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    5 Reasons Not to Date Your Co-Worker

    5 Reasons Not to Date Your Co-Worker
    You spend most of your waking hours at work. You rarely get out for lunch, never mind dinner. You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. Out with all reason – love is in the air! Stop. Sure, meetings ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Cover Letter Don'ts

    10 Cover Letter Don'ts
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +115
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    Cover Letters to Get You Hired

    Cover Letters to Get You Hired
    You might think that if you have a good resume, you don't need a cover letter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Your cover letter supplements your resume. It focuses attention on your achievements and gets a prospective employer interested in you. Cover letters are especially important to new graduates. Through the cover letter, you can persuade an employer ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +103
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    Get Paid for Your Degree: Teaching Assistantships

    Get Paid for Your Degree: Teaching Assistantships
    What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “work your way through school?” Waiting tables? Working the night shift? What about standing in front of a roomful of freshman students teaching course material? Many university graduate programs offer the opportunity to become a graduate teaching assistant (TA). A TA position offers many benefits, including relief from paying full tuition and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    How Community Organizing Can Pay

    How Community Organizing Can Pay
    For a recent graduate, finding the right career can be daunting. Job markets are in flux and one year can bring many jobs and the next far too few. Fortunately, there is one job sector that never seems to be filled: non-profit groups. Non-profits run the gamut from Amnesty International, the ACLU, to smaller, lesser-known groups which makeup the majority of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Why Career Services May be Your Salvation

    Why Career Services May be Your Salvation
    I’m always looking for new places to study, cozy bookshops or buzzy cafes. My new favorite destination is a cross between a library and a kindergarten playroom. It’s called University Career Services and it just might be your salvation. Most colleges have some department like this, staffed by guidance counselor/librarian types. It’s meant to fill the gap when you left behind ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search

    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search
    I love the term “common courtesy,” particularly because we use the phrase when we want to note there’s been a lack of it. Nobody mentions common courtesy when it’s there; they lament its absence and from the number of times we use the phrase, it seems courtesy is actually rather elusive. Rules of etiquette can be daunting, particularly for those unaccustomed ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Don't Freak: Sort Out Post-Graduation Anxiety

    Don't Freak: Sort Out Post-Graduation Anxiety
    You know how, when you go home for breaks, all your family members and friends ask you the same line of questions: "How's school? How are your grades? How are your friends?" I've noticed a change when I became a senior. The questions are as follows: "Have a job yet? Have you started looking? Will you have a job when you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Beat Out More Experienced Competition

    Beat Out More Experienced Competition
    It's tough enough landing an entry-level job when you're competing against your peers, but what do you do when more-experienced workers are after the same job you are? This predicament is a common one for new grads and workers these days, due in great part to a lagging economy that has led to significant layoffs. In one MonsterTRAK poll, 90 percent ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs

    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs
    Just a few years ago a college degree in hand meant an entry-level job was virtually assured. Those days are gone-- right along with the idea of staying with one employer for 5 to 10 years. Here's why -- and what you can expect from this new reality we call the modern job market: Your Degree Is Helpful But Not a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Health Care Career Myths Debunked

    Health Care Career Myths Debunked
    Whether you're a veteran healthcare worker or just starting out, some long-held myths about the industry can hinder your career—or stop you before you even get started. Learn the truth about these seven common healthcare career myths. Myth 1: The nursing shortage guarantees me the perfect job when I graduate. "While the shortage of nurses is acute across the United States, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Health Care Gigs that Lead to Something Bigger

    Health Care Gigs that Lead to Something Bigger
    Healthcare is one industry where good employees are always in demand. With the aging Baby Boom generation expected to stretch the healthcare system to its limit, hospitals and other healthcare employers have a continuing need for workers to fill a variety of entry-level roles, such as dietary aide, admissions representative, administrative assistant, medical records assistant, housekeeper, patient technician, unit clerk and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +95
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    Four Ways to Become a Standout Nursing Student

    Four Ways to Become a Standout Nursing Student
    Growing demand for nurses makes it easy to believe that succeeding in nursing school and then landing a job is as simple as showing up with a pulse. Talk about a misdiagnosis. Yes, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics foresees the need for one million new and replacement nurses by 2012, but employers and patients still want standout nursing students. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a Four Year Degree

    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a Four Year Degree
    You'd like to work in healthcare, but you don't want to spend years in school becoming a physician or dentist? Well, how about exploring your career options if you "only" have a bachelor's degree? There are plenty of opportunities available. Here are just four of the many healthcare careers that require a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily more. Dietitian Dietitians, sometimes ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Stepping Stones in Health Care

    Stepping Stones in Health Care
    You don't need a four-year college degree to qualify for some of the fastest-growing jobs in healthcare. Many occupations on healthcare employers' most-wanted lists require two or fewer years of education and can serve as springboards to higher positions. “There are a number of allied health professions that have career ladders attached to them,” says Debra Stock, the American Hospital Association's ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Internship and Mentoring Programs for African-American Students

    Internship and Mentoring Programs for African-American Students
    Internships and mentor programs are some of the best ways to get hands-on work experience while you are still in college. They provide valuable opportunities to build up your resume and gain marketable skills while networking with professionals in your field. Below are just some of the many programs geared to minority students: INROADSINROADS places talented minority youth in business and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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