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Posted January 30, 2015 by

10 resources to improve your grammar and writing skills

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Julie Petersen

This article features a list of study resources that will help improve your grammar and writing and help you get better grades on your essays and dissertations. There is a very mixed list of websites that can be helpful both for young and experienced students. Besides, several resources can be easily used by people that have English as their second language. All the mentioned websites have quite different approach, quality and content, so the list cannot be ranked in any way. (more…)

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Career Perspectives for College Graduates: Explore the Writing Field!

Female working at home. She is writing a blog

Female working at home. She is writing a blog. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It was hard to be a college student, but it’s even more challenging to be a recent graduate, isn’t it? We all had great goals for the careers we would aim for, but the reality is harsh. Most of us are still far from our dream jobs, but have student debts to pay off, so we need to look for temporary solutions.

For me, one of those solutions was blogging and freelance writing. As soon as I started exploring the opportunities in the writing field, I looked at this job from a whole other aspect: it appeared as an exciting, challenging and perspective career with a huge potential for growth.

After long years of studying sessions, taking exams and writing academic papers, this career may not seem worthy of your skills. Trust me: if you have a thing for writing, then you should definitely explore what this market has to offer. In the continuation, I will tell you how you can use your talent to start making safe and steady income after graduation. (more…)

Posted January 06, 2015 by

10 Tips to Land a Job in Marketing

Young businesswoman explaining graph to business team

Young businesswoman explaining graph to business team. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Marketing jobs are very competitive. At times, completing an internship or having a private contact opens the door for you in marketing and hence an upper hand when you go for an interview.

You should note that, securing your dream job in this competitive market will be more complex than having a good contact. You will not only need to attend conferences for networking but you should also use social media- LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter to enhance your knowledge in marketing and corporate sponsorship.

Here are the tips that will help you break into marketing: (more…)

Posted December 30, 2014 by

When Pockets are Empty: Getting Quick Money

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Students always need money – this is a fundamental truth. And if you happen to be one of these poor unfortunate souls, the lack of money must seem especially painful to you. First, it’s high time to buy presents, second, holiday parties are not going to pay for themselves. What can a poor student do to get a reasonable amount of money for such a short period without lowering himself (or herself) down to the position of a shop assistant or a waiter – considering the fact that all such part-time positions are most likely taken before holidays? (more…)

Posted December 19, 2014 by

10 mistakes that should be avoided when negotiating a salary

"Before you start negotiating for your client. I should remind you this job only pays $30,000."

“Before you start negotiating for your client. I should remind you this job only pays $30,000.” Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Whether you’re a newbie at hunting for the perfect job or a seasoned professional, whether you hate salary negotiations or love them, the truth is it’s important to master salary negotiation strategies. Avoiding traps is essential to landing an offer that you deserve. Here are 10 mistakes you should steer clear of when bargaining salary terms. (more…)

Posted December 10, 2014 by

How to write an amazing internship cover letter

 

A cover letter for an internship highlights the answers to 3 main questions:

1. What is your reason to pursue the internship program? The answer to this question will include details such as ‘what do you know about the program?’ and ‘how it is of interest to you?’

2. What is your reason to pursue the internship with a specific employer? You can write about ‘what you know about this employer?’ and why you have chosen an internship rather than a full-time program?

3. How will you best use this internship opportunity to excel in your career? You can answer with details about your short-term and long-term goals. (more…)

Posted November 03, 2014 by

College Admissions Essays: What to Leave Behind and What to Keep

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

An entire book could be written about your life. Regardless of whether or not you think it would be a particularly interesting book, the fact remains that you’ve had a lot of experiences that you could include in your admissions essays. Deciding on which parts of your life to highlight can be difficult, so follow these steps to guide you as you write your essays.

To make things easier, let go of the bad stuff first. Here’s what can be left behind. (more…)

Posted October 08, 2014 by

Custom Writing Service as Recommended for the Students

Note pad or memo pad on an old grungy wooden board or surface

Note pad or memo pad on an old grungy wooden board or surface. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Almost all types of writing services have a lot of demand all over the world. It’s always a tough question to answer that how wise it is to go with a custom writing service provider especially when you ask it to no one else than yourself. Standing in front of a mirror and thinking for a while is not going to provide you the answer. If you are one of those persons who cannot bring yourself to a conclusion after thinking about whether you should go with a service provider or not, here are some of the things that simply enable you to say yes to them. (more…)

Posted October 08, 2014 by

5 Tips for Creating an Outline: Make Writing Easier, Even When You’re Short on Time

Rear view of a young man working of a computer

Rear view of a young man working of a computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Maybe you were assigned a paper at the last minute. Maybe you procrastinated. Maybe some emergency happened during the time that you had planned to spend working on your paper. However you got to this point, the reality is that you need to write a good paper in a short amount of time. How do you avoid panic and get done what you need to get done? Use these five tips to guide you to completing your paper. (more…)

Posted October 06, 2014 by

A State by State Look at Education in the United States

Even though education in the United States tends to be looked at on the whole, it is probably more fair to break it down by location to get a better idea of how students are doing in different parts of the country.  As a result, it may be easier to find answers to improve the quality of education students receive.  Here is a state by state look at education in the U.S. from the following infographic. (more…)