you go to school or who your parents are, you're probably more connected than you think. Ignore the new misconception that quadruple-digit social online "friends, followers, and connections" are the path to career prosperity.

What to Do When the Phone Doesn't Ring: Tips for Job Seekers

Alexandra LeBlanc | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Alexandra LeBlanc

Recruiters are working to review all the resumes that come their way and fill these jobs. But many candidates are frustrated and discouraged by the lack of recruiter response. So how does a job seeker stand out among the hundreds of other applicants?

Online Job Search Process Must Change to Reduce Unemployment

Patrick Richard | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Patrick Richard

Instead of needing a good résumé to get a foot in the door, we think the job search process must instead focus on thoughtful insight and smart thinking among job candidates. It gives people a chance to prove themselves.

New Grads: You're Fighting With the Wrong Weapons in the Creative Job Market War

Shara Senderoff | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Shara Senderoff

You remember applying to college like it was yesterday, but the next thing you know, you're walking the stage in a cap and gown. Now you're worried about finding a job -- as you should be.

Three Tips for Your Freshman Year of Life

Shara Senderof | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Shara Senderof

Many are realizing they've cultivated big dreams in school, only to be met with a grim employment landscape and serious competition from the millions of other new grads looking for work.

How To Get A Job: A True Story (Part 2)

Claire Diaz-Ortiz | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Claire Diaz-Ortiz

By the time I had finished reading her email, I wished I had a job to give the lovely young woman, but I didn't, and I wrote her as much. She wrote me back. In her email she told me that she was actually already working for Twitter. Huh?!

How To Get A Job: A True Story (Part 1)

Claire Diaz-Ortiz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Thanks to one amazing email I got a few months back, I now can point to the perfect template of how to go about pitching yourself for a job you want (in email form, at least). Let's look at the actual email I received, and then I'll break down why it works so well.

The Truth About Job Interviews With Entrepreneurs: Your Employer's Mind May Be Far, Far Away

Frank Farwell | Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Despite the advantages of technology, landing a job at a good start-up company can be a long, tedious process, or it can be a quick flash of opportunity if you happen to be in the right place at the right time.

The Benefits of a College Minor

Her Campus | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Her Campus

You know your major is important: It gives you the skills for your future career, and it's what employers look at. But what's the real value in having a minor? Can it hurt you if you don't have one? We found out.

Polite, Persistent Followup Isn't Grovelling

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Your mojo is everything in a job search, and it's very important to keep intact. If you can see persistence as a repetitive business task and not a high-stakes test of your ego, pride and self-esteem, you'll be in good shape.

Are You Employable in 2012?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Shelly Palmer

If job creation is our number one national priority, maybe we should start by helping people learn how to properly prepare for employment in the Information Age and then, teach some basic job-hunting skills.

The Job Interview: Get Ahead of the Rest -- Turn No Into Yes

Craig Ing | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Craig Ing

Research the company you are applying to work for thoroughly. Don't just look at company information that may appear on their website.

5 Concrete Steps Toward Career Change

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

If you'd like to shift gears professionally but can't quite summon the energy to begin that process, here are five concrete steps to launch that process.