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What Employers Look For In Your Social Media

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As a recent college graduate it is very important to make sure that you are prepared for your job search. A big component that job seekers forget is to make sure that their social media accounts are employer-ready. Is everything that you have on your social media something that you want a potential employer to see? Here is a guide to help make sure your social media profiles are employer ready. This infographic was created by Stevenson University




How Do I Make a Resume?

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Shin from Houston Community College asked: “I have never made a resume before. How do I make one?” Thanks for your question Shin – A resume is the ultimate selling tool for you to leverage when applying and interviewing for jobs. It is becoming the most popular way of applying to positions in today’s job market. Many employers are moving to electronic systems when prospective candidates simply upload an electronic copy of their resume instead of filling out long applications. In some cases, all that is required is a link to your LinkedIn Profile. Your resume has now become a … / Read more »




Your 4-Year Plan: How To Take Advantage Of Your College Education

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An article by contributor Meghan Belnap. With the rising costs of college education and the increasing demand on student attention in the form of social and digital media, having a 4-Year plan is absolutely critical to take advantage of your college education. All too often, graduates are saddled with student debt and without suitable work. Some real-world skills are sadly missed or not studied by most new graduates, but it’s never too late to start taking advantage of your education, and laying the ground work for a career after graduation! Freshman Year: Orient Yourself, Work Hard and Socialize Most incoming freshman … / Read more »




Resume Preparation Tips | Writing About Your Work Experience

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An article by contributor Gigi W. When applying for a position that you have not had before, you may be stumped at how your prior experience fits. But when trying to determine how to get hired, even with or without work experience, you have to use every tool in your arsenal, and that includes all your work experience. So how do you write about your work experience, especially some of the first jobs you’ve had, on your professional resume? Prepare And Research First When looking to apply for a job, the first thing you need to do is examine the … / Read more »




How can I start my professional network?

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Erin from University of Texas at Dallas asked: “I’m getting ready to graduate in the spring, but haven’t found a job yet. People often find jobs by knowing someone who knows someone, but how can I meet people who would want to hire me when I’m still in school?” Thank you for your question, Erin! You’re right, having professional connections greatly enhances your job prospects. When you know-someone-who-knows-someone, there’s a certain level of validity and accountability attached to your name that you can’t achieve with a resume alone. It can be a daunting prospect to start your professional network, especially before … / Read more »