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  • +17

    Not Your Usual Desk Job

    Not Your Usual Desk Job
    After graduating from the University of Iowa, Andy Sternberg decided that he wasn't ready to have a conventional nine-to-five job. Instead he looked for alternatives that would support him financially while allowing him to work in a creative environment. He currently works as a TESL (Teach English as a Second Language) instructor in Spain. "I've selected jobs outside of the full-time ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +9

    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist

    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
  • +13

    Internship Q&A

    Internship Q&A
    I graduated from college six months ago, but I never did an internship because I had no idea what I wanted to do. I now think that I would like to work for a study abroad organization. Is it too late to convince a company to let me intern with them? I inquired several times about internships my senior year ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +15

    My Drafting Internship

    My Drafting Internship
    Student: Joshua Holter Internship: Industrial Assemblies, Inc. How I heard about it: Through my Design Technology instructor. He told me about the company and I called and set up an interview. Daily routine Using AutoCAD, I engineered store displays for major companies. The prints I engineered were approved and sent out to the shop to be built. The project that I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +10

    Opt to Co-Op: Cooperative Education

    Opt to Co-Op: Cooperative Education
    Are you looking to get more out of your education? Do you want real world experience to help build your career? Cooperative education, or co-op, can give both your education and your career a boost. How Co-op Works Co-op is an education program that combines your studies with paid work experience in a field related to your major or career ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +17

    Don't Let Money Lead

    Don't Let Money Lead
    One MonsterTRAK member writes: "I'm just wondering: What is a good field to go into after college? I'm in my first year of college and have changed my major twice. I want to make at least $90,000 a year and will do just about anything that doesn't involve a lot of math. Could you give me some options?" These words are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +21

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content
    Imagine you're an employer and you have two resumes in front of you. One is filled wall-to-wall with text and uses four different fonts. It's also peppered with dozens of bolded, italicized and underlined words and phrases. The second resume is much more visually pleasing. It, too, offers a lot of information, but you can quickly scan the document because it ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
  • +16

    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing

    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing
    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find a sample resume that matches your background, copy it to your word-processing program, make minor changes and be done with the arduous task of creating a dazzling resume? While that would be ideal, you can shortchange yourself and sabotage your job search if you base your resume on a sample document. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +22

    Five Resume Tips for College Students

    Five Resume Tips for College Students
    When you're in college, creating a resume may not seem like a top priority. Indeed, this task doesn't appear on many students’ radar screens until their final semester. How important is it for college students to have a resume? "Vital!" says Lorie Lebert, CEO of career management firm Resumes for Results and contributor to numerous resume books, including Best Resumes for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +13

    Sales Not for You? Don't Be So Sure

    Sales Not for You?  Don't Be So Sure
    Sales -- to many a recent college grad, it's the dreadful career path of last resort. A quick look at posts on the “Career Planning for College Students” message board shows: "I've been looking up jobs on Web sites and in local newspapers. I have had very little response, and the responses I do get are for sales jobs, which I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +14

    Working for Free: The Benefits of Internships

    Working for Free: The Benefits of Internships
    College academics are just one part of preparing for a future career. New grads need to offer something extra to prospective employers. That's where an internship comes in. An internship is an employment situation in which a student works (often for free) in order to gain hands-on experience. Internships offer valuable work experience, help you develop marketable skills and beef up ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +13

    Maybe You Can Get Paid for an Unpaid Internship

    Maybe You Can Get Paid for an Unpaid Internship
    The idealist in you wants to take that great but unpaid internship you heard about the other day. After all, it will give you critical experience in your chosen career field that will help you land a job after graduation. But the realist in you rightly argues, "How are you going to pay your bills?" The unpaid internship dilemma is one ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +44

    Healthcare Careers

    Healthcare Careers
    If you're a high school student considering a career in healthcare, congratulations! The healthcare field is full of exciting opportunities for people of all education levels and abilities. Read on for key factors to keep in mind as you weigh the pros and cons of a career in healthcare, as well as snapshots of several healthcare jobs and links to additional ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +44
  • +19

    My Internship at CNN

    My Internship at CNN
    I've always wanted to work for CNN. So when I got the opportunity for an internship at their headquarters in Atlanta last summer, it was a dream come true. As a CNN intern, I had to have initiative and drive to compete with older interns who had more training and experience than I did. Read on to find how you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +13

    In the Market for a Mentor

    In the Market for a Mentor
    Graduation is just ahead and you're getting ready to put your education to work. It may be time to get in the market for a mentor. What is a mentor? A mentor is a professional who acts as an adviser and role model to a new member of their profession. Part coach, part motivator, the mentor works as a guide ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +24

    Be Picky with your First Job

    Be Picky with your First Job
    What a relief! Your first job offer. But before you say "yes," think about whether it's the right job for you. Start by asking your prospective employer for some time before you make your decision. Anywhere from a few days to a week is acceptable. Take that time to figure out what's most important to you and weigh the job ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
  • +21

    Employee Benefits 101

    Employee Benefits 101
    Would you ever want to give up a healthy chunk of your salary? In effect, that's what you'll be doing if you disregard the various employee benefits you'll have access to in your first job. Many new college graduates simply don't understand their employers' benefits programs or their significance in real-dollar terms. "They underestimate the value of their benefits and don't ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
  • +35

    How to Work the Job Fair

    How to Work the Job Fair
    Posting your resume online should be part of your job search strategy but only one part. Face-to-face interaction is still very important. And there's no better way to see lots of faces from different companies than a job fair. The Perks "Students can get in contact with and talk to many people from their field, give out resumes and practice ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +35
  • +22

    Navigate the Unique Job Search Concerns of Grad Students

    Navigate the Unique Job Search Concerns of Grad Students
    Earning a graduate degree is a big accomplishment -- one many students hope will clear a path to a great job. But grad students typically confront unique barriers to job search success, especially if they're seeking opportunities outside academia. Be ready to work around these internal and external roadblocks, either alone or with the help of a school career counselor, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +70

    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview

    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview
    You've made it to the interview stage! But before you step through that door, make sure you know the basic steps of a successful job interview. Preparation Learn about the company and the position. Check their Web site, use online corporate directories such as Hoovers.com or Yahoo Finance, or request information from the company's public relations department. Your school's reference librarian ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +70
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