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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Dressing for Interview Success

    Dressing for Interview 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 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 12 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?

    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?
    When students first finish their undergraduate degrees, they feel a strong sense of accomplishment. New graduates often are optimistic about embarking on a new career. A few months after graduation, however, some students get frustrated by their inability to find a job in their chosen field. As a result of chronic unemployment or being dissatisfied with the job they do have, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +38
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Corporate Soliders: Military MBA for Veterans

    Corporate Soliders: Military MBA for Veterans
    Military MBA has released its initial analysis of MBA schools offering the best value for veterans using the New GI Bill. The analysis and resulting best-value list -- the first resource of its kind for prospective military students -- was prompted by research conducted by Military MBA research which studied veteran perspectives and personal choices in higher education programs. This new ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seasonal Employment Job Tips

    Seasonal Employment Job Tips
    Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Have you thought about securing seasonal employment? If not, the time is NOW! Most retailers count on the holidays since the season accounts for at least 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, National Retail Federation. As a result, most retailers boost hiring practices right before the holidays in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1