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What’s the Perfect Job for Your Personality Type? [Infographic]

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Do you know which direction your career should go? Do you wonder if the major or profession you’ve chosen is really right for you? Do you know, for sure, that your personality type is matched well with what you’ll spend at least one-third of your life doing? Wouldn’t you like to know? Of course you would! That’s why we’re presenting this excellent infographic from CollegeMatchup.net, which shows you exactly how your personality type can lead you to the perfect career. Don’t yet know your Myers-Briggs personality type? See your career center or HR representative; they may have low-cost or no-cost solutions. Or,   

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10 Mistakes to Avoid as You Start That Summer Gig

First Day Impression

You’re about to start your summer internship or job, or maybe your first real gig after graduation. Of course, you want to start off on the right foot, making a positive impression on your new boss and colleagues.

So now is a good time to avoid some all-too-common rookie mistakes, like these…   

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Jobs for Gen Y That Make the World a Better Place

In today’s modern capitalist society, many workers struggle to find value within their work. As a college student about to graduate, I hear it all too often during my talks with other students looking for their first career: “I just don’t feel like I’m going to be helping anyone.”

I think that everyone deserves to feel like they’re making a positive impact at work. That’s why I decided to put together a list of four paths that make the world a better place. Are any of these careers right for you? Read on to find out:   

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Employed in 2013: The 7 New Job Search Basics

After speaking engagements or webinars, or through social media, the most popular question I get:

“What’s the one thing I need to do to stand out among so many applicants?”

By hustling just a little bit, and by dedicating a little time each week to career development basics, candidates can easily surpass their job-seeking competition.

What are those basics? Let’s run down the list – and include how many candidates, based on both formal and anecdotal experience, actually put in the effort to reach these minimum requirements…   

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30-Minute Makeover: 7 Steps to Make Your Resume Sparkle

You’ve applied for dozens of jobs or internships… and have been invited to zero interviews. The problem is your resume.

Pure and simple: no matter how good you think your resume is, you’re wrong.

Here, in just 30 minutes, are steps you can take to dramatically improve your resume – and get the interview…   

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Jobs Are Like Relationships… It’s Okay to Get a New One!

We go to college and have to decide what to study. Yes, while some of us can’t even do our own laundry, we have to pretty much decide what we want to do with our lives. No pressure.

Then we graduate and we’re forced to find jobs so we don’t starve to death. In our job search, we think and we hope that the first job we get will be the perfect one. We believe that it HAS to work out.

Listen, it’s okay if you graduate and your first “dream job” turns out to be an epic fail.    

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