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You Finally Got Hired and The Gig Sucks… Now What?

Your Job Sucks

This job sucks!

It happens to everyone at some point in their career. You find a position that looks great on paper… has an exciting title… the description was full of responsibilities that looked engaging and fun. But in real life the job is everything but what you were sold, or expected…   

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All Trick No Treat: Beware These 10 Creepy Career Moments

Scary-Career-Moments

As young careerists are navigating their way into the workforce, it seems many – perhaps just happy to have a job or internship – are prone to ignoring some very scary red flags served up by monster-like employers.

The fact is that as we progress through the hiring process, recruiters and hiring managers are prone to saying what we want to hear in candy-coated tones…   

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7 Must-have Career Skills for the Social Age

Soft Skills

What skills employers will come to value most as we move away from Industrial Age thinking, and dive even deeper into the Social Age? What soft skills no one even talked about five years ago must we must we pay attention to as we strive to compete well in the job market of today, and the future?

Here’s our take on seven must-have soft skills for the Social Age…   

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25 Words and Phrases Job Seekers Must Avoid

25 Words and Phrases to Avoid

We all try to write the perfect resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Our goal: wordsmith something that will make us stand out among millions of job and internship seekers.

And yet somehow, those resumes, letters and profiles always seem to sound painfully similar; they drown in groupthink-inspired sameness…   

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30 Things College Students Should be Doing on LinkedIn Right Now

linkedin college

I received a question from a member of YouTern’s community, #InternPro:

“What do I put in my LinkedIn profile if I’m only a student? And what do I do there?”

In response, and because I know this isn’t the only person with this question, here are 30 things every student should be doing on LinkedIn right now…   

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12 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job or Internship

Reasons You Didn

You thought you nailed the interview – and you expected an offer. But the offer never came. The job or internship went to someone else.What went wrong? What happened that made the recruiter choose another candidate?

When trying to understand how we could get so close but come up empty, we tend to over-complicate things. The reality is that if you were a finalist for a job, and didn’t get the offer, the reasons are often quite simple – and fixable…   

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