Monday, February 25th, 2013

Your resume + thousands of recruiters = great opportunity!

Are you still seeking summer or full-time employment? If you haven’t already, visit the Career Center to learn about comprehensive job search strategies! You should also publish your resume to the Resume Book on the BRIDGE, where employers will have access to your document, and if they find a skill match, may contact you directly. Easy Instructions: 1. Click on Document tab/Upload a resume, then Documents/Publish a Resume 2. Select appropriate resume book (Seniors: Class of 2013, Underclassmen: Summer 2013) 3. Upload your resume Easy-peasy. Questions? Email recruiting@bucknell.edu

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Monday, October 1st, 2012

Help, I Have To Submit A Writing Sample!?

Even though most applications require a cover letter and resume there are a few industries and areas that will also ask that you submit a writing sample. During the interview your spoken communication skills are assessed, but since some positions require various forms of written communication, the company may also want evidence of how well you express yourself in written form – in comes the writing sample. While any employer whose position requires writing skills may want samples, writing samples are more common in publishing, public relations, advertising, media, research, and law. If you are a typical college student, your […]

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012

20 Best Job Apps for New Grads from Bestcollegesonline.com

Tim Handorf of Bestcollegesonline.com recently published an article “The 20 Best Job Apps for New Grads” that we thought we’d share with all of you. I’ve used some of these apps can see how they would be useful for job searching. Here’s all 20 of them from Bestcollegesonline.com: Laptop manufacturers have to be worried. Based on absolutely no proof, we’re guessing you could probably land a space shuttle with an iPad now. One thing we’re certain you can do is make your job search easier. So if you’re a new graduate, traipsing around Europe or camping out in Zuccotti Park, don’t […]

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Tip from Forbes: Facebook and Job Search

I wanted to share this great tip I saw in a recent Forbes article on how to build a positive social media profile and avoid being rejected by a potential employer: Always follow the old saying about not posting anything that would make you embarrassed if it were published on the front page of a newspaper. Don’t use Facebook as a forum to vent on everything you hate about life, your job, someone else, or a company – talk to a friend in person if you feel the need to vent. For more tips, here is a link to the […]

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Job Search Engine Tips and Suggestions from Indeed.com

We came across this article from our Alumni Career Services office and wanted to share it as we found it was full of some great information. Alison Doyle, from About.com, got to spend some time time talking with Indeed.com’s co-founder and CEO, Paul Forster, about online job searching and how to get the best results when using a job search engine. Paul suggests that, “Job seekers narrow their search as much as possible in order to find jobs that fit their experience, skills, and desired location.” He goes on to say that it makes sense to “Focus on finding exactly […]

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Your Job Search Compares to the World of Dating

By: William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com Have you ever thought about the similarities between your job search and dating? I had not, until I came across an article, which focused on this topic. Everything actually made sense; the rules for dating can be applied to your job search to help you find your ideal employer. Here are some good tips to use. -Don’t be afraid of rejection- This is a fact of life. You may have to pursue several job opportunities and hear “no” before someone finally says “yes”. -Don’t use the same old line- If you […]

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Thursday, December 9th, 2010

December Grads: 5 Misconceptions Entry-Level Job Seekers Make

I came across this great, short and sweet article from Heather R. Huhman’s blog and thought I’d share her quick tips. For those December grads these 5 points are really good to keep in mind as you find yourself in the “real world” now, but these aren’t only good for December grads so seniors listen up! I remember when I was an entry-level job seeker…seems like only yesterday! In the early days, I definitely made all of the following misconceptions (and more): 1. Your cover letter and resume are about you. Nope. In fact, you should use the word “I” […]

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Finding a Job: It’s a Lot Like Dating

by Brad Karsh: President and Founder, JobBound Although the task of finding a job may seem too tough to tackle, it’s really quite simple when you compare it to one of your favorite pastimes: dating. Just like burping out the alphabet or talking to your ex at the dinner table are sure-fire ways to blow a date, there are some things you just don’t want to do when trying to find a job. I found that if you apply these dating guidelines to the job search, you’re sure to find a dream job that’s a perfect fit for you. Don’t […]

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Steps To Success Series

Not sure where to start in the career process? Make sure you check out our “Steps to Success Series”which are a series of workshops designed to start you on your way. September Workshops: Resumes – Sept. 9 at Noon in Taylor 203:  Review resume basics while working at a computer to type up the framework for your resume or updating an existing resume Resumes for Engineers – Sept. 9 at Noon in Dana 117: This workshop will review several general resume rules and then spend time highlighting what employers will seek/expect from engineering students and how to best highlight any […]

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Job Search Message in the Bottle

By: CareerAlley “I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle” – Sting Okay, so today I heard that Mattel is making a special dog collar for dogs that will allow them to use Twitter (unfortunately, I kid you not). And if you think I’ve gone totally bonkers, then you can take a look at this link and see the product first hand (Twitter for Dogs – Puppy Tweets). So by now you are probably wondering “okay, but what does this have to do with job search?”. Everything and nothing. So I got to thinking, if a dog can […]

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Top 6 Resume Differentiators to Land the Interview

Author: Christina Archer is a Recruiting Specialist, Resume Writer, and Author. Website: http://icareersearch.wordpress.com While the news of an improving American economy gives job seekers a glimmer of hope in the employment market, the competition is more fierce than ever before. In order to “bring your A game,” it becomes necessary to take a second look at your resume, to ensure you’re prepared to face-off with the toughest opposition. These are the top six areas of the resume that warrant immediate attention. What’s the objective? Any resume still utilizing an objective statement should remove it, and create a compelling introduction that […]

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Monday, June 28th, 2010

100 Best Career Posts for Recent College Grads

Clearly this is just a guide as many articles from the Career Insider are missing but regardless this is a great article that categorizes posts on the many different areas of job searching. One more resources to help out can’t hurt… Posted on May 25, 2010 by Site Administrator For many new grads, heading out into the working world after getting their degrees is a scary proposition. Life after college can pose many challenges, some of which are exacerbated by the tough job market. Students should realize that they don’t have to go it alone, and many past grads are […]

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Cover Letters: Does Anybody Read Those Anymore?

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez: expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist, author, and presenter. In a world where many job applications seem to disappear into a “black hole”, job seekers often wonder if there is any point in sending a cover letter with their application. The answer is absolutely yes! An effective cover letter communicates to an employer why you’re specifically interested in the open position. With so many job seekers indiscriminately applying for hundreds of jobs, your application will automatically stand out if you can demonstrate that you truly have a personal interest in a particular position. Effectively […]

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Get Off Facebook and Get an Internship!

A lot of articles are now stating that employers are going to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media outlets to search for viable talent. So, does that mean that all you have to do is set a status message that you’re looking for a job and then add your resume to your profile? NO! Believe it or not employers are not going to be banging down your door if you’re a passive job hunter like that. Internships are still the way to go if you want to get noticed. Internships not only help you to gain relevant experience, but […]

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