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    Career Planning Step-by-Step

    Career Planning Step-by-Step
    After much thought and consideration, you've finally selected a specific occupation as a career goal. Congratulations! If you're like most people, you didn't determine a career direction overnight. You probably made your decision only after a great deal of careful thinking and (hopefully) research into occupations that best match your personality. But despite all your efforts, you're probably still asking yourself, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Be Picky with your First Job

    Be Picky with your First Job
    What a relief! Your first job offer. But before you say "yes," think about whether it's the right job for you. Start by asking your prospective employer for some time before you make your decision. Anywhere from a few days to a week is acceptable. Take that time to figure out what's most important to you and weigh the job ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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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 2 years ago | Rated: -17
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Make Your School Alum Work for You

    Make Your School Alum Work for You
    No one will ever care about your career as much as you do. But if there were ever a group of people to come close, it would be alumni from your college or university. These former students have likely been in your shoes themselves, and are generally among the most willing to help your career development if you ask. Why are ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    My Internship at Rand McNally

    My Internship at Rand McNally
    Internship: Rand McNally, Internet division How I heard about it: I am involved with the INROADS organization, whose mission is to match corporate sponsors with qualified minority college students. Daily routine If I could use one word to describe my internship, it would be "busy"! My start date happened to be three weeks before the official re-launch of randmcnally.com, so there ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Get Paid for Your Degree: Teaching Assistantships

    Get Paid for Your Degree: Teaching Assistantships
    What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “work your way through school?” Waiting tables? Working the night shift? What about standing in front of a roomful of freshman students teaching course material? Many university graduate programs offer the opportunity to become a graduate teaching assistant (TA). A TA position offers many benefits, including relief from paying full tuition and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content
    Imagine you're an employer and you have two resumes in front of you. One is filled wall-to-wall with text and uses four different fonts. It's also peppered with dozens of bolded, italicized and underlined words and phrases. The second resume is much more visually pleasing. It, too, offers a lot of information, but you can quickly scan the document because it ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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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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    Don't Let Money Lead

    Don't Let Money Lead
    One MonsterTRAK member writes: "I'm just wondering: What is a good field to go into after college? I'm in my first year of college and have changed my major twice. I want to make at least $90,000 a year and will do just about anything that doesn't involve a lot of math. Could you give me some options?" These words are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search

    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search
    Do you feel like you’re constantly job searching without results? Don’t put in time without payoff – there is a better way! Your search shouldn't be consuming all of your time and efforts. With a little organization and effort, you can restore balance into your life. Follow the below guidelines, courtesy of Yahoo! Finance, to take back control of your job ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +20
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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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    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent

    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent
    Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company. In addition to offering insurance policies, agents increasingly sell mutual funds, annuities, and securities and offer comprehensive financial planning services, including retirement and estate planning. Median Salary $47,790 – $90,100, plus commission. (United ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: -56
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    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?

    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?
    I like to tell my clients they will be Googled just as surely as it will rain in Portland tonight. The latest survey revealed that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Do you know what they will see when they find you? Online reputation management is a critical piece of your job search. There is just no getting around it, no ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean

    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean
    The Internet is a dangerous place for employees and potential employees. That’s because employers are using information they find about you online to make hiring and firing decisions. A recent article in the New York Times said 75 percent of recruiters are required to do online research of candidates and 70 percent have rejected candidates because of what they found. And ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
    Out of everyone in my group of college friends, I was the only one who still had the same job two years after graduation. Everyone else had changed jobs once, twice, even three times. So, I felt somewhat smug—as if I knew something they didn’t. It wasn’t until many years later I understood the positive side of job hopping. It hit ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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