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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +31
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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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 over 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 over 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 over 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    The Lady Gaga Effect

    The Lady Gaga Effect
    A recent concept appearing on the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network caught a lot of attention: the value of a candidate’s “weirdness” in job interviews. The article posted discusses the idea that job seekers can benefit from displaying unusual and unique qualities, interests and conversations to distinguish themselves from the job hunt herd. The Lady Gaga Effect Dubbed the “Lady ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Avoidable Interview Mistakes

    Avoidable Interview Mistakes
    We’re not going to sugarcoat it: interviews can be tough. You’re a bundle of nerves and you really want that position. You don’t want to mess up or say the wrong thing. You think you’re doing everything to prepare but what if you’re making one huge mistake that’s ruining everything? After all, everyone wants to walk away from the interview with ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Common Internship Interview Questions (And Answers)

    Common Internship Interview Questions (And Answers)
    The resume and cover letter were perfect. You look great on paper and you might just be perfect for the job. Time for the next step: The interview. While the job interview can be nerve-wracking, there's a lot you can do to prepare. Knowing what to expect and planning your answers can help you make a winning impression. Start by ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Keep it Simple: What to Wear to Your Interview

    Keep it Simple: What to Wear to Your Interview
    Now that you’re wearing that beautiful, warm smile, let’s look at the rest of what you’re wearing. Guess what? You don’t necessarily have to go out and buy a $400 outfit to be dressed appropriately for an interview (unless you want to, of course). Maybe all you need to do is invest $5 in getting those dress slacks pressed or having ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +14
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer’s name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?

    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?
    I like to tell my clients they will be Googled just as surely as it will rain in Portland tonight. The latest survey revealed that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Do you know what they will see when they find you? Online reputation management is a critical piece of your job search. There is just no getting around it, no ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Top Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ

    Top Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ
    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview IQ. Practice Good Nonverbal Communication It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview

    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview
    You've made it to the interview stage! But before you step through that door, make sure you know the basic steps of a successful job interview. Preparation Learn about the company and the position. Check their Web site, use online corporate directories such as Hoovers.com or Yahoo Finance, or request information from the company's public relations department. Your school's reference librarian ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +71
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