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Make Headway Before Homecoming: Three Tips To Boost Your Job Search This Fall

Make Headway Before Homecoming: Three Tips To Boost Your Job Search This Fall

Are you psyched to be back in school with your friends? Unfortunately, graduation is coming sooner than you think. The idea of getting a job may feel far off right now, but taking a few simple steps before Thanksgiving will make your job (or internship) search much easier. Here are three things to do in the next few weeks that won't take much time, but they’ll definitely pay off later.
 

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Six College Experiences That Will Boost Your Career Success

Six College Experiences That Will Boost Your Career Success

A college degree is a great asset, but it is no guarantee of success in life – or in the job market. A recent Gallup study identified six things that give college grads a distinct advantage in making the most of their degree. 

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The Power of Personal Connections - Job Search Advice from Across the Web

The Power of Personal Connections - Job Search Advice from Across the Web

Navigating the post-college waters takes more than a degree and a good resume. This collection of articles highlights the importance of interpersonal skills and making personal connections, too. This can take the form of everything from finding a mentor to building good relationships with professors while in college, from learning how to listen, to cooperation and teamwork.

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Holidays or Horrible Days? Don’t Let Talk About Your "Job Search" Sabotage Thanksgiving

Holidays or Horrible Days? Don’t Let Talk About Your

If you’re headed home for Thanksgiving, your post-college plans can be an emotionally charged topic over the holidays. Here are three things to keep that “job search conversation” from turning Thanksgiving into an emotional battlefield.
 

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Three Tips for Breaking Out of Your Summer Job Search Funk

Three Tips for Breaking Out of Your Summer Job Search Funk

OK, it’s almost the end of summer. You’ve finished school. It’s hot, and your job search is dead in the water. You’d rather hit the beach or hang out with friends. You can start a serious job search in the fall, right? Not really. Your bank account is shrinking fast, your parents are bugging you, and you need to make some progress towards landing a job you’re excited about. Here are three things to do now, so you’ll hit the ground running when all those recruiters get back from vacation.
 

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How to Get a Killer Recommendation From Your Internship

How to Get a Killer Recommendation From Your Internship

If you’ve had a good internship this summer, or if you have a great one during the school year, rule #1 is don’t leave without a terrific recommendation! You may want your boss to add it to your LinkedIn profile, or take it in another electronic form. But get something as you’re leaving – while they’re still thinking how great you are. Of course, most managers are crazy busy, and your referral letter is just one more thing for them to do. Part of the problem is they don’t know what to say. Here are four questions you could pose to any supervisor to help them write you a great recommendation after an internship.
 

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How to Beat the “Post-Graduation-No-Job” Blues

How to Beat the “Post-Graduation-No-Job” Blues

Maybe your friends had their post-college work plans figured out by last Christmas. But not you. Don’t freak out! Here are three things you can do this summer to make progress towards landing a “real” job and to calm down your parents.

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Graduating With No Job? 3 Steps Guaranteed to Make You Feel Better!

Graduating With No Job? 3 Steps Guaranteed to Make You Feel Better!

Okay, graduation day is fast approaching and you don’t know what you’re going to do next. You’re roommates have jobs, friends are going to grad school, but you have no clue what’s next. Here are three steps to help you get traction on your future. Do these things and you’ll feel better fast!

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3 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Post-College Job Search

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Post-College Job Search

When recent college grads are asked what lessons they learned from their first successful job search, or what they wished they had done differently, three messages are clear. You’ll accelerate your own job search if you learn from what your older friends wish they’d known before starting out.

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Mission Not Impossible: How to Land Your Second (or Third) Job After College

Mission Not Impossible: How to Land Your Second (or Third) Job After College

Finding your first real job after college is not that big a deal. It’s finding the 2nd, 3rd or 4th job that’s really challenging. If you scored your first job pretty easily, then chances are you didn’t learn the critical job search skills you’ll need to advance your career. Here are three things you can do to make sure your career keeps moving forward.

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