Turning Your First Job Into The Perfect Job

Well, you’ve done it! You’ve landed your first job as a fresh college graduate. This is an exciting time, but don’t set yourself up for disappointment by expecting to land a job as a CEO right out of the gate. If history is any indicator, you’ll most likely have to start closer to the bottom

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Selling Sales Jobs

Sales continues to play a critical role for most businesses; however, many of these businesses are struggling to recruit new salespeople and it’s having a real impact on their bottom line. According to The Wall Street Journal, employers spent an average of 41 days trying to fill technical sales jobs in 2014, compared with an

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Five Quick Tips For A Sensational LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job seekers and employers. Whether you are connecting with a potential employer, a future co-worker or an existing client, your LinkedIn profile is the place to show off your biggest accomplishments and future ambitions. Make the most of this golden opportunity by following these five LinkedIn

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Holiday Job Seekers, Are You Naughty Or Nice?

There is no busier time of the year than the holiday season. If you took our advice earlier this month, you may be ramping up your job search during this hectic time of year. Good for you, you are already ahead of the game! Still, communicating with busy or distracted employers during the holidays can

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VIDEO: Predicting The Future Part One: How To Prepare A Financial Forecast

For young businesses, financial forecasting is often an overwhelming undertaking. Learning how to build and present financial projections that attract the attention of bankers and investors without venturing into unrealistic territory can be a difficult task to master. On Wednesday, December 3, JumpStart held an evening seminar, sponsored by Charter One, aimed at conquering the

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5 Reasons To Step Up Your Job Search During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and contrary to popular myth, hiring doesn’t stop in December. In fact, the holidays can be one of the best times to land a great new job. It’s the one time of year when simply “being there” can set you miles apart from the competition. Here are five reasons to step

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Why “To Whom It May Concern” May Be Killing Your Cover Letter

Whether you write it in the body of an email, attach it along with your resume or upload it to an automated online application, your cover letter still matters. A personalized, well-planned letter can give you an edge over other candidates. A shoddy, haphazard note can do just the opposite. That’s why beginning your outreach

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3 Ways To Prove You Are A Critical Thinker

According to the Wall Street Journal, employers are increasingly frustrated by a lack of “critical thinking” skills amongst young hires. According to the same article, young hires are increasingly confused about what exactly “critical thinking” even means in today’s job market. Like any buzzword, the actual definition of “critical thinking,” often gets lost in the

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NE Ohio’s Booming Tech Talent Hunt

An article in this week’s Crain’s Cleveland Business outlined a phenomenon hitting the Northeast Ohio tech scene: software companies hiring talented developers away from other companies, even if these employees aren’t actively job hunting. The reason? More open positions—and not enough people to fill them. “Most people that are very successful and ‘A’ players are probably

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