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    Which Internship is Best for You?

    Which Internship is Best for You?
    There's no such thing as the perfect internship. But you can figure out which one aligns best with your career goals, and then tap your own initiative to turn that internship into an experience that will grab the attention of future employers. Take It or Leave It? How do you judge the potential value of a particular internship, especially when you're ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Top Tips for Internship Success

    Top Tips for Internship Success
    Even if you're working for free, your internship can be worth a fortune — in job experience and valuable career connections. But it's up to you to see that your efforts pay off. Make the right moves to make the most of your internship. Be Professional To impress, take your responsibilities seriously. Treat your internship like a full-time job by always ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Find Work Outside Your Major

    Find Work Outside Your Major
    An accounting graduate gets a job as a passport specialist with the federal government. A music major and an art history major both find their niche in public relations. A sociology grad ends up working for a major nonprofit organization as a speakers' bureau coordinator. They're all true stories and proof positive that you can land a job in a field ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Career Planning Step-by-Step

    Career Planning Step-by-Step
    After much thought and consideration, you've finally selected a specific occupation as a career goal. Congratulations! If you're like most people, you didn't determine a career direction overnight. You probably made your decision only after a great deal of careful thinking and (hopefully) research into occupations that best match your personality. But despite all your efforts, you're probably still asking yourself, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Three Steps to Choosing a Career

    Three Steps to Choosing a Career
    A professional wrestler runs for governor of Minnesota and wins. The owner and pastry chef of my neighborhood bakery is a former investment banker. A friend from college who was a computer scientist for seven years now makes her living as a sailboat captain in Seattle. How did these people get where they are today? Through a combination of luck, confidence ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer

    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer
    If you're just graduating from college and would like to postpone your all-out job search until later this summer, more power to you. But how can you balance a well-deserved break with the solid job-search preparation you'll need to do? Think R and R: rest and research. In other words, do some digging, but keep it low-key. Here are four ways ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Not Enough Experience?

    Not Enough Experience?
    It's a catch-22: You want a job to gain experience, but you can't find a job because previous experience is required. Don't be discouraged. You can still put your best foot forward and have a shot at the job. Follow these steps to create a winning resume: Select the Right Format The two most effective resume formats for entry-level workers are ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Find a Health Care Internship

    Find a Health Care Internship
    The best way for students to find an internship in a healthcare field is to blend Web search savvy with old-fashioned relationship building. Students have a wider range of careers in health care than ever before as new opportunities emerge in pet healthcare, drugstore-based clinics, electronic prescriptions and medical records, and specialty injection and infusion treatments performed in people's homes. Healthcare ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career

    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career
    Deciding on a career path? Want to know more about what a particular career is like? Maybe it's time for an informational interview. In an informational interview, you meet with someone working in a field that interests you. The point is not to ask for a job, but instead to learn more about a career path. But even if you're not ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The Hottest International Internships

    The Hottest International Internships
    If you're a college student or recent graduate and have done some preliminary research on entry-level positions overseas, you know they aren't easy to come by. Because of the costs and immigration issues, companies aren't likely to send just any entry-level lackey out into the world. But if you're not the type to let what's deemed unlikely keep you from exciting ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Break into Human Resources

    Break into Human Resources
    Like many people trying to get into HR, Andrea Battle spent months applying for listed positions without success. Battle had decided to make the move from university administration to HR, so she initially focused on rewriting her resume to target her newly chosen field. However, she had little success when she applied for HR vacancies. "I knew I could convey my ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Tap Law School Career Center Resources

    Tap Law School Career Center Resources
    If you’re already investing in a law degree meant to improve your career prospects, then why would you bypass the many job-hunting services offered by your law school’s career center? “Yes, there are plenty of online [job search] resources, but they’re not a substitute for visiting your school’s career services office,” says Deborah Schneider, author of Should You Really Be a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Is Engineering for You?

    Is Engineering for You?
    Whether launching rockets into space or developing the latest medical technologies, engineers solve problems large and small. Engineers use science and mathematical principles to develop innovative solutions to technical problems. Engineering is “taking a lot of data and turning it into a usable product and solving the problems to make everybody happy in the process,” says Lisa Bongiovanni, an environmental engineer ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Learning by Association

    Learning by Association
    Your job requires more than the allotted 40 hours, and you don't have time to put another set of letters after your name. Still, you want to keep up with changes in your industry and career. One place to start is through a career or industry association. After all, if there's one out there for Women's Pro-Rodeo, chances are there's one ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Are You Experienced?

    Are You Experienced?
    Graduation is just around the corner, and you're panicking because you feel you have little or no work experience that will wow prospective employers, and you don't have enough time to get any before you graduate. Don't despair. For starters, you may have more experience than you realize -- experience gained not through professionally oriented work or internships, but instead through ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Off-the-Beaten Path Internships

    Off-the-Beaten Path Internships
    If you're in an off-the-beaten-path major—like musicology, or global or medieval studies—you may think only college students in common majors like accounting, business administration or computer science find decent internships. Think again. You can find a great internship that fits your unique interests, whatever your major, if you're open to doing a bit of digging. Take Johanna Smith, for example, who ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Professional Associations: Make Connections to Make a Career

    Professional Associations: Make Connections to Make a Career
    Developing your career plans? Tap into a career network by joining a professional association in your field of choice. Many associations offer special services and membership rates for students, and through the association's programs, you can learn more about the field and develop relationships with established professionals. Check below to find the right association for you. Accounting American Institute of Certified ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Human Resources 101: An Overview

    Human Resources 101: An Overview
    There is more to human resources than recruiting the hottest talent. In fact, this field offers many varied career paths, and the one you choose should depend on your interests. Learn what's available before you settle on a direction. HR Generalist Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Write On! Pursuing My College and Career Goals Simultaneously

    Write On! Pursuing My College and Career Goals Simultaneously
    Defying the early spring snow storms, a plethora of robins have settled in my neighborhood. Perched on housetops, their prominent red paunches herald spring’s arrival just as predictably as the blooming of daffodils. While other birds fight over feeders on gray overcast days, robins are out pounding the pavement in spite of the heavy wet snowflakes covering recently emerging lawns. The ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Ten Cover Letter Don'ts

    Ten Cover Letter Don'ts
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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