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Career Planning: Dress for Success - Business Casual vs. Professional

May 14, 2018 2:24:00 PM

If you are serious about landing a job, you need to dress the part. The way you present yourself is someone's very first impression of you, so show people you're serious about the work you are doing. According to Business Insider, a person's first impression of you is formed within 7 to 17 seconds of first meeting you, and those 7 to 17 seconds will account for 55% of that person's opinion of you.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!

Career Planning: Knock Your Interview Out of the Park [Infographic]

Apr 30, 2018 1:09:00 PM

"Always remember that interviewing is a two-way street. As much as the company is trying to learn about you, you are trying to learn about them, and whether the company is the right fit for you. This gives you more control in the process." -Kevin Jankowski, Director of the Career Center at Rhode Island School of Design.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!

Career Planning: Your Resume and Business Card

Apr 19, 2018 2:34:00 PM

Crafting a good resume is an art form. Think of your resume as a snapshot of your entire professional and academic existence. Consider the work that people put into selecting a profile photo on Facebook or Instagram. They want to look physically attractive, sure - but perhaps they would also like to demonstrate interest in a particular hobby, or show off an important relationship. Maybe they include a pet or beautiful outdoor scenery. Just as that photo is intended to convey nuance and detail in a single image, so should your resume.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!

Adulting: Personal Finance for College Students [Infographic]

Apr 5, 2018 5:13:00 PM

The one thing I wish I learned in both high school and college is how to manage my finances responsibly! I was never taught how to use a credit card wisely, save money for emergencies, and prepare myself for a stable financial future. After experiencing some harsh realities, like getting charged late fees and situations where I have panicked over the cost of repairs, I have learned how to save and be a financially responsible adult.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!, Money Management

Career Planning: Get Rid of the Fluff [Infographic]

Apr 2, 2018 12:53:00 PM

There are a handful of words that drive recruiters crazy when reading resumes and we hope you're not using them. Get a handle on words and terms you should avoid in your resume and better understand how recruiters approach candidate resumes in the infographic below. 

Get rid of the fluff and focus on telling your professional story. Strong examples of how you are a great candidate will get you further than the buzzwords that recruiters hate. Make it easy for the recruiter to see why they should bring you in for an interview and don't make them hunt for required qualifications. You'll be one step closer to your dream job when you leave out some common resume cliches.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!

New Adulting Guide!

Mar 30, 2018 11:03:00 AM

Ten months, countless hours, and a thousand edits later... we have finally released our new Adulting Guide! Adulting is geared towards young adults who are about to graduate or have already graduated from college. This is a step-by-step guide to help you find a career you love and become a responsible adult. Get insight from employers, graduates, and career center staff about internships and preparing for your career. Learn how to become financially responsible and be sure to understand all of your responsibilities after graduation. Enjoy our new Adulting Guide and we hope it guides you towards success!

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!

Career Planning: Creating a Professional Brand

Mar 25, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Your “brand” exists whether you manage it or not. As the cumulative footprint of all of your web activity, your reputation, and your professional history, your professional brand will live on into perpetuity, even if you do nothing to take control.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!

Critical Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Mar 24, 2018 2:56:00 PM

Whether you’re new to interviewing or a seasoned pro looking for a career transition, there’s one consistently tricky interview element with which everyone struggles: the candidate questions. Leaving an interview without asking any questions has two downfalls: 1) you will appear disinterested in the job and 2) you will not get the best representation of whether or not the job is a good fit for you.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

Career Planning: Resume Taboos to be Broken

Feb 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM

A number that consistently blows students’ minds is the fact that they only have six seconds to grab a recruiter’s attention. That’s how long, on average, a recruiter or employer will initially spend perusing your resume before sorting your application into a yes, no, or maybe pile. Before sending off your resume, read these common taboos and how to overcome them on your resume.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!

Career Planning: Getting Your First Job [Infographic]

Jan 12, 2018 2:16:00 PM

Preparing yourself to enter the work force is no easy task, which is why we've created this handy infographic with tips that can help you get your first job. The idea of going out into the real world on your own can be overwhelming. You might feel like you don't have the right skills for jobs you're applying for or that you just don't interview well. Whether your looking to gain experience to enhance your resume or are looking for tips to fine tune your interviewing skills, we've got you covered.

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Topics: Jobs, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!