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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 8 days ago | Rated: +27
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Recent College Graduate Cover Letter Sample

    Recent College Graduate Cover Letter Sample
    As a soon-to-be or recent college graduate, you're probably wondering how to format your college graduate cover letter. Use our college graduate cover letter sample as a starting point to make the best impression possible. Revamp your cover letter and resume with the help of MonsterCollege's job search document samples, like this recent college grad cover letter sample.  Download PDF ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Things You Should Never Say at Work

    Things You Should Never Say at Work
    As humans, we sometimes have the unfortunate habit of speaking before we think. Sometimes, when this happens at work, nothing bad happens. Then again, there are those phrases you should avoid at all costs, like those below. “I can’t/won’t work with that person.” You’re not going to be best friends with everyone who works in your office, just as you’re not ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors

    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors
    In this day and age, college is often considered a necessary investment in one’s future. But, are some students – perhaps even attending the same colleges – making better investments than others? Unbelievably, the answer may be yes, depending on their chosen majors. According to PayScale’s list of college majors and coordinating salary potential, certain majors pay off much faster, with ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them

    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them
    The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life. The sense of accomplishment, the acknowledgement of a job well done, the pat on the back from your family and peers elates you. The future looks so bright, until you begin to search for a new job and are met with rejection after rejection. Then ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 5 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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 9 months 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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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, courtesy of Yahoo! Finance, to take back control of your job ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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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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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 11 months 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 that’s when anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of the year’s sales take place, according to an ABC News report. As a result, companies hire seasonal employees to assist holiday ...
    Published 11 months 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 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 4 months 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 4 months ago | Rated: +28