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En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Find the Right Job

How to Target the Places You Want to Work

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: May 20, 2014 at 11:03 am

I remember in college my advisor stressing the importance of having a “target company list.” She kept telling me to do the research and have a plan, “This is your career and it’s important to find a good company to work for. You wouldn’t buy a car without doing the research, so why wouldn’t you... » Read Full Article

Quality vs. Quantity: Will Applying to More Jobs Help or Hurt?

RESUME WRITER: Emily K.
CATEGORY: Find the Right Job
POSTED: March 27, 2014 at 11:19 am

 Most people approach the job search with little to zero knowledge of the recruiting process.  You may think an increased number of applications will result in an increased number of interviews.  Not necessarily true.  We’re all familiar with the saying “quality vs. quantity” and this certainly applies to job searching.  If you think it’s a... » Read Full Article

How college students can overcome the lack of experience

RESUME WRITER: Emily K.
CATEGORY: Career Planning
POSTED: February 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm

In most situations, experience is required to get a job after college, and employers are hesitant to make an offer unless you have previous experience—but what if you don’t have experience? This is a common catch-22 for college students. Whether you are a recent graduate or a current college student, here are some tips to... » Read Full Article

Mapping your Career Path

AUTHOR: Susan Brodie
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POSTED: January 30, 2014 at 10:39 am

In my first post, I covered how to accurately assess the current state of your career. Tool #2 will help you create a linear map of your career path. When I began teaching career planning, I thought a career path was something you followed that was laid out by your organizational or company structure.  I... » Read Full Article

Taking Charge of Your Own Career

AUTHOR: Susan Brodie
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POSTED: January 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

In today’s work world, companies no longer watch over your career for you, no longer ensuring that there is a path to take to the top. Companies change quickly, so that there are many opportunities but not a lot of warning about what the next job choice for you may be.  You may even be... » Read Full Article

Navigating a Career Transition

RESUME WRITER: Kelly L.
CATEGORY: Employment Tips, Find the Right Job, Tips on Entering a New Industry
POSTED: August 6, 2013 at 8:17 am

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – Career transitions are difficult, period. You may be forced into a transition via a layoff, or from prospects drying up in your field, or by your desire to try something new. When you’re laid off (or terminated) or unhappy in your job, it’s an emotional time: you’re angry,... » Read Full Article

Tips for New Grads to Get That First Job

RESUME WRITER: Lou H.
CATEGORY: Employment Tips, Find the Right Job
POSTED: July 23, 2013 at 7:36 am

by Lou H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer When a college journey comes to a close, graduating students often find themselves in an exciting, yet frightening situation. You know how it can be: After years of having a place to always be and an identity of who you are on campus, it can be unsettling to suddenly... » Read Full Article

Top Engineering Opportunities in 2013

RESUME WRITER: Lou H.
CATEGORY: Find the Right Job
POSTED: April 30, 2013 at 7:42 am

by Lou H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – For those of you who were in the job market during the recession, you’ll be glad to know the economy is finally looking up. The best news is that if you’re in the engineering field, you will inevitably have many more opportunities to choose from when searching for... » Read Full Article

New Grads: Make Your Resume Stand Out from the Competition

RESUME WRITER: Bob M.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume, Employment Tips, Find the Right Job
POSTED: April 9, 2013 at 7:42 am

by Bob M, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – For many college students, the month of May brings a new level of excitement and apprehension, as well. That’s because, for them, it is time to graduate. However, the market has not been very kind to college grads in recent years. True, the average unemployment rate for people... » Read Full Article

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