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    Evaluate a Job Offer

    Evaluate a Job Offer
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Negotiate Your Way into a Bigger Paycheck

    Negotiate Your Way into a Bigger Paycheck
    While it's difficult to make definitive statements about what to do and what not to do in every negotiation situation, there are some potential pitfalls to be aware of before entering the negotiation process. Here are five of the most common no-nos. Initiating Negotiations Too Soon Timing is important here. The appropriate time to negotiate is when a formal offer has ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +19

    FICA Who? Understand your "Disappearing" Paycheck

    FICA Who? Understand your "Disappearing" Paycheck
    With a job offer in hand and your first paycheck on the way, you may be daydreaming about how you’ll spend your paycheck—on a new work wardrobe, furniture for a new apartment, maybe a better car. But how much spending money can you really expect from your paycheck? It helps to remember that more than 20 percent of your salary may ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Employee Benefits 101

    Employee Benefits 101
    Would you ever want to give up a healthy chunk of your salary? In effect, that's what you'll be doing if you disregard the various employee benefits you'll have access to in your first job. Many new college graduates simply don't understand their employers' benefits programs or their significance in real-dollar terms. "They underestimate the value of their benefits and don't ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
  • +17

    Make Smarter Counteroffers

    Make Smarter Counteroffers
    In every negotiation, the time comes when the other side puts an offer on the table. At that point, the ball is in your court. Unless you want to accept that offer or walk away from the table, you have to put forth a counteroffer. You will hear all kinds of advice for doing this, and much of that advice is ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Don't Let Money Lead

    Don't Let Money Lead
    One MonsterTRAK member writes: "I'm just wondering: What is a good field to go into after college? I'm in my first year of college and have changed my major twice. I want to make at least $90,000 a year and will do just about anything that doesn't involve a lot of math. Could you give me some options?" These words are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career

    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career
    Deciding on a career path? Want to know more about what a particular career is like? Maybe it's time for an informational interview. In an informational interview, you meet with someone working in a field that interests you. The point is not to ask for a job, but instead to learn more about a career path. But even if you're not ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Art of Negotiating Job Offers

    The Art of Negotiating Job Offers
    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 6 months ago | Rated: +15
  • +19

    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 6 months ago | Rated: +19
  • +22

    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: +22
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    Myth or Reality? The Gender Pay Gap

    Myth or Reality? The Gender Pay Gap
    In the second presidential debate, undecided voter Katherine Fenton took to the microphone and the national stage to ask President Obama and Governor Romney for their thoughts and policies on equal pay for women. Unfortunately, Fenton’s concern was downplayed in the weeks after as the country chose to focus on Governor Romney’s “binders full of women” comment instead of the real ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes
    If you want to make adults squirm like kindergartners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines. So what’s the best way to avoid stumbling and also boost your confidence? Rebecca Warriner, a job search coach ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +27

    Bentley Millennial Survey Reveals Men Seen as Better Prepared for Career Success

    Bentley Millennial Survey Reveals Men Seen as Better Prepared for Career Success
    Gender equality. We’ve come a long way – or have we? Many would like to think so, however, occasionally a study comes out that makes you stop and think. One such study was part of Bentley University’s The PreparedU Project entitled, “Millennial Women in the Workplace: Perceptions, Realities, Challenges and Solutions.” The survey’s findings detail some interesting opinions regarding millennials, gender ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +27
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    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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    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships

    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships
    One of the greatest woes of an internship is that it is, more often than not, unpaid. Interns are often the hardest working employees because they want nothing but experience or, perhaps, opportunities in return for a job well done. Employers know this and, unfortunately, sometimes take advantage of the situation by keeping interns longer than necessary, making them work for ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Top 10 Millionaires’ Majors

    Top 10 Millionaires’ Majors
    Who wants to be a millionaire? Well, most people probably. Money shouldn't be the ultimate factor in your academic pursuits, however, if you’re dying to be a millionaire, there’s a new study that may make you rethink your chosen field of study. In a recent study from WealthInsight, millionaires have certain majors in common. According to the study, the following majors ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +30
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