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    Showcase Positive Attributes to Land the Job

    Showcase Positive Attributes to Land the Job
    When applying for a job, each interaction you have with a potential employer must show what qualities make you better than the next applicant. An employer is able to learn about your education and work experience by taking a quick look over your resume. It is important to display personal attributes that can’t be found on your resume in order to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview

    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview
    Whether you have graduated from college and are looking for your first job, or you are still in school looking to land a great internship, you will need to successfully interview for the position. Doing one wrong thing during an interview can cost you the position you have applied for. Here are some things you should avoid doing if you want ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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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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    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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Diversify Your Resume

    Diversify Your Resume
    Internships are great – but there are plenty of other ways to bulk up your resume without limiting yourself to indentured servitude. You want your resume to say something about what type of person you are, your work ethic and what you’re capable of accomplishing. Here are some outside-of-the-internship box suggestions to bulk up your resume content. [gate] • Become an ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Testing for Your Future

    Testing for Your Future
    Standardized tests, like the ACT and SAT, aim to measure your knowledge before you enter college and often times, in order to enter college. Similarly, there’s a new trend on the horizon: post-college testing of graduates to assess how much you’ve learned for your future employer to evaluate. It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment (referred to as the CLA+) and it’s ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Gain More Job Satisfaction

    Gain More Job Satisfaction
    You may have landed your dream job right after graduation, or you may be working a job until you can find the job you really want. In both cases you will have to take your satisfaction with your job into your own hands. While it may seem like it is the job of managers or supervisors to keep you happy in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Your First Job
    Obtaining your first job out of college may be a dream come true. Finally all of your years of school work, late night studying, and internships have paid off. Finding work in your chosen field, and an employer who is willing to hire a new graduate is not always easy. While you want to do your best to make a great ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Ways to Make Money Now

    5 Ways to Make Money Now
    Whether you’re having trouble finding a steady job, need extra cash to make ends meet, or simply like being your own boss, there are ways you can make quick cash with little or no start-up costs. From home-based small businesses to jobs you do here and there, these money-making ideas allow you to set your own schedule and bring in the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    6 Ways to Get Rich After College

    6 Ways to Get Rich After College
    When I graduated college I was interning for $12 an hour making cold-calls to financial firms. For me, the thought of being able to afford certain luxuries almost seemed out of the cards. Everyone feels that way after getting their degree. It's a very big hill to climb, but take it one step at a time, make intelligent decisions and try ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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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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    Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

    Timeline for Applying to Graduate School
    Senior Year of college – time to kick back, let loose and coast to graduation. Unless you plan to go to graduate school after college. In that case, you have quite a bit of work to do. Most of the grunt work in applying to graduate school occurs during the fall semester, but you should expect to be working on your ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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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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    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