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Leverage College Career Centers in Your Job Search

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

There’s nothing like great advice, especially if it is free. Of course, that is what the Internet is all about. In the “old days” (like when I went to college), the only way to get to your college career center was to visit it on campus. Now, most (if not all) career centers at colleges and universities have an online site. So, this not only gives you access to your college career center but potentially, to every college career center. Why, you may ask, do you care? Let’s face it. The only reason people go to college is to enable them to enter the field of their choice. If college did not help you get into the field of your choice, no one would go. College career centers are designed to help you enter the workforce (or change jobs). Not convinced? Maybe today’s post will change your mind on the value of college career centers. (more…)

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Close, but no Job

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://CareerAlley.com

Do not worry if others do not understand you. Instead worry if you do not understand others.” – Confucius

I played the role of hiring manager again this past week and it is always a somewhat surreal experience for me. Sometimes the career adviser in me wants to jump across the table, grab the candidate by the collar and say “hey, don’t you know how to prepare for an interview?”. But what amazes me more than anything else are those that manage to somehow spoil an otherwise great interview. Sometimes it’s during the interview (like the guy who told me he has to remind himself that not everyone is as smart as him). Sometimes it’s after the interview (poorly written thank you letters or no follow-up letter at all) and sometimes it’s other stuff (like your Spring Break picture posted on Facebook). Whatever your poison, it’s worth the time to find the antidote.

  • 25 Common Facebook Faux Pas That College Students Make – This article, from Onlinecollege.org, provides a list of things you want to avoid doing on Facebook. There are the usual suspects (like don’t post incriminating photos) to some that you might not have thought of (like playing too much Farmville???). In any case, this is definitely worth a read.

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Who is Hiring from the Fortune 1000 Vol 4

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way.” – Mark Twain

I’m switching it around a bit and starting from the top of the list for this post. Large companies and lots of jobs, the companies range from Oil and Gas (which dominate the top of the list) to retail, Financial Services and Manufacturing. Each of the companies listed have mature career sites with many resources. If you are really interested in any of these companies, take advantage of their registration and submit your resume.

  • Wal-Mart Stores – Number 1 on the Fortune 1000 list, Wal-Mart is a well known name. There are a number of options when visiting the Wal-Mart Careers page: Sam’s Club, Corporate Careers, Logistics Careers and quite a few more. Their main careers page has a large Apply label right in the middle of the page (which does not link to anything unless you select a career). If you would like to explore first, the right hand side of the page has a few options. In addition to the ones I listed, there is also College and Recent Grads, Military, Driving Careers and many more. You can also check for jobs in your area by clicking “in your local area” center page. There is a way to search across all jobs by selecting Apply and then editing the options. There were 1,535 career opportunities when I checked the site.

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Who’s Hiring from the Best Companies to Work for – Vol 18

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”Henry Ford

“And the winner is . . .”. How many times have you heard those words? Better yet, how many times have you heard them followed by your name? It’s great to be the winner, “the best”. Not all of us are destined to be “the winner”, but being the best does not mean that you always need to be in first place. Inspiration drives the best in most people, and the companies listed today are all about providing the best environment to work in.

  • Mayo Clinic – Ranked at 55 on the list, the Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated non-profit group practice in the world. They have almost 42,000 employees and added 36 jobs last year. The main careers page leads with Jobs (by location) at the top, followed by information about the company. You can follow Mayo Clinic jobs on Twitter and you can register on the site and upload you resume. There is no way to look for all jobs available unless you register, so you will need to select the location of your choice to search for jobs. For each location, the job search page has additional resources, such as preparing for your interview.

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