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How should I prepare for a Career Fair?

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Nicole at West Virginia University asked: “I have couple of big career fairs coming up, and I want to be as prepared as possible. What can I do to improve my chances of finding a job there?” Thank you for your question, Nicole. Whether they’re on campus, sponsored by a workforce commission or a company, career fairs are a great place to shake hands and get your name in the recruitment pool. With a little preparation, research and networking, you’ll be ready to make the most out of your career fairs. Treat it like an Interview. Career fairs are essentially … / Read more »




What Do I Do When I Have a Job, But Get a Better Offer? – Draft

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Brianna from University of North Texas asked: “I applied to many, many places. I ended up choosing an on-campus job that didn’t pay well and didn’t have enough hours because I had a tuition payment deadline. Now, I have an amazing job offer, but I’ve already accepted the other job and have worked for a week. I don’t want to let anyone down, but I can’t really pay bills with this job. What do I do?” Thank you for your question, Brianna.  Congratulations on the recent job offer!  It is always exciting to receive an offer from a prospective employer, … / Read more »




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 »




New College Grads: How to Increase Your Odds in a Competitive Job Market

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An article by Ohio based contributor Lizzie Weakley. The current job market is one of the most difficult in many years for new graduates to land a job. With all of the changes that are going on right now, this is essential to navigate in getting a job. Not only are more people graduating from college, but many companies are not hiring right now. You have to take action now in order to get noticed when you graduate. The good news is that there are plenty of options for you if you want to enhance your resume. Work Experience One … / Read more »




How to Write an Effective Resume Skills Section

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An article by contributor Rudeth Shaughnessy. Your resume is your ticket to attracting the recruiter’s attention and getting them to determine you are a viable candidate for their role. In the few seconds they scan your resume, you need to convince them that you are a candidate with the potential to fill their role. One of the most important sections of your resume to persuade them is your skills section. You may be thinking that the person reading your resume can just infer your skills by reading the other content in your resume. Or isn’t the skills section just a filler … / Read more »