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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

Graduation is Here. What’s Next?

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 22, 2014 at 10:06 am

It’s almost May, which means graduation. With the changes in the job market, how does a new graduate approach their search? Keep reading for some tips for a new grad in the job market. Plus, some advice for Millennials, who might not know what they want to do—and that’s ok. The Opportunity Often times a... » Read Full Article

6 Ways to Nail Your 90-Day Plan

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

Have you gone to an interview and been asked “if hired, what will you achieve in the first 90 days?” It’s important for the hiring manager to envision what you will do for the organization, what impact you will have, and what you’re able to achieve. Here are three tips to help prepare you and... » Read Full Article

How to negotiate the best salary

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

You made it through the interview process and you’ve reached the “official offer.” How do you make sure you’ll be paid what you’re expecting? Many candidates think they don’t have room for negotiating with a slowed economy, but this is far from true. Here are some tips to negotiate the best salary—which should start before... » Read Full Article

Freelance workers on the rise

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

Freelance work has become very popular over the years, and it’s estimated that 1 in 3 Americans are currently freelance workers and that number continues to rise. With healthcare costs increasing, companies are making the shift to freelance work.  Baby boomers are looking to supplement their incomes, so freelance work is a perfect fit.  With... » Read Full Article

Turn a Temporary Position into a Job Offer

AUTHOR: Jessica Grant
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POSTED: March 18, 2014 at 8:35 am

In a competitive job market, securing a contract or temporary position for a great job is still a foot in the door. But how do you turn that position into something long term? Read on  for  tips from the ResumeEdge team for making this position a permanent one. Go Above and Beyond: If the position... » Read Full Article

Tips to Overcome an Online Degree Obstacle in an Interview

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

While more and more employers are accepting online degrees, some companies still view them as “less of an education.” Many recruiters say when you have an applicant that attended an onsite campus versus someone who attended classes online, the onsite candidate will get the job—they just feel they receive a better education onsite.  Here are... » Read Full Article

The Job Interview Checklist

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Job seekers are often frustrated when submitting their resume and never receiving a response—it just feels like a big waste of time. It could be that you’re getting passed over because you haven’t taken the time to make sure that you look good to a potential employer in places other than your resume. Many interviewers... » Read Full Article

Owning Your Own Job Search: Networking

RESUME WRITER: Rachel W.
CATEGORY: Blog, taking charge of your career
POSTED: February 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

After providing a newly edited resume to our customers they are often not sure what the next steps to take are. The next step after a getting a great resume is networking! However, what exactly does “networking” look like? There are generally three different methods for successful networking: attending networking events, utilizing LinkedIn®, and connecting... » Read Full Article

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Big Data Jobs

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: February 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I recently watched a video from Software Advice,  Mistakes to avoid when applying for Big Data jobs. They offer great tips for jobseekers in the data field and for jobseekers overall. Highlight your expert area Make note of these “expert areas” on your resume, your profile, and your online profile. Don’t just list yourself as a... » Read Full Article

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