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    20 Ways to Improve YOU This Summer

    20 Ways to Improve YOU This Summer
    Self-improvement may seem unrelated to your career success. It probably doesn't even seem like it factors into your job or internship search or matters within interviews or at networking events. But, it’s probably a lot more related than you might think. How you conduct yourself in various situations, your personal knowledge, life skills, interests, friendships, self-awareness and confidence all play different ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance

    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance
    The student loan market – and subsequent skyrocketing student loan debt – has influenced so much of today’s economy that it has even become a component in job search and salary negotiations. Savvy job seekers are asking employers how they can effectively help them pay off student loan debt in addition to conversations about healthcare, 401K and work-life benefits. After all, ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +25
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    Social Media Mistakes that Can Cost You the Job

    Social Media Mistakes that Can Cost You the Job
    You may think that your social media accounts don’t matter and assume that most companies won’t actually take the time to look at your social media accounts. You may think that, but you’d be wrong. According to a 2015 study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 43 percent of employers check on a job applicant’s social media presence and ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +29
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    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors

    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors
    In this day and age, college is often considered a necessary investment in one’s future. But, are some students – perhaps even attending the same colleges – making better investments than others? Unbelievably, the answer may be yes, depending on their chosen majors. According to PayScale’s list of college majors and coordinating salary potential, certain majors pay off much faster, with ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Top 10 Cities for College Grads in 2015

    Top 10 Cities for College Grads in 2015
    One of the main decisions college graduates face is where to plant their first roots upon graduation. Sure, finding a job is a factor in this decision-making process but, most post-grads ultimately want to end up in a spot that is ripe with diversity, your peers and has a good economic climate. Recently, the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) ranked ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +26
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    How to Spin the Negative "Millenial" Label

    How to Spin the Negative "Millenial" Label
    If you’re interviewing for a job, you’ve probably gotten the “tell me about yourself” question. While everyone is an individual, there are certain characteristics being ascribed to Millenials—members of the generation born after 1980. Or rather, perceptions other generations have about Millenials. And unfortunately, not all of them are good. But, there’s a way to spin those “negative” attributes. Here, we ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program

    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program
    Former and current college students with disabilities may not be aware of a program that allows student debt relief, and the Department of Education announced a new process to identify individuals eligible for the federal loan forgiveness program, called the Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Federal Student Loan Discharge. The program was created to aid those who are permanently disabled and/or ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean

    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean
    The Internet is a dangerous place for employees and potential employees. That’s because employers are using information they find about you online to make hiring and firing decisions. A recent article in the New York Times said 75 percent of recruiters are required to do online research of candidates and 70 percent have rejected candidates because of what they found. And ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    2016's 10 Best & Worst Cities to Begin Your Career

    2016's 10 Best & Worst Cities to Begin Your Career
    When you’re searching for a job to embark upon your career, what do you look for? Prospects and quality of life are likely amongst the top factors in considering which city you end up in. Personal finance site, WalletHub, took these factors along with other relevant stats into consideration to create a list of the best and worst cities to begin ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Are Grads Realistic About Finding Their First Jobs?

    The ink may not yet have dried on their diplomas, but many college grads have already begun the hardest jobs of their lives: finding one. Facing one of the worst hiring outlooks in recent history and forewarned of its impact on their job prospects, newly minted grads have brushed the stars from their eyes and buckled down for the long ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and all in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
    Published almost 7 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Dressing for Success

    Dressing for Success
    You think it doesn't matter what you wear to a job interview? You’re wrong. When you walk up to your interview and shake their hand, they already have an impression of you. You haven’t even said anything yet! True, there are other factors like timeliness, politeness, etc. But, for the sake of this article, let’s assume you’ve done everything else perfectly. ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +12
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Informational Interview

    The Informational Interview
    As a future job seeker, from time to time it’s helpful to get advice and feedback rather than acceptance or rejection. How? The informational interview, of course! During an informational interview, you’re able to ask for career, industry and job search advice from a given professional within the field. Such interviews will be useful throughout your career and can even help ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume

    Student Jobs to Boost Your Resume
    There’s more to student jobs than making money, if you plan it out correctly. While any part-time work can give you an edge, there are some jobs in particular that really boost your hiring potential. If you haven’t done so already, head to the employment office at your college and explore your options. According to U.S. News and World Report, the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer

    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer
    It’s 2009. Do you know where your next job is? Finding a new job is tough these days. New hires are in decline, unemployment is north of 8% so there’s plenty of competition and people who have jobs are making Herculean efforts to hang onto them. And, if you do manage to land a meeting with a potential employer, the contemporary ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012

    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012
    600,000 over three years. 273,000 deemed mission-critical. That's how many people the Partnership for Public Service projects the federal government will need to hire by 2012 to fill growing needs as well as replacing a baby-boomer workforce set to retire. These numbers and other hiring projections are listed just in time for some Labor Day reading in the third edition of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    8 Things Recent Graduates Can Do to Find Jobs

    8 Things Recent Graduates Can Do to Find Jobs
    As a college graduate or soon-to-be college graduate, there’s a bright new world ahead. There’s also a job search that can be somewhat daunting at times. Don’t get discouraged – you have the world at your fingertips! Follow the below suggestions to help your job search stay on the right track: Target your resume. As a general rule, you should never ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +38