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    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700

    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Ryan Nowakowski -- a University of Colorado graduate with an aerospace engineering degree -- juggled jobs, sometimes working 40 hours while taking a full load of classes. That way, his paychecks helped cushion his debt load, paying for rent and his monthly $400 grocery bills. ("I'm 6'6 and eat like it's nobody's business," Nowakowski admits). But he used ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs

    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs
    Just graduated college and can’t find a job? You’re not alone. You’ve probably heard about all the money President Obama has dumped into the economy, but chances are you haven’t seen it first hand. So, where are all the jobs? President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the Stimulus Plan) is expected to save or create 3.5 million jobs over ...
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    Never Used a Card Catalogue? You Must be Part of Generation Y

    Never Used a Card Catalogue? You Must be Part of Generation Y
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - For most teens starting college this fall, rap music has always been mainstream, Mike Tyson has always been a felon and wars have always unfolded on TV in real time. Incoming freshmen never used a card catalog, never knew a world without the Cartoon Network, and never had to wait for the evening news to find out that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Economy Changing Plans for College Students

    Economy Changing Plans for College Students
    HOUSTON -- One-third of students are changing their college plans because of the economy, according to the 2009 Back to College survey. The nationwide survey, conducted by Money Management International, a nonprofit full-service credit counseling organization, measured the toll of the economy on students' plans for attending and paying for college. Tuition, room, and board for the average undergraduate student in ...
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    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search
    So while I am conquering my anxieties with positive action steps in my job hunt, I've received some rather amusing bits of advice. I've managed to always graciously smile and say thank you outwardly, while inwardly wondering what is occurring in people's minds as they share these bits of advice. #1: Take the Summer Off So my top piece of bad ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point

    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point
    It's the clearest sign yet the recession is finally ending: Employers laid off far fewer workers in July, the jobless rate dipped for the first time in 15 months and workers' hours and pay edged upward. Those are the kind of figures that could give Americans the psychological boost necessary for recovery to take root after the worst recession since World ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Tips for Social Networking Online: An Entry-Level Guide

    Choose Your Flavor Don't jump at every offer to join a social networking service. Some focus on dating, while others are devoted to professional interests. Many mix business and pleasure: One moment you may marvel at a newfound friend's taste in tunes; the next you realize she works at the company of your dreams. But you probably don't want to devote ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Interested in Writing for MonsterCollege?

    Interested in Writing for MonsterCollege?
    Interested in writing for MonsterCollege? We are looking for people to contribute: • Interview Advice Articles • Employer Reviews • Resume & Cover Letter Tips • How-To Professional Guides • Career & Job Seeking Advice • Original Videos If you are interested in any of these options, please send an e-mail to info@college.monster.com
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be almost as time-consuming as actually having a job! For many people it can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job, and it's no surprise that it's easy to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember - you are not alone and we are here to help! HRPeople comes ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Growing Interest in 'Green' Wine

    Growing Interest in 'Green' Wine
    A growing number of Americans are taking second looks at what they're buying for food to make sure they're not only making the healthiest choice but the most environmentally friendly one as well. The interest in buying green extends to wine as consumers go local, buy organic and even search out lighter bottles that use up less energy in shipping. There ...
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    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone

    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone
    Patrik Jaros is the first Michelin-starred chef to present his best recipes aimed at young people as an application for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. If you download "Patrik's Easy Cooking" from the App Store (category Lifestyle), you will experience the world of modern creative cooking. Patrik Jaros manages to conjure up the tastiest dishes using leftovers from your fridge. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession
    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. WomenCo. did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top 10 Common Entry-Level Resume Blunders

    Top 10 Common Entry-Level Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: [widget:list_of_quizzes] 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: • ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +31
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    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional!"

    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional!"
    In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job. That’s when the little things, like the common but often unrecognized mistakes described here, almost always come into play. Make sure you avoid them, so they don’t cost you a shot at the job. 1. Using a Cutesy ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits to Avoid

    1. Non-words Filler words such as "um," "ah," "you know," "OK" or "like" tell the interviewer you're not prepared and make you sound like a Valley Girl (or Boy). A better strategy is to think before you speak, taking pauses and breaths when you lose your train of thought. Everybody utters an occasional "um," but don't let it start every sentence. ...
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    Top 20 Party Schools Named by Princeton Review

    Top 20 Party Schools Named by Princeton Review
    The nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's 2009 survey of 122,000 students. 1. Penn State University, State College, Pa. 2. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. 4. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 5. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 6. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. 7. University of Texas, Austin, Texas 8. University of Wisconsin, Madison, ...
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    20 Affordable Ways to De-stress

    Whether you’re a teacher, a nurse or a banker, any job can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant stress can lead to a number of physical and psychological ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?
    You'd like to take a few months or even a year after college to do something off the beaten career path, but you're worried about the effect on your job prospects after your self-imposed sabbatical is over. Take heart: Such a break can often be empowering and beneficial to your career. "If an employer thinks you wasted a year by biking ...
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both Duffy, with a master's degree in corporate communication, and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1