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    7 Job Hunt Mistakes New Grads Should Avoid

    7 Job Hunt Mistakes New Grads Should Avoid
    When heading out into the job market, many new graduates find it’s not as easy as they had anticipated. However, many of these students are making similar mistakes in their search without knowing it! While you may think your degree guarantees you a job, that isn’t always the case. Avoid these top job search mistakes, commonly made by new graduates, to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search

    Gaining Control Over Your Job Search
    Do you feel like you’re constantly job searching without results? Don’t put in time without payoff – there is a better way! Your search shouldn't be consuming all of your time and efforts. With a little organization and effort, you can restore balance into your life. Follow the below guidelines and take back control of your job hunt. 1. Look at ...
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    8 Signs You’re Slacking in Your Job Search

    8 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    7 Job Negotiation Strategies

    7 Job Negotiation Strategies
    When entering the work force, it’s important to keep negotiation tactics in mind when considering your job offers. After all, business is business. And, while it’s certainly understandable to be over the moon because you’ve received a job offer, it’s important to keep those emotions on the inside. Often times, graduates jump on the first offer they receive after graduation without ...
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    24 Off-Limits Interview Words

    24 Off-Limits Interview Words
    An interview’s tone can be changed with the mere usage of one or more words. Certain words set the scene and, unfortunately, using the wrong vocabulary can make the difference between you getting the job or being cut from the application process all together. While it may seem trivial, using these words can cloud what you’re really trying to say or ...
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    Keep it Professional: Social Media and the Job Search

    Keep it Professional: Social Media and the Job Search
    For four years, your social media presence has been all about impressing your peers and working on that perfect selfie angle. But believe it or not, your future employer could care less about which side is your best side. In fact, if they saw all 872 of your selfies, you probably wouldn’t be at the top of their candidate list. So ...
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    Job Search Prep: 3 To-Dos

    Job Search Prep: 3 To-Dos
    It's time for you to do some internship or job search prep. The good new is that this prep isn’t too intensive or time-consuming. In fact, you could accomplish it all in one afternoon. 1. Create or update your LinkedIn profile. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, it’s time to jump on board this “social media” outlet. LinkedIn allows you ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships

    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships
    One of the greatest woes of an internship is that it is, more often than not, unpaid. Interns are often the hardest working employees because they want nothing but experience or, perhaps, opportunities in return for a job well done. Employers know this and, unfortunately, sometimes take advantage of the situation by keeping interns longer than necessary, making them work for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    How to Answer 13 of the Most Common Interview Questions

    How to Answer 13 of the Most Common Interview Questions
    While these interview questions are some of the most common, they are also some of the toughest. Even though they’re asked in most interviews, these questions often throw most people off for whatever reason because they don’t know exactly how to approach the answers. We’ve listed the questions and answers with explanations, deciphering why each is being asked, what the interviewer ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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    Navigating Your Network

    Navigating Your Network
    When you’re trying to build a career, making a connection can make all the difference in getting the job of your dreams. Discovering how to utilize your networking connections isn't as hard as it can appear, you just need to examine your current and potential connections. Here’s how to make your network better work for you: • Build from Your Current ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Practice Interview Questions

    Practice Interview Questions
    Prior to an interview, it’s always a good idea to go over some practice interview questions. After all, practice makes perfect. Asking yourself such questions – or getting someone else to “mock” interview you – is a great way to think about the types of answers you’d like to give and allows you to review your resume in the process. Below ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Interview Questions You Can Refuse to Answer

    Interview Questions You Can Refuse to Answer
    While many potential employers may be asking questions just to make conversation or to find commonalities in life and make small talk, there are laws that prevent them from asking certain types of questions in case they have ulterior motives behind the questions asked. Unfortunately, just because the laws exist does not mean every interviewer follows them. That’s why it’s up ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Stars: They Intern, Just Like Us!

    Stars: They Intern, Just Like Us!
    Though these names may be recognizable in most households now, there was a time in which they were just students, looking for their start. They had to start from the bottom to become the infamous celebrities they are today, paying their dues through hard work, dedication and, yes, interning. Then again, there is the occasional already-celebrity intern, like Kanye West or ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    What to Never Say in an Interview

    What to Never Say in an Interview
    You’ve been told what to do in an interview. Talk up your attributes. Pull from personal and class experience if your job experience is lacking. But, have you ever thought about the things you shouldn’t say? If not, you should. There are plenty of points in an interview when you can make or break it. If you say any of these, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    5 Interview Questions for Your Interviewer

    5 Interview Questions for Your Interviewer
    Whether you’ve never interviewed for a real job or you’ve done it a dozen times, there is a point – usually at the end – when the interviewer asks if you have any questions for them. Typically, your response may be “no” as the interviewer has done a great job highlighting the tasks of the job, the pay rate, other benefits, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Stand Out as an Applicant: Tips for Internship Interviews

    Stand Out as an Applicant: Tips for Internship Interviews
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21