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Arshad A. Jan 22, 2018 377 views

As a recruiter what do you think about career services?

There has been a growing trend for career services. Universities and Colleges have plenty of career services like recruitment talks and career counselling which I have participated in. Apart from Universities, I have participated in external career workshops. They mostly teach about resume...

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Arshad A. Jan 18, 2018 473 views

What do you think about using Craigslist for seeking jobs?

I know LinkedIn can be used for headhunting. But I feel it is difficult for me to connect with professionals. So I was thinking of using Craigslist instead as I feel I can get notified of job openings based on my skill sets. Moreover, LinkedIn jobs and other job boards are only flooding my...

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Arshad A. May 23, 2016 1303 views

How to be an outstanding candidate when applying for jobs?

I have just graduated from college and looking for a job. I understand that the job market is tougher this time to make matters worse some say there might be a recession coming. I try to put the best in my CV and resume and tailor them to a particular company I send it to. Other than work...

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Arshad A. May 21, 2016 890 views

Does contributing to open source projects help in boosting your CV/resume?

I am have recently graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and now finding a job. I lack the relevant work experience needed for some of the jobs. There are jobs that require strong programming knowledge along with engineering degree. I have experience in programming from the projects I...

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Arshad A. May 20, 2016 936 views

Is it a good idea to put some of the modules/subjects taken at college in the resume?

I am a fresh graduate in the midst of finding a suitable job. While searching various positions, I have found that some companies require knowledge in a particular area. For instance if I am applying for an Inspection Engineer position which requires knowledge in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)...

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Arshad A. May 19, 2016 1365 views

Does certificates from online courses like edX and Udemy give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs?

I am a fresh graduate who loves to learn new things everyday. I have passion for programming. However I only have a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and no minors. My passion for programming only began when I started to involve in design projects and my final year project also involved...

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Arshad A. May 18, 2016 654 views

Is LinkedIn the best place for job hunting? How do I ensure that recruiters seek me through LinkedIn?

I am a fresh graduate looking for entry level jobs. I recently created a LinkedIn account as I was told that it can be used for effective job hunting. I applied for several jobs through it and haven't gotten any replies yet. I try to keep my profile as strong as possible but unable to get...

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Arshad A. May 17, 2016 878 views

Is it true that companies favor engineering degree holders with work experience over fresh graduates? What can I do to convince them if I don't have the work experience?

As a fresh graduate with a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, I have a tough time finding an entry level job. Most companies are looking for BE holders with at least 2-5 years of work experience in their respective fields. However as a fresh graduate I do not have much technical work...

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Arshad A. May 16, 2016 886 views

Is it a good idea to always follow your passion?

Famous author Cal Newport says it is not a good idea to follow your passion. However i feel that going with your passion is the best thing to do. Even my friends and teachers say that. This question is not meant for debate but to know your opinion given today's competitive job market. career...

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Arshad A. May 14, 2016 1010 views

Do you update your resume over time? If yes how often do you do?

Updating you resume would mean adding additional achievements or swapping with better achievements you have made throughout your college years. From what I know only few people update their resumes often. college career...

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Arshad A. May 13, 2016 721 views

When do you usually start planning your career?

Due to the great competition in the work force there is a necessity to start planning at the beginning years of college. Unfortunately some procrastinate and end up planning at the last minute. This question is important as it gives a gauge on when students usually start their career...

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