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    12 Tips to Make the Most of Your Job References

    12 Tips to Make the Most of Your Job References
    When it comes to asking for a job reference, there’s a method that borders on an art form. But, it’s necessary to do so because anytime you’re looking for a job, whether you’re in the job search now or in the future, you’re going to be asked for references. And, it’s always good to have them in your back pocket. Depending ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers

    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2015 by Employers
    Finally, some great news for college graduates! The job outlook is getting brighter this year, according to recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a non-profit group that connects college career services with employers. The survey’s findings indicate that employers are planning on hiring 9.6 percent more college graduates within the U.S. than last year, which is ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +24
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    Is It Time to Move On From Your Current Job?

    Is It Time to Move On From Your Current Job?
    The day a recent graduate lands their first full-time job after college may be one of the best days in their lifetime. Finally, after years in college, and completing internships, the hard work pays off. After a while, however, the novelty of this new job begins to wear off. Soon the new employee finds him or herself having some of the ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +22
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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 6 months 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 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes

    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes
    Updating your resume can seem like a huge task to undertake, however, you should look at yours as a living document that should be constantly updated. After all, you're constantly improving so why shouldn't your resume improve with you? The good news is - it's not a tedious task. You can can improve your resume, even if you only have a ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    4 Ways to Build Confidence as a Job Applicant

    4 Ways to Build Confidence as a Job Applicant
    The task of finding a new job is often as daunting as working full-time. Between reading tons of job ads for just the right position, completing long applications, going to various interviews all over town, and being rejected, the entire process can be downright exhausting. Here are some things that you can do to build your confidence as an applicant and, ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    The Importance of Building Your Network Now

    The Importance of Building Your Network Now
    When students first begin their undergraduate degrees, they may think that obtaining their degree will be enough to have the kind of career they want. While earning a degree is a huge accomplishment, often other factors play into getting a first job. A few months after graduation, some students find themselves tired of searching job ads to no avail. New graduates ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job

    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job
    There’s a trend and, unfortunately, it’s not positive. There are a lot of college graduates, degrees in one hand, resumes in the other, who cannot seem to find employment. This leaves many job seekers in a pickle. Obviously, they cannot improve their resumes and, thus, get noticed by potential employers, without gaining more job experience. But, suppose you became the applicant ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    End Your Internship on a Good Note

    End Your Internship on a Good Note
    The end of summer brings an end to corporate internship programs’ most lucrative season. While you’ve been working hard all summer to impress your supervisor, colleagues and other interns, there is still quite a bit you can do after the internship to stay in their good graces. Email Your Entire Team Chances are, the team you worked with all summer doesn’t ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +13
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +15
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    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless

    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless
    Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop. Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And ... back to couch. If this is your 9-to-5 routine, you're probably like 14 million other Americans: unemployed. And in addition to the frustration of looking for work, you might find yourself ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I

    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I
    The prophet Napoleon Dynamite once expounded upon the importance of having skills: “You know, like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills…” He’s concerned about his chances of getting a date, but the same basically holds true for finding jobs (though I’d go easy on advertising the bow-hunting abilities). [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] I wrote last week about the importance of having hard ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Interview Questions for the Interviewer

    5 Interview Questions for the 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 6 months ago | Rated: +13
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market
    According to a survey, graduating students have unrealistic expectations regarding their post-graduation jobs. The students currently enrolled in college that are set to graduate in 2013, as reported by Accenture’s survey, over estimate the likelihood of gaining a well-paid, full-time position within their area of expertise. [gate] The survey was conducted by polling more than 1,000 students who are graduating this ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Bentley Millennial Survey Reveals Men Seen as Better Prepared for Career Success

    Bentley Millennial Survey Reveals Men Seen as Better Prepared for Career Success
    Gender equality. We’ve come a long way – or have we? Many would like to think so, however, occasionally a study comes out that makes you stop and think. One such study was part of Bentley University’s The PreparedU Project entitled, “Millennial Women in the Workplace: Perceptions, Realities, Challenges and Solutions.” The survey’s findings detail some interesting opinions regarding millennials, gender ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    8 Things Recent Graduates Can Do to Find Jobs

    8 Things Recent Graduates Can Do to Find Jobs
    As a college graduate or soon-to-be college graduate, there’s a bright new world ahead. There’s also a job search that can be somewhat daunting at times. Don’t get discouraged – you have the world at your fingertips! Follow the below suggestions to help your job search stay on the right track: Target your resume. As a general rule, you should never ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +38