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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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    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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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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 about 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job

    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job
    If you’re a highly qualified professional who has been unemployed for a while, you may eventually have to find a “Plan B” job to pay your bills until the job market improves and you can return to your preferred type of work. There’s no shame in that, but landing a temporary survival job can be harder than you think — there ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Which College Grads Make the Most Money

    Which College Grads Make the Most Money
    A recent article from CNN Money indicates that engineering majors outperform their classmates when it comes to starting salary offers. In fact, engineers of various disciplines claimed 4 of the 5 top spots for average salary offers in 2011. And computer science majors rounded out the group. But life isn’t all about money. How do engineers fare in other categories – ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What to Expect When You're Expecting Your First Job

    What to Expect When You're Expecting Your First Job
    Do you have unrealistic expectations of your first job? If the answer is yes, you may not even realize it, but you wouldn’t be alone. Nearly one-third of college graduates have unrealistic expectations for their first job, according to a survey by the Creative Group, a national staffing service. Some of the misconceptions revolve around what exactly they’ll be doing and ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    How to Travel on a First Job Salary

    How to Travel on a First Job Salary
    The best time to travel is when you’re young. Seeing the world changes you—and helps shape your world view. When you’re young, traveling is less about “vacation” and more about experiencing culture. Most likely you don’t have kids to worry about or a mortgage to pay. But…it’s expensive. And the catch is that most young people don’t have a lot of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +21

    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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    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Grad Students

    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Grad Students
    With May quickly approaching, you’re probably shrinking back from panic at the idea of graduating and getting a job in the real world. Or maybe you’re reading from your cubicle right now, passing time (slowly) at a job you hate in an industry you’re bored with. First, these feelings are totally normal in either case. Second, if you want to postpone ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +19

    Tools for Your Future

    Tools for Your Future
    College is an exciting time, but it can sometimes be scary too. It’s daunting to make decisions now that will affect the rest of your life. Namely, what do I study now to be able to survive and thrive later on in life? While there are no set answers, there are tools to help students make well informed decisions about the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Studying for an Employable Edge

    Studying for an Employable Edge
    It’s every college student’s worst nightmare: graduating without any job prospects. But, why not start preparing now so that won’t happen? There are ways to secure that you have the so-called bright future ahead. How? According to CNBC, many of your course decisions may impact your hiring potential. The following are some recommended courses that can help ensure you’re ahead of ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
  • +22

    Job Outlooks for Master's Degrees

    Job Outlooks for Master's Degrees
    Whether you’ve just completed your Master’s degree and are now entering the competitive job market or you’re still in undergrad considering a Master’s program to enter, the question you face is the same: Which field has the best job outlook? There are a number of fields that are doing well even post-recession, that you might not necessarily think of at first. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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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 12 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume

    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume
    There’s more to student jobs than making money, if you plan it out correctly. While any part-time work can give you an edge, there are some jobs in particular that really boost your hiring potential. If you haven’t done so already, head to the employment office at your college and explore your options. According to U.S. News and World Report, the ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +15
  • +20

    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 12 months ago | Rated: +20
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