Searching for your Dream Job

Posted by Ivan Chikhale on Oct 31, 2019 10:45:42 AM

Have you ever thought about what you want to do for your career? I don’t mean marketing or accounting, I mean in detail… specifically what you want to do and what topics it involves?

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Topics: Self Exploration, Job Exploration, Job Search, Job Research

How To Properly Research a Company

Posted by Alvaro Carreira on Oct 31, 2019 10:45:22 AM

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Topics: Job Search, Job Research

Dress to impress!! What exactly to wear to your first job interview.

Posted by Kyle Coffelt on Oct 30, 2019 6:11:03 PM

 

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Topics: Interview

How to Practice Negotiation

Posted by Jovia Sebaru on Oct 29, 2019 11:57:51 AM

Now that you have advanced in your interview process, is it starting to weigh on you on how you are going to ask for the pay you deserve and not just any pay? You are not alone; a lot of people are scared of the unknown when it comes to asking what they want. Well, look no further here are some tips to help you negotiate the salary you deserve. These tips will help you along your process. First, know your value. Then, ask for help, do mock interviews and lastly practice in the mirror. With focus and practice, anyone can become a good negotiator. 

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Topics: Networking, LinkedIn Tips, Professional Skills, Interview Follow-up, How To

Ways Vision Boards Can Help you Develop Professional Skills with a Step by Step Walk-through.

Posted by Valerie Koppang on Oct 29, 2019 11:57:30 AM

What is a Vision Board?

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Topics: Networking, Professional Skills, Selling Yourself

How to use Glassdoor and Indeed. 

Posted by Jeremiah Herrmann on Oct 29, 2019 11:40:37 AM

Have you ever struggled to find a job?  Maybe you found a job already, but you want to learn more about it and what it is you signed up for.  I'm here to tell you that both Glassdoor and Indeed can help you with your job searching needs.

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Topics: Resume, Professional Skills, Dream Job, Indeed

The STAR Method: Tips for Interviews and Resumes

Posted by Ryan Nalesnik on Oct 29, 2019 11:39:16 AM

The STAR method is way to sell yourself by communicating your strengths and skills through telling a story about a time where you applied them. You may have to engage in some self exploration because while a story might not seem interesting to you, it may be interesting to an employer. While you are aware of your capabilities, remember the hiring manager is not! The STAR method helps you communicate your abilities in a way that is engaging and easy to follow. This method can be used in interviews and resumes! There are four parts to the STAR method: situation, asks, actions, and result.

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Topics: Interview, Job Application, Self Exploration, Resume, Cover Letter, Job Tips, Selling Yourself, How To

Tips on Maintaining a Network

Posted by Jack Staub on Oct 29, 2019 11:38:26 AM
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Topics: Networking

How to start a conversation with a job recruiter?

Posted by Michael Carrasco on Oct 29, 2019 11:37:02 AM

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Topics: Networking, Job Fair, Job Recruiter

Dress to impress! What exactly to wear to your first job interview.

Posted by Kyle Coffelt on Oct 29, 2019 11:36:31 AM

 

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Topics: Interview

Tips to Avoid Burning Out During Your Job Search

Posted by Kennon Blum on Oct 29, 2019 11:32:21 AM

We all know what it means to take a break; to take time for yourself, and recharge before you continue on your journey. Did you know how important it is for your health? Working too hard can lead to a burn out, which can stall your job search process. Searching for your dream job can be stressful. Also, creating the perfect resume or perfecting your LinkedIn profile takes time. But despite this, it’s also important to take some time for yourself. 

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Topics: LinkedIn Tips, Job Application, Job Search, Resume, Dream Job

Tips for Success at the Job Fair and Why They Matter

Posted by Shelby Steere on Oct 29, 2019 11:31:49 AM

Are you looking for your dream job? A way to start networking and building professional connections? Make sure to attend a local Job Fair. Job Fairs are an easy (and usually FREE!) way to learn more about different opportunities and network with employers. There are six key tips that will help you make you make the most out of a Job Fair:

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Topics: Job Fair

How To… Dream Job Search!

Posted by Jordan Abbott on Oct 29, 2019 11:31:18 AM

Hey readers, first of all, we want to say thank you for tuning into our blog. One of the main problems many of you may have is finding the right job to apply for. This is considered the job search process which can be very tedious and impractical but with the right tips and resources, we are here to help along the way.

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Step-By-Step: How To Successfully Answer Interview Questions

Posted by Erin Bailey on Oct 29, 2019 11:30:27 AM
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Topics: Interview, Job Search, First Step, Interview Follow-up, Dream Job, How To

3 Tips on Finding your Dream Job

Posted by Nils Tchougoue on Oct 29, 2019 11:29:59 AM

Tips on Finding your Dream Job: So Easy a College Student Can Do It!

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Topics: Interview, Job Fair, Hubspot, Job Offer, Job Research, Dream Job, How To

Got the Job, What Next?

Posted by Nicholas DiMercurio on Oct 29, 2019 11:28:55 AM

 

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Topics: Career, Job Exploration, Job Search, First Step, Job Offer, Professional Skills, Job Research, Dream Job

Understanding the Importance of  Corporate Culture (In a fun way!)

Posted by David Ingersoll on Oct 29, 2019 11:28:04 AM

What does corporate culture mean to you? Is it showing up to work on time, maintaining ethical standards, or maybe just smiling at a coworker. Well there are many definitions professionals will give you. However, they are often boring and hard to follow. I’m going to break it down for you in a way that is easier to remember. The company you work at should be a reflection of the kind of person you are. For example, if you are a marketing executive trying to sell cigarettes, but you are heavily against smoking you won’t be successful. What you need to do is find your dream job instead! 

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Topics: Job Research, OFJS

3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Resume

Posted by Jordan Howells on Oct 29, 2019 11:26:51 AM

Are you a college student, like me, struggling to start your resume? Would you like to catch the eyes of employers? If you said yes to these questions, I have 3 tips to help you create a strong, effective resume and help you get to that next step: grabbing your dream job.

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Topics: Interview, Resume, Dream Job, How To

How To Use LinkedIn To Increase Your Professional Network

Posted by Garrett Kopich on Oct 29, 2019 11:24:07 AM

LinkedIn is a social media platform created to help people gain connections they need in order to put them in the best situation to obtain a job.  It is a vital job search tool when starting that initial conversation with employers. Click here for more ways LinkedIn is helpful in the job search process. Most companies have a presence on LinkedIn.  Here are is a step-by-step guide for you to get the best results when using LinkedIn.

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Topics: Networking, LinkedIn Tips, Selling Yourself, Job Research

Tips to improve your LinkedIn for Professionalism

Posted by Ousmane Sarr on Oct 29, 2019 11:23:35 AM

When I first entered college I thought I was marketable with all the right resources I needed. There was the college’s first job fair of the semester a few weeks in and I felt prepared for it. I went in with my resume, business card and myself to market to these employers that I am the best fit for their company. What I remembered of that day was that I had a lot of great conversation with employers but they seemed to always have a confused face they had when they saw an overly ambitious applicant as me without a LinkedIn profile. They questioned why I did not have one and immediately the mood of the conversation changed.

A LinkedIn profile is how they choose to engage with us these days and we need to know how to best set up a profile for optimal performance. Here are some tips on created your very own LinkedIn profile: 

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Topics: LinkedIn Tips, First Impression, Social Media, Career

How Answering the Most Asked Interview Question Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

Posted by Sarah Woolfolk Lyons on Oct 28, 2019 4:12:35 PM

 

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Topics: Interview, Selling Yourself, Job Research, Dream Job

Using LinkedIn to Find Your Dream Job

Posted by Kiana Bopp on Oct 28, 2019 3:01:37 PM

Did you know that nearly 80% of jobs are found online? It has also been estimated that 95% of recruiters refer to the LinkedIn profiles of potential employees. Not only is LinkedIn a social media site and resume platform, it is a great place to start your job search. Here are a few things you can do to use LinkedIn as a search engine to find your dream job:

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Topics: LinkedIn Tips, Social Media, Job Research, Dream Job, How To

How To Answer “WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS?” During An Interview.

Posted by Abdul on Oct 23, 2019 3:06:40 PM

“What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

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4 Tips FOR a successful Elevator Pitch:

Posted by Dr. Aaron Johnson on Oct 22, 2019 7:57:26 AM

1. CLAIMS about yourself.
These should be notable personal strengths, achievements, or characteristics. Plan to share 2-3 claims about yourself within a 60-120 second pitch.

2. WARRANT claims with evidence.
Claims are best supported with personal examples from your life. Think about where, when, and how these claims were showcased.

3. IMPACT of claims.
Explain to your listener why the claim is important. Your personal attributes are your competitive advantage and add specific value to a company, so make the connection for them.

4. DELIVER your claims, evidence, and impact in a memorable way.
Impressive claims with sound evidence and relevant impact are not enough. The pitch must be delivered in a creative vehicle (personal story, word picture, rhyming, alliteration, acronym, humor, etc.) to really make a lasting impression. Have some fun!

5. When time permits... PRO TIP from OurFirstJobSearch.com: Always engage your audience. Ask about the other person! (People love to talk about themselves.)

Create your pitch and come join our competition. Compete in the U-Pitch competition on 11/1/19. Register by 10/25/19. 

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Topics: Interview, Personal Branding

The Perfect Method: 3 Steps On How To Create The Perfect Cover Letter

Posted by Monay Watson on Oct 21, 2019 3:15:33 PM

I really want this job. I have the perfect resume but, what about my cover letter? Here are some simple steps to follow when making the perfect cover letter to go along with your perfect resume. Be sure to comment on your past experiences and/or thoughts on creating the perfect cover letter.

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Topics: Cover Letter, How To

How to Network Yourself into Your Next Career

Posted by Paula Morris on Oct 16, 2019 1:41:34 PM
  1. Use Social Media tools as a way to connect to others:
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10 Great Follow-Up Questions: Nailing Your Interview!

Posted by Paula Morris on Oct 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM
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Topics: Professional Dress, Job Tips, Professional Skills, Job Research

The Ultimate Guide On How To Follow Up After A Job Interview (Clone)

Posted by Glory Ebinama on Oct 8, 2019 6:20:27 AM

You have finished with the job interview, what’s next? Should I wait to be contacted?

One of the most overlooked parts of the job and interview process is the follow-up process. So, the question is not “should I wait to be contacted?” rather it’s “How do I follow-up after an interview?

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Topics: Interview Follow-up

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