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    20 Bizarre College Courses

    20 Bizarre College Courses
    From wacky to downright weird, colleges and universities are offering unusual courses to their students. The pros? The interesting approaches may engage students in subjects that they may not otherwise have paid attention to expressed interest. Schools also argue that the offbeat courses breed creativity and provides different ways of looking at the usual or mundane. Cons? Many feel these courses ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation

    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation
    You may be excited about graduation, but our guess is that all that excitement ends when it comes time to start paying your student loans. Paying student loans is never fun, but it’s especially tough in the current economic climate, where many graduates will have trouble finding a job, and others may be underpaid. Unfortunately, there are serious consequences to not ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search

    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search
    Do you feel like you’re constantly job searching without results? Don’t put in time without payoff – there is a better way! Your search shouldn't be consuming all of your time and efforts. With a little organization and effort, you can restore balance into your life. Follow the below guidelines and take back control of your job hunt. 1. Look at ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +36
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    Make the Grade - Five Ways to Beat the Low GPA Blues

    Make the Grade - Five Ways to Beat the Low GPA Blues
    Does your grade point average really give prospective employers an accurate picture of your abilities and potential? You may want to shout, "No!" And many people would agree with you. There's no point debating whether employers should judge candidates by their GPA. Right or wrong, employers will judge you by it. So if your GPA is lower than you'd like, you've ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You

    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You
    It’s hard to miss the debates over the federal budget crisis. If the government doesn’t raise the debt ceiling by fast approaching August 2, 2011 the country will default on its loans. But what does that mean for you, the average fresh-out-of-college, American worker? It could mean everything from a freeze on student loans to higher credit card payments. If the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    7 Quick Tips to Boost Your Personal Brand

    7 Quick Tips to Boost Your Personal Brand
    You cannot live or breathe today without hearing about personal branding. By now, you should understand that identifying your own unique personal brand is very critical for personal, business and career success. After all, who wants to blend in with everyone else? Without a standout, memorable personal brand where would successful people like Martha Stewart, Michael Jordan, Madonna, Prince and Donald ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers

    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers
    Finally, some great news for college graduates! The job outlook is getting brighter this year, according to recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a non-profit group that connects college career services with employers. The survey’s findings indicate that employers are planning on hiring 9.6 percent more college graduates within the U.S. than last year, which is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    5 Digital Interview Tips

    5 Digital Interview Tips
    In the age of the Internet, digital interviews are becoming increasingly common. The process can be quite intimidating if you’re not sure what to expect. It’s important that you’re ready for the process just in case it comes up, as many brands are utilizing the digital interview more than ever before, as it is seen as a more efficient method of ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    How to Stop Your Resume from Becoming Spam

    How to Stop Your Resume from Becoming Spam
    Today’s more sophisticated e-mail systems often look for certain characteristics in e-mail text and in any e-mail attachments. Unfortunately, things like words or graphics that may be perfectly appropriate in some cases can cause spam filters to stop your email, thus rendering your resume “never received.” As crazy as it may seem, totally innocent words can create problems for spam filters. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones

    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones
    The New York Times' Economix blog featured a study out of Furman University, which shows that beginning in the 1960s, GPAs at national colleges and universities rose at a pace of one-tenth of a point per year, from an average of 2.52 in the mid-'50s to 3.11 in the mid-'00s. Interestingly, during the past 50 years, GPAs at private schools have ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    President Obama: US Will Have the Most College Grads

    President Obama: US Will Have the Most College Grads
    President Barack Obama says that by 2020 America will again have the world's highest proportion of college graduates. The president said Monday that a recent increase in Pell Grants will help the nation reach that goal. Obama traveled to Troy, N.Y., on Monday to discuss programs he says help spur innovation and transform the U.S. economy. He then moves on to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Find a Job Over the Holidays

    How to Find a Job Over the Holidays
    OFFICE PARTIES: Conquering the holiday office party doesn't just mean keeping track of how much you drink. Seasonal social events can be the best opportunity to network within your company, so you may want to consider veering away from the buffet line. "Whether you're the life of the party or full of social anxiety when it comes to holiday events, it's ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview

    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview
    Whether you have graduated from college and are looking for your first job, or you are still in school looking to land a great internship, you will need to successfully interview for the position. Doing one wrong thing during an interview can cost you the position you have applied for. Here are some things you should avoid doing if you want ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Are These the Best Jobs in America?

    Are These the Best Jobs in America?
    Here's an interesting chart purporting to show the "Best Jobs in America." Predictably, lots of jobs in information technology and medical services make the list. But one failing of this chart is that it ignores the costs and risks involved in actually landing these jobs. Being an anesthesiologist, for example, requires that you go to medical school and assume a six-figure ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Paid Internship: Monster's Community Manager Bootcamp

    [photo:227284] Introducing the Monster.com (Paid!) Community Manager Bootcamp JUNE 23, 2011 — In 2 months, get trained by authorities on community management and help Monster.com build an engagement strategy for twenty-something professionals. What will you be doing? Participating in Community Management Bootcamps led by Kathy O’Reilly, Monster.com Director of Social Media Relations, and Ryan Paugh, community-building expert and Founder of BrazenCareerist.com. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    15 Amazing Student Apps

    15 Amazing Student Apps
    It’s undeniable that modern students use smartphones in daily life more so than ever before. In part, because they are fairly recent inventions in society, but there’s more to it than that. Smartphones and other devices have so much to offer students in terms of expanding and assisting with their education. Take apps, for instance. The recent Apple campaign with the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films

    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films
    If you think Halloween movies are scary, think again. Take a moment to peruse the horror section of your local bookshop (okay, Amazon) and you’ll find that many of the genre’s best went on to become some of the scariest horror flicks around. And, if you think the movie adaptations are scary, just imagine the intensity of your fears when your ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Tips for Writing a Great Resume

    Tips for Writing a Great Resume
    Writing a resume doesn't have to be a painful process. The sole purpose of a resume is to show an employer that you have both the necessary skills and the experience to satisfactorily perform the tasks they are hiring for. Tons of advice on how to write a resume can be found online. There are many different resume layouts you can ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13