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Posted August 12, 2015 by

Getting Started on That Research Paper

piles of books open with a computer. Working on a research paper.

Piles of books open with a computer. Working on a research paper. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

No one really loves writing research papers – well, maybe a few do when it’s on a topic they really love! For the most part, however, students dread them when they appear on course syllabi, try to carve out the time to do the research and the writing, and often find themselves pushing those deadlines as tightly as they can, because they really don’t like the work. During my work with Researchpaperz.org I learned a lot of crucial waypoints that makes research paper writing easier.

Sometimes the worst part about research paper writing is just the first step – identifying and refining that topic! Once you have that, you at least have a focus for your research! So, here you will find some tips for getting this project off the ground and getting through each step of the production process! (more…)

Posted July 14, 2015 by

Teamwork in the workplace: 10 qualities of an excellent team player

 

Every organization relies on good teams. Effective teamwork in the workplace helps drive the organization toward success. Here are a ten qualities that can make a team player outstanding in the workplace: (more…)

Posted July 23, 2014 by

College Graduates, Want to Win Jobs Over the Competition? 4 Ways You Can Succeed

In order for new college graduates to get the jobs they want, they need to separate themselves from other job seekers.  Learn four ways to beat out the competition in the following post.

When applying for jobs, it’s easy to feel like just another straw in the haystack. Many employers (especially top-rated ones) have hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants for each job they post. You may think you’re the perfect person for the job, but with all this competition you must differentiate yourself from the pack… which you

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Posted July 08, 2014 by

College Students, Are Your Jobs as Interns Off to a Rocky Start? 7 Signs Your Internship Won’t be a Success

After a little time, college students with jobs as interns can probably tell whether or not if they will have a good experience.  In the following post, learn seven signs that an internship will not be successful.

Today’s workforce practically requires every college student to gain professional experience before landing an entry-level job. And one of the best options for college students to gain that experience: internships. But what if that internship is less than satisfactory? What if what looked good on paper, isn’t so good in real life?

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Posted July 02, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need References for Jobs? Here is What You Should Know

Once they become serious candidates for jobs, recent college graduates might be asked for references.  The following post shares information they need to know when considering who their references will be.

At some juncture in the interview process you will need to provide references. By this time things are getting serious. Generally you are not asked to submit references until the employer is near the hiring decision and you have made it through most of the gauntlet. The last thing you want

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Posted July 01, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Want to Impress Your Bosses on Your Entry Level Jobs? 8 Habits that Will Catch Their Eye

For young professionals who would like to make an impression on their entry level jobs, the following post shares eight habits that will get their attention.

Growing up, you were probably told to study hard, get good grades, go to college, and find a job with a respectable company, where you could spend 30 or 40 years working your way up the corporate ladder. And for the millions of you who have chosen that path, there is good news. You don’t always have to

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Posted June 18, 2014 by

Don’t Say That! 6 Phrases Not to Speak on Your Entry Level Job

On any position, including an entry level job, there are certain things you should avoid saying.  Learn six phrases not to speak at work in the following post.

One poorly worded response, one spontaneous comment, can ruin a professional reputation. And unfortunately, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time can cost a young careerist a raise, promotion… even a job. To avoid a workplace faux pas that can damage your future credibility, be sure not to utter these seven toxic phrases at work…

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Posted June 05, 2014 by

Creating Your Own Business Card? 3 Tips to Make it Stand Out to Recruiters and Your Other Networking Connections

If you want to reach out to recruiters and other people in your network with your business card, learn three tips to make it stand out in the following post.

The business card is the ultimate staple to your professional appearance. The power to whip out your perfectly crafted business card to new connections made everywhere from between the work cubicles to industry events is not only a boost in confidence, but takes your networking abilities to the next level. But

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Posted May 23, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Avoid Asking These 3 Questions in an Interview

If you are an internship finder about to interview for a position, there are three questions you might want to avoid according to the following post.

Featured: Featured In my internship book, All Work, No Pay, I talk all about internship interviews — I even provide a list of the most frequently asked questions during an interview. Everyone always tells you to ask questions at the end of the interview.read more

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Posted May 14, 2014 by

Why Aren’t Some Job Seekers Not Landing Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 5 Possible Reasons

For job seekers who are having a difficult time finding jobs for recent college graduates, the following post shares five possible reasons why.

“I’ve been sending out my resume for months and not hearing anything back.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a recent grad call with that exact same statement. It’s practically epidemic – and certainly a symptom of bigger issues. At last count, nearly 4 out of 10 new grads under the age

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