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How to Use the Winter to Prepare for a Spring Internship

Get an internship

Although you might have missed the deadline to apply for a spring internship at some companies, it’s not too late to grab a great intern role!

In fact, you can use the Christmas break to position yourself as a star candidate when applying. Here’s how!   

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Use Google and LinkedIn to Gain a Job Interview Advantage

Interview+Ready

“Why do you want to work for this company?” “What do you know about our company’s products?” “Why should we hire you?”

Those are just some of the questions you’ll need to answer during your job interview. And the cliche answers like “I’m a hard worker” won’t cut it…   

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5 Ways to Build Your Career While Still in College

College Career

The days are getting shorter, and the leaves have begun to change colors and fall. You’ve wrapped up that summer job, said goodbye to your family and are heading back to college. Don’t let the excitement of seeing your friends and beginning classes distract you from an important task: building your resume. While the economy is recovering from the 2008 recession and unemployment rates are improving, for recent graduates (ages 20-24), the situation can still be quite frustrating.  The unemployment rate for recent grads is at about 5%, but 45% are underemployed, working in low-skilled and low-paying roles. Follow these   

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Your First Job Offer: Consider Accepting or Keep Looking?

Most Interesting Man Offer

You have an offer – congratulations! A company is impressed enough that it thinks you would add value, which is a testament to your skills and abilities. But, perhaps after several internships under your belt and a lengthy job search… it is the only offer you’ve received. To accept or not to accept? That is the question. Which makes now the perfect time to consider your motives, goals, likes and dislikes, as well as your career path. For many individuals, this deliberation process is easier said than done. To jump start your brainstorming process, consider the following questions. Will the   

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What to Do if You’re Getting Job Interviews… But No Job Offers

Bridesmaid

You know how to write a resume that gets you through the ATS, past the eyes of recruiters and lands you an interview. The problem? Despite your best efforts, you never get past the first round of interviews!

Here are four ways to better demonstrate the winning person in your resume… and ace the interview.   

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How (and When) to Quit Your First Job

First Job

With Simply Hired data showing six consecutive months of job growth this year, the outlook is getting brighter for job seekers across the country.

But if you’re still working (and learning from) your first job, is that a good enough reason to make the leap to a new job?   

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