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    Human Resources 101: An Overview

    Human Resources 101: An Overview
    There is more to human resources than recruiting the hottest talent. In fact, this field offers many varied career paths, and the one you choose should depend on your interests. Learn what's available before you settle on a direction. HR Generalist Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Evaluate a Job Offer

    Evaluate a Job Offer
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Put Your Education to Work

    Put Your Education to Work
    Whether you're a Harvard-educated MBA or recently obtained your GED, you can use your resume's education section to outshine your competition. If you are unsure about the best way to present your education, here are some common scenarios and strategies: Where to Place Education? The best placement depends on what you are trying to emphasize. Place experience before education if you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Signs You’re Slacking in Your Job Search

    Signs You’re Slacking in Your Job Search
    In this economy, it’s easy to blame the unsuccessful job search on the market. Maybe you assume you’re not getting interviews because nobody is hiring or you’re not getting the job after the interview because there’s such high competition out there that you have a lesser chance. But, is that really the case or is it just an excuse for a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Career Profile: Forensic Accountant

    Career Profile: Forensic Accountant
    Job Description Some public accountants specialize in forensic accounting—investigating and interpreting white-collar crimes such as securities fraud and embezzlement, bankruptcies and contract disputes, and other complex and possibly criminal financial transactions, including money laundering by organized criminals. Forensic accountants combine their knowledge of accounting and finance with law and investigative techniques to determine whether an activity is illegal. Many forensic accountants ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Facebook Opens Opportunity for College Credit

    Facebook Opens Opportunity for College Credit
    Facebook publicly launched Open Academy , a partnership with universities to create a class where students studying computer sciences are able to earn college credit for contributing to open source projects. The project expanded to 22 universities after the pilot program proved successful last year at Stanford University. The pilot and “private beta” programs took place at various schools, including MIT, ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Resumes for Techies

    Resumes for Techies
    With increasing numbers of job seekers competing for the most desirable technical jobs, your resume needs to be better than the rest to get noticed. Technical Summary Effective technical resumes clearly show the candidate's technical skills -- a hiring manager shouldn't have to go fishing for this information. An excellent way to include technical knowledge is to add a Technical Summary ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Celebrities are Stealing Your Internships

    Celebrities are Stealing Your Internships
    The public loves when celebrities humble themselves and do every day, "normal" activities, such as grocery shopping and playing with their kids at the park. But as we near the summer months, and inevitably the need to find summer jobs and internships, we can't help but resent celebrities for their "need" to find work. Find out which celebs are nabbing your ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Free Rent Brings Grads Home

    Free Rent Brings Grads Home
    For Jake Gehrig, Independence Day came early last year; May 15, to be exact. That's the day this Pittsburgh native graduated from college, trading in his childhood for what he thought would be a life of self-sufficiency and a future full of promise. “I thought to myself, life's just beginning. The orientation of life is over,” said Gehrig, 24, who graduated ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Career Profile: Pharmaceutical Sales

    Career Profile: Pharmaceutical Sales
    Job Description Hit the ground running and excel in a profession that’s for self-motivators. “Basically you’re running your own business,” says one rep, who received intense sales and product training and spends his time educating doctors about assessing breast-cancer risk. Besides being self-starters, pharmaceutical reps must be good at following up and deciding where to focus their time and efforts. In ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    The Importance of Building Your Network Now

    The Importance of Building Your Network Now
    When students first begin their undergraduate degrees, they may think that obtaining their degree will be enough to have the kind of career they want. While earning a degree is a huge accomplishment, often other factors play into getting a first job. A few months after graduation, some students find themselves tired of searching job ads to no avail. New graduates ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Career Profile: Preschool Teacher

    Career Profile: Preschool Teacher
    Job Description Preschool teachers instruct children from infancy to age 5. The term “preschool” refers to instruction in non-public arenas such as licensed preschools, childcare centers, family day care centers, home day care centers, federal programs like Head Start, and full or part-day private child centers/day care centers sponsored by religious bodies. These teachers nurture and care for children who have ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    The Millennial Workforce by the Numbers

    The Millennial Workforce by the Numbers
    Millennials aren’t just the “newbies” to the workforce; they’re the future. Over the next few years, this ever-growing sect will determine workplace culture, benefits and emerging industries. Therefore, getting to know the goals, desires and ambitions of millennials will help to provide a bigger picture of what work life will look like in the coming years. Monster.com recently released an infographic ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +11
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Stars: They Intern, Just Like Us!

    Stars: They Intern, Just Like Us!
    Though these names may be recognizable in most households now, there was a time in which they were just students, looking for their start. They had to start from the bottom to become the infamous celebrities they are today, paying their dues through hard work, dedication and, yes, interning. Then again, there is the occasional already-celebrity intern, like Kanye West or ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Testing for Your Future

    Testing for Your Future
    Standardized tests, like the ACT and SAT, aim to measure your knowledge before you enter college and often times, in order to enter college. Similarly, there’s a new trend on the horizon: post-college testing of graduates to assess how much you’ve learned for your future employer to evaluate. It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment (referred to as the CLA+) and it’s ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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