En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Student

4 Salary Negotiation Tips for the New Grad

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: May 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

You’re weeks or even days from graduating college- and that means you’re excited about making the “big bucks.” Too many times college grads will take the first offer, since it’s a lot more than your part-time gig pays. Don’t fall victim to a lower salary, and know your value—here are some tips to get the... » Read Full Article

Tell Me Exactly Why You Deserve This Job?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: July 7, 2009 at 9:17 am

That’s the question consciously or unconsciously running through the mind of someone looking through a stack of resumes. That person will often not find the answer if there’s no cover letter from you. Resumes list the information about your skills and experience. Cover letters pinpoint why you should receive serious consideration for a particular job.... » Read Full Article

Showcasing Academic Experience When You Have No Real World Experience

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: June 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

Every job candidate faces the same challenge after graduating college – How do I get a job when all I have is a degree? If you look closer, you’ll understand you have more than a degree – you have group projects, research papers, class assignments, honors, activities, campus jobs, and campus leadership experiences. Making the... » Read Full Article

What a Resume Is Not

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 16, 2008 at 7:24 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME1. An exhaustive listing of everything you’ve done: Hiring managers aren’t interested in details from the beginning of your academic/professional career. Rule of thumb is to go back 10 years for IT professionals and no more than 15-20 years for those in other industries. Hiring managers won’t read... » Read Full Article

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