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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!

10 Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Jan 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

As your job or internship interview approaches, you may begin to feel an abundance of emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety. Being prepared can help you settle your emotions and get on your game face. After you have prepared the perfect outfit, done a test run to the facility, and brushed up on your handshake (no one likes a limp handshake!), it’s now time to delve deeper into the interview process. It’s a good idea to anticipate what the interviewer will ask you so that you won’t be caught off guard. Here are ten common questions to help you prepare.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs, career planning

College Life: Should I Be an RA?

Dec 11, 2017 4:30:00 PM

College students tend to be busy people and becoming an RA is like taking on a "full-time" position. But if you want to be a resource for other students or be a campus leader being an RA can be a very rewarding experience. The job requires countless hours, sleepless nights, and commitment. So if you're not ready to make a large commitment or are in it solely for the money... this is not the job for you!

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms, Jobs, College Life

How can you improve your college internship experience?

Jul 27, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Sometimes when an intern and employer connect, it's fate. The communication is great; you learn from each other each day;  you are challenged and energized by solving day-to-day business problems and, as a student, make great leaps towards building your future career . But other times, an internship feels like, well...a struggle.  If you're not sure that both you and your employer are gaining skills or knowledge from the internship experience, then listen up; this article is for you.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

College Internships: Differences Between Unpaid and Paid

Jul 24, 2017 2:33:00 PM

During your college internship search, it’s important to understand the differences between a paid and unpaid opportunity. Working for free may not sound like the best way to spend your time. However, there are other benefits that can offset the lack of monetary value and make it worth your while. So before you decline an unpaid internship, consider every aspect of the opportunity. Learn more about how an unpaid internship works and what incentives are available. Here is a look at the difference between paid and unpaid internships.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

Volunteering in College: What can it do for you?

Jul 22, 2017 11:44:00 AM

People choose to volunteer for a multitude of reasons. For some, it gives them a chance to give back to the community or improve the lives of people around them. But others volunteer because they are looking to gain skills and connect with like-minded people. Regardless of the reason, volunteering can do more for you than you may realize.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

Career advice for millennials

Jul 13, 2017 4:07:00 PM

Here’s the most important thing for you to know about your career: you can decide exactly how it will look.

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Topics: College Internships, Jobs

4 Tips to Getting a Job in RI After College

May 2, 2016 2:35:02 PM

Even with a tough job market, there's a bit of a silver lining for upperclassmen ramping up to graduation - employers actually love hiring people your age who tend to be more motivated, more open-minded, and more willing to pour that youthful energy into getting the job done.

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Topics: Jobs