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En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Student

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

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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

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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

When Your Career Objective is Vague

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POSTED: March 18, 2008 at 8:35 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME For those individuals who have just graduated from high school or those who have faced lengthy unemployment because of downsizing in their field, there may be a sense of what do I do now? Where can I best use my strengths? As with every other endeavor in life, it’s best... » Read Full Article

When Your Relevant Professional Experience is Minimal

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POSTED: February 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Whether you’re just starting out in your chosen profession or you’ve been forced to transition to another career because of the fluctuating needs of the economy, there may be times when you’re faced with having little professional experience to offer an employer. However, there are ways to maximize what you... » Read Full Article

Worried About Being Considered Too Young for a Position?

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POSTED: January 22, 2008 at 10:57 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME The best way to overcome reverse age discrimination (eg: you’re considered too young for a major position, rather than too old), is to deliver a flawlessly crafted, exceptionally professional resume that details your relevant skills and qualifications, while showcasing your accomplishments. The best format for an up-and-coming young executive is... » Read Full Article

Admissions Resumes – Tips for Getting Noticed

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 7, 2007 at 9:51 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME When competing against hundreds of other applicants for limited seats in degree programs, it’s essential that your resume quickly conveys what you can bring to the program in terms of academic abilities, special talents, or real-world experiences. Below are general guidelines as to what admissions directors seek in application resumes.... » Read Full Article

If You Do Not Have the Required Education for the Desired Position

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POSTED: October 25, 2007 at 8:04 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW No matter how well you prepare for a career, it’s rare when your professional or academic background perfectly matches all of the employer requested qualifications. Despite this, there are ways to overcome perceived deficiencies in your academic history, while proving you are a good match for the position. 1. If you... » Read Full Article

When Your Professional Experience, In General, Is Lacking

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 16, 2007 at 8:37 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW Recent high school graduates, some stay-at-home moms, and those individuals who are just starting trade school or vocational college are faced with extra challenges in creating a resume that will prove their worth. As with all resume content, it’s imperative to focus on what you do have to offer, rather than... » Read Full Article

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