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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter
    When you are fresh out of college and applying for your first job, you want to write a cover letter that stands out from the hundreds that are on the desks of human resources professionals around the country. You want to show that you are not only qualified for the job, but a cut above the rest. You want your cover ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Top Ten Tips for Career Planning

    Top Ten Tips for Career Planning
    Take a variety of different classes. Don't pigeonhole yourself into one tight line of study. Branch out and take a good look around to see what interests you. Complete a few self-assessment tests. Self-assessment tests can tell you a lot about yourself and may help you match your skills and interests with possible careers. Develop a career inventory. What kind of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    How To: Arrange and Conduct a Job Shadow

    How To: Arrange and Conduct a Job Shadow
    Lacking summer plans? These days, you can’t afford to leave your resume blank for a few months. Outside of classes, you need to demonstrate to either colleges or future employers that you’re motivated, hard-working and dedicated to pursuing your desired major or career. With that, it’s important that you explore some job shadow options for the summer. Job shadowing enables you ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +11
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    Preparing for Success on the Job

    Preparing for Success on the Job
    Hey, looking good! That new designer suit makes you look like a runway model on the way to a Fortune 500 job. Once you've graduated, you'll take on the working world in style. But will you be able to prove that you're not just another pretty face? Here are a few skills you'll want to develop before you get out into ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?

    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. [gate] Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Why Career Services May be Your Salvation

    Why Career Services May be Your Salvation
    I’m always looking for new places to study, cozy bookshops or buzzy cafes. My new favorite destination is a cross between a library and a kindergarten playroom. It’s called University Career Services and it just might be your salvation. Most colleges have some department like this, staffed by guidance counselor/librarian types. It’s meant to fill the gap when you left behind ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 about 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 about 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 about 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 over 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 over 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 about 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 almost 6 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 almost 6 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 about 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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 over 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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