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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 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke

    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke
    If you’re a broke Millennial, unfortunately, you’re not alone. Apparently, statistics show that there’s a significant reason for this, too. According to Post Grad Problems, Millennial workers’ wages are about the same today as they were in the 1980s. Yes, you read that correctly: Millennials are making the same projected salary as they would have in the 1980s. These statistics were ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Grad Students Petition for Employee Status: Labor Board Reconsiders Stance

    Grad Students Petition for Employee Status: Labor Board Reconsiders Stance
    For most graduate students, teaching undergraduates, research and grading can take up long hours. But, they’re still considered students, not employees. Most of these students, however, will tell you that this is, in fact, work and would like to be considered employees by universities rather than students. While many graduate students are given a stipend and some even have the benefit ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Price of Happiness in Each State

    The Price of Happiness in Each State
    The age-old adage says money doesn’t buy happiness. True. But, for many, it surely can help qualm financial worries and allow workers to afford the type of lifestyle they’d like. So, no, of course money doesn’t buy happiness. But, yes, it can help. Recently, the Council for Community & Economic Research published a study that details how much money a person ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Signs You’re Slacking in Your Job Search

    Signs You’re Slacking in Your Job Search
    In this economy, it’s easy to blame the unsuccessful job search on the market. Maybe you assume you’re not getting interviews because nobody is hiring or you’re not getting the job after the interview because there’s such high competition out there that you have a lesser chance. But, is that really the case or is it just an excuse for a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Learn From the Recession: Choose a Strong Company

    [photo:156116] Countless individuals were laid off or fired in the last two years due to their companies’ dire financial situations. Whether you are currently unemployed or employed but thinking of working somewhere else, you should know how to avoid this scenario in the future. Your safest bet is to select a new company with a high profitability ratio. In short, companies ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How to Get an Entry Level Job in Seasonal Retail

    How to Get an Entry Level Job in Seasonal Retail
    Have you noticed that even before the kids go back to school, many retail shelves are already stocked with Halloween candy and Christmas cards? To be successful in this industry, retail professionals plan their product and marketing approaches months in advance. [widget:finance_quiz] The Retail Timeline Laurie Karzen, a retail consultant from Emeryville, California, says retailers typically buy six months or more ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Benefits of Creating an Online Portfolio

    5 Benefits of Creating an Online Portfolio
    Online portfolios aren’t just for certain fields or industries anymore. The importance of having a professional online presence is more important than ever, and an online portfolio will certainly increase your visibility and presence. Creating your portfolio website allows you to share and showcase your work easily with the employers you’d like to work for. 1. Professional way to showcase your ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    7 Tips for Social Networking Online: An Entry-Level Guide

    Choose Your Flavor Don't jump at every offer to join a social networking service. Some focus on dating, while others are devoted to professional interests. Many mix business and pleasure: One moment you may marvel at a newfound friend's taste in tunes; the next you realize she works at the company of your dreams. But you probably don't want to devote ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Cool Holiday Jobs

    Cool Holiday Jobs
    Working in retail doesn't necessarily mean that every day is the same. If you're looking to add some excitement to your retail career or earn some extra cash with an out-of-the-ordinary job, there are plenty of seasonal opportunities that go beyond ringing cash registers and stocking shelves. While all positions are not the same, consider one of the following cool temporary ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    UniversityLoveConnection.Com Buys Gold Coins for Its College Internship Program to Issue to Students Rather Than Cash

    UniversityLoveConnection.Com Buys Gold Coins for Its College Internship Program to Issue to Students Rather Than Cash
    UniversityLoveConnection.com offers College Internships to Bachelor and Master degree students for college credit starting summer through fall 2009-2010. Each student will receive full credit for their computer science or related degrees. This is a non paid internship, so Michael Rotkin, Founder of UniversityLoveConnection.com, worked out a deal with a Gold company to give back to the students. "Gold Coin value is ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Some NY Colleges Working Hard to Get Grads Jobs

    Some NY Colleges Working Hard to Get Grads Jobs
    Dec. 12--College work will be key for job-seekers in health care, education and business, where jobs numbers are projected to grow, a federal study of employment said. However, landing a job after graduation is the result of several factors -- including planning, internship experiences and hands-on instruction -- based on a student's interests, area college officials said. [widget:news_callout_2] Many high school ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3