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Follow great advice

By: Katie W. I’ve always thought the best piece of career advice I’ve ever heard (and there’s lots) went like this: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” See, when you’re discouraged or just starting out professionally, you have to accept not having a lot of resources. But this piece […]

 

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Is your network online or offline?

By: Zander F. No one EVER wants to talk about offline networks – networks of people who maybe haven’t jumped on the digital bandwagon but who are nonetheless valuable assets when it comes to your job search. It’s nice to think everything can take place on Twitter and Facebook and Linkedin but the reality is […]

 

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Do you consider mentorship?

By: mentormaven Sure, mentorship, the buzzword, yeah. Says everyone who doesn’t have one. Seriously. Connecting with a career mentor (a family friend who just happens to be an industry leader) was one of the best career moves I ever made. A great mentor is a teacher, a guide and a network-building catalyst all in one. […]

 

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Keep your chin up in the hot weather

By: G. Bonnie It’s hard to stay motivated during a summer job hunt. Not only are you losing steam, you’re surrounded by it, which doesn’t help at all. Things can seem additionally dire if you have friends who are all about their careers, and can’t wait to tell you how things are going. I’ve found […]

 

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Plan for September

By: Rick Plarwe If you haven’t found a summer job, or found the job you were planning to start this summer, you may feel yourself slipping out of the loop. Whether you’re going back to school in the fall or continuing your job hunt, it’s absolutely vital that you construct some kind of plan for […]

 

 

 

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Communication: a 2-way street

By: Lauren S. To employers and friends, friends of friends, and other acquaintances with jobs: A lot of importance is placed on communication skills. There are few job postings that don’t tout this as a key qualification. Us new grads are bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and especially keen to communicate and communicate properly. Make sure you hold […]