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Posted November 07, 2014 by

The things students need to do before going home this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, but as a university student there are a few things that you need to consider before you pack your bags and head home to enjoy the festive season.

Below is a list of things that most students need to do before heading ho, ho, home this year.

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Get your work done early

The build-up to Christmas is not all about Christmas lunch, going out with friends and presents as it is also an extremely busy time for students, with many having to sit exams or hand in essays before they break up for Xmas.

So no matter whether you are studying computer science degree courses or economics degrees, get your work done early. If you know that you have some work to do after Christmas, then at least start it before you head home because no one wants to spend the Christmas holidays writing essays. (more…)

Posted July 11, 2014 by

Want to Find an Internship in Business? 5 New Opportunities to Consider

College students who want to find an internship in business should check out five new opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured Are you a Business major — just interested in how different companies are run? We’ve put together a list of some of the most diverse business internships on our site. Check out our Top 5 BUSINESS-oriented opportunities on the site this week. They’re all actively looking for

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Posted July 10, 2014 by

Just Starting Your Career with an Entry Level Job? Avoid These 5 Career Mistakes that You Will Regret Later

Now that your career has begun with an entry level job, it is important think to about the decisions you make moving forward.  Make sure to avoid these five career mistakes you will regret later found in the following post.

Featured: Featured Do you ever feel like you’re constantly trying to do better at your job so you can get a promotion or a raise? That you’re constantly running on only a few hours of sleep and a large vanilla latte? Focusing only on short-term goals can cause you to make hasty career decisions

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Posted April 22, 2014 by

Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 5 Mistakes that Won’t Impress an Interviewer

Candidates interviewing for recent college graduate jobs must be careful to avoid five mistakes that won’t impress an interviewer found in the following post.

Sometimes we learn from our mistakes… sometimes we learn from the mistakes of others. You can rise above your job search competition by learning the top 5 job interview mistakes we see them making right now…

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Posted April 21, 2014 by

Changing Locations on Recent Graduate Jobs? Make Your Transition as Easy as Possible

For young professionals, it might not be the most pleasant news to hear that their recent graduate jobs are moving to a different location.  However, the following post has tips to make the transition as easy as possible.

When working for a company that has multiple locations, relocating employees may be a common occurrence. Some people may volunteer for the new position, while others are requested to go for one reason or another. Going somewhere new is exciting, but moving can also be a highly stressful experience. Here are

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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Need Advice on Finding Recent College Graduate Jobs? Why Your Parents Might Not be the Best Source

As you search for recent college graduate jobs, various people might offer their advice, including your parents.  While you should respect their advice, it may not necessarily suit the job search of today.  Learn more in the following post.

Your parents mean well when they give you job search advice. They do! They give you heartfelt advice about finding a job and building a career because they want you to succeed. They want to see you thrive at a job. That, and they really, really want you to move out of their basement! Unfortunately,

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Posted November 19, 2013 by

How to Find a Mentor for Your Entry Level Job Search

If you believe you need some guidance as you search for an entry level job, consider getting a mentor.  How can you find one?  Learn more in the following post.

“Mentors and sponsors aren’t just handed down to you. You have to ask for it.” That’s good advice from Erica Dhawan, a leadership expert, Gen Y speaker, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Most important, she says, is that when finding a mentor, you need to make like the Nike slogan and

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Posted November 11, 2013 by

College Graduates, Are You Worthy of this Recruiting Process for Entry Level Jobs?

Recruiters and employers want to make sure they find the right candidates for job opportunities and that means the candidates will need to meet certain requirements.  College graduates who are searching for entry level jobs should check out the following post to see if they live up to one recruiting process.

As a recruiter and mentor, I get dozens of applications for every opening; I have to find a way to thin the piles down to a reasonable size – and select those who deserve a shot. So before you apply, and then tell everyone you’ve found your dream job, let me

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Posted October 23, 2013 by

Pursuing an Entry Level Job in Interior Design? 4 Possible Career Opportunities

If you are searching for an entry level job in interior design, but not sure what area to pursue, check out the following post to learn about four possible career opportunities.

Featured: Not Featured This is a guest post by Anna Hicks. When you think of interior design, you probably think of beautifully-decorated, well-appointed rooms. You imagine a career matching couches to artwork, or advising clients on the best way to position televisions and sectionals while still allowing a natural traffic flow. You

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Posted October 18, 2013 by

7 Things Never to Say When Asking for a Raise

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Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

Oh, you want a raise? Congratulations, you’re now in an elite group of American workers known informally as EVERYBODY!

Seriously though, let’s get into a little tough love for a minute. We know you want a raise, but have you really stopped to think about whether or not you deserve one? What’s more, have you gone over what you’re going to tell your boss when he/she asks why you deserve more money? Too many employees haven’t, and as a result are disappointed when they’re denied.

Believe me, we want you to negotiate and get more money. We’re Salary.com so that’s pretty much why we’re here. But convincing an employer to give you a raise is all predicated on showing them you’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty, and making sure they believe you’ll continue to do so in the future. It’s about exceeding expectations, not just meeting them. So with that mind, here are seven reasons you should NEVER give your boss when asking for more money. (more…)