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    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now

    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now
    Believe it or not, summer internship application deadlines are already passing you by, and if you’re looking for an opportunity that is a little more competitive, you need to start your applications ASAP. Here are four places to start your internship search right now: Fastweb Not to toot our own horn, but in addition to supplying you with scholarships that match ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Stars: They Intern, Just Like Us!

    Stars: They Intern, Just Like Us!
    Though these names may be recognizable in most households now, there was a time in which they were just students, looking for their start. They had to start from the bottom to become the infamous celebrities they are today, paying their dues through hard work, dedication and, yes, interning. Then again, there is the occasional already-celebrity intern, like Kanye West or ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search

    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search
    Do you feel like you’re constantly job searching without results? Don’t put in time without payoff – there is a better way! Your search shouldn't be consuming all of your time and efforts. With a little organization and effort, you can restore balance into your life. Follow the below guidelines, courtesy of Yahoo! Finance, to take back control of your job ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +20
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    All About Virtual Internships

    All About Virtual Internships
    While it may sound like something out of the Jetsons, virtual internships are a legitimate way to get resume experience. More and more companies are utilizing them because employers find them beneficial in a variety of ways from a larger applicant pool to saving time, space and money on utilizing workers only when necessary. In short, the virtual internship is growing ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
  • +32

    Navigating Your Network

    Navigating Your Network
    When you’re trying to build a career, making a connection can make all the difference in getting the job of your dreams. Discovering how to utilize your networking connections isn't as hard as it can appear, you just need to examine your current and potential connections. Here’s how to make your network better work for you: • Build from Your Current ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +32
  • +21

    4 Ways to Build Confidence as a Job Applicant

    4 Ways to Build Confidence as a Job Applicant
    The task of finding a new job is often as daunting as working full-time. Between reading tons of job ads for just the right position, completing long applications, going to various interviews all over town, and being rejected, the entire process can be downright exhausting. Here are some things that you can do to build your confidence as an applicant and, ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes

    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes
    Updating your resume can seem like a huge task to undertake, however, you should look at yours as a living document that should be constantly updated. After all, you're constantly improving so why shouldn't your resume improve with you? The good news is - it's not a tedious task. You can can improve your resume, even if you only have a ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +2
  • +23

    5 Digital Interview Tips

    5 Digital Interview Tips
    In the age of the Internet, digital interviews are becoming increasingly common. The process can be quite intimidating if you’re not sure what to expect. It’s important that you’re ready for the process just in case it comes up, as many brands are utilizing the digital interview more than ever before, as it is seen as a more efficient method of ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +13
  • +28

    New Year, New Job

    New Year, New Job
    The New Year is already off and running. Are you prepared? The beginning of each New Year is a great time for career reflections and resolutions. Here are some tips to help you accomplish that goal and find the job - and career path - you really want. Decide- Make a decision about what you really want out of your career. ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Benefits of College Career Centers

    Benefits of College Career Centers
    Your college career center may be offering some – or all – of these amazing benefits and you might not even be aware of them! If you have not researched or utilized your college’s career center, it can be a wealth of knowledge and resources all wrapped up into one building. Set aside some time for a visit or explore their ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +42
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    7 Job Negotiation Strategies for Students

    7 Job Negotiation Strategies for Students
    As a student entering the work force, it’s important to keep negotiation tactics in mind when considering your job offers. After all, business is business. And, while it’s certainly understandable to be over the moon because you’ve received a job offer, it’s important to keep those emotions on the inside. Often times, graduates jump on the first offer they receive after ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Gain More Job Satisfaction

    Gain More Job Satisfaction
    You may have landed your dream job right after graduation, or you may be working a job until you can find the job you really want. In both cases you will have to take your satisfaction with your job into your own hands. While it may seem like it is the job of managers or supervisors to keep you happy in ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    5 Interview Questions for the Interviewer

    5 Interview Questions for the Interviewer
    Whether you’ve never interviewed for a real job or you’ve done it a dozen times, there is a point – usually at the end – when the interviewer asks if you have any questions for them. Typically, your response may be “no” as the interviewer has done a great job highlighting the tasks of the job, the pay rate, other benefits, ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +10
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    How to Handle a Telephone Interview

    How to Handle a Telephone Interview
    When applying to jobs, some companies will select you to do a telephone interview, prior to doing a face-to-face interview. Telephone interviews save employers time because it allows them to screen applicants before bringing them into the office. During the telephone interview, the open position is explained in more detail, and questions are asked about past work experience and salary requirements ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +25
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    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience

    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience
    After all of your years of education, graduation day may feel like the first day of the rest of your life. You have plans of being hired for a great new job that pays a great salary and finally being able to afford a place of your own. When you submit your resume, however, it is met with either no response, ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Seasonal Employment Job Tips

    Seasonal Employment Job Tips
    Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Have you thought about securing seasonal employment? If not, the time is NOW! Most retailers count on the holidays since the season accounts for at least 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, National Retail Federation. As a result, most retailers boost hiring practices right before the holidays in ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +33
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    Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2014 Seasonal Employees

    Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2014 Seasonal Employees
    The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, estimates that the holiday shopping season accounts for about 20 percent of the industry’s annual sales. As a result, it’s clear why retailers want to ensure they’re properly staffed to handle the holiday shoppers. This year, retailers are expected to hire more than 800,000 seasonal ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +35
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    Is Your Resume as Winning as Tom Brady’s?

    Is Your Resume as Winning as Tom Brady’s?
    Love him or hate him, Tom Brady knows how to win. He has won 148 regular season games, 18 postseason games and appeared in five Super Bowls. With that record, you can’t deny that he is ambitious, motivated and hard-working. Yet, there was a time when Tom Brady, like many other soon-to-be college graduates, had no idea what his future held. ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +11
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    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors

    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors
    Chances are, if you have a passion, you can get a degree in the subject. And, if typical majors aren’t your thing, there are plenty of unusual majors to choose from. The following list includes some weird-but-cool college majors, along with an example of a college that offers it, details of what students in the field study and the jobs that ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +31
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