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Posted August 18, 2015 by

5 Common Myths about College Life

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If you are going to start college then congratulations because you are going to start a new chapter of your life and you have to make sure that you will make the most out of it. The moment that you get accepted into the college of your choice, you cannot help but feel euphoria because it seems surreal.

There is a chance that you have already heard a lot of things about college life and you cannot help but feel a bit scared because you feel that you already know what you want to expect. Are you sure that everything that you have heard is true? What if some of the things that you have learned are just myths? (more…)

Posted March 30, 2015 by

Four Common Myths Employers Face Before Hiring New Employees

Michael Klazema

Michael Klazema

Description: From misconceptions about how background checks are actually run to misplaced trust in resume-padding job applicants, here are four of the most common myths employers must accept about the hiring process.

Perhaps you just started a new business and are looking to run your first run of hiring, or maybe you have just been promoted to a position that requires you to interview applicants and give out job offers. Either way, you are probably bringing more than a few hiring process misconceptions to the table.

From asking interview questions to deciding which resume items do or do not make a person qualified for a position, all the way to the pre-employment background check, the hiring process is fraught with pitfalls and myths that you will need to toss in the trash before you get started. Read on to find out the four most common myths employers face before hiring new employees. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

College Students: Can You Use a Resume Template?

Mark Slack

Mark Slack

Getting ready to find your first internship or job? You probably have a lot of questions about how and where to begin.

Allow me to answer the following question, which will save you time and effort for the rest of your career: can you use a downloaded resume template?

The answer is yes, you absolutely can. Here are some myths about resume templates that need to be dispelled so that you don’t waste your time formatting a resume, or buying one for an outrageous price. (more…)

Posted December 05, 2014 by

Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career

Brian Short

Brian Short, Founder and CEO of allnurses.com

Whether you are a nursing student or a new grad, you probably have many questions surrounding your future as a nurse. Let’s look at a few of the more common questions and myths that keep coming up.

Why do I keep reading about a nursing shortage when I know nurses are having trouble finding jobs?

There has been talk of a nursing shortage for years, but it hasn’t fully kicked in – yet. That’s partly because many baby boomer nurses – group that comprises the largest segment of the nursing population – have delayed their retirement for a variety of reasons. As they continue to age and shift out of the workforce, the nursing shortage will become more apparent. (more…)

Posted April 17, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Busy with Recent College Graduate Jobs but Want to Further Your Education? Try Distance Learning

While young professionals are working on recent college graduate jobs, some may have a desire to go back to school.  So, how can they make this happen?  Distance learning could be a viable option, according to the following post.

The internet has made our lives undeniably easier. For example, 30 years ago it was literally impossible to order a signed copy of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence from eBay as you lounged around in your underwear stuffing chips into your mouth. It was also impossible to comment on a picture of a cat who “haz cheezburger” or

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Posted November 21, 2013 by

Young Professionals, Take Advantage of Your Entry Level Jobs

Entry level jobs are opportunities for young professionals to prove themselves in the workforce.  That is one reason they should take advantage of these positions.  Learn more in the following post.

clipboard It may not be your dream job, but an entry level job can offer you the opportunity to not only get your feet wet, but in the words of a pioneering reality show, “find out what happens when people start getting real.”.

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Posted October 25, 2013 by

5 Misconceptions About The College Admissions Process

Myths and misinformation about the college admissions process seem to take on a life of their own. We’ve heard too many stories of both students and parents making decisions based on information from friends and relatives that doesn’t reflect actual admission practices and policies.

We’ve highlighted a few of the most common misconceptions so that you will recognize them when you hear them. Knowing fact from fiction will help ensure you don’t make a mistake that ends up hurting your chances for acceptance at the college of your dreams. (more…)

Posted October 03, 2013 by

Looking to Find Jobs for Recent College Graduates at Startups, but Have Some Concerns? 6 Common Myths of these Businesses

For young professionals interested in pursuing jobs for recent college graduates at startups, be careful about believing everything you hear when it comes to these businesses.  The following post has six myths to be aware of during your job search.

Thinking of getting your MBA? Learn how to master the b-school application process at this free webinar onOctober 17. Sign up here! Startups have a certain mystique. Whether you love or hate the idea of startup life — the long hours, the foosball tables, the high-pressure hacking — it’s tough to understand startup culture until you’re

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Posted September 19, 2013 by

9 of the Biggest Job Search Myths

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

Fishermen have nothing on the world of jobseekers when it comes to tall tales and nebulous information passed on from person to person over the years.

Everyone has a job-hunting strategy they swear by, along with a list of things people should never do while searching for a job. Some of it is good advice, other parts are well-intentioned but slightly misguided tidbits passed down from friends and relatives, and the rest is just downright wrong. Very, very wrong.

But which well known myths should you avoid? We lay them out in this article, and then replace the myths with some useful advice to take their place. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2013 by

Internship Finder, 4 Myths You Might Hear About

As an intern, you may hear a variety of things about internships.  However, that doesn’t mean everything you hear is true.  In the following post, learn four myths you may come across as an internship finder.

Featured: Featured I was listening to an interview I did with the Washington Post TV about internships. Check it out HERE. While I was listening, I came up with these 4 myths about internships. Enjoy! 1. The goal of the internship is to land a job at THAT company. The goal of the internship is the experience. The goal

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