Career Services

How To Answer This Common Interview Question

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
How To Answer This Common Interview Question

An interview question that throws a lot of people for a loop is also one of the most common: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

Interviewers aren’t being nosy or trying to throw you for a loop—they’re trying to assess whether your vision aligns with that of the company you’re interviewing for a position at and whether you would fit in with the company culture.

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How To Prepare For The Job Search

Thursday, May 30, 2019
How To Prepare For The Job Search

Preparing to start your job search can be an exciting but also intimidating process. Here, Roselle Glick, M.A., Associate Director of Career Services and Adjunct Instructor at The College of Westchester, discusses what you need to know and how to take advantage of resources that can help you along the way.

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Interview Tips

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Interview Tips

Scoring a job interview is exciting but can also be anxiety provoking. Whether this is your first-ever job interview or you’ve been on many before, it’s completely normal to feel nervous. Fortunately, having the support and resources you need to show up prepared can help you shine in your best light. The College of Westchester (CW) Career Services team provides guidance and support to students so they can approach those conversations calmly and with confidence—and ace the interview.

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How To Avoid Making Careless Mistakes

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Mistakes at Work

Making mistakes at work and school is something that happens to the best of us. We get overloaded, distracted, or we’re rushing. When these mistakes happen very frequently, though, it can put a huge dent in our productivity when we go back to correct those errors or even make us come across as sloppy or not as intelligent. Thankfully, there’s hope!

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2019 Career Resolutions

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
2019 new years resolution

It’s New Year’s Resolution season, and chances are you’ve got a few goals in mind. “Lose weight” and “get in shape” get the most airtime, but this is also a great time to set resolutions related to your career. In this blog post, Monster contributor Daniel Bortz shares 10 career resolutions that you can absolutely keep.

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What To Do When You’re Bored Over The Holidays

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Holiday Job Search

It might be hard to imagine when you’re in the end-of-semester crunch or wrapping up end-of-year projects before schools close and a lot of companies slow down for the last week of December, but sometimes we don’t know what to do with ourselves when we have downtime over the holidays. If a new job is on your wish list for the year ahead, this can actually be a great time for a job search.

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Thank You Note Mistakes To Avoid

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Thank You Notes

Last week we talked about gratitude and “thank you” notes you should write to people who’ve been helpful to you in your academic and professional life. What about when it comes to expressing thanks after a job interview, though? Turns out there are some mistakes that can cost you the job. Are you making any of these?

This article by Monster contributor Daniel Bortz explains.

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What Recruiters Won’t Tell You

Friday, October 5, 2018
Recruiters

When you’re out there looking for a job, a recruiter can be a valuable tool in connecting you to the right position at a company where you’ll be a great fit. Sometimes they can seem intimidating, but their goal is to make a good match in which both parties will benefit.  Because they generally work with potential hires all the way through the initial screening to interview to on-boarding, and they have some valuable secrets they can’t (but would love to) share with you.

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Why Sleep Is Important To Your Career

Monday, June 11, 2018
Sleep is Important

Have you ever pulled an all-night in order to meet a deadline? Have you ever said you’ll catch up on the weekend and then binge-sleep Saturday and Sunday, only to feel off when you have to jump back into the work week? Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at our peak, but many of us skimp, justifying that sacrificing shut-eye is helping us get ahead in our career.

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Design Your Resume For The Job You Want

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Résumé

Not all jobs are the same, so why should your resume format be the same for every one? Should you use a chronological format? Functional? Combination? No idea what those are? Don’t panic!

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