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Volunteering helps the heart

The Value of Volunteering

When free time is limited for college students already, taking the time to volunteer can often be put on the back-burner. But recognizing the good that volunteer activities can do for your professional life make these opportunities worthwhile. Volunteering during your college years not only helps others, but you additionally learn leadership skills and meet new groups of people.

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Want to be an Entrepreneur?

Do you have the desire to be an entrepreneur? Does the thought of running your own company and being your own boss sound exciting? Then I have some tips and tricks to help you fulfill that desire.

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5 Keys for predicting career potential

There are many different metrics to predict success in future careers, but most of these metrics have flaws.  To try and find a better way to predict career potential Marshall Goldsmith suggests that a better predictor of future potential is learning agility.

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Be what you want to be

Does the Major Matter?

Does your major really matter? This is a heated topic for students who have lost sleep over deciding their college major. Well, don’t worry, it does matter…but realize that it also doesn’t define or limit you. Stanford University graduate, Scott Keyes, has some useful advice on this subject in his article, ‘Stop Asking Me My Major.’

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Research

Researching Employers

Researching employers is perhaps the single-most important activity you will undertake in your job search. It will help you find organizations that will be a good fit, assist you with tailoring your resume, and help you prepare for the interview. Check the company’s website, social media, and job search sites to help find as much information as possible to help you stand out in the crowd.

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Pinterest

Use Pinterest to Market Yourself

If you are looking for a unique way to market yourself and spice up your job search, consider creating a Pinterest account. Pinterest is a web-based bulletin board where users can pin pictures to share with their friends and followers. Recently, people have started using Pinterest as a way to brand and market themselves to potential employers. Because Pinterest is a visual display, it creates a illustrative element to an otherwise text-filled job search.

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Dealing with Abstract Interview Questions

In many interviews, interviewers will throw a question at you that is so far off the beaten path that you do not know what to do with it.  This blog will take a look at the best strategies for dealing with questions like this to put yourself above your fellow interviewees.

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