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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 »




How can I find a Mentor within my major?

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William from University of Tampa asked: “While I’m on campus, how can I find a mentor within my major or a related major for guidance?” William, Great job taking the initiative and seeking a mentor for guidance! Below are tips to help you find a mentor during your time at UT: 1. Your Career Center or Alumni Relations Office. These offices may have a formal mentorship program that connects you with an alumnus to serve as your mentor. When I was freshman in college, I signed up for a mentorship program, coordinated by the alumni office, which partnered me with … / Read more »




What to Know Before Agreeing to Overtime Work

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. If you have been asked to work overtime or are considering a job where overtime will be mandatory, there are a few things you need to know. Under some circumstances, you will be eligible for an increase in pay for all hours worked over 40, but there are also many notable exceptions. Here are a few things for you to consider. Overtime Pay is a Federal Mandate If you are in or are starting a job that offers or requires overtime, it is important to note that the Federal government has set a standard … / Read more »




What should I include on a Cover Letter or Letter of Introduction?

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Celeste from National University asked: “I am currently working on a Letter of Introduction/Cover Letter template, and I need some guidance on what to include.” A cover letter is a document that introduces you to the employer. The letter allows you to convey your passion and interests in the position and organization. In addition, it allows the recruiter to assess your written communication skills. Personally, I love writing cover letters! It can be difficult to discuss how my unique background can be of value to the employer and the letter gives me a chance to connect my skills and experiences … / 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 »