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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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    December 19, 2013

    4 Job Search Starter Strategies for The New Year

    What action are YOU going to commit to taking as you start the new year?

    So often I get a call from prospective job search clients. They usually tell me that they are applying to jobs but not hearing anything back. To me, that’s a sign that they probably don’t have a good job search strategy in place.   If you look at the numbers, you’ll know why. According to research by InterviewSuccessFormula.com, there were 3.6 million job openings at the end of 2012. But only about 20% of those available jobs were actually posted somewhere.    So if...Continue reading

    By Lea McLeodPosted in College Student/Recent Grad Job Search on December 19, 2013

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    August 27, 2013

    Create A Platform For Success In Your First Job

    7 Keys to Building a Good Relationship With Your First Manager

    You mastered the job search strategy, the resumes, the interviews. Now you have a well-negotiated job offer and are ready to set the world on fire!    When it’s time to do that, I want you to pay attention to a big part of your job success that is often NOT a big part of your orientation process. Most onboarding processes revolve around the technical side of joining an organization: Benefits enrollment, rules and regulations, getting on the network, all that.    What is often...Continue reading

    By Lea McLeodPosted in College Student/Recent Grad Job Search on August 27, 2013

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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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