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Posted April 06, 2018 by

What to do with my degree: Entry-level communications jobs and salaries

 

The biggest misconception about majoring in Communications is that it’s a fluff major, or it’s for students who don’t really want to study. In reality, though, the field of communications – which encompasses public relations, marketing, mass communication, journalism, and advertising – is a versatile major that opens the door to a wide variety of careers. It’s not a fluff choice; it can be a very smart choice. Here we dive into entry-level communications jobs and the salaries you can expect. (more…)

Posted November 27, 2017 by

What to do with my degree: Biology jobs and salaries

 

Biology is one of the most popular college majors. What kinds of biology jobs are out there for you? We heard from Dr. Jeffrey S. Heilveil, who chairs the Biology Department at SUNY College at Oneonta. He has observed Biology students over the years, and has deep insight into what their options are, and where their strengths and weaknesses are. We’ve quoted his insight below. (more…)

Posted July 26, 2017 by

Take a vacation to deal with burnout

 

Burnout is more than a catchy word. If you haven’t been in the workforce long, let’s hope you haven’t actually experienced burnout. There are real symptoms to watch out for, and if any of these sound familiar, you are due to take a vacation. Expert career coach Joanne Meehl of Joanne Meehl Career Services, and member of our Panel of Experts, advises her clients to watch for “a severe imbalance.” The symptoms of burnout that she has seen are “frustration out of proportion to the problem at hand, a drying up of creativity and increasing reliance on ‘the way it’s been done here before’, increasing isolation or rejection of the team, and micromanaging for control.”

Sound familiar? Time to take a vacation, and we’ll get to that. If not, we recommend you preempt the burnout and make sure your work doesn’t take over your life.  (more…)

Posted September 10, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Who Wants to Build Connections While Searching for Jobs? 20 Networking Tips to Practice

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, making connections with other people can help you.  Try practicing these 20 networking tips found in the following post.

Regardless of how much emphasis there is on the importance of networking, people tend to overlook its value. Especially when you’re not looking for a job or you’ve landed a job out of pure luck, you may think networking isn’t worth your time. Well, here’s a reality check for you: Networking is the

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Posted September 09, 2014 by

New Grads, Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Make These 12 Mistakes

Once they have landed interviews for entry level jobs, new graduates should avoid making these 12 mistakes in the following post.

So much work just to get the job interview, let alone the job. The research, the resume writing, the applications, the networking, the follow-up… And then some job seekers throw it all away by making these common, and completely avoidable, mistakes…

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Posted September 08, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs? 10 Words You Should Not Use in Your Job Search

For people searching for entry level jobs, make sure you’re careful of the language you use.  Learn 10 words not to use for your job search in the following post.

Imagine you’ve found the job of your dreams. You tailored your cover letter and resume perfectly. Your application was impeccable. The phone rings. An interview! You do all the right research. You prepare all the right answers, and questions. Your dress is perfectly aligned with the culture. You nailed it! After the interview, however: weeks go by and

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Posted September 02, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Searching Jobs? Don’t be These Kinds of Job Seekers

If you’re a recent graduate searching jobs, make sure you don’t hurt your chances by becoming any of these job seekers shown from an infographic in the following post.

Job searching is difficult at best. And the longer we’re looking for work, the more frustrated – and perhaps desperate – we become. We can rationalize asking before giving. We start talking in cliches instead of clearly stating our value proposition. And somehow, the bad kind of stalking becomes okay…

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Posted August 26, 2014 by

Have Phone Interviews for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? Succeed with These 10 Tips

Recent college graduates who interview for jobs by phone should absorb these 10 tips for success from an infographic in the following post.

The dreaded phone interview. It makes our hands wet, our throats dry, and causes all kinds of anxiety. And yet, with more and more employers using phone interviews (or their video counterparts via Skype, G+ Hangouts and Zoom) to help choose which candidates will be invited in for a face-to-face interview, it is

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Posted August 26, 2014 by

5 Mistakes to Be Wary of in Your Entry Level Job Search

Finding an entry level job takes some work, so you don’t want to be careless in your job search.  Here are five mistakes to be careful of in the following post.

From time to time job seekers discuss with me the difficulties they face in finding a job, or getting interviews. Most times I empathize with these individuals because the job search process can take a toll on anyone; people get into panic mode, and all rational thinking goes through the window. And mistakes are made, like these:

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Posted August 20, 2014 by

Looking for Entry Level Jobs? Steps to Securing Them

For people trying to find entry level jobs, it’s important to understand that it takes time, as well as the proper steps.  Learn what you can do to find a new job from an infographic in the following post.

Finding a job has never been more difficult. The days of going to a big job board and clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button until something good happens… are gone. Done right, however, finding a job is not as difficult as it may seem. In fact, many successful job seekers today are learning that using a combination of various

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