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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    What to Expect From Your College Career Center

    What to Expect From Your College Career Center
    It doesn't take much digging to find negative comments about college career centers, such as "the career center sucks at my school" or "my career center is worthless," on the Career Planning for College Students message board. These sentiments often reflect a fundamental disconnect between students' expectations and their career-center staff's many limitations. Just what can you reasonably expect from your ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Q&A: Post-Graduate Internships

    Q&A: Post-Graduate Internships
    Peter Vogt, the MonsterTrak Career Coach, answers questions about having an internship after graduating from college. How old is too old for internships and volunteering? I'm 27 now. Lost a few years because of personal problems. I'm now in much better shape, but at a loss for explanations to employers regarding gaps in my resume, low grades, etc. My long-term ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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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    Internships for High School Students

    Internships for High School Students
    Internships are one of the most important ways students gain experience and start to make contacts within their field. College students hold most of the available internships but more opportunities are now available for high school students looking to get valuable work experience. Why intern in high school? The idea of pursuing an internship probably doesn't cross most high school students' ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +68
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    What is a Product Manager?

    What is a Product Manager?
    Job postings for product managers are peppered with phrases like "customer-centric," "consensus-builder" and "fluid environment" -- requirements that don't easily translate into the concrete abilities and experiences needed to succeed in the product manager role. Despite being one of the most sought-after positions, the skill set needed for this position is surprisingly difficult to define. What Exactly Is Product Management? Product ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Resumes for Techies

    Resumes for Techies
    With increasing numbers of job seekers competing for the most desirable technical jobs, your resume needs to be better than the rest to get noticed. Technical Summary Effective technical resumes clearly show the candidate's technical skills -- a hiring manager shouldn't have to go fishing for this information. An excellent way to include technical knowledge is to add a Technical Summary ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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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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    Powerful Words for a Winning Resume

    Powerful Words for a Winning Resume
    Whether it be your leadership skills, your ability to work with people or your creative talents, you need to use the right language to convey your credentials. Use active words like these to give your resume a powerful punch: Accelerated Accomplished Achieved Adapted Advised Administered Analyzed Approved Arranged Assembled Budgeted Built Calculated Completed Conceived Conducted Coordinated Created Delegated Delivered Demonstrated ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Resume Builders for Returning Students

    Resume Builders for Returning Students
    You've gone back to school and are in the process of making a career change. Your resume should reflect both your previous experience and your new education. How do you sell your experience? Don't leave out important dates. Many non-traditional job-seekers are reluctant to include dates of employment or graduations for fear that hiring managers are less interested in older ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Make Smarter Counteroffers

    Make Smarter Counteroffers
    In every negotiation, the time comes when the other side puts an offer on the table. At that point, the ball is in your court. Unless you want to accept that offer or walk away from the table, you have to put forth a counteroffer. You will hear all kinds of advice for doing this, and much of that advice is ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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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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    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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Evaluate a Job Offer

    Evaluate a Job Offer
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    America's Top Internships

    America's Top Internships
    Each year, the Vault Guide to Top Internships profiles internships across the country and determines which are most lucrative. The internships are then tiered from highest to lowest based on a variety of factors, such as substantive work, pay, perks, selectivity, and the "resume radiance" factor. Additionally, the Vault Guide provides the Top Ten Internships for each year. For the "best ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12