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How Can I Get Better Job Search Results?

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Kyle from Oregon State University asked: “I have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and am seeing no results from my job search. I have been looking for almost 5 months now and have received two phone interviews after applying for dozens of jobs. I have had my resume looked over by several people who had no criticisms. My resume doesn’t help me much, I have no research/extracurricular activities, and none of my job experience is relevant to my degree/career. I have contacted multiple local companies about potential internships for experience and didn’t hear anything back. Can you shed some light … / Read more »




5 Ways Business School Can Help You Have a Successful Startup

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An article by Ohio based contributor Lizzie Weakley. If you want to run a successful startup business, you may first want to go to business school. While there, you will learn a variety of skills that may help increase your odds of creating a successful company that you can eventually sell or pass on to future generations. How can business school help you run your business more effectively? Learn to Write a Business Plan Writing a business plan is the first thing that you should do when attempting to create a new company. Creating this plan enables you to pin … / Read more »




How to reach out to recruiters on LinkedIn

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An article by contributor Emily Burgess. When you have recently graduated, or you are about to graduate, there can be a certain amount of pressure to find a job. Not only are you trying to find a way to make a living after your studies, but you are also competing with other candidates in the same position. Rather than waiting for a job to come to you, it’s better to reach out to recruiters, and you can find plenty of them on LinkedIn. Here’s how to get in touch with them. Request a connection You can normally only do this … / Read more »




Go for the Gold: Solid Career Ideas for Every Student

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An article by contributor Rachelle Wilber. There are some focused things you can do while in college that will greatly enhance your chances of successfully launching a career. Here are some career ideas. Self and Career Exploration Colleges generally have career guidance services or counseling centers where you can explore your interests, aptitudes and personality traits through tests and discussions with counselors. Take advantage of this service to get clear on career possibilities that are suitable for you, or to confirm a good fit between you and your chosen career. Learn all you can about current trends in the field … / Read more »




Top Skills and Values Employers Want from Job-Seekers

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An Article from contributor John Stone. Most people will agree that finding a job can in fact be considered a job itself! On top of searching positions, submitting resumes, and juggling interviews, you have to keep your job skills and knowledge competitive in today’s ever changing market. Searching for a job requires constant learning and advancement, and taking the time for self-improvement can greatly boost your job search efforts. Professional skills can be learned and upgraded by taking both online and offline courses or by doing voluntary and humanitarian work. Following are some of the most sought-after business skills in … / Read more »