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How Social Media Can Reinforce Your Personal Brand and Attract Employers

By Susan Hoffman
Online Career Tips Contributor

Landing the right job is much more complex than merely finding an ad and applying for an open position. Your chances of attracting an employer and getting the job you want may increase if you prove that you are a “purple squirrel” (an outstanding match to the employer’s requirements for that job) and demonstrate enthusiasm for working at the company. You must also develop a memorable personal brand that clearly distinguishes you from other applicants.

Pitfalls of Job Search Procrastination

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

It’s 11:33 p.m. on a Friday evening, and you are zealously typing away at your keyboard. You’re on a time crunch to get your resume updated before your application is due at midnight for a position you’ve recently discovered. Well, you actually found out about it a few days ago, but you didn’t have the time to get everything together until just now. Besides, you’re a champ at turning things in right before the final deadline. From college exam papers to big office projects, you’ve mastered the art of procrastination, and you’re confident that your application will be submitted, as always, in the nick of time.

Know Your Pregnancy Rights

By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services

Whether you’re considering starting a family, trying to become pregnant, or already pregnant, knowing your rights as well as your employer’s benefits can help you better plan for the future in order to reduce stress and ensure a more joyous event. Two of these rights – the right to keep your job and the right to the same treatment as others with a short-term medical absence – are among the most important to understand.

Job Search Strategies That Will Make or Break You

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

“I’ve applied to hundreds of jobs” is not an uncommon statement heard in my role as a career coach. However, this immediately sends up a red flag: you’ve cast out a wide net in hopes of receiving a few bites. The problem with this approach is that you are likely not setting yourself apart from other applicants or customizing your resume for the job, and that leads to the question: are you submitting too many job applications?

Market Your Skills for a Second Income

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

If you are one of the many who would welcome a second income, it may be a good time to assess your knowledge and talents. Instead of taking a part-time retail job that may not be related to your current field, consider freelancing to further develop your key skills.

Ready for Graduation, But Ready for a Career?

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

Ultimately, it is just as important to prepare for success after college as it is to prepare for success during college. By taking the suggestions offered here and doing some of your own research, you can place yourself in really good position to obtain gainful employment after graduation.