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    Bentley Millennial Survey Reveals Men Seen as Better Prepared for Career Success

    Bentley Millennial Survey Reveals Men Seen as Better Prepared for Career Success
    Gender equality. We’ve come a long way – or have we? Many would like to think so, however, occasionally a study comes out that makes you stop and think. One such study was part of Bentley University’s The PreparedU Project entitled, “Millennial Women in the Workplace: Perceptions, Realities, Challenges and Solutions.” The survey’s findings detail some interesting opinions regarding millennials, gender ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +28
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    Maximize Your Summer Job

    Maximize Your Summer Job
    If you’re a student, you’ll likely have a summer job to help save money to pay for school and/or an internship to help build career connections for your future. But, who says you can’t have both? It doesn't matter what type of summer job you choose – you can utilize the experience by taking a few simple factors into consideration when ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships

    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships
    One of the greatest woes of an internship is that it is, more often than not, unpaid. Interns are often the hardest working employees because they want nothing but experience or, perhaps, opportunities in return for a job well done. Employers know this and, unfortunately, sometimes take advantage of the situation by keeping interns longer than necessary, making them work for ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +31
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    How to Make a Great First Impression

    How to Make a Great First Impression
    Whether you’re interviewing for a job, internship, scholarship, at a networking event or, even, meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time, you want to make a great first impression. It’s understandable that you’re nervous and sometimes your nerves can get the best of you. Even if you’re great at concealing your nerves, you want to come across as genuine ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job

    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job
    There’s a trend and, unfortunately, it’s not positive. There are a lot of college graduates, degrees in one hand, resumes in the other, who cannot seem to find employment. This leaves many job seekers in a pickle. Obviously, they cannot improve their resumes and, thus, get noticed by potential employers, without gaining more job experience. But, suppose you became the applicant ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    College Grads: How Your Resume Should Look

    College Grads: How Your Resume Should Look
    There is perhaps no resume more important than your recent college graduate resume. It’s the resume that’s going to get your foot into the door and your first job. So where should you begin? First, every recent graduate resume should begin with contact information and an objective. An objective states who you are as a professional and which position you hope ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +48
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    10 Professional Email Tips

    10 Professional Email Tips
    In this day and age, you’d think everyone would have the art of email completely down. You’d think. But, the truth is, there are so many different types of email you can write, that it’s no wonder most people get confused between personal and professional, conversational and business, formal and informal. Such confusion, while somewhat understandable, is still completely unacceptable when ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Internship Interview Tips

    Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Negotiating Job Offer for Beginners

    Negotiating Job Offer for Beginners
    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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Tips to Land (and Keep) the Job You Want

    Tips to Land (and Keep) the Job You Want
    The job search process is a funny thing. You have to be able to represent yourself, your experience and your history on a single sheet of paper. If you’re lucky enough to get an interview, you’ve got around an hour to demonstrate your capable, professional self and convince the interviewer to become your advocate. That being said, these tasks are clearly ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Signs You’re Slacking in Your Job Search

    Signs You’re Slacking in Your Job Search
    In this economy, it’s easy to blame the unsuccessful job search on the market. Maybe you assume you’re not getting interviews because nobody is hiring or you’re not getting the job after the interview because there’s such high competition out there that you have a lesser chance. But, is that really the case or is it just an excuse for a ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Dressing for Success

    Dressing for Success
    You think it doesn't matter what you wear to an interview? You’re wrong. When you walk up to your interview and shake their hand, they already have an impression of you. You may not have even said anything yet! Studies have proven time and time again that people's perceptions and impressions of interviewees impact their hiring decision-making processes. Whether it's conscious ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    What to Never Say in an Interview

    What to Never Say in an Interview
    You've been told what to do in an interview. Talk up your attributes. Pull from personal and class experience if your job experience is lacking. But, have you ever thought about the things you shouldn't say? If not, you should. There are plenty of points in an interview when you can make or break it. If you say any of these, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Practice Interview Questions

    Practice Interview Questions
    Prior to an interview, it’s always a good idea to go over some practice interview questions. After all, practice makes perfect. Asking yourself such questions – or getting someone else to “mock” interview you – is a great way to think about the types of answers you’d like to give and allows you to review your resume in the process. Below ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Cover Letter Quick Tips

    Cover Letter Quick Tips
    Creating a cover letter doesn't have to be difficult – or time consuming. Jazz up yours with some quick tweaks with little to no time or effort! Remember, your cover letter isn't meant to repeat your resume but, rather to compliment it by supplementing it with examples, highlights and illustrations. Here are some helpful tips that anyone can utilize in creating ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    What to Ask Before Taking the Job

    What to Ask Before Taking the Job
    The long search finally comes to fruition – you’ve got a job offer at last! But, before you accept the job, there are some critical questions you should get the answers to. Ask the following questions before signing on the dotted line: What’s my job title and description? Knowing your job title and description will give you a better sense of ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Recent College Graduate Cover Letter Sample

    Recent College Graduate Cover Letter Sample
    As a soon-to-be or recent college graduate, you're probably wondering how to format your college graduate cover letter. Use our college graduate cover letter sample as a starting point to make the best impression possible. Revamp your cover letter and resume with the help of Fastweb's job search document samples, like this recent college grad cover letter sample.  Download PDF Next ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Cover Letter for Internship Sample

    Cover Letter for Internship Sample
    An internship cover letter doesn’t function like a typical cover letter. In fact, it has to work a lot harder. Chances are that if you’re applying for an internship, you may be lacking in "real" work experience. But that’s why you need an internship, right? The internship cover letter should focus more on what you want to do, rather than what ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +44
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