7 Things a Job Seeker Should Never Include on Their Resume

Our resume writers know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to creating the perfect resume. Your resume portrays how you want to be seen as a professional and while It’s great that you also happen to be an awesome person with a cool personal life, stray from including any personal information until you secure the job and get to know your professional environment and coworkers better. Check out what our resume writers had to say about the issue: Read the original article on jobs....
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Career in Motion…How to Get Things Moving in the Right Direction

Read the original article on jobs.ccgmag.com. Copyright 2016 If you want to get your career moving in the right direction, ask yourself this question: "What do I love about my work?". Your answer to this question can point you in the right direction to getting your career on the desired track. Whether you are looking for that big promotion, ready to leave for a new position, or wanting to start your own company, starting with what you love to do is always the right step. Your passion for ...
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Making the Most of your Summer Internship

So, you've finally landed a summer internship, congratulations! Here are some tips to help you make the most of this great opportunity. Define your Goals - Before you start your summer internship, one of the best things you can do is take some time to identify the skills you are interested in honing. These do not necessarily need to be related to your field of study. Maybe you are a chemistry major and want to get some experience with social media marketing. Whatever the case, having a ...
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The Summer Internship Search Process

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Finding a summer internship can help you get your foot in the door at a great company and even help you land your first post-collegiate gig. Usually the internship search cycle begins in January, but if you are just getting started, it’s not too late. If you are unsure how to start, we’ve outlined the process for you below.   Finding Ideas - A good way to start brainstorming is by googling the phrase “Summer internships for ______ majors”. Keep a list of companies, project typ...
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Using College to Prepare for Career

You’ve made the decision to further your education to obtain the career of your dreams. Great! Now is the time to ask yourself, how can I use my college years to prepare for my career? It’s simple! Follow these steps and take ownership of your future!   Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor: Sit down with your academic advisor and discuss realistic educational and career plans. Examine the linkage between offered courses or majors and your desired career. Discuss sp...
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Resume Evaluation

When you submit your resume to CCG JobMatch through the resume portal, a member of the CCG JobMatch staff reviews and grades it when you meet the qualifications for an open position. Remember, your resume is a living document that should be revised as you continue to grow professionally. Below is a copy of the rubric we use to evaluate resumes.     Resume Basics: Objective, if used, states what candidate is looking for and what candidate offers to position. Whil...
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Unpacking the Marketable Skills in Your Work History

When writing your work history, it can be difficult to know which jobs to include and how to frame them in the strongest way possible.  Sometimes it may feel like none of your work history is relevant to the position you are applying for. However, a strong resume uses work history, classes, and projects as a way to tell a story. While at first glance you might feel like there is no way a hiring manager will take you seriously, often times your work history is full of marketable gems that you ju...
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Resume Basics

Congratulations! Maybe this is your very first resume, or maybe you’re an old pro—but the fact that you are updating your resume means you are on the verge of something big and exciting. For those of you who are new to resume writing, this article is for you. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are planning or revising your resume is that you must have a clear vision of the professional image you want your resume to portray. We will discuss this further in another post. Fi...
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Let’s Get That JOB: Job Search Skills and Strategies That Lead You to the “Best Fit” Opportunity

Searching for a job can be challenging. How do you know what job you’re best suited for? How do you build a winning resume and cover letter? Where can you find job leads? What happens when you land an interview? The Job Search Skills course will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job. After completing this program, you’ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job. To take this course, click here.
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Navigating Multi-Generational Challenges

The workplace can present challenges to management in terms of handling the different generations present. As older workers delay retiring and younger workers are entering the workforce, the work environment has become a patchwork of varying perspectives and experiences, all valuable to say the least. Both the young and older worker will have many ideas to offer, which will help the organization thrive in the marketplace. Learning how to deal with the Generation Gaps at work will help you to...
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