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    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now

    Start Your Summer Internship Search Now
    Believe it or not, summer internship application deadlines are already passing you by, and if you’re looking for an opportunity that is a little more competitive, you need to start your applications ASAP. Here are four places to start your internship search right now: Fastweb Not to toot our own horn, but in addition to supplying you with scholarships that match ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Interning During the School Year

    Interning During the School Year
    We say it all the time, but we’ll say it again: an internship is the first step toward your future career, and it’s imperative that you complete at least one internship during college. But with all of your other commitments, especially during the school year, how is it possible? When students think of internships, they typically think of a 9 to ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Top Tips for Internship Success

    Top Tips for Internship Success
    Even if you're working for free, your internship can be worth a fortune — in job experience and valuable career connections. But it's up to you to see that your efforts pay off. Make the right moves to make the most of your internship. Be Professional To impress, take your responsibilities seriously. Treat your internship like a full-time job by always ...
    Published almost 6 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 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Interview Preparation for New Grads

    Interview Preparation for New Grads
    The stakes are high during job interviews, especially when you're a college student who is about to compete for your first job — the one that could launch your career. It's no wonder you'll be nervous. But you can minimize your anxiety and put yourself in a position to win the job by preparing for your interviews thoroughly. Here's how: Research ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn’t keep you in a job you can’t stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you’re fine right where you are. 1. You’re Happy We’re not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you’re happy, you’re going to be more ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Internship Q&A

    Internship Q&A
    I graduated from college six months ago, but I never did an internship because I had no idea what I wanted to do. I now think that I would like to work for a study abroad organization. Is it too late to convince a company to let me intern with them? I inquired several times about internships my senior year ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Put Your Education to Work

    Put Your Education to Work
    Whether you're a Harvard-educated MBA or recently obtained your GED, you can use your resume's education section to outshine your competition. If you are unsure about the best way to present your education, here are some common scenarios and strategies: Where to Place Education? The best placement depends on what you are trying to emphasize. Place experience before education if you ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Job Seekers: 5 Smart Steps on Twitter

    Job Seekers: 5 Smart Steps on Twitter
    Every job seeker who is using Twitter for job search purposes pretty much just gets on board and hastily creates a Twitter account. However, a few calculated steps will be invaluable in the launching of your Twitter account for an effective job search campaign. Please read the following and see if you can tweak your account today: [gate] Choosing Your Twitter ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Celebrities are Stealing Your Internships

    Celebrities are Stealing Your Internships
    The public loves when celebrities humble themselves and do every day, "normal" activities, such as grocery shopping and playing with their kids at the park. But as we near the summer months, and inevitably the need to find summer jobs and internships, we can't help but resent celebrities for their "need" to find work. Find out which celebs are nabbing your ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Sales Not for You? Don't Be So Sure

    Sales Not for You?  Don't Be So Sure
    Sales -- to many a recent college grad, it's the dreadful career path of last resort. A quick look at posts on the “Career Planning for College Students” message board shows: "I've been looking up jobs on Web sites and in local newspapers. I have had very little response, and the responses I do get are for sales jobs, which I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Common Resume Blunders

    Common Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is top-notch by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring listing of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: * How did you ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Maybe You Can Get Paid for an Unpaid Internship

    Maybe You Can Get Paid for an Unpaid Internship
    The idealist in you wants to take that great but unpaid internship you heard about the other day. After all, it will give you critical experience in your chosen career field that will help you land a job after graduation. But the realist in you rightly argues, "How are you going to pay your bills?" The unpaid internship dilemma is one ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    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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    4 Tips for Connecting with a New Boss

    4 Tips for Connecting with a New Boss
    Undoubtedly, most of us have gone through some kind of transition with our supervisors. Perhaps the person was recruited away to another company or maybe there was a merger and they got reassigned to another department. Whatever the reason, something important has been lost. When your boss leaves, they take with them that person’s knowledge of your contributions, skills, knowledge, and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Now Hiring

    Now Hiring
    Where are all of the jobs? This question has plagued job seekers in recent years, especially with companies cutting back on hiring due to the economy. The economy is better – in fact, 5.5 million jobs have been added since 2010, but there’s still improvement necessary. However, according to U.S. News, some industries seem to be resilient enough that they’re recession-proof. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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