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    Interview Questions for Employers

    February 25, 2013

    We all know that it is important to prepare for an interview and practice answering questions. But have you thought about how you will answer when a recruiters ask you "Do you have any questions for me?" You may not believe it, but this seemingly casual question could determine your potential. Not sure what to ask?  The Career Center can help!  Read more...

  • Deciphering Interview Questions

    February 20, 2013

    When an employer welcomes you into an interview and asks, “Tell me about yourself”, this question is more than just a simple icebreaker. Like all interview questions, they are formulated to get a response that reflects you as a potential employee. Here are some common questions asked in interviews, and translations of what employers are really trying to get out of you.    Read more...

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    Summer in Decorah

    February 20, 2013

    Decorah during the school year is one thing, but Decorah during the summer presents students with entirely new opportunities.  While some students will choose to take a course, another option is to just enjoy the town and to find a job.  For students looking to earn some money, Decorah has many employment opportunities.   Read more...

  • What is your body language telling the interviewer?

    February 19, 2013

    The interviewing process is perhaps the biggest professional challenge.  After honing your resume, “cleaning” social media sites, and applying, you may get an interview! But extensive preparation will not help you if your body language contradicts your words.  Visit the Career Center to learn what your body language tells an interviewer.  Read more...

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    Using Facebook to Land a Job

    February 13, 2013

    Well if you haven’t heard about this yet, employers do look at potential employee’s Facebook profiles. If you have been smart about what you have been posting on this social networking site in the past, this shouldn’t be a big issue. Taking a look at someone’s profile can give plenty of information about their personality type and potential work ethic.  Read more...

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    "Work Your Way Around the World": A Review

    February 13, 2013

    As graduation approaches, the most common question for college seniors is: What are you going to do next? For many, the answer involves a job in their field of study or going on to graduate school. However, for some, that question is a difficult one to answer. The book, " Work Your Way Around the World" By Susan Griffith, explores opportunities abroad that the undecided could pursue post graduation.  Read more...

  • Who Should I Ask for a Letter of Recommendation?

    February 12, 2013

    Asking for a letter of recommendation or a professional referral is necessary in both the professional world as well as for continuing education. However, the person acting as your reference may have more influence on your application than you thought.  Learn how to pick a good reference by reading my blog on the Career Center Website.

     

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    Public Speaking and You

    February 7, 2013

    Picture this! You step up behind the podium overlooking a crowded room. All eyes staring at you, waiting. You glance at your notes, shuffling the papers, look back up, open your mouth and …. Are your palms sweating yet? Public speaking is one of the most common fears but what many people do not realize is just how beneficial public speaking skills can be for your career.  Read more...

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    Cover Letter Tips

    February 6, 2013

    You are ready to apply for a job, you have written your resume, you made sure to proofread it multiple times, and now you realize that you are going to need to write a cover letter. Don’t worry; it isn’t as scary as you may think. Teena Rose, a resume writer for Resume to Referral, points out some important things to stay away from when writing this important professional document.  Read more...

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    Common Job Hunting Mistakes

    January 31, 2013

    Sometimes having the right answers, a good resume, and good business dress simply will not be enough to land your dream job and advance your career. There are many small mistakes that college graduates are making in the job market that seriously impede career progress and the probability of becoming hired. Read on to learn more.   Read more...