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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Four Ways to Become a Standout Nursing Student

    Four Ways to Become a Standout Nursing Student
    Growing demand for nurses makes it easy to believe that succeeding in nursing school and then landing a job is as simple as showing up with a pulse. Talk about a misdiagnosis. Yes, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics foresees the need for one million new and replacement nurses by 2012, but employers and patients still want standout nursing students. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Congratulations, Your Student is a College Graduate. What’s Next?

    Congratulations, Your Student is a College Graduate. What’s Next?
    Graduating from college is a major milestone. Once you have finished celebrating your student’s success, it’s time to help your student determine their next steps. Your student’s college degree is a stepping stone to other future life achievements. So what's next for your student after college? For some students, the career they want to pursue requires a graduate degree; others may ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +8
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    Three Steps to Choosing a Career

    Three Steps to Choosing a Career
    A professional wrestler runs for governor of Minnesota and wins. The owner and pastry chef of my neighborhood bakery is a former investment banker. A friend from college who was a computer scientist for seven years now makes her living as a sailboat captain in Seattle. How did these people get where they are today? Through a combination of luck, confidence ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    How Much Will Your Education Be Worth?

    How Much Will Your Education Be Worth?
    It's no secret that education is linked to job security and salary. Those with a high school degree were likely to earn less than half the salary, and experience over twice the unemployment, as those with a master's degree according to research from Salary.com. General facts about education and employment can help your individual career choices, but you have particular ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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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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    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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?

    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. [gate] Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 over 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Tap Law School Career Center Resources

    Tap Law School Career Center Resources
    If you’re already investing in a law degree meant to improve your career prospects, then why would you bypass the many job-hunting services offered by your law school’s career center? “Yes, there are plenty of online [job search] resources, but they’re not a substitute for visiting your school’s career services office,” says Deborah Schneider, author of Should You Really Be a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 9 months ago | Rated: +24
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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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
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    Career Planning Step-by-Step

    Career Planning Step-by-Step
    After much thought and consideration, you've finally selected a specific occupation as a career goal. Congratulations! If you're like most people, you didn't determine a career direction overnight. You probably made your decision only after a great deal of careful thinking and (hopefully) research into occupations that best match your personality. But despite all your efforts, you're probably still asking yourself, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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