Job Tips

Resumes for Recent College Graduates with No Work Experience

Woman Interviewing as a college grad using resume with no work experience

Are you a recent college grad wondering how to craft a resume with no work experience? No worries. When you are just beginning your working career, you may not have a lot to show on your resume in your prospective field.  And while browsing jobs, it seems like any type of interesting job requires 3-5 years of experience, at a minimum!  This can be frustrating for many recent college graduates when the most you have on your resume is an internship and a few years of part-time work from high school or college. Well, you’re not alone. Every college grad has early times in their career without much to show for it.  We’re going to give you some tips as to how to stand out from the crowd when you are just beginning your career. Ultimately,...

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Cover Letter Elements

cover letter tips and tricks

What makes an effective cover letter? Do I still need one? Many online applications for jobs don’t require a cover letter any longer like they used to.  And I’m sure you are thinking, “Great, one less thing I have to do to apply for this job!”  But are you really doing yourself a favor by not taking the extra minute or two to upload some sort of introductory message? While unemployment remains low, that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t much competition for jobs, especially with the top employers in your area.  Simply taking the time to upload that cover letter can pay off big time, separating yourself from the competition. First off, there isn’t really a right or wrong way to write a cover letter.  Different jobs require different...

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What Should I Wear to a Job Fair?

What should I wear to a job fair or interview?

Wondering what to wear to an upcoming job fair or job interview? Our advice? Keep it simple. 10 Tips on Styling for a Job Fair Here are 10 tips on how to style yourself for a job interview or job fair. Start with the basics: clean and neat socks and undergarments. These really make a difference in looking professional and building confidence. For women, wear a properly sized bra. For males, a nice pair of socks can make you feel like a million bucks. Scour your wardrobe for those basics. A suit may not be necessary, but a blazer paired with a shirt and tie or simple dress will work wonders. Clean and press your clothing the night before. Don’t rush right before an interview. Have them all laid out so you can sleep knowing your clothes...

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What do Administrative Assistants Do? An Office Coordinator’s Story

Administrative Assistant and What does an Office Coordinator Do

Joan from Madmen, Andrew from The Proposal, Andy from The Devil Wears Prada and April from Parks and Rec. What do all of these characters have in common?  Essentially, all of them are an Administrative Assistant or Office Coordinator. They make the coffee runs, schedule meetings, and prep meeting material in order to make their office look amazing for clients and visitors. Granted, most Administrative Assistants do not lead lives like that of the movies; however, we are pretty remarkable and we know how to get it done without missing a beat. Administrative Assistant Roles: Reality vs. The Movies Movies and T.V. shows do romanticize office life a lot. I dare say that not most of us grow up saying, “I want to be an Adminstrative...

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