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    How Long After Entering the Workforce are Internships Applicable?

    How Long After Entering the Workforce are Internships Applicable?
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. and Dale: I’ve been out of college for a year and a half and am in my second job. I have four college internships on my resume, with bullets for specific duties under each. I can’t fit ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend

    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend
    Sure, Facebook is great in a lot of ways. Without it, I’d never know about my high school acquaintances’ getting married and having babies; it keeps me tethered to my friends who live far away and helps me stay in touch with friends who I don’t get to see much anymore. Best of all, it provides me with a forum in ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Complete Your To-Do List

    How to Complete Your To-Do List
    I love making to-do lists. To borrow a line from the movie Clueless, it gives me a sense of control in a world full of chaos. When I put a solid line through something I’ve completed, that small surge of accomplishment propels me toward the next task. But on the flip side, a long list of uncrossed-off items—which, let’s be honest, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!

    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Tricks for Working from Home

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    6 Ways to Work Internationally

    The International Job Guide What do you do if you graduate during the worst American economic recession in a generation? Simple: Leave America. Just because your options for employment have been limited by the highly competitive job market doesn’t mean that the world is out of jobs, it just means you need to broaden your horizons. MonsterCollege has compiled a guide ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Best States for Entry-Level Nursing Jobs

    Best States for Entry-Level Nursing Jobs
    The healthcare industry is facing an unprecedented nursing shortage, with a need of 1,000,000 new nurses by 2016. This means that the new generation of nurses needs to be trained now. If you are interested in a career in nursing you should gain experience by searching for an entry-level nursing job. Becoming a Home Care Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What to Expect and Not Expect from a College Career Center

    What to Expect and Not Expect from a College Career Center
    It doesn't take much digging to find negative comments about college career centers, such as "the career center sucks at my school" or "my career center is worthless," on the Career Planning for College Students message board. These sentiments often reflect a fundamental disconnect between students' expectations and their career-center staff's many limitations. Just what can you reasonably expect from your ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why You Need a Mentor

    Why You Need a Mentor
    When I first graduated with my Bachelor's degree, I was confused. While I had a sense of accomplishment, I also wondered what my next step should be. After a year of agonizing over how to advance my career, I decided to go to graduate school. Surely after completing a Master's degree my future endeavors would be laid out in front of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Working Adults

    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Working Adults
    With May quickly approaching, you’re probably shrinking back from panic at the idea of graduating and getting a job in the real world. Or maybe you’re reading from your cubicle right now, passing time (slowly) at a job you hate in an industry you’re bored with. First, these feelings are totally normal in either case. Second, if you want to postpone ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
    I've previously written on Fastweb about the importance of borrowing student loan funds wisely. I am also an advocate for students pursing scholarship opportunities that they qualify for in order to offset the cost of a college education. There are, however, other ways that you can gain an education without going into debt. [gate] Do you want to know more about ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    11 Asian American Professional Organizations to Help You Get Ahead

    11 Asian American Professional Organizations to Help You Get Ahead
    In May, we celebrate Asian American heritage month. In that spirit, we’re highlighting some of the top professional organizations for Asian Americans. The organizations can help you land an internship, provide professional mentoring opportunities, help with job placement, some even offer pre-professional summer camps and other programs. And of course, they will help you develop as a professional once you're out ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Which College Grads Make the Most Money

    Which College Grads Make the Most Money
    Which College Grads Make the Most Money And Other Career-Related Superlatives A recent article from CNN Money indicates that engineering majors outperform their classmates when it comes to starting salary offers. In fact, engineers of various disciplines claimed 4 of the 5 top spots for average salary offers in 2011. And computer science majors rounded out the group. But life isn’t ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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    6 Signs it’s Time to Change Careers

    6 Signs it’s Time to Change Careers
    So, you’ve been thinking it might be time to change careers – you just wish you had a way to know for sure. With 84% of Americans claiming they want a new job in 2011, you are not alone. So, how does one assess if it’s time to find a new career path? We asked over 100 career experts what the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Want Stronger Results? Try a Networking Resume

    Want Stronger Results? Try a Networking Resume
    Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? Planning to contact recruiters or network during business meetings? You might find these audiences quickly become overwhelmed with reading your full executive resume—or a multi-page document is simply too much to handle in a busy networking situation. The solution? A Networking Resume — a powerful sound bite that encapsulates your career in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    4 Tips for Connecting with a New Boss

    4 Tips for Connecting with a New Boss
    Undoubtedly, most of us have gone through some kind of transition with our supervisors. Perhaps the person was recruited away to another company or maybe there was a merger and they got reassigned to another department. Whatever the reason, something important has been lost. When your boss leaves, they take with them that person’s knowledge of your contributions, skills, knowledge, and expertise. And ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Overcoming Time Management Obstacles

    Overcoming Time Management Obstacles
    I hate to admit this, but I’m a bit overextended. I know, I know. I wrote an entire workbook on Time Management and yet sometimes, I still have trouble with it myself. I think it’s just one of those things that can never be entirely mastered. We all go through phases where we feel mentally and physically overwhelmed. At that point, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    One of the worst things you can do when you start your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization -- and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you to invest in, this is ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters

    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters
    As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. If you're doing a job search or resume submission via email, the first impression any employer will have is from your cover letter. Some tips for creating successful email cover letters are the same as for paper cover letters: Be professional, with correct spelling and grammar, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward

    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward
    The adage says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and its wisdom is applicable to job seekers. It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you -- that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity? ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4