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Posted February 03, 2015 by

Top 10 Internship Tips

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Happy medical intern doctor writing on clipboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most companies seek interns who are motivated and determined. About 55% of interns who successfully performed their duties are offered a full-time position. In this article we will go through top 10 internship tips. (more…)

Posted October 09, 2014 by

Want to Study Abroad? How You Can Afford It

Studying abroad is an opportunity for college students to learn while experiencing a different culture.  While some students may want to pursue this kind of education, the cost might be too much for them.  The following infographic offers suggestions on how to make studying abroad more affordable along with other information. (more…)

Posted August 18, 2014 by

Looking for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? Don’t Damage Your Personal Brand by Making These 5 Mistakes

Recent college graduates looking for jobs can hurt their personal brands by making these five mistakes in the following post.

Understandably, many young careerists focus first on building a successful brand. However, it is just as important to understand what can negatively affect your brand, and how to avoid killing all the hard work you’ve put in so far…

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Posted June 27, 2014 by

Should You Take the GRE While You’re Still in College, or After You Graduate?

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

Tackling the GRE is a major task. With so much to do before you graduate, should you take it while you’re still in college, or wait until after graduation? There are benefits and pitfalls to both, and the decision largely depends on your particular circumstances.

This guide can help you decide which path to take, positioning yourself to earn the score that you need. (more…)

Posted March 14, 2014 by

8 Critical Characteristics Interviewers Are Looking for in Applicants

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Job candidate talking to an interviewer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you are applying for a job and submitting a resume it is helpful to know what hiring managers and interviewers are looking for. If you have that information, you can make sure that those characteristics show up on your resume and address them in an interview. Here are eight of the most critical characteristics that interviewers are looking for. (more…)

Posted January 13, 2014 by

Life After Landing Your Dream Job

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Smiling young professional businessman. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether it was years of hard work and study that brought you to this point or just a matter of being in the right place at the right time, your dream job has become a reality. Along with the opportunity to use newly learned skills comes a bigger paycheck, more responsibility and greater job security. It’s the culmination of your life’s work and now you have it. But what comes next? (more…)

Posted July 25, 2012 by

Want to Get a Promotion? Don’t Swear in the Office.

Swearing in the OfficeEmployees who make frequent contributions to the swear jar may lose more than loose change; they may lose out on a promotion. Sixty-four percent of employers said that they’d think less of an employee who repeatedly uses curse words, and 57 percent said they’d be less likely to promote someone who swears in the office. The nationwide survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 14, 2012 to June 4, 2012, included more than 2,000 hiring managers and 3,800 workers across industries and company sizes.

Half (51 percent) of workers reported that they swear in the office. The majority of those (95 percent) said they do so in front of their co-workers, while 51 percent cuss in front of the boss. Workers were the least likely to use expletives in front of senior leaders (13 percent) and their clients (7 percent).

Comparing genders, men are more likely to report swearing at work – 54 percent compared to 47 percent of women. (more…)