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    Find Work Outside Your Major

    Find Work Outside Your Major
    An accounting graduate gets a job as a passport specialist with the federal government. A music major and an art history major both find their niche in public relations. A sociology grad ends up working for a major nonprofit organization as a speakers' bureau coordinator. They're all true stories and proof positive that you can land a job in a field ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Top Ten Tips for Career Planning

    Top Ten Tips for Career Planning
    Take a variety of different classes. Don't pigeonhole yourself into one tight line of study. Branch out and take a good look around to see what interests you. Complete a few self-assessment tests. Self-assessment tests can tell you a lot about yourself and may help you match your skills and interests with possible careers. Develop a career inventory. What kind of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Q&A: Applying for Jobs

    Q&A: Applying for Jobs
    When I am responding to a job posting and a contact name is not given, is it OK to address the letter "To Whom It May Concern"? Or is there a better way to handle this? Answer: "To Whom it May Concern" is a bit outdated, as is "Dear Sir/Madam." You might want to go with "Dear Hiring Manager" when you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer

    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer
    If you're just graduating from college and would like to postpone your all-out job search until later this summer, more power to you. But how can you balance a well-deserved break with the solid job-search preparation you'll need to do? Think R and R: rest and research. In other words, do some digging, but keep it low-key. Here are four ways ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Land a Great Internship

    Land a Great Internship
    It's one of the most common and frustrating career dilemmas college students face: "To get a good job after graduation, I need experience. But how do I get experience without having a job in the first place?" One common - and wise - solution: An internship, paid or unpaid, part time or full time. Easy enough. But how do you get ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Job Search Tactics that Work

    Job Search Tactics that Work
    You've posted your resume online and even applied for a few positions. You're also scouring the newspaper classifieds like crazy, sending off cover letters and resumes for all the job openings that seem to fit you. Is there anything else you can do to look for a job? Absolutely! In fact, the more diverse your job-hunting strategy, the more effective it's ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist

    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Types of Interviews

    Types of Interviews
    An interview is an interview, right? Actually, depending on the size of the company, you could go through many interviews before the decision is made. Ace each one by knowing what to expect. Screening Interview Usually a member of the personnel department or an outside recruiter conducts this interview, which is meant to weed out unqualified candidates. This interview is ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Work at a Top Hospital

    Work at a Top Hospital
    If you've got a serious medical problem, the US News & World Report's rankings of top hospitals can point you to the best facilities for treating cancer, heart conditions or just about any other ailment. But what if you're a nurse or allied healthcare worker, or you're considering a career in healthcare? What's different about working at a top hospital? And ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Tap Law School Career Center Resources

    Tap Law School Career Center Resources
    If you’re already investing in a law degree meant to improve your career prospects, then why would you bypass the many job-hunting services offered by your law school’s career center? “Yes, there are plenty of online [job search] resources, but they’re not a substitute for visiting your school’s career services office,” says Deborah Schneider, author of Should You Really Be a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Who's Hiring for the Holidays?

    Who's Hiring for the Holidays?
    This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, predicts anywhere from 720,000 to 780,000 seasonal retail hires nationwide. Now is the time to apply, since many companies have a deadline for accepting seasonal applications and the bulk of hiring takes place throughout October. Make sure to prioritize your applications – ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do

    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do
    You've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not pursuing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing? To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Professional career counselors usually undertake this strategy ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Dressing for Success

    Dressing for Success
    You think it doesn't matter what you wear to an interview? You’re wrong. When you walk up to your interview and shake their hand, they already have an impression of you. You may not have even said anything yet! Studies have proven time and time again that people's perceptions and impressions of interviewees impact their hiring decision-making processes. Whether it's conscious ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +24
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    Seasonal Employment Job Tips

    Seasonal Employment Job Tips
    Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Have you thought about securing seasonal employment? If not, the time is now. Most retailers count on the holidays since that’s when anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of the year’s sales take place, according to an ABC News report. As a result, companies hire seasonal employees to assist holiday ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    What Am I Worth?

    What Am I Worth?
    In some cultures, bargaining is the norm. A buyer or seller makes an offer, and the other party either accepts or counters the offer. The two negotiate until a deal is made or one of the parties walks away. When you're negotiating your pay with an employer, do you know what you're doing? Do you have any idea of what you're ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Researching a Company's Diversity Policies

    Researching a Company's Diversity Policies
    The interview's set. Now you want to know if the potential employer does more than talk about diversity. Follow these tips to find out if the company has a proven commitment to hiring a wide range of people. Making the Grade Many business and special-interest publications compile regular lists of employers that back up their diversity efforts with proven results. Forbes ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing

    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing
    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find a sample resume that matches your background, copy it to your word-processing program, make minor changes and be done with the arduous task of creating a dazzling resume? While that would be ideal, you can shortchange yourself and sabotage your job search if you base your resume on a sample document. The ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

    Make the Most of Your Summer Internship
    If you’re a student or graduate who has landed yourself a summer internship consider yourself lucky, very lucky. You’re on your way to starting your career! Since you landed the gig, and since you will probably be spending the better part of your summer there, possibly even unpaid, you should take full advantage of the opportunity. The tips below will help ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +33