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Bad Habits To Break Before Starting A Job

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Bad Habits To Break Before Starting A Job

Your first full-time “real” job after school or an internship is incredibly exciting and something to be proud of. You’ve earned that position, and you want to make sure to live up to your potential. As you prepare to step into your new role, you want to make sure you break any bad habits leftover from your rookie days like a messy desk or small but easily avoidable mistakes that won’t fly anymore.

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How To Deal With Rejection On The Job Hunt

Friday, July 12, 2019
How To Deal With Rejection On The Job Hunt

While it would be wonderful if all of our job search efforts were fruitful, but the harsh reality is that sometimes we’re going to be told “no.” There may also be times when it feels like we get rejected by every potential employer—if we hear back at all. It’s easy to get down, but when we get too bogged down, those negative emotions may hold us back further if we allow ourselves to expect to be turned down and therefore don’t shoot as high.

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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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Five Things To Stop Saying To Yourself

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Five Things To Stop Saying To Yourself

For many of us, we’re used to being our own harshest critic. We might not think anything of it, but negative self-talk can erode our self-esteem over time and block us from making progress in our career. This article from Career Contessa shares five things you absolutely have to stop saying to yourself. 

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CW’s CIO is Innovation Leader

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Kelly Walsh

 

Kelly Walsh

Kelly Walsh, CIO and member of the Faculty at The College of Westchester recently participated in the podcast, CIO as an Innovation Leader.

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How To Fast-Track Your Career

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
How To Fast-Track Your Career

More and more often, people entering the workforce want to fast-track their careers and rise up in the ranks quickly. While ambition is a valuable asset, it’s also important to be strategic and take clear steps to help you reach your goals and grow your network.

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Corporate Jargon 101

Friday, May 31, 2019
Corporate Jargon 101

In any industry, there are certain phrases and buzzwords that get thrown around, and if you don’t know what they mean, it can be intimidating and deflating. Especially when you’re new on the job, it can be hard to know the best person or resource to solve the mystery of what the heck “best practices” means.

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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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What Not To Do On A Phone Interview

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
What Not To Do On A Phone Interview

Phone interviews are a popular early step in the interview process—they’re a convenient way for an employer and applicant to explore whether they’re a good fit. However, applicants still need to be prepared. Some must-do’s (like making sure you’re in a quiet place for the interview and have good reception) might seem obvious, but there are some other important points to keep in mind.

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Panicked About The Job Search? Here’s How To Calm Down.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Panicked About The Job Search? Here’s How To Calm Down.

Are you stressing out about finding a job post-graduation? It’s completely normal to feel nervous, but all that panic can actually undermine your efforts. First identifying what, specifically, you’re freaked out about is an important first step in the process since it gives you a starting place for forming an action plan. This article by Monster contributor Elana Lyn Gross explains.

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