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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 February 24, 2015 by

Eat, Drink, and Stay Professional at Office Events

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I’m sure you can think of at least one story, involving you or someone else, in which an employee had one too many drinks at a company function and was the subject of a great deal of gossip afterwards.

It can be hard to know whether or not it’s cool to knock one back at a work party, especially if you’re new to that particular business or are fresh out of college, where drinking at social events was the norm. Some work cultures are more laid back than others, and you may feel pressured to have at least one beer or glass of wine at a company event.

This can be a huge problem for some of us who tend to make some not-so-great decisions when we drink. While embarrassing moments make for great stories in college, they can have negative implications on your career. (more…)

Posted September 23, 2014 by

6 Ways You’re Going to Trash Your Laptop at College

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A shot of a college student carrying a laptop on campus. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College can be a great experience—striking out on your own, experiencing life and making new friends, accumulating knowledge and skills that will help you succeed for the rest of your life. And, the high accessibility of technology has made it easier than ever to get done what you need to get done with your school work so that you can go out and have fun. Laptops, tablets and smartphones have allowed students to be able to bring their school with them wherever they go, allowing for research anytime as well as immediate communication through software like Facebook and Skype.

With increased flexibility, and mobility comes an increase in potential for accidents with your technology as well. It used to be that everything was done on paper and kept safe in your room or dorm, and if you needed a computer you went to the computer lab which would allow you to work, store, and print your documents with ease. The influx of laptops into the college world has introduced new variables to common scenarios that you need to be aware of and watch out for. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Stuck in Your Searches for Jobs? 6 Ways to Move them Forward

Recent college graduates who believe their searches for jobs are getting nowhere can get them going again in these six ways found in the following post.

There are many things that can trip you up in the job search. They’ll cause you to get frustrated, lose heart, and maybe want to give up. But most are avoidable if you put some forethought and planning into the process.

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Posted November 12, 2013 by

Come Out of Your Shell to Network for an Entry Level Job

While you may not be the most open person when talking to people, in order to improve your entry level job search, it might be necessary to make some adjustments.  The following post has networking tips to help you come out of your shell to find a job.

Some people are the “life of the party” – they love the spotlight and almost constant social interaction. But others prefer to be a bit more… selective… in their sociability. You know who you are – you’re introverts. I count myself among your numbers. In the professional world however, and for the

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Posted June 11, 2013 by

Looking for Recent Graduate Jobs? 3 Tips for Making a Memorable Elevator Pitch

When looking for recent graduate jobs, job seekers may find themselves in a position to sell themselves.  Developing an elevator pitch can help them do this quickly, yet effectively.  Learn three tips to use for your elevator pitch in the following post.

An elevator pitch is a quick, succinct summary of your message, achievements, or goals delivered in an authentic style that conveys your message effectively. What do you want to achieve through an elevator pitch? The goal of an elevator speech is to pique the listener’s interest and make them want to hear more.

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Posted December 27, 2012 by

10 Kisses Of Death for a Resume

CollegeRecruiter.comBefore sending out your resume(s) to prospective employers, you need to make sure that it is flawless.  Any little mistake can cost you the chance for a job interview.  The following post has ten resume mistakes that may keep you from consideration for a job opportunity.

Resume writing mistakes that ruin your chances

Listen. Is that your phone not ringing? And after sending out 100 resumes, each of them four pages long, powder puffed, enveloped in coral green and sealed with a wax stamp? Maybe it’s time to take stock of that all-important document, and make sure it’s not stumbling around out there with its figurative foot in its mouth. Here’s 10 kisses of death, classic mistakes made in writing a job resume that have been known to keep phones from ringing.

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