Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 under Graduation, Jobs
Whether you are preparing for graduation or are a recent grad looking for your first post-college job, you need an awesome resume in order to have a chance at employment.
That means you need to avoid making these 15 mistakes as you compose your resume!
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Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 under Jobs, Study Abroad
If you have little or no work experience but have seized the opportunity to study abroad, you might still have an advantage during the job hunt. That’s because many employers now see the benefits of hiring students and recent graduates who have studied abroad.
Find out what makes a study abroad experience so desirable for employers, and then focus on ways to make your time abroad really count when you’re looking for a job!
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Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 under Jobs, Money
Whether you’re still in college or recently graduated, you might need some help finding a job.
Instead of feeling intimidated by the process, check out our job applications tips and feel a little more confident about your chances of being hired.
The following tips are simple but essential, and may set you apart from the crowd.
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Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 under Academics, Jobs
College email etiquette may seem like a silly topic, but it is important to know how to best address your professors.
Email has become a common medium for contacting college professors, but unfortunately, knowledge of the proper etiquette is not so common. Even students who are aware of the rules do not always play by them, often because they are in a hurry or they don’t think it’s necessary.
If you have any doubts about your email prowess, take these etiquette tips into consideration before you send your college professor a note online.
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Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 under Graduate School, Graduation, Jobs
If you are about to graduate from college with a BA or BS degree, you’re probably thinking about what is going to happen next.
Some students have had their next steps mapped out for years and even have a job lined up starting the day after graduation. But let’s face it — that’s not exactly the norm among college students!
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Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US
An F-1 visa can complicate things for students looking for work in the summer.
As you might expect, there are a few rules you must follow if you want to get a job and maintain your F-1 visa.
The most important guideline to remember is that you cannot get an off-campus job during your first year in college. You may be able to get one after your freshman year, but you will need to contact USCIS first to get approval.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 under College Classes, Jobs
If you are a psychology major but do not wish to get a job as a psychologist, it’s good to know you have several possible career paths.
As a psychology major, your skills should include communicating, relating well to others, and using both research and critical thinking every day.
Here are some careers that can put these skills to use.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 under International Students, Jobs, Living in the US
International students have several options for jobs, whether your goal is to generate income during college or get some experience to put on your resume.
All you need during your job search is an idea of the kind of work you want to do, and a basic understanding of your student visa, before you start applying for jobs.
From on-campus jobs to volunteer work, find out what’s right for you.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 under Graduate School, Jobs
The difference between a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and resume can be hard to grasp without some explanation. While some countries use these terms interchangeably, CVs are considered different from resumes in the US.
If you want to make sure you submit the correct document when applying to school or a job, you should keep the differences in mind.
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Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013 under Internships, Jobs
Writing a good cover letter can supplement an impressive resume, which increases your chances of getting your dream job.
Here are some tips to make your cover letter stand out, no matter what type of position you want.
Learn the do’s and don’ts of cover letters to help make sure yours makes it to the top of the recruiter’s pile!
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Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 under Applying to College, High School, Jobs
A resume is important to have even if you are still in high school and not looking for a job.
In fact, a high school resume can still include lots of information that tells readers about your life.
You might be surprised by how much information you can add to your resume, even if you have no job experience.
Learn how to maximize the experience you already have.
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Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 under Jobs, Starting College, Student Life
Everyone has room to improve, and you’re going to find that out in college pretty quickly since it’s easy to make mistakes in a new setting.
Fortunately, you have years to learn how to deal with mistakes and even learn from them.
This talent will serve you well both in college and after you graduate and get your first job. That’s why you should get ideas on how to handle constructive criticism.
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Posted on Monday, December 31st, 2012 under Jobs
If you are a Facebook addict, you will be thrilled to know you can turn this weakness into a strength during your job search. That’s because networking on Facebook is one of the newest ways to get a job.
From letting your friends know you’re jobhunting to liking companies’ Facebook pages, there are many ways you can use this social networking tool to help land a position.
Use these tips to make Facebook effective in your job search, and don’t forget to update your profile once you get hired!
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Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus
As you look for on-campus jobs at your college, feel free to think outside the box. You do not have to end up working at a coffee kiosk or in the cafeteria (though these jobs are great if they appeal to you)!
In fact, there may be some on-campus jobs that allow you to get experience in the field you intend to enter. Before you update your resume, get an idea of some interesting jobs on campus before you apply just anywhere.
Look through your options, including library jobs, cafeteria jobs and jobs for professors, and find which one is a good choice for you and your schedule.
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Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, On Campus, Paying for College
One way to make money as a college student is to get a work-study job. But this option is not available to everyone, which is why a regular on-campus job may have to do.
Learn the differences between the two options — before you start sending out applications!
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