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    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps

    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps
    If you haven’t been able to find a job and don’t want to go back to school, there’s another option you may not have considered. One that allows you to travel, pays off your student loans, allows you to help change the world, and looks GREAT on your resume. What is this dream experience you ask? The Peace Corps. The Peace ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +31
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    How Community Organizing Can Pay

    How Community Organizing Can Pay
    For a recent graduate, finding the right career can be daunting. Job markets are in flux and one year can bring many jobs and the next far too few. Fortunately, there is one job sector that never seems to be filled: non-profit groups. Non-profits run the gamut from Amnesty International, the ACLU, to smaller, lesser-known groups which makeup the majority of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Health Care Resume Tips

    Health Care Resume Tips
    Healthcare has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and healthcare organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private healthcare orgzanizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and an ability to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are 5 things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    First Job Dos, Don'ts and Disasters

    First Job Dos, Don'ts and Disasters
    It's your first job and you want to make a good impression. But chances are what passed for appropriate conduct in your dorm room and classroom won't earn you points at work. So cop a professional attitude and use on-the-job etiquette to get ahead. Watch Your Time Start with the most basic rule of business etiquette: Be punctual. Always arrive ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months

    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. As we begin the new year, we want to take a look back at 2010 and pull together the suggestions our readers told us were most helpful. So, here’s our best advice, along with our wish 2011 will be ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Health Care Career Myths Debunked

    Health Care Career Myths Debunked
    Whether you're a veteran healthcare worker or just starting out, some long-held myths about the industry can hinder your career—or stop you before you even get started. Learn the truth about these seven common healthcare career myths. Myth 1: The nursing shortage guarantees me the perfect job when I graduate. "While the shortage of nurses is acute across the United States, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Navigate the Unique Job Search Concerns of Grad Students

    Navigate the Unique Job Search Concerns of Grad Students
    Earning a graduate degree is a big accomplishment -- one many students hope will clear a path to a great job. But grad students typically confront unique barriers to job search success, especially if they're seeking opportunities outside academia. Be ready to work around these internal and external roadblocks, either alone or with the help of a school career counselor, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Don't Freak: Sort Out Post-Graduation Anxiety

    Don't Freak: Sort Out Post-Graduation Anxiety
    You know how, when you go home for breaks, all your family members and friends ask you the same line of questions: "How's school? How are your grades? How are your friends?" I've noticed a change when I became a senior. The questions are as follows: "Have a job yet? Have you started looking? Will you have a job when you ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    5 Reasons Not to Date Your Co-Worker

    5 Reasons Not to Date Your Co-Worker
    You spend most of your waking hours at work. You rarely get out for lunch, never mind dinner. You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. Out with all reason – love is in the air! Stop. Sure, meetings ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs

    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs
    Just a few years ago a college degree in hand meant an entry-level job was virtually assured. Those days are gone-- right along with the idea of staying with one employer for 5 to 10 years. Here's why -- and what you can expect from this new reality we call the modern job market: Your Degree Is Helpful But Not a ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Don't Know What You Want?

    Don't Know What You Want?
    Sometimes the harder you try to figure out what you want to do for a career, the more you wind up beating your head against the wall. Sound familiar to you? If so, then try the reverse strategy: Take a close look at what you don't want to do. That way, you can explore the opposite and start getting at least ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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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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    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist

    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Free Rent Brings Grads Home

    Free Rent Brings Grads Home
    For Jake Gehrig, Independence Day came early last year; May 15, to be exact. That's the day this Pittsburgh native graduated from college, trading in his childhood for what he thought would be a life of self-sufficiency and a future full of promise. “I thought to myself, life's just beginning. The orientation of life is over,” said Gehrig, 24, who graduated ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Like Numbers? Love Labs? Consider a Math or Science Career

    Like Numbers? Love Labs? Consider a Math or Science Career
    You’ve always been good at math and science, so why not put that talent to good use? Check out these careers. Product marketing engineer National average salary: $79,950 Wendy Logan always liked math and science. So she majored in computer science at Rice University in Houston and got a job at National Instruments in Austin. During college: Even though Logan enjoyed—and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Thinking About a Career Before College

    Thinking About a Career Before College
    On my shelf of forgotten and useless VHS tapes sit two videos I watched frequently as a child: "I Wanna Be a Fire Fighter" and "I Wanna Be a Heavy Equipment Operator". I don't exactly remember wanting to be a heavy equipment operator, but you just never know at that age. These educational videos depicted what a day on the job ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +16