Monthly Archives: May 2013

Calling All Recent Grads: Watch Out For These Common Mistakes

Congratulations on graduation! Now comes the scary part: trekking out into the real world and using that diploma to get a full-time job. If your college experience was anything like mine, you’ll feel a little uneasy about translating classroom experiences and textbook knowledge into the workforce. With that said, let’s take a look at and

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Unearthing the Secrets of Superb Communicators

Interpersonal skills, motivation, ability to work in teams, creativity, honesty, and organizational skills – these soft skills matter to employers! They matter to the extent that some employers would rather hire candidates with weak hard skills and strong soft skills rather than the opposite. When forced to rank them by importance, employers say that communication

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You think I party everyday and wear sweats to class? Overcoming Stereotypes With Your Video Resume

As an employer, hiring a recent graduate is a risky maneuver. You’re taking an employee under your wing that has zero experience working in a full-time job setting. You’ll obviously have to spend some extra time getting that employee acquainted to the real working world outside of college. There will probably be necessary hard skills

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It’s Not Me. It’s You. Considering Company Culture in Your Job Search

By pairing your paper resume with your video resume, you’re giving employers the opportunity to see who you are as a person, what your personality is like, and how you could potentially fit into the company as an employee. Don’t forget that it’s extremely important for you to give the company a similar sort of

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They like me. They like me not. They like me? The Hidden Soft Skill that Trumps Them All

When it comes to soft skills that are valued by employers, most of us know the basics: communication skills, honesty, flexibility, creativity, motivation, attitude, and more. However, a Harvard Business School study has identified a soft skill that employers value more highly than all of these. Not only that, but most employers are not even

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Professionalism: The Rundown for Gen Y

The way you behave on the job is extremely important. Obviously. But if you’re new to the professional scene you might not know what to expect just yet. Gen Y has been conditioned since birth to feel entitled, and expect to be able to act a certain way. Don’t deny it; you know what I’m

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Video Resumes and Equal Employment Opportunity(EEO) Standards

Some recruiters will tell you that video resumes are a no-go because they delineate age, gender, race, and other information that could be discriminated against. And hey, nobody likes to get sued, I understand that. But let’s take a step back and compare the information divulged in a video resume versus the information on your

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A Scary Future, A Promising Tool

For those recent grads out there (myself included) the future can seem daunting. The 2013 graduating class is said to be entering a job market that is no better than last years with few jobs available for those with degrees that are not in demand. In a survey from Adecco, 58% of hiring managers surveyed

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Jobma and Video Resumes: The Answer to all of the Employer’s Hiring Dilemmas

Not only are video resumes an incredibly useful tool to help end a job search dry spell for job seekers, but they are also a very resourceful platform for employers as well. Here’s an introduction to the many advantages that Jobma has to offer you and your company: 1. Jobma video resumes save you money.

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So I Am Capable of Getting a Big-kid Job?

  You just graduated from college and are embarking on the daunting task of finding your first big-kid job. But between juggling school, sports, part-time work, clubs, and a social life, the amount of relevant experience you have related to the jobs you’re applying for is limited. Maybe you didn’t have time to fit an

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