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15 Resume Mistakes to Avoid as a Recent Graduate

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 under Graduation, Jobs

resume mistakes to avoid

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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The Winning Combination to Unlocking a Productive Summer

Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, Internships, Jobs, Summer

student summer job

One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “What should I do over the summer to impress colleges?”

Here’s the problem: All students are unique and have varying interests. What’s most impressive to college admissions committees is when they see someone with a summer experience that does BOTH of the following.

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5 Tips to Help You Ace That Online Interview

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 under Blog, Jobs

online interview tips

Whether you’re looking for your first serious job after college or just a summer gig, you might be asked to complete an online interview. If you’re feeling nervous about an upcoming online job interview, use these helpful tips to put your mind at ease.

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How to Land a Job After College

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 under Graduation, Jobs

post-college job search tips

Even though the economic climate has, in recent years, taken a turn for the better, finding a job after college can still seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! With a little planning, imagination and patience, you can make the job-hunting process easier and more successful.

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Choosing Between a Summer Job and an Internship

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 under Graduation, Internships, Jobs

Shoe, notebook, and tape measurer

If you’re looking for a way to be productive during your break from school, both a summer internship and a summer job can suit your needs. But therein lies the problem – it can be hard to choose between the two options!

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How to Choose the Best Font for Your Resume

Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 under Jobs

keyboard

You may know what content you should include in your resume and what content you should leave out. But what about the format of the resume itself? Here are some tips on choosing the best resume font.

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5 Resume Tips for Individuals Returning to Work

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 under Jobs

resume tips

Returning to the work after focusing your attentions elsewhere can really take a toll on your time and your emotions. But starting all over again doesn’t have to be too difficult of a process. Here are some tips that will ease you back into the workforce.

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Which Resume Format Is Right for You?

Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 under Jobs

resume styles infographic

The kind of resume format that you should use when applying for jobs varies depending upon your experience and your target field.

It’s important to carefully consider these factors when crafting a resume that will please potential employers.

Here are some tips on choosing the right resume format for you!

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3 Reasons to Translate Your Academic Documents

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation

cap and diploma

Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!

There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.

However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.

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5 1/2 Ways Studying Abroad Can Help You Nail a Job Interview

Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 under Jobs, Study Abroad

study abroad job interview

During the job search, you need to use every advantage possible in order to stand out from other applicants. So if you have been lucky enough to study abroad, make sure you bring this up at your next job interview.

If you’re wondering how to explain your experience abroad to the interviewer, check out these tips on what to say to improve your shot at the job.

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A Creative Approach to Student Visa Job Restrictions

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 under International Students, Jobs

Oregon State University

If you are an international student studying in the US, you have probably found that your job options are limited. This is because the student visa comes with various regulations that require you to focus on your studies rather than working.

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Why Studying Abroad Benefits Your Job Search

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 under Jobs, Study Abroad

Mexico City, Mexico

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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3 Job Application Tips for Students and Recent College Grads

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 under Jobs, Money

job application tips for recent college grads

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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College Email Etiquette 101

Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 under Academics, Jobs

college email etiquette

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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What’s Next After You Get a BA or BS Degree?

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 under Graduate School, Graduation, Jobs

BA or BS degree

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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