Posts Tagged ‘Resume’

Job Listings By College Degree

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

jobs by college degree
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!


Lighter Side: Job search tips from an unemployed Stormtrooper [video]

April 15, 2010 1 comment

    Sometimes you have to look outside-the-box in order to find useful job search advice. Get some tips from this Stormtrooper’s job search, or at the very least a few laughs.

    After a 3-year absence, the unemployed Stormtrooper revises his résumé and resumes his search for a new job:


How March Madness can help YOU land a job

March 24, 2010 1 comment

    My bracket is busted!  How often have you heard this?  The truth is, unless you have Utah State defeating San Diego State for the championship like one of my colleagues, it’s still anyone’s game (sorry David).  But even if you haven’t filled out a bracket, you can still learn some very important life lessons from the tournament, including tips you can use to land a job.

    What you did during the regular season doesn’t matter.  Analysts often refer to a team’s regular season performance as their résumé.  And if this is the case, then the tournament is the job interview.  It always boggles my mind when I hear people say that they won’t get a job because they’re not qualified enough.  This self-defeatist attitude is truly your biggest obstacle.  Similar to March Madness, your résumé is just to get you in…what happens after that is entirely up to you.

    The best team on paper doesn’t always win.  Every college basketball fan knows that any team can win under the right circumstances (hence the “Madness” in March Madness).  If your experience is good enough to get you the job interview, then you have the same opportunity to get the job.  Underdogs win all the time, and they use the following tactics to increase their odds.

    Preparation is paramount.  Teams prepare for their games by studying tapes of past games.  Think of the internet as your tapes – research the company and interviewer by reviewing the company’s website, searching news articles and press releases, and cyber-stalking them on LinkedIn.

    Develop a solid game plan.  Strategize by preparing questions to ask in a job interview.  Hiring managers want to see that you are knowledgeable about their company, but also that you are eager to learn more.  Know the company’s mission statement (find it in the “About Us” section of their website), and ask them about its significance…no hiring manager has gotten to where they are without being passionate about their company’s mission statement.

    Follow through to the finish.  How many times have you seen a team take a lead into the closing minutes, only to collapse at the last possible moment and lose the game?  This is because that team lacks follow-through: the ability to play with the same intensity for every second until the game is over.  You should demonstrate your follow-through by sending a thank-you letter soon after the interview.  I suggest mailing a hand-written note…it’s more personal and will really set you apart from the crowd.  Check out this helpful article for other thank-you letter tips.

    For other tips on landing a job, check out my past posts:

    What team do you think is going to win the whole thing?  Leave a comment below.  I personally have Ohio State winning the whole thing…but anything can happen.

    Kris Alban


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!