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Understanding Retirement Benefits when Accepting a Job Offer

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An article by contributor Rachael Murphey. A job offer isn’t only about salary. There are a number of benefits associated with being a full time employee, including healthcare, vacation days and the opportunity to begin saving for retirement. There are many employers today who offer their workers a retirement savings plan known as a 401(k). This enables an employee to have money taken from their paycheck and put into a retirement account prior to taxes being taken out. The taxes associated with a 401(k) are only paid when funds are taken from the account. There is no time like the … / Read more »

How Can I Make My Application Stand Out?

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Grant from University of Northern Colorado asked: “When I submit my resume to job boards such as LinkedIn or Indeed, I feel as though my application gets lost in the giant stack of resumes and my skills and qualifications never get noticed. How can I ensure that my application will get noticed and that it doesn’t remain just a ‘number’.” Thanks for your question Grant – I can definitely relate to your frustration. When I was a college student, I would submit my resume to all kinds of job boards and would hardly ever receive a response. Additionally, when I … / Read more »

Searching Secrets: Better Ways to Find a Job

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. With the strengthening economy, job hunting is no longer the completely grueling experience it once was. However, landing a job can still be challenging, so if you’re currently searching for a new job, you’ll want to utilize some different methods, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below. For the greatest likelihood of success make sure you vary your searches and spread your job hunting net wide. Tell Everyone You’re Looking This is one of the most consistently successful methods of finding a job, as not only are many available jobs never posted … / Read more »

Practical Tips to find a Teaching Job right after College

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An article by contributor Jessica Gust. When you leave college, it’s often difficult to find a job right away. But with the right process and hard work, it is possible. The teaching industry is often looking for recent graduates and new teaching staff to join schools for the beginning of the school year, so you have a little time to find that opportunity. Here are some practical tips to help you land that teaching position right after you graduate. Do your research First of all, you need to get a good idea of which schools in your area might have … / Read more »

How Do I Find a Career in Human Resources?

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Glenda from Midwestern State University asked: “I have a Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and a Masters degree in HR Management. However, I am having a challenging time finding a career in the field of Human Resources where I can use my education. What steps can I take to pursue an HR Position?” Thanks for your question, Glenda – Finding a career in Human Resources can be uniquely challenging. As an HR Graduate myself, I have first-hand knowledge of the barriers that can prevent someone from being hired into a role in this field. When I was searching for … / Read more »