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Go for the Gold: Solid Career Ideas for Every Student

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An article by contributor Rachelle Wilber. There are some focused things you can do while in college that will greatly enhance your chances of successfully launching a career. Here are some career ideas. Self and Career Exploration Colleges generally have career guidance services or counseling centers where you can explore your interests, aptitudes and personality traits through tests and discussions with counselors. Take advantage of this service to get clear on career possibilities that are suitable for you, or to confirm a good fit between you and your chosen career. Learn all you can about current trends in the field … / Read more »

5 Ways to Get Hired Right After College Graduation

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An article by contributor Anica Oaks. Nearly $10,000 is the most recent average tuition, according to the College Board, for one year at a public, four-year, in-state university. That is no small amount of money, and four years is no small amount of time. If you pursue a college degree, the last thing you want to do is graduate without career prospects. Here are some tips to get started off on the right foot. Choose Your Degree Wisely Pursuing a degree because you “like” a subject is poor career planning. Also realize that one degree can open diverse career paths. … / Read more »

How Do I Get a Job Without Experience?

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Eyvonne from DeVry University asked: I am an Accounting major and am currently looking for a position in the field to gain experience. However, most positions are asking that a candidate already has a Bachelor’s degree and have three to five years of experience. I am wondering if you can give me advice on how to get started in the industry? Thanks for your question, Eyvonne – As a graduate in Human Resource Management, I faced the same challenges as you in college. When I was searching for my first full-time position, I noticed that many roles required me to … / Read more »

Making a Good Impression: 5 Steps to Conquering Your Job Interview

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An article by contributor Meghan Belnap. A successful job interview is the first step in landing the job of your dreams. The better you perform in that interview, the greater your chances are of getting an offer or at least a call back. Smart job hunters know that the interview starts with some simple preparation. Practice Ahead of Time Take the time to practice for your job interview before the date arrives. Have someone ask you a few questions to get a feel for how you want to respond and what you should say. The more comfortable you feel with … / Read more »

4 Fail-Proof Networking Tips to Move Your Job Hunt Forward

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An article by contributor Brooke Chaplan. Looking for a new job is never fun, and can be frustrating process when you can’t turn up with the results you want. Traditional ways of looking for a job don’t seem to work as well as they used to, and knowing how to network with employers to get ahead can prove beneficial and increase your chances of landing the perfect job. Here are a few tips on how to network properly and get ahead of the competition. Visit the Establishment Visiting the place you would like to work at allows the employees and … / Read more »