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22 Things to Do During Your Summer Internship [Infographic]

22 Things

If you’re a regular reader of The Savvy Intern, chances are good you’re either looking for – or have already secured an internship for the coming summer.

Chances are also good you’re already thinking about how to make a great first impression – and making the most of the opportunity in front of you. Which is where this terrific infographic from Management Paradise comes in…   

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Are You REALLY Ready for the Career Fair? [Infographic]

CareerFairPrepInfographic

So many career fairs… so many ill-prepared job seekers.

Even with weeks to prepare, the No. 1 complaint from employers and recruiters after a job fairs? The lack of preparation by the attendees. From improper dress to a limp handshake, and from the lack of an effective elevator pitch and failure to research the exhibiting employers, some job seekers just never seem ready…   

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The Perfect Cover Letter: Unique, Tailored and Impressive [Infographic]

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Has anyone ever walked you through exactly how to create a great cover letter? One that is different than all the others the recruiter will receive, tailored perfectly to fit the job description and company, and sure to impress the reader? Well, our friends at UNC Student Affairs have done exactly that in five surprisingly simple steps: Research and formatting Styling persuasively Starting strong Articulating your match Clearly stating next steps Check out this thorough guide… and then set out to write the perfect cover letter!      

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8 Proven Ways to Gain a Professional Mentor

Mentor

You understand the importance of a mentor… you know you need one to take your career to the next level. But where do you find a mentor? And how do you build a relationship where they will want to help? To answer that question, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: What’s can do now right now to encourage older, more experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to want to mentor you? Here are their most helpful answers!   Don’t Just Be a Taker “Find a way to give back to the more experienced entrepreneur. Also, when you   

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The Weirdest Job Interview Questions Ever Asked [Infographic]

Weird Interview Questions

You walk into a potential employer and they ask: “How many ping pong balls fit in a school bus?” Think that’s weird? You haven’t seen anything yet…

According to JobsToday, here are six of the weirdest job interview questions ever asked. Just as important, they tell you what those questions really mean and how to answer them…   

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The One Secret to Nailing a Video Job Interview [Infographic]

Nail the Online Job Interview

So you have a video job interview all lined up… perhaps on Skype or a Google Hangout. You’ve researched the company, the position and the recruiter. You know your stuff!

But did you know that body language during your online job interview can determine 80% of the final hiring decision?   

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