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    Networking Know-How

    Networking Know-How
    Networking is more important than ever when it comes to landing a job. You may think that networking is for corporate types, not for college students. But you're wrong. According to one Wall Street Journal survey, 94 percent of respondents said networking was their primary job-search method. As the saying goes, "either network or not work." So where do you start ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Selling Your Life Experience

    Selling Your Life Experience
    If you're a non-traditional student, the time off you've taken in your formal education can be an asset to prospective employers. Your life experience gives you several advantages – maturity, professional skills, ambition – that traditional students might lack. The key to getting the job you want is to make sure that your prospective employer gets the best impression of you. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    When in Doubt, Apply

    When in Doubt, Apply
    You’ve discovered an exciting internship or entry-level job and would like to apply. But should you bother, even if you don’t have exactly what the ad outlines? With few exceptions, send your resume anyway. Here’s why: A Listing Describes the Perfect Candidate When employers write job ads, they list the qualifications of the ideal person for the job. They know -- ...
    Published almost 6 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 almost 6 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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Get an Internship, Get a Job

    Get an Internship, Get a Job
    President-elect Barack Obama has consistently been quoted as saying "the economy will get worse before it gets better." Unfortunately, we don't know when things will get better--weeks, months, years. While the recession affects students in terms of student loans, they also stand at a pivotal point as they begin to think about job searching amidst a recession. A grim job outlook ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Internship Mistakes that Students Make

    Internship Mistakes that Students Make
    For many, an internship is the first real job experience--don't screw it up. Avoid making these mistakes as you apply and interview for internship opportunities. Not caring. You live in the here and now. It's hard enough to think ahead four months to final exams let alone to a future career. Internships should be regarded as the cornerstone to the job ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    My Internship at CNN

    My Internship at CNN
    I've always wanted to work for CNN. So when I got the opportunity for an internship at their headquarters in Atlanta last summer, it was a dream come true. As a CNN intern, I had to have initiative and drive to compete with older interns who had more training and experience than I did. Read on to find how you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How Can You Become an Engineer?

    How Can You Become an Engineer?
    If you've ever considered a career in engineering, you probably thrive on problem solving. That's good, because one of the first problems you'll need to tackle as you explore this broad field is figuring out what type of engineer you'd like to be. You may be aware of the most common engineering subspecialties, like civil engineering (the design of roads, bridges, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +52
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    Congratulations, Your Student is a College Graduate. What’s Next?

    Congratulations, Your Student is a College Graduate. What’s Next?
    Graduating from college is a major milestone. Once you have finished celebrating your student’s success, it’s time to help your student determine their next steps. Your student’s college degree is a stepping stone to other future life achievements. So what's next for your student after college? For some students, the career they want to pursue requires a graduate degree; others may ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +8
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    Q&A: Finding a Job

    Q&A: Finding a Job
    Peter Vogt, MonsterTrak's Career Coach, answers questions about searching for jobs, networking, career fairs, and more. College is rapidly drawing to a close, and all the online job searches I've done haven't gone so well. I'm getting my degree in English, but I want to write. Unfortunately, the only real jobs I've had have been in office administration, and I'm ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Common Internship Interview Questions (And Answers)

    Common Internship Interview Questions (And Answers)
    The resume and cover letter were perfect. You look great on paper and you might just be perfect for the job. Time for the next step: The interview. While the job interview can be nerve-wracking, there's a lot you can do to prepare. Knowing what to expect and planning your answers can help you make a winning impression. Start by ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Launch Your Post-College Career with JASPER

    Launch Your Post-College Career with JASPER
    JASPER, Monster’s Job Assets & Strengths Profiler self-assessment tool isn’t a machine that will spit out the name of the perfect postcollege career for you. Be thankful for that for two reasons: • Do you really want to give any tool that much power over your professional life? • JASPER’s results are much richer, and therefore much more useful, than a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Write On! Pursuing My College and Career Goals Simultaneously

    Write On! Pursuing My College and Career Goals Simultaneously
    Defying the early spring snow storms, a plethora of robins have settled in my neighborhood. Perched on housetops, their prominent red paunches herald spring’s arrival just as predictably as the blooming of daffodils. While other birds fight over feeders on gray overcast days, robins are out pounding the pavement in spite of the heavy wet snowflakes covering recently emerging lawns. The ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Top Ten Cover Letter Tips

    Top Ten Cover Letter Tips
    Before you apply for your dream job, check out these tips that will make your cover letter stand out. Tip #1: Keep it brief. Your letter should not go over one page. Use short paragraphs and bullet points whenever possible. Avoid flowery or excessive words when fewer words will get your point across equally well. Tip #2: Be assertive and proactive. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Spring Semester Time-Line for Landing a Summer Job

    Spring Semester Time-Line for Landing a Summer Job
    The economy may be on the rebound, but that doesn’t mean there are a plethora of jobs for students to come home to this summer. According to Forbes, only 16% of high school and 40% of college students hold part-time jobs as of May 2012. These are the lowest figures for student employment in the last 20 years. With that, students ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +24
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Internship and Mentor Programs for Hispanic Students

    Internship and Mentor Programs for Hispanic 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: Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU) ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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