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    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months

    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. As we begin the new year, we want to take a look back at 2010 and pull together the suggestions our readers told us were most helpful. So, here’s our best advice, along with our wish 2011 will be ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Free Rent Brings Grads Home

    Free Rent Brings Grads Home
    For Jake Gehrig, Independence Day came early last year; May 15, to be exact. That's the day this Pittsburgh native graduated from college, trading in his childhood for what he thought would be a life of self-sufficiency and a future full of promise. “I thought to myself, life's just beginning. The orientation of life is over,” said Gehrig, 24, who graduated ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Human Resources 101: An Overview

    Human Resources 101: An Overview
    There is more to human resources than recruiting the hottest talent. In fact, this field offers many varied career paths, and the one you choose should depend on your interests. Learn what's available before you settle on a direction. HR Generalist Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Common Job Interview Questions for Returning College Students

    Common Job Interview Questions for Returning College Students
    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. Odds are good that your interviewer will ask you about your experiences as a returning student. Knowing what to expect and planning your answers can help you make a winning impression. Start by ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    12 Ideas for Computer Science Graduates

    12 Ideas for Computer Science Graduates
    When J. Scott Johnson, a technology entrepreneur and blogger from Newton Center, Massachusetts, got an email from a forlorn info-tech wannabe, he zipped off 12 tips for post-boom job searching, publishing them on his blog, the FuzzyBlog. Johnson's "12 Recommendations for the New CS Graduate" took off and traveled the globe. Other bloggers reposted them, as have visitors to the Monster ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    My Internship at 32nd Signal Army Batallion

    My Internship at 32nd Signal Army Batallion
    Student: Candace Voegele Internship: 32nd Signal Battalion, Army How I heard about it: I found out about this leadership training through my ROTC department instructors. It is called Cadet Troop Leadership Training. It is a chance to intern in an Army unit and learn firsthand about the demands of an Army officer. Daily routine Each day began with my alarm ringing ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men

    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men
    It’s a fact: those with college educations generally have a better chance of finding a job. But a recently released study on young adults indicates a college degree is even more important for women. Young women who have not graduated college have a tougher time finding a job than men in the same boat, the study found. But in contrast, women ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 5 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Land a Sales Job Without Experience

    Land a Sales Job Without Experience
    Many job seekers wonder: How do I land a sales job that requires two years of sales experience without two years of sales experience? Here are seven strategies for doing just that: Strategy 1: Persist Persistence is the successful salesperson's number one trait. When you persist professionally, the sales manager will often give you the benefit of the doubt. They want ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    At the Corner of Cap and Gown

    At the Corner of Cap and Gown
    Hundreds of books will tell you about getting into college, what college is like, what to do (and not do) while you’re there, and what to do when you’re done. But books won’t tell you everything. You’ll need a map of your campus, a map of your new city, a map of the region or state around you when you make ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter
    When you are fresh out of college and applying for your first job, you want to write a cover letter that stands out from the hundreds that are on the desks of human resources professionals around the country. You want to show that you are not only qualified for the job, but a cut above the rest. You want your cover ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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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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    Preparing for Success on the Job

    Preparing for Success on the Job
    Hey, looking good! That new designer suit makes you look like a runway model on the way to a Fortune 500 job. Once you've graduated, you'll take on the working world in style. But will you be able to prove that you're not just another pretty face? Here are a few skills you'll want to develop before you get out into ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?

    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. [gate] Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career

    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career
    Deciding on a career path? Want to know more about what a particular career is like? Maybe it's time for an informational interview. In an informational interview, you meet with someone working in a field that interests you. The point is not to ask for a job, but instead to learn more about a career path. But even if you're not ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11