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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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: +34
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    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I

    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I
    The prophet Napoleon Dynamite once expounded upon the importance of having skills: “You know, like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills…” He’s concerned about his chances of getting a date, but the same basically holds true for finding jobs (though I’d go easy on advertising the bow-hunting abilities). [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] I wrote last week about the importance of having hard ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans

    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans
    Graduating means it’s almost time to start paying your student loans. As much as thinking about it probably dashes your elation over finally being done with school, unfortunately, they’re not going away. And, if you still haven’t found a job, the thought of loans is no doubt a source of even more stress. But as much as you may hate to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Answer 13 of the Most Common Interview Questions

    How to Answer 13 of the Most Common Interview Questions
    While these interview questions are some of the most common, they are also some of the toughest. Even though they’re asked in most interviews, these questions often throw most people off for whatever reason because they don’t know exactly how to approach the answers. We’ve listed the questions and answers with explanations, deciphering why each is being asked, what the interviewer ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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    Master The Long Distance Apartment Hunt

    Master The Long Distance Apartment Hunt
    If you’re lucky enough to have landed a job or internship after graduation in another city, you’ll need to find a place to live. As simple as it sounds, it can be tough looking for an apartment long distance. After all, what you see online isn’t always what you get. Here, some help in successfully finding an apartment from afar. Do ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus

    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus
    College has more tests than the ones in class. In "Protect Yourself at College: Smart Choices-Safe Results" (Capital Books, $15.95), Thomas M. Kane of Monroeville offers advice on ways college students can ensure their safety on campus. The member of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities often is called on by members of the media and schools to offer ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College
    While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations. Such lessons are actually not taught in courses, they’re learned throughout the experiences in college courses, social life and other daily activities. Here are some valuable life lessons you learned ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +38
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    Do College Endowments Affect Graduates' Salaries?

    Do College Endowments Affect Graduates' Salaries?
    The size of a university's endowment is frequently a measure of its wealth and prestige. Despite the significant hit that endowments took last year—plummeting an average of nearly 20 percent—many schools still have enormous resources at their disposal. But is that money being spent on improving the education of students, and how well do those substantial sums of money help students ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors

    35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors
    Chances are, if you have a passion, you can get a degree in the subject. And, if typical majors aren’t your thing, there are plenty of unusual majors to choose from. The following list includes some weird-but-cool college majors, along with an example of a college that offers it, details of what students in the field study and the jobs that ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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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: +16
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    GameStop Announces Plans to Hire More Than 15,000 Part-Time Seasonal Game Advisors for Fall 2009

    GameStop Announces Plans to Hire More Than 15,000 Part-Time Seasonal Game Advisors for Fall 2009
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, announced it is planning to hire approximately 15,000 seasonal part-time game advisors between now and Dec. 24, 2009, to fill open positions at its 4,300 stores in the United States. This number will increase the company's total headcount by approximately 46 percent and the in-store game advisor headcount by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up

    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up
    Everybody has their own welcome-to-the-real-world moment. Staring at your first paycheck and wondering what all those deductions are. ... Waking up at 2:30 in the morning with your 5-year-old at your beside, saying, "I think I'm gonna frow up." ... Hearing the mechanic say, "Looks like your tranny's shot," in rural Georgia on your first family vacation to Florida. There's a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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: +23
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    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans

    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Economic reality and money problems may be cooling the enthusiasm of U.S. college students to study abroad, just two years after students' interest in foreign study was at an all-time high. Four times as many students went abroad in the 2007-2008 academic year as 20 years ago, according to a survey of 985 schools released this week by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job

    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job
    There’s a trend and, unfortunately, it’s not positive. There are a lot of college graduates, degrees in one hand, resumes in the other, who cannot seem to find employment. This leaves many job seekers in a pickle. Obviously, they cannot improve their resumes and, thus, get noticed by potential employers, without gaining more job experience. But, suppose you became the applicant ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Outlook for 2009 Grads: Good Jobs Available for Flexible Candidates

    Outlook for 2009 Grads: Good Jobs Available for Flexible Candidates
    Sherman Murdoch, who is graduating in June with a degree in mass communications from Tennessee State University, is frustrated. “I’ve been consistently searching job-related Web sites, networking with people in the know and working on my craft,” he says. Still, Murdoch is worried he’ll end up “working a job that I’m not passionate about or that I can’t learn from.” [widget:crunch_apps_callout_] ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +11