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    Oops! Common Resume Mistakes

    Oops!  Common Resume Mistakes
    Before you mail, fax or e-mail your resume and cover letter, make sure your materials have that professional polish. Easy Errors DON'T forget to include your contact information: Name, e-mail, address and phone number. DON'T include your interests on your resume, unless they're relevant to the job you're seeking. Also, personal information, such as date of birth, height and weight, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    How to Work the Job Fair

    How to Work the Job Fair
    Posting your resume online should be part of your job search strategy but only one part. Face-to-face interaction is still very important. And there's no better way to see lots of faces from different companies than a job fair. The Perks "Students can get in contact with and talk to many people from their field, give out resumes and practice ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +35
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College

    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College
    One of the most difficult and daunting tasks after graduating from college is creating your first post-college resume. You may not have the job experience you’d like or, perhaps, you just aren't sure how to get across your experiences all together. Experts agree that most students underestimate how much experience they actually have and often don’t include many valuable aspects on ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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    Before They Were Prez: Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Rewards of Research: Job Prep with a Scholarly Edge

    The Rewards of Research: Job Prep with a Scholarly Edge
    Are you ready for a challenge outside the classroom? Do you want to see how work is really done in your field? It might be time to explore a research position. But you have to plan ahead to make sure the right opportunity comes your way. How can a research position help you? A research position broadens your scope - ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Opt to Co-Op: Cooperative Education

    Opt to Co-Op: Cooperative Education
    Are you looking to get more out of your education? Do you want real world experience to help build your career? Cooperative education, or co-op, can give both your education and your career a boost. How Co-op Works Co-op is an education program that combines your studies with paid work experience in a field related to your major or career ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    A Job and a Scholarship

    A Job and a Scholarship
    If you're a student who works part time to save money for college, don't pass up an opportunity for extra cash that might be right under your nose. The place you work could be a source of assistance. Companies both large and small offer scholarship opportunities to their employees. How do I find these scholarships? Ask your supervisor if there are ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Art of Negotiating Job Offers

    The Art of Negotiating Job Offers
    The goal of going through the grueling application and interview processes is to get to the ultimate goal: a job offer. The employment offer comes in and excitement ensues until you suddenly realize that negotiations will soon begin, assuming you intend to accept the offer. If you want to get to a mutually agreed upon contract cordially and quickly, try the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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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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    2014’s Top 10 Highest Paid Internships

    2014’s Top 10 Highest Paid Internships
    For students on the internship circuit, you know that to get a great internship is wonderful. To get a paid internship is to considerably lucky. And, taking it further still, to get one of the following internships, is to hit the jackpot. The competition for young talent is fierce, especially within the technology sector, as 19 of the 25 high paying ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Like Numbers? Love Labs? Consider a Math or Science Career

    Like Numbers? Love Labs? Consider a Math or Science Career
    You’ve always been good at math and science, so why not put that talent to good use? Check out these careers. Product marketing engineer National average salary: $79,950 Wendy Logan always liked math and science. So she majored in computer science at Rice University in Houston and got a job at National Instruments in Austin. During college: Even though Logan enjoyed—and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +25
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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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    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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    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 over 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns

    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns
    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write a resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. Over the last five years as ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Top Ten Tips for Interns

    Top Ten Tips for Interns
    Don't be afraid to talk with people.Don't be intimidated because you are a student. People are sometimes too busy to roll out the red carpet so you have to make the first move to talk with coworkers and supervisors.Ask for things to do.Don't wait to be told what to do. Solving problems and taking initiative are the best ways to stand ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +34
  • +44

    Healthcare Careers

    Healthcare Careers
    If you're a high school student considering a career in healthcare, congratulations! The healthcare field is full of exciting opportunities for people of all education levels and abilities. Read on for key factors to keep in mind as you weigh the pros and cons of a career in healthcare, as well as snapshots of several healthcare jobs and links to additional ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +44
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