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Top 10 Assessments for Job-Seeking Students

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Career, personality, and aptitude assessments are an important initial step in the college-to-career student journey. These tests can help you learn more about yourself, improve your relationships with others, expand on your strengths, identify your weaknesses, and better prepare you for the right career path ahead. Here are the top 10 career assessment tests to help you on your journey to self-discovery. 1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) The MBTI test was created to help job seekers discover their personality type, strengths, and preferences to better understand what career path is best for them. Based on your answers from the test, … / Read more »

Should My Resume for a Professor Recommendation Be Different from My Resume for a Job?

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Hannah D. from South Alabama asks: “Currently, I am contacting professors to ask for recommendations, so I was wondering if the resume I provide to a professor for a recommendation request would include all of the same content as my resume for a job?” Thanks for your question, Hannah.  As you contact professors for recommendations, make sure to follow their specific instructions as each may have differing standards.  Better said, make it easy for your professor to follow through and offer a meaningful recommendation on your behalf. Generally, I wouldn’t think it would be necessary for you to use a … / Read more »

How Can I Get Past My Disability to Land a Position in the Animation and Illustration Field?

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Phoebe from University of Colorado asks: “I want to work in illustration/animation, but feel like I’ve exhausted all my resources. An internship would be great, but I seem to have a hard time finding one since I’m no longer a student. I also have social anxiety and hand-pain that keep me from working for extended periods of time. How can I find a creative career that can accommodate my disabilities?” Thanks for your question, Phoebe.  I’m sure you’ve done quite a bit to find suitable employment opportunity in your field.  However, there is always more you can do to move … / Read more »

How Can I Find a Full-Time Job in Physical Therapy in a Challenging Market?

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Sally from Daytona State College asks: “I graduated with honors in 2001 with an A.S. Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant, I am currently employed PRN (pro re nata or “as needed”) with two companies locally and neither has work for me now.  Do you think the local market is flooded?  A local employment recruiter believes this to be the case.  Why is it so difficult for someone with 15 years of experience to find full-time or even part-time work in this area?  I have updated my resume and gone through a program at CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, and yet I rarely … / Read more »

How Can I Compete for a Summer Internship as a Freshman Student?

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Celine from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) asks: “So, I’m in my freshman year studying graphic design.  However, I’m more into character design when it comes to digital arts, so I think that I should switch to animation or illustration. My parents are telling that I should get a summer internship in order to get an idea of what career I might want to do in the future, but I’m feeling conflicted. I agree on the part of getting experience from the internship, but I don’t think a freshman like me who still has yet to discover what her … / Read more »