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Posted January 22, 2016 by

Express yourself: Improve your odds of finding a job

College students and recent graduates shouldn’t feel ashamed when asking for help with the job search. After all, they don’t have to be alone in this process. Communicating can only help, not hurt, students and graduates, as it expresses their desire to find jobs. Heather Hiles, Senior Education Advisor at Cengage Learning, shares tips job seekers can use to improve their chances of gaining employment. (more…)

Posted March 06, 2014 by

How to ACE the Job Interview—the First Time

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Do you think of a job interview as a nerve-wracking experience? Do you feel afraid, negative or pessimistic about your chances of succeeding? Maybe you say to yourself, “Other people always get the jobs; why not me?” It doesn’t have to be that way. If a hiring manager invites you in for an interview it’s a good sign. It means you’ve said something in your cover letter that motivated the employer to call you. So rather than letting fear and worry drive you, focus on the positive aspects of a job interview and get it ‘right’ the first time. Here’s how: (more…)

Posted April 25, 2013 by

Learning an Instrument After Graduation Improves Ability

Man playing an electric guitar

Man playing an electric guitar. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Preparing for a career is a lifelong goal. Some have known since as far back as they can remember what they want to be. For others, it’s a process. Regardless of what your individual path was to getting there, upon college graduation there is a pretty clear-cut picture of what you want your future to be. Chances are music has provided a source of inspiration on the way. (more…)