Career & Job-Search Blog for New Graduates

How to Write a Resume with Purpose and Pizzazz!

How to Write a Resume with Purpose and Pizzazz!

You may wonder if such a thing is possible. Aren't most resumes about as interesting as yesterday's news? Yes, most are. But yours doesn't have to be. You have about ...
Confessions of an Entry-Level Hiring Manager

Confessions of an Entry-Level Hiring Manager

I have some confessions to make. I'm a Hiring Manager. I can hire you. But I can also decide not to hire you. And for every person I hire, twenty ...
How To Bridge The Gap In Your Resume

How To Bridge The Gap In Your Resume

Are you concerned that a hiring manager may notice the gap in your resume? Maybe you worked steadily from 1993-2001 and then you were unemployed from 2001-2002. Should you ignore ...
Have an Upcoming Interview? Here's a List of Interview Questions For New College Graduates

Interview Questions for New Graduates

When interviewing new graduates, hiring managers sometimes find work-related things to talk about can be a challenge. So, focusing on some of the less job-specific requirements and more on soft ...
Job Search Tips Old and New

Job Search Tips Old and New

To find your next job, your goal is to meet the right people and convince them to hire you. It's just that simple. Best part: There are more ways to ...
Another Job Search Success Story

Another Job Search Success Story

Everybody loves a story with a happy ending, right? Well, here's one about an Ontario man who got the job he wanted in exactly 31 days, with lessons that can ...
Are You New College Graduate? Surviving Your First Job Search is Just a Click Away.

How to Survive Your First Job Search

Everyone has to start somewhere. And the first entry-level job is the first step in a long chain of subsequent jobs to form that all-important career. The good news for ...
Help From GraduateResumes.com on Writing a Better Cover Letter

How to Write a Cover Letter That’s a Direct Hit

Dear Jobseeker: If a one-page cover letter is good, a two-page letter is even better? Absolutely not. Employers are busy professionals who have just a moment or two to look ...
Think Differently. Act Differently. Get Hired Faster.

Think Differently. Act Differently. Get Hired Faster.

You read a lot these days about how depressed the average person is about the labor market, or that the average person can take up to 17 weeks to find ...
4 Cover Letter Secrets to Land You More Job Interviews Next Week

4 Cover Letter Secrets to Land You More Job Interviews Next Week

Dear Jobseeker: When you're hungry for a sandwich you step up to the deli counter and ask for it. If you're in the market for a new car, you go ...
"Activate" Your Resume --- With Action Verbs!

“Activate” Your Resume — With Action Verbs!

Your resume can push a hiring manager to call you for an interview. The Key? Action Verbs . . . So many jobseekers fall into the trap of being "long ...
If an objective statement is not the best choice for a new graduate resume, then what is?

What Your Resume Objective Should Be + Example Objective

Many college career offices and some resume books are emphatic that it is vital to have a resume objective in your job search document. The objective section is the first ...
2 'New' Cover Letters to Get Your Hired!

2 ‘New’ Cover Letters to Get Your Hired!

Here's your chance to do what few other job hunters do––write two powerful cover letters that will put you in front of the pack. You might be wondering what this ...
Choosing Career Path

For Graduate & Entry-Level Jobseekers: Choosing a Career Path

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Written by Teena Rose, Resume to Referral From the time children are old enough to talk, grown-ups persist in asking ...
Email Writing Tips for Entry-Level Jobseekers

Email Writing Tips for Entry-Level Jobseekers

Dear Jobseeker: When you're hungry for a sandwich you step up to the deli counter and ask for it. If you're in the market for a new car, you go ...
Career Planning Starts with Self-Assessment

Career Planning Starts with Self-Assessment

One of the biggest mistakes that individuals make in their careers is to go aimlessly through school or work in an entry-level position with no clear direction (goals). They wait ...
Marketing Your Entry-Level Career & Resume

Marketing Your Entry-Level Career & Resume

Written by Teena Rose, Resume to Referral Everything has a market. If you could go back 30 years or so, and tell someone they would eventually buy water for prices ...
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5 Key Points About Applying to IBM

Not surprisingly, IBM is hiring. One of the most prominent employers on the planet, there are many (mainly) IT jobs available, such as software architect, information architect, mainframe software architect, ...
Reasons to Ditch College & Pursue a Job

Reasons to Ditch College & Pursue a Job

Graduates are in for some startling stats. Just before the 2012 graduating class prepared to complete their last semester, CBSNews.com did a piece called " Half of College Grads Can't ...