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Food for thought

By: P.T. Gimmes Working in the restaurant industry, I feel like my friends (who work ‘real’ jobs)  look down on me. “What are you going to do after you quit serving?” they ask, assuming that there’s always an end date for my university job that stuck, post-graduation. I tell them that I haven’t decided or […]

 

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Your fall action plan

By: ZFIelds11 Cool cool weather should be reminding you that it’s time to get serious about your fall job hunt, and make a fall action plan. Now is the time to review your career goals for the coming year and ask yourself how you’re going to achieve them. The next step? Make an action plan […]

 

 

 

 

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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 […]