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    Tips to Land (and Keep) the Job You Want

    Tips to Land (and Keep) the Job You Want
    The job search process is a funny thing. You have to be able to represent yourself, your experience and your history on a single sheet of paper. If you’re lucky enough to get an interview, you’ve got around an hour to demonstrate your capable, professional self and convince the interviewer to become your advocate. That being said, these tasks are clearly ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Looking for a Job (And Preparing for the Worst)

    Looking for a Job (And Preparing for the Worst)
    I’m a good person. I’m nice to children and old ladies; I don’t kick dogs or cats. I try to eat right and exercise. I always use the correct amount of postage. I don’t pay taxes, but if I did, I’d pay them on time. No, ahead of time! All of this serves to highlight the absurd fact of the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Diversify Your Resume

    Diversify Your Resume
    Internships are great – but there are plenty of other ways to bulk up your resume without limiting yourself to indentured servitude. You want your resume to say something about what type of person you are, your work ethic and what you’re capable of accomplishing. Here are some outside-of-the-internship box suggestions to bulk up your resume content. • Become an Entrepreneur ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Thinking About a Career Before College

    Thinking About a Career Before College
    On my shelf of forgotten and useless VHS tapes sit two videos I watched frequently as a child: "I Wanna Be a Fire Fighter" and "I Wanna Be a Heavy Equipment Operator". I don't exactly remember wanting to be a heavy equipment operator, but you just never know at that age. These educational videos depicted what a day on the job ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    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 7 months ago | Rated: +23
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    10 Professional Email Tips

    10 Professional Email Tips
    In this day and age, you’d think everyone would have the art of email completely down. You’d think. But, the truth is, there are so many different types of email you can write, that it’s no wonder most people get confused between personal and professional, conversational and business, formal and informal. Such confusion, while somewhat understandable, is still completely unacceptable when ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +25
  • +31

    How to Make a Great First Impression

    How to Make a Great First Impression
    Whether you’re interviewing for a job, internship, scholarship, at a networking event or, even, meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time, you want to make a great first impression. It’s understandable that you’re nervous and sometimes your nerves can get the best of you. Even if you’re great at concealing your nerves, you want to come across as genuine ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +31
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume

    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume
    There’s more to student jobs than making money, if you plan it out correctly. While any part-time work can give you an edge, there are some jobs in particular that really boost your hiring potential. If you haven’t done so already, head to the employment office at your college and explore your options. According to U.S. News and World Report, the ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    College Grads Facing Startling Unemployment Rates

    College Grads Facing Startling Unemployment Rates
    College grads this year are facing one of the toughest job markets in decades. As of March 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate for people age 20 – 24 was 13.9%. That’s 5.4% higher than the national average, and 3.7% higher than last year. “Graduates who are unable to find jobs are at higher risk of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    My Internship at 32nd Signal Army Batallion

    My Internship at 32nd Signal Army Batallion
    Student: Candace Voegele Internship: 32nd Signal Battalion, Army How I heard about it: I found out about this leadership training through my ROTC department instructors. It is called Cadet Troop Leadership Training. It is a chance to intern in an Army unit and learn firsthand about the demands of an Army officer. Daily routine Each day began with my alarm ringing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Launch Your Post-College Career with JASPER

    Launch Your Post-College Career with JASPER
    JASPER, Monster’s Job Assets & Strengths Profiler self-assessment tool isn’t a machine that will spit out the name of the perfect postcollege career for you. Be thankful for that for two reasons: • Do you really want to give any tool that much power over your professional life? • JASPER’s results are much richer, and therefore much more useful, than a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    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 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    8 Things Recent Graduates Can Do to Find Jobs

    8 Things Recent Graduates Can Do to Find Jobs
    As a college graduate or soon-to-be college graduate, there’s a bright new world ahead. There’s also a job search that can be somewhat daunting at times. Don’t get discouraged – you have the world at your fingertips! Follow the below suggestions to help your job search stay on the right track: Target your resume. As a general rule, you should never ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +31
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    Job Outlooks for Master's Degrees

    Job Outlooks for Master's Degrees
    Whether you’ve just completed your Master’s degree and are now entering the competitive job market or you’re still in undergrad considering a Master’s program to enter, the question you face is the same: Which field has the best job outlook? There are a number of fields that are doing well even post-recession, that you might not necessarily think of at first. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Networking Know-How

    Networking Know-How
    Networking is more important than ever when it comes to landing a job. You may think that networking is for corporate types, not for college students. But you're wrong. According to one Wall Street Journal survey, 94 percent of respondents said networking was their primary job-search method. As the saying goes, "either network or not work." So where do you start ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Make Smarter Counteroffers

    Make Smarter Counteroffers
    In every negotiation, the time comes when the other side puts an offer on the table. At that point, the ball is in your court. Unless you want to accept that offer or walk away from the table, you have to put forth a counteroffer. You will hear all kinds of advice for doing this, and much of that advice is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
  • +19

    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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +20

    Tools for Your Future

    Tools for Your Future
    College is an exciting time, but it can sometimes be scary too. It’s daunting to make decisions now that will affect the rest of your life. Namely, what do I study now to be able to survive and thrive later on in life? While there are no set answers, there are tools to help students make well informed decisions about the ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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