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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 »




5 Benefits to Networking Before Graduation

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An article by contributor Claire Stewart. Tired of hearing about networking? Whether this is your first time seeing the word (in which case, get ready, because you’ve got a long way to go) or you’ve been around for a while, know that networking is more than finding a job. That’s the main goal, but it’s also about building successful people and gaining knowledge of the industry. Here are five reasons you should invest time in networking while you’re still in college. Advice Networking allows you to get advice from professionals in your chosen field. By asking questions and using the … / 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 Make Career Connections in the Medical Field

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. Advancing in your career often requires meeting people along the way, and connections you make in the medical field can help you learn about new job opportunities. Building connections with others in the area ensures you’re able learn about new openings and you’re more likely to land a job if you have a referral. Here are a few ways to make more career connections in the medical field. Charity Events It’s common for medical organizations to hold charity events. By attending these, you can meet others in the field and potentially make career connections. … / Read more »




How can I get started with a career in Human Services?

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Kim from Wilmington University asked: “I have a Masters degree in Human Services, but can’t seem to find a job in my field. What can I do to get started?”  Dear Kim, Thank you for writing to us and congratulations on your Master’s degree! The job search can be daunting and I’m happy to discuss action steps to help you find a position in your field. Reflection Before we discuss the search, reflection is an important first step so we know where we are going. Since Human Services offers a variety of career options, ranging from counselor, social worker, case … / Read more »