Job Search Insights

Recent Graduate, Job Search, First Job November 04, 2014

Lack of Experience Isn’t the Biggest Roadblock For Recent Graduates

A recent column from The New York Times points out that the jobless rate for college graduates younger than 25 was 8.2% in 2013, compared with 3.2% for college graduates age 25 and older. While there are certainly many factors at work causing this disparity, the younger graduates’ relative lack of interview experience, business professionalism, and communication skills are often what keep these younger people from landing jobs.

Job Search, Consulting September 29, 2014

Take Charge of Your Career Story with a Compelling Cover Letter

We’ve all heard the saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. In reality, however, opinions are influenced heavily by our first impressions. In the case of a job application, the recruiter’s or hiring manager’s initial reaction can make the difference between getting an interview or being passed over. A well-crafted cover letter is the perfect tool for shaping those first impressions.

Architectural, Engineering September 29, 2014

Hitting the Sweet Spot for Architectural Staffing

When the credit crisis hit in September 2008, every industry was affected. But in no sector was the impact as swift and complete as it was in the architectural staffing industry. Seemingly over night, every development project was put on hold, and every day you’d hear about another round of massive layoffs.

Job Search, How to Network June 05, 2014

Networking with Purpose: Where do you live? What do you do?

These are two of the leading questions at any social event. Wouldn’t it be great to use this lead-in for job prospecting and networking? Make it happen. Some of the easiest ways to do so include prompting questions:

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