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En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Entry Level

Move Up the Ladder at Your Current Company

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 4, 2009 at 7:54 am

Moving up the corporate ladder does not necessarily require you to gain employment at a new company. Many times employees can earn a promotion within their current company through initiative and hard work. In order to increase your value to your current employer, you need to continually enhance your qualifications and skills. The suggestions below... » Read Full Article

Retain Your Position After a Temporary Assignment

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: July 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

Businesses rely on a hardworking, innovative staff to be successful and profitable. In fact, corporate managers often attend workshops on recruiting and retaining top candidates. After completing a seasonal or temporary assignment with a company, you might wonder how to become the type of employee a hiring manager wants to retain. According to a group... » Read Full Article

What “Right-Sizing” Means to Your Career

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: July 22, 2008 at 5:21 am

In the wake of imminent layoffs and the newly created term of “right-sizing,” it is important to establish yourself as a much needed fixture for your organization. The company you work for should believe that they are unable to operate smoothly without you. Much like electricity, you want to be considered a necessary commodity. It... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Making the Most of Your Certifications & Licensures

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: July 8, 2008 at 6:06 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Every professional designation that is germane to your career goal should be listed and showcased at the very beginning of your resume. Providing hiring managers with visual cues as to your professional level quickly and effectively captures their attention. Methods to Showcase Your Certifications and Licensure: 1. Include the licensure... » Read Full Article

Hobbies & Interests On Resumes

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: June 3, 2008 at 7:24 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Generally speaking, hiring managers expect resumes to be focused towards business-related activities that can indicate to them your potential on the job. However, hobbies and interests that show leadership, technical skills, commitment to community, or team-playing capabilities may also enhance your candidacy. These might include: 1. Volunteer work for such... » Read Full Article

You’re a New Graduate and Your Degree Doesn’t Fit the Position

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: May 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Many entry-level candidates either graduated in a field that is considered “industry-soft” (eg: History, English, Liberal Arts, etc.) or in such a crowded field (eg: Information Technology, Marketing, Education) that when it comes time to find a job, they must seek something outside their field of interest. This creates the... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Enhancing Your Candidacy with Courses & Seminars

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 8, 2008 at 7:53 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME In many professions such as Accounting, Medicine, Nursing, and Law, professionals are required to maintain skills through continuing education and seminars. By providing this information to a hiring manager, you’ll be stating unequivocally that you are prepared for the demands of the current industry, and that you meet all legal... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Effective Networking Using Professional/Academic Affiliations

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 1, 2008 at 7:56 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Because resumes are sent electronically or by regular mail, it’s not often that you can use your networking savvy until – or unless – you’re called in for an interview. However, by listing memberships in professional and academic societies, your resume is a silent partner in networking your skills to... » Read Full Article

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