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Five Career Tips for College Freshman

Guest Author: CareerAlley

If you are a college freshman, time is on your side. How, you may ask? Well for one, hopefully the job market will be better in four years. And for another, you have 4 years to do all of the things you really need to do to set yourself apart from your classmates and the millions of other people that are competing for jobs. I know some college grads that are working in liquor stores or as cashiers in clothing stores. I don’t think this is where you want to work when you graduate (not that there is anything wrong with that). You need to position yourself now to be in the best bargaining position 3 and 4 years from now. Now is your chance to get ahead of the game rather than wishing you had been more diligent. So where to start? Take a read.

  • Internships: There are all different types of internships, the important thing is to ensure you participate as often as possible. There are summer internships and internships where you participate part time while you are in school (like c0-operative programs). Obviously the best internships go the quickest, but if you do your homework now (no pun intended), you can get a head start. If you don’t already know, internships give you practical experience before you get out into the working world. This experience is invaluable. Additionally, many graduating college students get their best leads (and sometimes jobs) from previous internships. And last, but not least, the connections you will make can make a huge difference in your career (read below). ==>> Students: 6 Best Ways to Get a Summer Internship


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Introduce Yourself to the Jobs You Don’t Know About

Guest Author: William Frierson is a staff writer for Website: You have seen jobs advertised in newspapers, on the Internet, and even on marquees. As a job seeker, you should continue to notice these job ads and others, but also look at the unadvertised, or hidden job market. This is the place where job opportunities aren’t necessarily seen […]

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Interview with James Alexander, CEO of Vizibility

Vizibility offers users a way to customize the search results that can be found about them via Google. I recently had the opportunity to interview James Alexander, CEO of Vizibility.

What exactly is Vizibility and how does it work?

Vizibility helps people get found online. With the first SearchMe Button for Google we help people take control of their online identities by allowing them to control what people find about them online. Users can customize their top five Google search results into a free and permanent SearchMe link that can be put on a resume, profile site, business card – anywhere someone wants to get found online.

When a Vizibility SearchMe button, link or QR code is clicked, accurate search results are displayed helping people make a killer first impression. We also display the search query right in Google, so the person doing the searching can be confident the information displayed is accurate and authentic.

Additionally, when a Vizibility QR code is scanned using a smart phone or mobile device, our mobile app can optionally share your photo, business card details, all your social and profile sites, and your vCard, along with your curated search results.

Why should students and recent grads care about what information can be found about them online?

According to ExecuNet, 86% of executive recruiters report using search engines to validate candidates. Searching for people by name only, however, often returns inaccurate results. 45% of recruiters have eliminated candidates based on what appears (or does not appear) about them online. And 39% of U.S. HR professionals hired candidates because the information online about them supported their background and qualifications. (more…)

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JOB SEARCH! Your ATTITUDE, the HIDDEN JOB MARKET and a comment on your RESUME!

Guest Author: Ron Cottick, CPC, CHRM

ATTITUDE is critical to carrying you through tough times, whether it is health issues, financial issues, problems with a home, maybe a car, or even, your JOB SEARCH. If you do not have a good ATTITUDE almost nothing else matters.

Now I know that sometimes it is tough having or keeping a good ATTITUDE. It takes a lot of faith in what you are doing. What I do when I need an ATTITUDE check is go into survivor mode. What I mean by that is I think of what I have been through before and how I got through it. I ask myself “what did I do to get through this”? I also think about what I learned from previous experiences and try to apply them to the current issues that are working on my ATTITUDE. I have self-inflicted a lot on myself, and family, but we have always come through and always have come out the better. The next issue that comes up usually doesn’t seem as dramatic because I believe in the Marine saying “that that does not kill you makes you stronger”. Now who can argue with a Marine?

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