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    Use Pinterest to Market Yourself

    October 15, 2013

    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.  Read more...

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    How to approach a Skype interview

    October 14, 2013

    Today, Skype interviews are increasing in commonality because they are efficient.  Make sure you learn tips to successfully nail your next Skype interview.  Read more...

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    Dealing with Abstract Interview Questions

    October 4, 2013

    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.  Read more...

  • Correctly following up after an interview can improve you chances of being offered the job.

    Actions Speak Louder Than Words; Body Language during an Interview

    October 4, 2013

    Your mind is racing...your feet are tapping…your hands are sweating…you must be in a job interview. Most people are just worried about getting the right words out of their mouths.  But when nerves get the best of you, it’s easy to forget what your non-verbal signs are saying to an employer.  Read more...

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    Steps to Obtain an Internship

    October 3, 2013

    “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.” 

    This quote by Marva Collins is impeccable advice for all college students. We all dream of becoming successful in something, and right now, the first step towards a successful career, is finding an internship. Find out the benefits to getting an internship, and learn where and how to search for them.  Read more...

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    Preparing for the Career Fair

    October 3, 2013

    When you first walk into the union on a Career Fair day and wonder what’s going on, you also wonder why you didn’t know it was going on. Make this year the year that you are prepared and ready for the fair.  Read more...

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    6 Critical Resources for Successful Leadership

    September 26, 2013

    Some people are born with the urge to lead or possess raw talent that helps them become an effective leader. However, raw talent can only get you so far. According to Glenn Llopis, writer of Forbes article Successful Leadership Requires 6 Critical Resources, there are six critical resources you will need throughout your career.  Read more...

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    Job References

    September 26, 2013

    Now is the time to start thinking about the people you will choose to be your professional references. Make sure you choose your references wisely, give them as much information about the job and your experience as soon as possible, and make sure to keep them informed about the job search and status of the application.  Read more...

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    College Experiences Your Resume Needs

    September 25, 2013

    Most college-graduates’ resumes look fairly similar; summer employment, an internship or two, work-study, and college course work. In a tough job-market, you need something on your resume to help you stand out from the crowd. Here are 6 college experiences that you can take part in now, to make your resume more valuable after graduation.  Read more...

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    Graduate School Resources for the Wise

    September 23, 2013

    With graduate school application deadlines fast approaching you want to make sure yours stands above the rest. The Career Center has many resources available to help you do just that.  This post will be highlighting one of them, but I encourage you to check out the others as well.  Read more...