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    Why your Degree Won't Guarantee a Job

    Why your Degree Won't Guarantee a Job
    Let's pretend you're a senior biology major, but the only reason you chose biology in the first place is because you liked going to zoos and didn't really know what else to major in. Now as graduation approaches, you wish you could go back and major in communications and become a writer instead. Changing your major now isn't a realistic option. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Why We Interned: Benefits of Internships

    Why We Interned: Benefits of Internships
    If you're on the fence about whether or not to pursue an internship during college, the statistics alone should convince you to do one. Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions, and they have a variety of self-serving reasons for feeling that way. How do you benefit ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +29
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Work the Room: Networking Tips

    Work the Room: Networking Tips
    Meeting with people who work in a career or company that interests you is a great way to get a jump-start on your dream job. They'll not only let you know about opportunities in the field, but they can also give you some great advice based on their experience. However, in order to get the information you need, you have ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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    FICA Who? Understand your "Disappearing" Paycheck

    FICA Who? Understand your "Disappearing" Paycheck
    With a job offer in hand and your first paycheck on the way, you may be daydreaming about how you’ll spend your paycheck—on a new work wardrobe, furniture for a new apartment, maybe a better car. But how much spending money can you really expect from your paycheck? It helps to remember that more than 20 percent of your salary may ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Find a Health Care Internship

    Find a Health Care Internship
    The best way for students to find an internship in a healthcare field is to blend Web search savvy with old-fashioned relationship building. Students have a wider range of careers in health care than ever before as new opportunities emerge in pet healthcare, drugstore-based clinics, electronic prescriptions and medical records, and specialty injection and infusion treatments performed in people's homes. Healthcare ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers

    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers
    Finally, some great news for college graduates! The job outlook is getting brighter this year, according to recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a non-profit group that connects college career services with employers. The survey’s findings indicate that employers are planning on hiring 9.6 percent more college graduates within the U.S. than last year, which is ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Format Your Resume

    Format Your Resume
    There is no right way to organize your resume. Different formats create different effects - and a different picture of you! Determine which format (Chronological, Functional or Combination) will put you in the best light. Chronological Resume In the chronological resume, job history is organized sequentially, with the most recent job listed first. Job titles and employers are emphasized and duties ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Find Your First Finance Job

    Find Your First Finance Job
    You're about to graduate with a finance, accounting, economics or business degree. How do you parlay that achievement into a great job? Just as you did when you wrote all those term papers, the first step is to pick a topic, or in this case, a niche. Finance degrees usually lead to jobs with corporations or financial institutions. Corporate jobs include ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Top Eight Resources for a Resume Critique

    Top Eight Resources for a Resume Critique
    You've decided you need a second opinion on your resume, but where should you turn? We've gathered the top eight resources for resume critiques, as well as the pros and cons of each, to help you find the best reviewer for your needs. Professional Resume Writers Resume writers can provide excellent advice on how to improve your resume, says Murray Mann, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Internship Interview Tips

    Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    How Much Will Your Education Be Worth?

    How Much Will Your Education Be Worth?
    It's no secret that education is linked to job security and salary. Those with a high school degree were likely to earn less than half the salary, and experience over twice the unemployment, as those with a master's degree according to research from Salary.com. General facts about education and employment can help your individual career choices, but you have particular ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Employee Benefits 101

    Employee Benefits 101
    Would you ever want to give up a healthy chunk of your salary? In effect, that's what you'll be doing if you disregard the various employee benefits you'll have access to in your first job. Many new college graduates simply don't understand their employers' benefits programs or their significance in real-dollar terms. "They underestimate the value of their benefits and don't ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Break into Human Resources

    Break into Human Resources
    Like many people trying to get into HR, Andrea Battle spent months applying for listed positions without success. Battle had decided to make the move from university administration to HR, so she initially focused on rewriting her resume to target her newly chosen field. However, she had little success when she applied for HR vacancies. "I knew I could convey my ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Top Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ

    Top Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ
    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview IQ. Practice Good Nonverbal Communication It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Navigate the Unique Job Search Concerns of Grad Students

    Navigate the Unique Job Search Concerns of Grad Students
    Earning a graduate degree is a big accomplishment -- one many students hope will clear a path to a great job. But grad students typically confront unique barriers to job search success, especially if they're seeking opportunities outside academia. Be ready to work around these internal and external roadblocks, either alone or with the help of a school career counselor, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +22
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    America's Top Internships

    America's Top Internships
    Each year, the Vault Guide to Top Internships profiles internships across the country and determines which are most lucrative. The internships are then tiered from highest to lowest based on a variety of factors, such as substantive work, pay, perks, selectivity, and the "resume radiance" factor. Additionally, the Vault Guide provides the Top Ten Internships for each year. For the "best ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What is a Product Manager?

    What is a Product Manager?
    Job postings for product managers are peppered with phrases like "customer-centric," "consensus-builder" and "fluid environment" -- requirements that don't easily translate into the concrete abilities and experiences needed to succeed in the product manager role. Despite being one of the most sought-after positions, the skill set needed for this position is surprisingly difficult to define. What Exactly Is Product Management? Product ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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