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Career Fair Success

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Career Fair Success

It might sound old-fashioned, but a career fair can be a great way to form new connections can score a job. Showing up is just one step, though. Researching which companies will be there and what opportunities are open, for example, are a few key steps. Preparing ahead of time and dressing for success can also have a powerful impact.

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Avoid These Job Search Stamina Killers

Friday, March 15, 2019

When you’re on the hunt for a new job, stamina is important—it can be a long process. It’s easy to become discouraged and lose steam, especially when things slow down or you don’t hear from a company you’ve applied to for a while and just feel like you’ll NEVER find something. Job search fatigue is a real thing, and there are some common things that can eat away at your stamina.

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Still Making To-Do Lists? Try This Instead.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Check list

There’s nothing like the rush you get from completing a task. Have you ever noticed, though, how little you actually manage to cross off of that list, or how difficult it feels? We tend to underestimate the time, energy, or money it may take to complete a task. Maybe we’ve been trained to prioritize what’s urgent rather than what’s important, spending out day putting out little fires that don’t actually matters. 

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Communication Skills You Need For Work

Friday, March 1, 2019

Whether it happens face-to-face or behind a screen, communication is a part of any job. Even if you’re someone who prefers to keep their head down and avoid interaction, it’s still bound to come up, and having the communication skills you need help you form strong relationships and foster a positive work experience.  The good news is that these skills are actually pretty basic, such as treating others with respect and being an active listener.

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Need Some Career Inspiration? You’ll Love These Stories.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

It happens to all of us at some point: we feel completely unsure of ourselves, maybe even like we’ve hit rock bottom. Even the most successful people in the world have been there too!  In this story for the glassdoor blog, Jessica Thiefels shares the real-life stories of five executives who started at the bottom. Check it out here.

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Avoid These 8 LinkedIn Mistakes

Thursday, February 21, 2019

LinkedIn is a valuable resource when you’re looking for a job. It allows employers and recruiters to quickly get a sense of your experience and education and make it easier to connect and move forward with interviews and other next steps. However, certain common issues can totally kill your job search. You might not even realize you’re making these mistakes, either!

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February Career Horoscopes

Thursday, February 7, 2019
February Career Horoscopes

We’re almost at the halfway point of a cold winter, and it’s time for something fun. Want to know what’s in the stars for you in your career this month? Monster has their February Career Horoscopes up. Check it out if you want to see what’s in store for you. 

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Find Your Phenomenal This Year

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Continuing Education, Career, Goals, Motivation, College, Success, Jumpstart

As we enter the New Year with goals and growth on our minds, we can go a long way by tapping into our motivation, honing our strengths, and expanding our horizons. This is the year you can soar to exciting new heights in your personal, professional, and academic life. Continuing your education can be the game-changer you need.

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Think You Don’t Need A Routine? Not So Fast...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Think You Don’t Need A Routine? Not So Fast...

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all routine is monotonous and boring—a rut, if you will. The thing is, in many ways, having some semblance of routine in our life is key to our being able to be productive. 

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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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