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    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent

    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent
    Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company. In addition to offering insurance policies, agents increasingly sell mutual funds, annuities, and securities and offer comprehensive financial planning services, including retirement and estate planning. Median Salary $47,790 – $90,100, plus commission. (United ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -62
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    The Perfect Internship

    The Perfect Internship
    Do you know what to look for in an internship? An internship is a useful experience that can show you what a career in a particular field will look like and if you’re suited for that field. Think about it: how else will you know if that’s what you want to do with your life? An internship is a great way ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps

    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps
    If you haven’t been able to find a job and don’t want to go back to school, there’s another option you may not have considered. One that allows you to travel, pays off your student loans, allows you to help change the world, and looks GREAT on your resume. What is this dream experience you ask? The Peace Corps. The Peace ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Health Care Internship Resumes - Ask Kim Isaacs

    Health Care Internship Resumes - Ask Kim Isaacs
    Ask Kim Isaacs QUESTION: I am a chemistry major and need help writing a resume for medical research internships. If anyone could direct me to any helpful Web sites or books, I would greatly appreciate it. WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: A resume for an internship would have the same strategy as a resume for a regular job, except your desire for ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search

    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search
    Do you feel like you’re constantly job searching without results? Don’t put in time without payoff – there is a better way! Your search shouldn't be consuming all of your time and efforts. With a little organization and effort, you can restore balance into your life. Follow the below guidelines, courtesy of Yahoo! Finance, to take back control of your job ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +20
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    My Internship at Towers Perrin

    My Internship at Towers Perrin
    Internship: Towers Perrin Name: Brian Murray School: Hampton University Major: Business, Management Internship stats: Hours per week: 35-40. How I heard about it: Through the INROADS program. Daily routine: "Although most of my internship for college students time period was spent learning about the company in various training and performance sessions, I also participated in the same responsibilities as other ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Odd Jobs

    Odd Jobs
    Not sure what your calling is? Have an interest or talent that’s ultra-unique? Sometimes, the coolest jobs are those you never even knew existed or those you create yourself. For inspiration that demonstrates you can pretty much make a career out of anything, we've compiled a list of the oddest jobs you won’t believe people are actually paid to do. Check ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Don't Know What You Want?

    Don't Know What You Want?
    Sometimes the harder you try to figure out what you want to do for a career, the more you wind up beating your head against the wall. Sound familiar to you? If so, then try the reverse strategy: Take a close look at what you don't want to do. That way, you can explore the opposite and start getting at least ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By

    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By
    Nobody can give you a guide on how to live your life or a step-by-step manual on how to accomplish the things you strive for. People can, however, make suggestions on how to go about your life and approach situations. Maybe they don’t all apply to your particular situation, but it’s helpful to take a step back one in a while ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Career Planning Step-by-Step

    Career Planning Step-by-Step
    After much thought and consideration, you've finally selected a specific occupation as a career goal. Congratulations! If you're like most people, you didn't determine a career direction overnight. You probably made your decision only after a great deal of careful thinking and (hopefully) research into occupations that best match your personality. But despite all your efforts, you're probably still asking yourself, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Studying for an Employable Edge

    Studying for an Employable Edge
    It’s every college student’s worst nightmare: graduating without any job prospects. But, why not start preparing now so that won’t happen? There are ways to secure that you have the so-called bright future ahead. How? According to CNBC, many of your course decisions may impact your hiring potential. The following are some recommended courses that can help ensure you’re ahead of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job

    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job
    There’s a trend and, unfortunately, it’s not positive. There are a lot of college graduates, degrees in one hand, resumes in the other, who cannot seem to find employment. This leaves many job seekers in a pickle. Obviously, they cannot improve their resumes and, thus, get noticed by potential employers, without gaining more job experience. But, suppose you became the applicant ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    Top 10 Highest Paid U.S. Internships

    Top 10 Highest Paid U.S. Internships
    For most interns, an internship is unpaid and involves a whole lot of busy work, coffee fetching and various other errands. However, if you are lucky enough to snag an internship at one of the following companies, the benefits are boundless and the pay is, well, better than the average person’s full-time gig. The rankings are based on the Glassdoor data ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +21
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    On-Campus Recruitment: Myths and Realities

    On-Campus Recruitment: Myths and Realities
    If your school's career center has a well-established on-campus recruiting program, consider yourself lucky. It's the first and maybe last time prospective employers will seek you out. That's why it's so critical to understand how on-campus recruiting works -- and doesn't. Let's set the record straight on some prevalent myths. Myth: Only business and technology majors benefit from on-campus recruiting. Reality: ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Be Picky with your First Job

    Be Picky with your First Job
    What a relief! Your first job offer. But before you say "yes," think about whether it's the right job for you. Start by asking your prospective employer for some time before you make your decision. Anywhere from a few days to a week is acceptable. Take that time to figure out what's most important to you and weigh the job ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    It's Never Too Early to Start Job Searching

    It's Never Too Early to Start Job Searching
    Is it ever too soon to look for the postgraduation job you want? The short answer is, "No, it isn't." But the more complete answer is, "It depends on what you mean by look." Timing is critical in your job search, just as it is in many things in life. Perhaps that's why so many college students have questions like the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Make Your School Alum Work for You

    Make Your School Alum Work for You
    No one will ever care about your career as much as you do. But if there were ever a group of people to come close, it would be alumni from your college or university. These former students have likely been in your shoes themselves, and are generally among the most willing to help your career development if you ask. Why are ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    In the Market for a Mentor

    In the Market for a Mentor
    Graduation is just ahead and you're getting ready to put your education to work. It may be time to get in the market for a mentor. What is a mentor? A mentor is a professional who acts as an adviser and role model to a new member of their profession. Part coach, part motivator, the mentor works as a guide ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content
    Imagine you're an employer and you have two resumes in front of you. One is filled wall-to-wall with text and uses four different fonts. It's also peppered with dozens of bolded, italicized and underlined words and phrases. The second resume is much more visually pleasing. It, too, offers a lot of information, but you can quickly scan the document because it ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    My Internship at Rand McNally

    My Internship at Rand McNally
    Internship: Rand McNally, Internet division How I heard about it: I am involved with the INROADS organization, whose mission is to match corporate sponsors with qualified minority college students. Daily routine If I could use one word to describe my internship, it would be "busy"! My start date happened to be three weeks before the official re-launch of randmcnally.com, so there ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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