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YellowBrickRoad Video #4: Resources

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Get ready for the fourth installment of our YellowBrickRoad career video series! In this webisode, Angie hits the streets to talk to dentists, salespeople, mathematicians, pharmacists, and aspiring entertainers to find out what career resources they have at their disposal. These are the golden questions for anyone trying to determine what resources they have to […]

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Work Abroad: Participating in Post-Degree Exchange Programs

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Inspired by Nicole’s article regarding her regrets for not studying abroad, I thought I would share a personal anecdote on the subject: Hitting the Road During my stint at a university in New Hampshire, I had multiple opportunities to study abroad for a semester–but, initially, lacked the courage. My school offered a walk through Europe, […]

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4 Types of People You Should Network with in College

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As a recent college student, I did a pretty good job of brushing elbows with as many people as I could. Those that I chose to network with have been invaluable in helping to support me on my job search. I never had a trusty map to turn to every time I had a question […]

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5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Freelance Writer, and You Will Too!

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As a child, I loved writing and drawing. I even authored a collection of unpublished short-stories before the age of ten. However, I turned to more “normal” jobs as I got older. Writing always sounded like a dream people had, but one they never got to fulfill. During my late teens and early twenties, I spent […]

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8 Steps to Use Informational Interviews in Your Job Search

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Now that you’re convinced that an informational interview will be useful for you, make sure you present yourself appropriately and get the best out of the interview you conduct. Here are eight steps you should follow to optimally use informational interviews in your job search: Find Appropriate People to Interview Access your network and start […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Do Informational Interviews

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An informational interview is an excuse for you to connect with important people in your potential field. Most people are more than willing to give you a bit of their time if you’re prepared and eager to learn. During the half-hour to hour-long conversation, you’ll glean insider’s tips on your field and gather suggestions for […]

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5 Steps to Use Twitter in Your Job Search

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As a powerful communication and networking tool, Twitter can be an important part of your job search strategy. Not only can you use Twitter as a venue to advertise your abilities and spread the word that you’re a job seeker, but you can also use Twitter to attract, actively search for and connect with recruiters […]

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How to Blog

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What is a Blog? A blog — a shortened form of the words “web log” — is a place on the Internet where you can digitally log all of your commentaries. As a job seeker, you can use a blog as a home base for your job search and to establish your expertise in a […]

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5 Tips for Delivering a Captivating Pitch

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You’ve crafted the perfect elevator pitch, but what do you do when it comes time to actually present it to someone who could make a real difference in your job search? How do you react when this person asks you, “What do you do?” Your elevator pitch is a perfect conversation starter, but it’s not […]

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10 Questions to Ask in an Interview

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The date is set, the nerves are setting in, and, surprisingly, you aren’t about to get married. Congratulations! You’ve probably scored a job interview. Anyone who’s received the call or email request for an in-person, or over the phone, meeting knows the excitement and anxiety associated with preparing for it. You want to make a […]

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