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Student Loan Exit Counseling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring!

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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Check out our latest article on Storify:

Student Loan Exit Counseling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring!
Search Twitter for “Exit Counseling” and see if you can find one positive comment. In case you’re busy, I’ve pasted a few comments below. Keep in mind the less “tame” comments have been censored out. But a new product on the horizon ensures that Exit Counseling will no longer be boring…

Read the full Storify post here: http://storify.com/iGrad/student-loan-exit-counseling-doesn-t-have-to-be-bo
What are your thoughts on the subject? Let us know below in the comments section.
Kris
www.iGrad.com

Why Financial Literacy? And What are Colleges Doing About it?

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Check out our latest article on Storify:

Why Financial Literacy? And What are Colleges Doing About it?
Financial literacy is a problem; unless we make a major change we will see another major recession in the near future. Fortunately, some colleges are leading the way with some innovative programs. Check out these videos & stories to see why financial literacy is needed & what is being done about it.

Read the full Storify post here: http://storify.com/iGrad/why-financial-literacy-and-what-are-colleges-are-d
What are your thoughts on the subject? Let us know below in the comments section.
Kris
www.iGrad.com

Job Listings By College Degree

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

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Have you recently received your college degree, only to wonder what kind of jobs you are now qualified for? Or even worse, not sure if you even want to work in a job that your college degree dictates you go into? The good news is that certain degrees often open doors to many positions that you may never have even thought of.

Try using the links below to search job listings that are appropriate for your respective degree:

Accounting Degree Jobs
Biology Degree Jobs
Business Administration Degree Jobs
Business Finance Degree Jobs
Business Management Degree Jobs
Communications Degree Jobs
Computer Science Degree Jobs
Criminal Justice Degree Jobs
Computer Science Degree Jobs
Economics Degree Jobs
Engineering Degree Jobs
English Degree Jobs
Health Science Degree Jobs
History Degree Jobs
International Relations Degree Jobs
Law Degree Jobs
Liberal Arts Degree Jobs
Marketing Degree Jobs
Math Degree Jobs
Political Science Degree Jobs
Psychology Degree Jobs
Sociology Degree Jobs
Teaching Jobs

No Degree Necessary Jobs
College Degree Jobs
Associate Degree Jobs
Bachelors Degree Jobs
Masters Degree Jobs

Good luck with your job search!

4 job-hunting tips that you HAVEN’T heard

March 8, 2010 3 comments

Yes, I know that this picture has absolutely nothing to do with this subject.

We’ve all heard the standard tips that everyone else is using…and that’s exactly why they don’t work…because everyone else is using them!  You have to make yourself stand out…be memorable (without offending anyone…that’s the tricky part).  I interviewed several recruiters and hiring managers to find out what is setting the chosen few apart.  Here are some of their answers:


  • Optimize your résumé for HTML.  Most companies use Applicant Tracking Systems which parse out and display resumes in an HTML format. Many Word résumés, though they look great in Word, do not display well in HTML based Applicant Tracking Systems.  A company called ResuWe has a free service on their website that will optimize your résumé to display well in Applicant Tracking Systems.


  • Keep it fresh. Wherever you have your résumé posted, make sure to update it once every month…even if you don’t really have anything to update.  Many résumé searches on popular job boards have the search defaulted to only pull up résumés that have been posted or updated in the last 30 days.


  • I only have eyes for you. Making yourself seem “in demand” by namedropping other companies that are interested does not work in this economy.  Treat every potential employer like they’re your soul mate.  Employers love hiring people that are excited to work there and have demonstrated interest in the company by doing their homework ahead of time.


  • Have a portfolio.  Maybe you have heard of this one, but most people think that portfolios don’t cater to the field that they’re in…WRONG!  It’s not about what’s in your portfolio as much as the fact that you went above and beyond 90 percent of all the other applicants.  If you really can’t think of anything to include, ask all of your friends to write a quick recommendation for you on Facebook and/or LinkedIn, then print those out.


    I’m not including this last tip in my list since you’ve heard it before, but it needs to be mentioned.  You MUST actively use LinkedIn!  Almost every recruiter that I spoke to said that they are using this more and more everyday and using the traditional job boards less.  Several of them added that their contacts at Monster and CareerBuilder are terrified that the LinkedIn model will replace traditional job boards.


    It’s not enough just to be on LinkedIn though – you should join some groups, get involved in the discussions, and do some networking!  Check out this video that shows you how to find a job using LinkedIn.


    Happy Hunting!




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