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5 Things to Do When You Can’t Find Work

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With the way the United States economy has been it is a sad fact that many qualified workers have found themselves without a job, and without many options. Being jobless, whether do to a layoff or firing, rarely has a positive effect on one’s morale. Luckily, the old adage “When one door closes, another one […]

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5 Ways to Be Successful After College

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Whew! You have made it through tough lectures, intense quizzes, nerve-wracking presentations, and more tests than you would ever care to remember. Congratulations on getting through it all! Graduating from college is an exciting feeling. Finally, you can set your schedule and start looking for a job in the professional world. The initial months after […]

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50 Questions You Should Ask in an Informational Interview

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Informational interviews are a strategic way to gain an insider’s point of view on a certain career and to also build relationships in the field, especially if you’re thinking of switching careers. Prepare for your interview by researching the background of your interviewee and his or her business or organization. The most effective questions are […]

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College Grad Struggles to Break into Entertainment

Ari Gold

When I met for lunch with Lisa* she was on her midday break from work. It was sunny and warm—a desirable summer day in New Jersey, but she was dressed from top to bottom in depressing black, like a mourner.  Thankfully, we were able to joke about her misleading garb, though it could be argued […]

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Random Career Advice for Twenty-Somethings

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I know what you’re thinking. A post with “random” and “twenty-somethings” in the title can’t have much substance to it. Not so, I tell you. After some serious thought, I decided who better to give advice to people in their early career years than someone who’s had career experience and who’s in the same shoes […]

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3 Career Avenues for Compassionate People

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Everyone wants the perfect job. Knowing yourself is key to discerning what areas are best for you. Perhaps you’re a great listener, and there’s just something about you that puts people at ease. Or, maybe you’ve always been drawn to helping others and you’d like to start a professional career that can offer you the […]

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The Reverse Job Application Debate: Arrogance or Creativity?

Andrew Horner

Feeling disheartened after a string of rejections as you apply for jobs? Andrew Horner found that tons of people could personally relate to his two-year unsuccessful job search after graduation and we might be able to learn a thing or two from his solution. Figuring that the current system of “going to the employer” wasn’t […]

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4 Tips on How to Become a Resident Advisor

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Perhaps you’re looking for a job on campus or maybe you’ve been admiring the work your friends have been doing. Whatever the reason, if you’re interested in becoming a resident advisor at your college, this is the information you need to get the job. If you just happened to stumble upon this post, check out […]

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Post-Grad Confession: What Is A Real Job?

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In the indie flick, A Real Job, a movie rental store employee meets the girl of his dreams. He moves into a blue collar job to impress her, only to discover that he no longer has time for her.  In addition, his new corporate employer is going to close down his beloved video store. The […]

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3 Keys to Building Self-Confidence

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What’s so important about self-confidence? People who develop self-confidence become the persistent go-getters who make positive changes happen in their lives! They trust their intuition and are self-assured in their abilities, decisions and actions. Have you ever needed the courage to leave something negative behind — a suffocating job perhaps? Have you been searching for […]

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