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    Which College Grads Make the Most Money

    Which College Grads Make the Most Money
    A recent article from CNN Money indicates that engineering majors outperform their classmates when it comes to starting salary offers. In fact, engineers of various disciplines claimed 4 of the 5 top spots for average salary offers in 2011. And computer science majors rounded out the group. But life isn’t all about money. How do engineers fare in other categories – ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Ten Tech Interview Errors

    Ten Tech Interview Errors
    You're there on time, the job description is a perfect match and one look at the office tells you this is the job for you. So what could go wrong?Plenty. Everyone makes mistakes. But according to those who do the interviewing, job seekers for tech positions are prone to a number of common interview blunders. To avoid them, you've got to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Resume Tip: Use Numbers

    Resume Tip: Use Numbers
    If you were an employer looking at a resume, which of the following entries would impress you more? Wrote news releases. Wrote 25 news releases in a three-week period under daily deadlines. Clearly the second statement carries more weight. Why? Because it uses numbers to quantify the writer's accomplishment, giving it a context that helps the interviewer understand the degree of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    What to Ask Before Taking the Job

    What to Ask Before Taking the Job
    The long search finally comes to fruition – you’ve got a job offer at last! But, before you accept the job, there are some critical questions you should get the answers to. Ask the following questions before signing on the dotted line: What’s my job title and description? Knowing your job title and description will give you a better sense of ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Cover Letter Quick Tips

    Cover Letter Quick Tips
    Creating a cover letter doesn't have to be difficult – or time consuming. Jazz up yours with some quick tweaks with little to no time or effort! Remember, your cover letter isn't meant to repeat your resume but, rather to compliment it by supplementing it with examples, highlights and illustrations. Here are some helpful tips that anyone can utilize in creating ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Paying to Intern

    Paying to Intern
    In this job market, experience is everything. How do you get invaluable job experience? Work an internship, of course. But with more students than internship opportunities, the competition is fierce. Students are forced to adopt a “by any means necessary” attitude in hopes of getting ahead. Most recently, this includes paying to open doors. Let’s be clear: we’re not referring to ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Ten Steps to a Tech Career

    Ten Steps to a Tech Career
    "Where do I start?" That's an obvious question when you're considering a technology career. Should you get a technical certification? Learn a programming language? You'll hear a seemingly endless variety of answers, largely because the technology field is so vast, with numerous career paths ranging from database administrator to network engineer. For those just starting to consider a technology career, it's ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes
    If you want to make adults squirm like kindergartners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines. So what’s the best way to avoid stumbling and also boost your confidence? Rebecca Warriner, a job search coach ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    End Your Internship on a Good Note

    End Your Internship on a Good Note
    The end of summer brings an end to corporate internship programs’ most lucrative season. While you’ve been working hard all summer to impress your supervisor, colleagues and other interns, there is still quite a bit you can do after the internship to stay in their good graces. Email Your Entire Team Chances are, the team you worked with all summer doesn’t ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Unlocking Reasons You Need Internships & Keys to Finding Yours

    Unlocking Reasons You Need Internships & Keys to Finding Yours
    Nothing sounds better than no school (Am I right?!). No essays, no tests, no teachers nagging you during the best part of the year, SUMMER. Between June and August, it’s just you, the sun, and endless possibilities. Go to the beach, have fun at an amusement park, or just laze around your house all day long: it doesn't matter because school ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Finding a Summer High School Internship & Using It on Your College Apps

    Finding a Summer High School Internship & Using It on Your College Apps
    Many high school students think of the summer months as a much-needed break after a hectic school year. While this is true for some students, others choose to remain busy over the break, whether through paid employment or a summer internship. High school students who complete summer internships benefit from several advantages. The Benefits of High School Internships First, a student ...
    Published 20 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Is It Time to Move On From Your Current Job?

    Is It Time to Move On From Your Current Job?
    The day a recent graduate lands their first full-time job after college may be one of the best days in their lifetime. Finally, after years in college, and completing internships, the hard work pays off. After a while, however, the novelty of this new job begins to wear off. Soon the new employee finds him or herself having some of the ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +19
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    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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Stepping Stones in Health Care

    Stepping Stones in Health Care
    You don't need a four-year college degree to qualify for some of the fastest-growing jobs in healthcare. Many occupations on healthcare employers' most-wanted lists require two or fewer years of education and can serve as springboards to higher positions. “There are a number of allied health professions that have career ladders attached to them,” says Debra Stock, the American Hospital Association's ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Lady Gaga Effect

    The Lady Gaga Effect
    A recent concept appearing on the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network caught a lot of attention: the value of a candidate’s “weirdness” in job interviews. The article posted discusses the idea that job seekers can benefit from displaying unusual and unique qualities, interests and conversations to distinguish themselves from the job hunt herd. The Lady Gaga Effect Dubbed the “Lady ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    School Teacher Sample Resume

    Teaching is a competitive field, but if you’re a teacher, you already know that. What you may not know is how to make your resume stand out against the crowd of other teachers vying for an open position. Fortunately, we can help you redraft yours with our school teacher sample resume. First, indicate what position you’re applying for and the grades ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    10 Summer Internships You Can Apply for Now

    10 Summer Internships You Can Apply for Now
    It may be hard to see into the summer months with the freezing cold temperatures, but it’s time to start not only thinking about, but applying, to summer internship programs. However, getting a summer internship this year may be tricky. With unemployment at a stagnant 9%, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Health Care Resume Tips

    Health Care Resume Tips
    Healthcare has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and healthcare organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private healthcare orgzanizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and an ability to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +18
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