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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 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Students and Grads: Get Connected and Network Into an Entry-Level Job

    Students and Grads: Get Connected and Network Into an Entry-Level Job
    As a green jobs advisor, I've talked about the difficulty of making your resume stand out as a student or recent grad, given that you haven’t had work experience to really differentiate you. At Bright Green Talent, we’ve seen all sorts of creative tricks for getting resumes noticed in a bunch — rampant highlighting, personal notes, stickers, glitter… Luckily for those ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience

    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience
    After all of your years of education, graduation day may feel like the first day of the rest of your life. You have plans of being hired for a great new job that pays a great salary and finally being able to afford a place of your own. When you submit your resume, however, it is met with either no response, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?
    You'd like to take a few months or even a year after college to do something off the beaten career path, but you're worried about the effect on your job prospects after your self-imposed sabbatical is over. Take heart: Such a break can often be empowering and beneficial to your career. "If an employer thinks you wasted a year by biking ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits to Avoid

    1. Non-words Filler words such as "um," "ah," "you know," "OK" or "like" tell the interviewer you're not prepared and make you sound like a Valley Girl (or Boy). A better strategy is to think before you speak, taking pauses and breaths when you lose your train of thought. Everybody utters an occasional "um," but don't let it start every sentence. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Three Reasons Green Jobs Are Back

    Three Reasons Green Jobs Are Back
    1) Federal Stimulus injection of over $1bn. This, coupled with private efforts like Khosla’s $1bn+ fund are stimulation innovation across the board. 2) Return to Corporate Values Industry leaders agree that green is good: for brands, for economies of efficiency, and for shareholders. Jobs in the CSR and environmental fields are blossoming at every level and location across corporate America — ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How Much Are You Worth? The Entry-Level Salary Conundrum

    How Much Are You Worth? The Entry-Level Salary Conundrum
    Any job searcher knows that one of the joys (make that “joys”) that goes along with finding and securing employment is figuring out how salary fits in. Does a job with better long-term potential balance out a low salary? If a position will require a lot of night and weekend work on top of nine-to-five days, will you take it only ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What to Do If You Have a Job Before Graduation (And If You Haven’t)

    What to Do If You Have a Job Before Graduation (And If You Haven’t)
    Congratulations! You’re one of the lucky few that’s landed a job before graduation! Time to kick back and relax, right? Think again. When you have a job secured before graduation, there is even more incentive to do well in classes. For just as quickly as you’ve landed your job, you can just as quickly lose it. Expectations from Employers Many employers ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Top 25 Best Jobs in America - 2016

    Top 25 Best Jobs in America  - 2016
    When deciding where to take your career path, it can be beneficial to know your options – like, say, the top jobs that are available. To aid in this decision-making process, people look to their interests, studies and rankings from studies across the globe. So, in order to help with your career prospects, here’s one such list. Glassdoor releases an annual ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Work the Room: Networking Tips

    Work the Room: Networking Tips
    Meeting with people who work in a career or company that interests you is a great way to get a jump-start on your dream job. They'll not only let you know about opportunities in the field, but they can also give you some great advice based on their experience. However, in order to get the information you need, you have ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rate This
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    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women

    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make an average of 81 cents to every dollar that a man makes. While women have been making less than men since they entered the workforce en masse in the 70s and 80s, the gender gap in pay has been steadily decreasing. But some career options have closed that gap to as ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Top 5 Jobs with the Widest Gender Pay Gap

    Top 5 Jobs with the Widest Gender Pay Gap
    Equal pay for equal work: It’s a no-brainer, right? Apparently, it’s not – at least if we’re judging by what’s going on with women’s wages across the nation. According to Yahoo Finance, “On average, women in America earn 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.” While the wage gap has improved within the last few decades, progress is slowing down. ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rate This
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    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act

    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur

    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur
    A good friend of mine recently announced to me that she is going to take the plunge - she is finally moving from corporate employee to entrepreneur. Sounds exciting right? No-one standing over your shoulder, the ability to call your own shots, and being able to take on great projects that you will enjoy....well, becoming an independent consultant or solopreneur requires ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +28
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Job Search Resolutions for Spring

    Job Search Resolutions for Spring
    It's already a new year and, for those who are unemployed, it may be a time for new job-hunting strategies. I've consulted with South Florida's job market experts to avoid the mistakes of yester-year and get off to a running start in 2010. Get back to basics If you haven't been getting interviews, it may be time to again review your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors

    5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors
    So…you’ve created a knockout resume, and you’re ready to wow employers by sending it directly to them. Don’t forget to send it under cover—a powerful cover letter, that is. While a great resume can open doors, a compelling cover letter can be an equal (if not MORE) important part of your pitch for employment. In fact, some surveys of HR professionals ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10