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What Format is Best for Work and Project Dates on a Resume and How Can I Improve My Resume Document?

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Robert from Springfield College asks: “When putting end dates on a resume, would you put the end of a contract date or put the date you stopped working at the establishment if they are different dates?” Thanks for your question, Robert.  As you probably already know, today’s job market is great as indicated by the lowest unemployment numbers in nearly two decades.  But, it isn’t easy to land a great job. Today’s job market is extremely competitive, even for entry-level, full-time opportunities.  In fact, statistics indicate that 250 resumes are received for every corporate job opening.  It is important to … / Read more »




What are Soft Skills and Why are they Important?

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We often hear people being tensed about improving upon their technical skills. What happens next? They do ace it and yet end up getting rejected. Why? When we are vying for something big, we only focus on working on the tougher parts. Alas, we miss out on working on the easier things. But, mind you, these little things if undone can cost you your job. Let’s stop talking in circles and get clear with understanding the importance of those little things which in our case is: working on the soft skills. But what are soft skills? When you search on … / Read more »




4 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year before Med School

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If you are heading into medical school, it can be a daunting scene. You will be looking at years of hard work. You will have little down time. And the reality is, taking a gap year is a great idea. Here are four benefits that you should consider when taking a gap year before going to med school once and for all: You Will Have More Time to Prepare Your MCAT score is a very large part of the equation when it comes to getting into medical school. Not only that, but your score will also determine which schools you … / Read more »




Career Advancement: How to Become Multitalented in Your Line of Work

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Getting ahead in your career is most likely one of your big priorities in life. Most people want to excel in their vocations, after all. If you’re committed to shining in your field, then you need to be proactive. You need to do things that can make you as attractive as possible as a professional, too. Go Back to School It doesn’t matter if you have a high school, college, or graduate school diploma. It can always help to learn more. You should think about going back to school in order to expand your mind. Getting a first or second … / Read more »




How Can I Match My Degree to My Career Path and Career Goals?

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Tana from Texas A&M University College Station asks: “I am studying university studies in the College of Architecture and I need to pick two minors to study as well for my bachelor’s degree. I have no idea what I should minor in or what will help me in the future. Any suggestions? Also, what kind of jobs can I get with a university studies major?” Thanks for your question, Tana.  Discovering what you’d like to do with your career is a process and takes some work.  If you are like most people, you’ll likely be working approximately 80,000 hours in … / Read more »