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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: +18
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    Better Looking? Better Grades

    Better Looking? Better Grades
    Please don’t shoot the messenger – we don’t create the news, we just report it. In this particular case, the sensitive subject is one’s looks help in the success of a college career. A recent national study, released within a study, found that physically attractive high school students are more likely to complete college than those who are considered to have ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    The TRUTH About Not Qualifying for a Job

    The TRUTH About Not Qualifying for a Job
    By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Joshua Waldman Joshua, I noticed you help MBA’s who are frustrated with their job search.  I’m not at that point yet, but I have dilemma. Although I earned an Executive MBA, I’ve worked in an operations environment for the past ten years. Most of the jobs that require an MBA ask you have 1-2 years experience in accounting/finance/P&L. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Avoidable Interview Mistakes

    Avoidable Interview Mistakes
    We’re not going to sugarcoat it: interviews can be tough. You’re a bundle of nerves and you really want that position. You don’t want to mess up or say the wrong thing. You think you’re doing everything to prepare but what if you’re making one huge mistake that’s ruining everything? After all, everyone wants to walk away from the interview with ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America
    Everything comes at a price and education is no exception. While most colleges are costly, these schools really break bank. The following schools are the top ten most expensive in America, according The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Almanac of Higher Education.” 10. University of Chicago Cost: $57,711 Tuition, room/board and other fees cost $57,711 in 2012-2013 at University of Chicago, according ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content

    Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content
    Freedom of speech is nothing new when it comes to controversy. Freedom of speech in academia? Been there, done that. Freedom of speech in academia claimed by a faculty member in order to defend the pornography she showed her class? Now we’re listening. [gate] According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jammie Price, a professor of sociology at Appalachian State University, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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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 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College

    Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College
    One of the most difficult and daunting tasks after graduating from college is creating your first post-college resume. You may not have the job experience you’d like or, perhaps, you just aren't sure how to get across your experiences all together. Experts agree that most students underestimate how much experience they actually have and often don’t include many valuable aspects on ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Odd Jobs

    Odd Jobs
    Not sure what your calling is? Have an interest or talent that’s ultra-unique? Sometimes, the coolest jobs are those you never even knew existed or those you create yourself. For inspiration that demonstrates you can pretty much make a career out of anything, we've compiled a list of the oddest jobs you won’t believe people are actually paid to do. Check ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Worker's Guide to Making the Most of Summer

    The Worker's Guide to Making the Most of Summer
    If you’re working this summer – a full time gig or an internship – chances are you’re longing for the days when you could sit in the park, go to the beach, enjoy a leisurely afternoon at Starbucks, or do the many other things people who don’t have to get back to work can enjoy. And beautiful weather makes it all ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Top 50 Schools With the Entrepreneurial Edge

    The Top 50 Schools With the Entrepreneurial Edge
    NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review announce the results of their seventh annual survey ranking the top graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship entry-level job programs in the nation. From the more than 2,300 programs surveyed by The Princeton Review, 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate are ranked. And in an unprecedented event since the ranking began, a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    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 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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: +18
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    What Rights Do Temps Have?

    What Rights Do Temps Have?
    Contract, freelance and temp workers are the second-class citizens of the workforce. That’s just how it is folks. You’re not a full-time employee with health benefits, sick time and vacations days. And adding insult to injury, an employer can kick you out the door when ever the heck he or she wants. Michael D., a long-time contract engineer for a major ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +15

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