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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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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 year ago | Rated: +25
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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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    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 2 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You’re probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn’t too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target — your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. — you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you’re qualified for the position. Your resume ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Does Presence Equal Promotion?

    Does Presence Equal Promotion?
    Experts say that when you’re trying to get your career off the ground, you should go to work. This may seem like common sense: if you want to keep working, go to work. What we’re actually referring to here, however, is the value of being present in the office. [gate] But my office environment is flexible and my boss doesn't mind ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Informational Interview

    The Informational Interview
    As a future job seeker, from time to time it’s helpful to get advice and feedback rather than acceptance or rejection. How? The informational interview, of course! During an informational interview, you’re able to ask for career, industry and job search advice from a given professional within the field. Such interviews will be useful throughout your career and can even help ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn’t keep you in a job you can’t stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you’re fine right where you are. 1. You’re Happy We’re not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you’re happy, you’re going to be more ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative

    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative
    Job Description Do you like reading up on new science and technology? It’s part of the job as a biotech sales representative, which requires sellers to stay abreast of scientific trends for their business. Biotech companies study biological processes, and offer products which are used to develop more effective medicines, consumer products, and industrial processes. Advances in biotechnology have led to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -26
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