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Posted July 07, 2014 by

How to Turn Your College Job into a Career

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Coach watching a batter about to hit. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Plenty of grown-ups don’t know the answer to that question. College offers a series of different majors, but the career paths that stem from them aren’t always clear. If you major in education, you might feel like you have to be a teacher. If you major in pre-med, you might feel like you have to be a doctor. The truth is, you don’t.

A million shades of gray exist in the wild world of employment. A person with an education major could end up landing a job as a writer or editor in their field of expertise. A person with a pre-med major might decide to skip med school and take a position as a research assistant or lab technologist. (more…)

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Caffeine side effects: Does caffeine affect test scores?

 

The average person consumes caffeine on a daily basis. We wake up, we brew our cup of Joe and use the caffeine to propel us throughout our day. But for students, what caffeine side effects matter? Surprisingly, studies have shown that coffee consumption in college students may have an effect on test scores.

The Nutrition Journal in 2007 published a study in which 51% of 496 college students who regularly consumed coffee to help them with test preparation. Some Psychopharmacologists have concluded that this inevitably gave the students an advantage. Additionally three studies published by John Wiley and Sons in Human Psychopharmacology “put caffeine as an advantage”. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2014 by

The Risks and Rewards Of Working Overseas

CVs part of recruitment for international jobs

CVs part of recruitment for international jobs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Being the face that stands out from the crowd is not an enviable role for the average person. It is this fear of standing out in the open, exposed to danger, that keeps people from making a move that might have some high risks in the short term but big rewards in the long term.

This fear of being exposed is a limiting factor when it comes to students finding/pursuing internships, either here or abroad. It can be a graduate’s first full time job in their field of choice or it can be the feeling in the heart of someone who has decided to live the American dream, even though their own family is thousands of miles away and halfway around the world. (more…)

Posted April 21, 2014 by

Working Full-Time While Conducting an Entry Level Job Search? How to Manage Both

Are you planning to find an entry level job even while working full-time on another position?  Learn how to manage both of these tasks in the following post.

We all the know the expression, “Looking for a job is a full-time job,” but what if you actually have a full-time job? Working 40+ hours a week while trying to lead a successful job search can be challenging to say the least. Here are four tips for juggling work and a

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Posted April 04, 2014 by

Have a Full-Time Entry Level Job and Getting Your MBA? 4 Tips to Balance Both

You’ve got a full-time entry level job, while also going back to school to earn your MBA.  If you need some help with balancing both of these parts of your career, learn four tips in the following post.

Are you a current or prospective MBA student? Our MBA Corner is just for you. Students pursuing an online MBA face distinct challenges — as well as unique opportunities for growth — when attempting to simultaneously maintain a full-time job. The concept of a work-life balance is a familiar one

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Posted November 25, 2013 by

Writing Your Resume for Entry Level Jobs? Think Twice About Adding Education First

While it may be tempting to include your education first when applying for entry level jobs, the following post talks about why this may not be a good idea.

Resumes? Who needs them! That’s the thinking of folks at LinkedIn, who recently announced you can use the professional network to apply for jobs — and you don’t even need a resume. Now, fire off a job application using your LinkedIn profile. (Click “Apply Now” on this job to see it in

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Posted November 06, 2013 by

Internship Finder, Earn Yourself a Full-Time Job

As an internship finder, you have the opportunity to impress your employer and potentially land a full-time job within the company.  How can you achieve this goal?  The following post shares some advice.

Featured: Not Featured This is a guest post by Anna Hicks. An internship is an excellent way to gain valuable work experience, learn how to handle yourself in a corporate setting, and — when you start applying for different career opportunities — internship experience can impress future employers. read more

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Posted September 13, 2013 by

Why Employers Should Work with Temporary Professionals

Even though employers may want to fill open positions permanently, there are advantages to working with temporary professionals.

When people hear the words “temporary work,” they often think of clerical jobs or seasonal holiday positions. But as business needs have evolved, so has the “temping” professional. Temporary financial staffing firm Accountemps has identified a new set of realities for temporary workers today. (more…)