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    What to Expect From Your College Career Center

    What to Expect From Your College Career Center
    It doesn't take much digging to find negative comments about college career centers, such as "the career center sucks at my school" or "my career center is worthless," on the Career Planning for College Students message board. These sentiments often reflect a fundamental disconnect between students' expectations and their career-center staff's many limitations. Just what can you reasonably expect from your ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Work the Job Fair

    How to Work the Job Fair
    Posting your resume online should be part of your job search strategy but only one part. Face-to-face interaction is still very important. And there's no better way to see lots of faces from different companies than a job fair. The Perks "Students can get in contact with and talk to many people from their field, give out resumes and practice ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Summer Jobs in Hospitality

    Summer Jobs in Hospitality
    Picture yourself working in one of the country's famous national parks this summer. Nature surrounds you, as do hiking trails and whitewater rafting trips through canyons. Or think of what it would be like to work for a ritzy resort on a tranquil, sunny beach. Are these fantasy jobs? Not likely. But they can be a great way to supplement your ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Research Careers on the Web

    Research Careers on the Web
    Getting a job starts long before you send in your resume or go to an interview. Before you can apply, you have to choose a career. And there are a lot of resources online that can help you identify and explore your interests, learn more about different career paths and get the connections you need. Test Yourself Online self-assessment tests can ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Make Your School Alum Work for You

    Make Your School Alum Work for You
    No one will ever care about your career as much as you do. But if there were ever a group of people to come close, it would be alumni from your college or university. These former students have likely been in your shoes themselves, and are generally among the most willing to help your career development if you ask. Why are ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer

    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer
    If you're just graduating from college and would like to postpone your all-out job search until later this summer, more power to you. But how can you balance a well-deserved break with the solid job-search preparation you'll need to do? Think R and R: rest and research. In other words, do some digging, but keep it low-key. Here are four ways ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Work the Room: Networking Tips

    Work the Room: Networking Tips
    Meeting with people who work in a career or company that interests you is a great way to get a jump-start on your dream job. They'll not only let you know about opportunities in the field, but they can also give you some great advice based on their experience. However, in order to get the information you need, you have ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Professional Associations: Make Connections to Make a Career

    Professional Associations: Make Connections to Make a Career
    Developing your career plans? Tap into a career network by joining a professional association in your field of choice. Many associations offer special services and membership rates for students, and through the association's programs, you can learn more about the field and develop relationships with established professionals. Check below to find the right association for you. Accounting American Institute of Certified ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Why Career Services May be Your Salvation

    Why Career Services May be Your Salvation
    I’m always looking for new places to study, cozy bookshops or buzzy cafes. My new favorite destination is a cross between a library and a kindergarten playroom. It’s called University Career Services and it just might be your salvation. Most colleges have some department like this, staffed by guidance counselor/librarian types. It’s meant to fill the gap when you left behind ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Job Search Tactics that Work

    Job Search Tactics that Work
    You've posted your resume online and even applied for a few positions. You're also scouring the newspaper classifieds like crazy, sending off cover letters and resumes for all the job openings that seem to fit you. Is there anything else you can do to look for a job? Absolutely! In fact, the more diverse your job-hunting strategy, the more effective it's ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Learning by Association

    Learning by Association
    Your job requires more than the allotted 40 hours, and you don't have time to put another set of letters after your name. Still, you want to keep up with changes in your industry and career. One place to start is through a career or industry association. After all, if there's one out there for Women's Pro-Rodeo, chances are there's one ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Networking Know-How

    Networking Know-How
    Networking is more important than ever when it comes to landing a job. You may think that networking is for corporate types, not for college students. But you're wrong. According to one Wall Street Journal survey, 94 percent of respondents said networking was their primary job-search method. As the saying goes, "either network or not work." So where do you start ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +6
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    Q&A: Finding a Job

    Q&A: Finding a Job
    Peter Vogt, MonsterTrak's Career Coach, answers questions about searching for jobs, networking, career fairs, and more. College is rapidly drawing to a close, and all the online job searches I've done haven't gone so well. I'm getting my degree in English, but I want to write. Unfortunately, the only real jobs I've had have been in office administration, and I'm ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    In the Market for a Mentor

    In the Market for a Mentor
    Graduation is just ahead and you're getting ready to put your education to work. It may be time to get in the market for a mentor. What is a mentor? A mentor is a professional who acts as an adviser and role model to a new member of their profession. Part coach, part motivator, the mentor works as a guide ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +15
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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 7 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 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Seasonal Employment Job Tips

    Seasonal Employment Job Tips
    Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Have you thought about securing seasonal employment? If not, the time is now. Most retailers count on the holidays since that’s when anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of the year’s sales take place, according to an ABC News report. As a result, companies hire seasonal employees to assist holiday ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Who's Hiring for the Holidays?

    Who's Hiring for the Holidays?
    This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, predicts anywhere from 720,000 to 780,000 seasonal retail hires nationwide. Now is the time to apply, since many companies have a deadline for accepting seasonal applications and the bulk of hiring takes place throughout October. Make sure to prioritize your applications – ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +19