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    Online Job Application FAQ

    Online Job Application FAQ
    Q: I want to apply for a job online, should I send my resume in an attachment? I want to show off the bold fonts and bullets. What do you think? A: You are right and wrong at the same time. Resumes DO look better when they get sent as attachments, but increasingly employers are asking applicants not to send their ...
    Published almost 7 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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    When in Doubt, Apply

    When in Doubt, Apply
    You’ve discovered an exciting internship or entry-level job and would like to apply. But should you bother, even if you don’t have exactly what the ad outlines? With few exceptions, send your resume anyway. Here’s why: A Listing Describes the Perfect Candidate When employers write job ads, they list the qualifications of the ideal person for the job. They know -- ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Get an Internship, Get a Job

    Get an Internship, Get a Job
    President-elect Barack Obama has consistently been quoted as saying "the economy will get worse before it gets better." Unfortunately, we don't know when things will get better--weeks, months, years. While the recession affects students in terms of student loans, they also stand at a pivotal point as they begin to think about job searching amidst a recession. A grim job outlook ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Summers Past and Future

    Summers Past and Future
    It's 90 degrees and there is a small breeze. Somewhere an insect is buzzing. I am in my recliner, reclining. It's lazy out. And there’s still one gorgeous hour left until my next class starts. Class? But it's the middle of August! It’s buggy, muggy and a million degrees. I arrive at lectures looking like I've spent the morning paddling around ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Millennials Trade Full-Time, 9 – 5 Jobs for Freelance Work

    Millennials Trade Full-Time, 9 – 5 Jobs for Freelance Work
    In an ideal working world, you would be able to set your own schedule and work toward the income you want and not the number set by your employer. Vacation days would be as plentiful as you like, and you could be your own boss. For many millennials, the ideal working world is their reality, and they’re making this possible through ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Myth or Reality? The Gender Pay Gap

    Myth or Reality? The Gender Pay Gap
    In the second presidential debate, undecided voter Katherine Fenton took to the microphone and the national stage to ask President Obama and Governor Romney for their thoughts and policies on equal pay for women. Unfortunately, Fenton’s concern was downplayed in the weeks after as the country chose to focus on Governor Romney’s “binders full of women” comment instead of the real ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do

    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do
    You've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not pursuing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing? To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Professional career counselors usually undertake this strategy ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    My Internship at Rand McNally

    My Internship at Rand McNally
    Internship: Rand McNally, Internet division How I heard about it: I am involved with the INROADS organization, whose mission is to match corporate sponsors with qualified minority college students. Daily routine If I could use one word to describe my internship, it would be "busy"! My start date happened to be three weeks before the official re-launch of randmcnally.com, so there ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    What is a Product Manager?

    What is a Product Manager?
    Job postings for product managers are peppered with phrases like "customer-centric," "consensus-builder" and "fluid environment" -- requirements that don't easily translate into the concrete abilities and experiences needed to succeed in the product manager role. Despite being one of the most sought-after positions, the skill set needed for this position is surprisingly difficult to define. What Exactly Is Product Management? Product ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Options for the Summer After College

    Options for the Summer After College
    In a rarely quoted yet invaluable line from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Marlow says, “One ship is very much like another and the sea is always the same.” I’m graduating this year (the Lord and the registrar willing). Aside from the usual pressing questions of what to do with my life after that May day, I’m concerned about how to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +9