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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer

    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer
    If you're just graduating from college and would like to postpone your all-out job search until later this summer, more power to you. But how can you balance a well-deserved break with the solid job-search preparation you'll need to do? Think R and R: rest and research. In other words, do some digging, but keep it low-key. Here are four ways ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Job Search Tactics that Work

    Job Search Tactics that Work
    You've posted your resume online and even applied for a few positions. You're also scouring the newspaper classifieds like crazy, sending off cover letters and resumes for all the job openings that seem to fit you. Is there anything else you can do to look for a job? Absolutely! In fact, the more diverse your job-hunting strategy, the more effective it's ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Career Profile: Firefighter

    Career Profile: Firefighter
    A firefighter’s job involves the protection of life, property and environment. Fighting fires is dangerous and complex, therefore requiring organization and teamwork. Firefighters provide emergency medical attention, ventilate smoke-filled areas, and attempt to salvage the contents of buildings. Other duties include routine apparatus maintenance, drilling, and training in new techniques. Median Annual Salary $45,000 Education Requirements Applicants are required to have ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -19
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    Tap Law School Career Center Resources

    Tap Law School Career Center Resources
    If you’re already investing in a law degree meant to improve your career prospects, then why would you bypass the many job-hunting services offered by your law school’s career center? “Yes, there are plenty of online [job search] resources, but they’re not a substitute for visiting your school’s career services office,” says Deborah Schneider, author of Should You Really Be a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Jobs of the Future

    Jobs of the Future
    Searching for the perfect career? Or, perhaps, you’re still looking for the perfect major to lead to your perfect career? Wherever you are in life, it’s okay to need help finding a little direction. Have you ever considered that perhaps you haven’t discovered the career of your dreams is because it’s still an emerging field? It’s more possible than ever that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do

    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do
    You've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not pursuing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing? To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Professional career counselors usually undertake this strategy ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Work at a Top Hospital

    Work at a Top Hospital
    If you've got a serious medical problem, the US News & World Report's rankings of top hospitals can point you to the best facilities for treating cancer, heart conditions or just about any other ailment. But what if you're a nurse or allied healthcare worker, or you're considering a career in healthcare? What's different about working at a top hospital? And ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Inside Sales or Outside Sales?

    Inside Sales or Outside Sales?
    Which is more important: Your independence or your interdependence? Do you cherish your water-cooler time with your peers, or would you rather meet new people every day? These are just a couple of the factors you should consider when choosing between inside and outside sales. Before you can make a decision, you'll want to get a handle on the typical daily ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Top 10 Cities for Recent College Grads

    Top 10 Cities for Recent College Grads
    Upon graduation, college graduates embark on a bright new world, hopeful to gain employment. As a result, the ideal is to find a city that offers job prospects, affordability and a culture of similarly-aged twenty something's. The task isn’t always so easy but today’s college graduates do have plenty of great options. According to Apartments.com, the following cities rank as the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    Online Job Application FAQ

    Online Job Application FAQ
    Q: I want to apply for a job online, should I send my resume in an attachment? I want to show off the bold fonts and bullets. What do you think? A: You are right and wrong at the same time. Resumes DO look better when they get sent as attachments, but increasingly employers are asking applicants not to send their ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Career Profile: Personal Chef

    Career Profile: Personal Chef
    A personal chef is not a private chef! While a private chef is employed by one individual or family at a time, a personal chef serves several clients, usually one per day, and provides multiple meals that are custom-designed for the clients’ particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored, so that the clients may enjoy them at their ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Negotiate Your Way into a Bigger Paycheck

    Negotiate Your Way into a Bigger Paycheck
    While it's difficult to make definitive statements about what to do and what not to do in every negotiation situation, there are some potential pitfalls to be aware of before entering the negotiation process. Here are five of the most common no-nos. Initiating Negotiations Too Soon Timing is important here. The appropriate time to negotiate is when a formal offer has ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Which Internship is Best for You?

    Which Internship is Best for You?
    There's no such thing as the perfect internship. But you can figure out which one aligns best with your career goals, and then tap your own initiative to turn that internship into an experience that will grab the attention of future employers. Take It or Leave It? How do you judge the potential value of a particular internship, especially when you're ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

    Make the Most of Your Summer Internship
    If you’re a student or graduate who has landed yourself a summer internship consider yourself lucky, very lucky. You’re on your way to starting your career! Since you landed the gig, and since you will probably be spending the better part of your summer there, possibly even unpaid, you should take full advantage of the opportunity. The tips below will help ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +33
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    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing

    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing
    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find a sample resume that matches your background, copy it to your word-processing program, make minor changes and be done with the arduous task of creating a dazzling resume? While that would be ideal, you can shortchange yourself and sabotage your job search if you base your resume on a sample document. The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Perfect Internship

    The Perfect Internship
    Do you know what to look for in an internship? An internship is a useful experience that can show you what a career in a particular field will look like and if you’re suited for that field. Think about it: how else will you know if that’s what you want to do with your life? An internship is a great way ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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