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    January 29, 2014

    Three Effective Online Job Search Strategies

    Make that time you spend online count.

    In last month’s article we talked about 4 job search strategies to get you started. The strategies are designed to help get you out of the online centric “spray and pray” approach to job searching.    Those 4 strategies that will get you started are:    Set your goal. Develop your self-marketing profile.  Target companies and organizations you’d like to work for.  Begin reaching out to your network.    This month...Continue reading

    By Lea McLeodPosted in Career Change, Job Search on January 29, 2014

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    June 11, 2013

    The Informational Interview: Job Search Strategies for Recent Grads

    8 Tips for Conducting Great Informational Interviews that Set You Apart from the Competition

    By Lea McLeod, M.A. , Founder & CEO, Degrees of Transition One of the most essential skills that make you a successful student is even more essential once you hit the job search process: Conducting Research.  Before any application or resume is sent out, research is the most important thing any recent grad can do. But by the time graduation comes along, college graduates are usually chomping at the bit to get out there and get that first job, jumping right into the job search...Continue reading

    By Lea McLeodPosted in Career Change, Job Search on June 11, 2013

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    March 28, 2013

    5 Big Reasons New Grads are Failing the Job Search

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Real Job After Graduation

    By Lea McLeod, M.A. , Founder & CEO, Degrees of Transition “I've been sending out my resume for months and not hearing anything back.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a recent grad call with, literally, that exact same statement. It’s practically epidemic.  But it’s an important statement because its simplicity and honesty belies the vast complexity of situations that created it.    Although a poor resume is one reason new grads are...Continue reading

    By Lea McLeodPosted in Career Change, Job Search on March 28, 2013

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    January 9, 2013

    6 Tips to Jumpstart Your Career Before Graduation

    Do you know how to land a job in today’s economy?

    Are you a college student, recent graduate or know someone who is about to enter the workforce for the first time?  Today’s economy requires a head start in order to land a decent job.  Here are 6 tips to jumpstart your career before graduation.   Intern, Intern, Intern Figure out a way to work in your field of study before you graduate so you can build your resume with real experience.  Sometimes it leads to a job after you graduate, other times it leads to a more credible...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Career Change, Job Search on January 9, 2013

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    August 13, 2012

    THREE Reasons People Regret Taking a Job & FIVE Actions You Can Take to Fix It

    Do you regret taking your new job? Does your new employee?

      You were so excited for this new opportunity, happy to move on from your last job, and ready start the new one.  Soon after taking the new job, you realized the grass is not greener, nor is the job what you thought it would be.  Do you leave, live with your new reality, or try to change it?  What would you do if you were on the other end of this dilemma…the person who did the hiring?  Making the effort to understand your new employee after the interview can ensure your...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Career Change, Job Search on August 13, 2012

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    June 11, 2012

    Six Steps to Finding Your New Job

    Is it time to reinvent your career?

    Starting your job search can be overwhelming whether you are looking for new opportunities, making a career change or seeking a promotion.  There are lots of resume tips, interview recommendations and other resources out there, but how do you know what type of job you should be looking for?  If you begin your job search with the mindset to first reinvent yourself, you may find your options for employment evolve into opportunities you would not have previously considered.  Here are Six Steps...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Career Change, Job Search on June 11, 2012

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