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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Are There Jobs for English Majors?

    Are There Jobs for English Majors?
    Every year, thousands of English grads prove those who think, "you’ll never get a job with an English degree" wrong, landing diverse jobs in equally diverse fields. Want proof? Read these success stories: Chad Gray, 24 George Washington University, Class of 2007 Union Organizer, UNITEHERE Chad Gray travels across the US and Canada, routinely working with people twice his age as ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Why Over-Apologizing Is a Bad Thing

    Why Over-Apologizing Is a Bad Thing
    I never realized how much I use the phrase “I’m sorry” in conversation until my friend pointed it out to me. “Why are you sorry?” she asked after I apologized for being indecisive about dinner for the hundredth time. Good question. After all, I hadn’t mistreated her in any way, so what was I sorry about? Since then, I’m more mindful ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?

    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?
    When we asked Monster readers what they’d be most likely to splurge on if they got a big salary bump -- a new car, wardrobe or home entertainment technology -- the car topped the list with 51 percent of the votes, followed by the wardrobe with 30 percent and the home entertainment center at 18 percent. But quite a few readers ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Find Jobs in Your Liberal Arts Field

    Find Jobs in Your Liberal Arts Field
    One of the main advantages of majoring in a classic liberal arts discipline, such as philosophy, art history or sociology, is you graduate with a degree you can apply to almost any type of work. But what if you're tired of hearing that? What if you chose your liberal arts major because you truly love the subject and want to get ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Make Career Decisions You Won't Regret Later

    Make Career Decisions You Won't Regret Later
    You can't make good decisions without good information. Yet college students often attempt this feat when choosing majors and career paths. It's tempting to make decisions based on little or no data to get rid of feeling like you're in limbo. But you won't find out what is right for you without doing some work. How can you identify the most ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Reaons to Visit Your Campus Career Center

    5 Reaons to Visit Your Campus Career Center
    You probably know the career center is the place to go when you need resume help or tips on preparing for job interviews as graduation approaches. But the services most campus career centers provide go much deeper than that and can help you starting your freshman year. Here are five less-than-obvious ways you'll benefit from using this valuable career resource throughout ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Entry-Level Quantitative Jobs on the Horizon

    Entry-Level Quantitative Jobs on the Horizon
    How important is "the quant" for your entry-level job? By quant, we mean not just quantitative analysts, those brainiacs of finance who drive many a hedge fund’s oversized returns -- and occasionally help set off market crises like the recent mortgage-backed securities meltdown. [widget:list_of_quizzes] No, for this new class we have the entire range of creative workers who excel in the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CPA Exam FAQ's

    CPA Exam FAQ's
    Each state has its own Board of Accountancy, and most have a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding their state's CPA exam. Since most of the states have gone to extremely similar test requirements and formats, LedgerLink is using the FAQ list from the California Board of Accountancy as an example of what you can expect when you take ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Beat Your Quarterlife Crisis

    Welcome to the Quarterlife crisis. In bad news, you are already 25% of your way to 100-years-old. In good news, you are about to have a lot more freedom and money and a lot less homework than you did when you were a little kid. Odds are you haven’t really prepared for this transitional period of your life. Maybe you ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Unpaid Intern: To Be or Not to Be?

    Unpaid Intern: To Be or Not to Be?
    Over coffee recently, I listened as a soon-to-be new graduate lamented the fact there were few job prospects for somebody in her field. She was asking for advice on whether or not to accept an unpaid internship in order to get her foot in the door. To help with her decision, I laid out my personal experience as a soon-to-be graduate. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are 5 things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog

    5 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog
    That’s right, I just used “blog” as a verb, like “google” or “text.” It’s been long enough now that blogging has become an acceptable part of our online experiences. We read blogs, learn something from them, and leave comments almost every day. But there are still so many mistakes people make when they attempt it, if they attempt it. Inconsistent frequency ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Moving for a Job? Learn to Love Your New City

    Moving for a Job? Learn to Love Your New City
    So, you’re graduating and about to make a move to a new city for a job. Whether it’s a full time gig or a summer internship you’re gearing up for, getting acclimated to your surroundings is often the key to your success in any given place. Almost everyone goes through an adjustment period when they move to a new town. Hating ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Which Color to Wear at an Interview

    Which Color to Wear at an Interview
    Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes -- and colors -- that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage. Research has shown that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Real Deal on Green Jobs for Students and Recent Grads

    The Real Deal on Green Jobs for Students and Recent Grads
    Everyone seems to claim that when they graduated from school, the job market was the worst it’s ever been – kind of like how when they were young, they walked to school 10 miles in the snow uphill both ways. While I’d love to be more reassuring, there’s no point in my skirting the issue – as far as anyone can ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative

    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative
    Job Description Do you like reading up on new science and technology? It’s part of the job as a biotech sales representative, which requires sellers to stay abreast of scientific trends for their business. Biotech companies study biological processes, and offer products which are used to develop more effective medicines, consumer products, and industrial processes. Advances in biotechnology have led to ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1