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    Dealing with the Quarter-Life Crisis

    Dealing with the Quarter-Life Crisis
    When high school pals Alexandra Robbins, 25, and Abby Wilner, 25, got together over lunch several years ago to catch up on their lives after college, they were both ready to tell some glowing stories about how well they were doing. "At first, we both said we were having a great time," recalls Robbins, an English and American studies double major ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Top 10 Millionaires’ Majors

    Top 10 Millionaires’ Majors
    Who wants to be a millionaire? Well, most people probably. Money shouldn't be the ultimate factor in your academic pursuits, however, if you’re dying to be a millionaire, there’s a new study that may make you rethink your chosen field of study. In a recent study from WealthInsight, millionaires have certain majors in common. According to the study, the following majors ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +30
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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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    Careers to Consider

    Careers to Consider
    For students in college, the ultimate goal upon graduation is nearly always to land a great job. Whether you’ve graduated, are set to graduate or still in college, the job search is an inevitable reality. As soon as you find yourself ready for the hunt, it’s difficult to decide where to begin. The job market can be tricky and it’s always ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Diversify Your Resume

    Diversify Your Resume
    Internships are great – but there are plenty of other ways to bulk up your resume without limiting yourself to indentured servitude. You want your resume to say something about what type of person you are, your work ethic and what you’re capable of accomplishing. Here are some outside-of-the-internship box suggestions to bulk up your resume content. • Become an Entrepreneur ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Steps to Success

    Steps to Success
    The entire goal of college, at least for most students, is to graduate and land a great job. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, most students know that the ideal situation of having a job upon graduation is more often the exception than the rule. Getting through college is half the battle – and it’s something all students need to keep in mind. ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By

    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By
    Nobody can give you a guide on how to live your life or a step-by-step manual on how to accomplish the things you strive for. People can, however, make suggestions on how to go about your life and approach situations. Maybe they don’t all apply to your particular situation, but it’s helpful to take a step back one in a while ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Testing for Your Future

    Testing for Your Future
    Standardized tests, like the ACT and SAT, aim to measure your knowledge before you enter college and often times, in order to enter college. Similarly, there’s a new trend on the horizon: post-college testing of graduates to assess how much you’ve learned for your future employer to evaluate. It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment (referred to as the CLA+) and it’s ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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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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    Why your Degree Won't Guarantee a Job

    Why your Degree Won't Guarantee a Job
    Let's pretend you're a senior biology major, but the only reason you chose biology in the first place is because you liked going to zoos and didn't really know what else to major in. Now as graduation approaches, you wish you could go back and major in communications and become a writer instead. Changing your major now isn't a realistic option. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Find Work Outside Your Major

    Find Work Outside Your Major
    An accounting graduate gets a job as a passport specialist with the federal government. A music major and an art history major both find their niche in public relations. A sociology grad ends up working for a major nonprofit organization as a speakers' bureau coordinator. They're all true stories and proof positive that you can land a job in a field ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Informational Interview

    The Informational Interview
    As a future job seeker, from time to time it’s helpful to get advice and feedback rather than acceptance or rejection. How? The informational interview, of course! During an informational interview, you’re able to ask for career, industry and job search advice from a given professional within the field. Such interviews will be useful throughout your career and can even help ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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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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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit...Yet
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn’t keep you in a job you can’t stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you’re fine right where you are. 1. You’re Happy We’re not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you’re happy, you’re going to be more ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Sales Not for You? Don't Be So Sure

    Sales Not for You?  Don't Be So Sure
    Sales -- to many a recent college grad, it's the dreadful career path of last resort. A quick look at posts on the “Career Planning for College Students” message board shows: "I've been looking up jobs on Web sites and in local newspapers. I have had very little response, and the responses I do get are for sales jobs, which I ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    Does Presence Equal Promotion?

    Does Presence Equal Promotion?
    Experts say that when you’re trying to get your career off the ground, you should go to work. This may seem like common sense: if you want to keep working, go to work. What we’re actually referring to here, however, is the value of being present in the office. [gate] But my office environment is flexible and my boss doesn't mind ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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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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    Land a Sales Job Without Experience

    Land a Sales Job Without Experience
    Many job seekers wonder: How do I land a sales job that requires two years of sales experience without two years of sales experience? Here are seven strategies for doing just that: Strategy 1: Persist Persistence is the successful salesperson's number one trait. When you persist professionally, the sales manager will often give you the benefit of the doubt. They want ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Write On! Pursuing My College and Career Goals Simultaneously

    Write On! Pursuing My College and Career Goals Simultaneously
    Defying the early spring snow storms, a plethora of robins have settled in my neighborhood. Perched on housetops, their prominent red paunches herald spring’s arrival just as predictably as the blooming of daffodils. While other birds fight over feeders on gray overcast days, robins are out pounding the pavement in spite of the heavy wet snowflakes covering recently emerging lawns. The ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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