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Interviews: Before and After Tidbits

In the fall I attended a conference where we (all fellow forensics coaches) were asked to give one “super power” we have as part of our self introduction. WAY better than answering what your spiritual animal is…yeah, I ha...

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3 Essential Tips for Acing the Interview

You’ve been scouring job boards, networking like a fiend, and have finally landed that critical interview for the job you’ve always dreamed of. How do you pass the interview with flying colors? Check out these three tips fo...

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Can You Print this Page: Surviving the Skills Assessment

The last time I took a timed, moderated test, I think our President played the saxophone. (Let’s just say – it’s been a while.)  So I was surprised last year on a job interview when a potential employer informed ...


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Which is Right for You: Master’s Degree or Certificate?

Our educational paths are as individual as our fingerprints, and the way these paths shape our careers can be the same for no two individuals. What any admissions expert, career services professional, or boss for that matter, w...

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The Beauty of My Aimless Early Twenties

In my early twenties, I felt like an aimless Career Girl. I was always employed, but seemed to find something “wrong” with each job. Whether it was my position as a hotel front desk agent, wedding planner, leasing agent, es...

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How to Write a Resume That Kicks Robot Butt

The major shift in the economy accounts for an increasingly competitive employment market. Not only do applicants have to compete with an average of 55 other candidates per open position, they also have to compete with software...


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4 LinkedIn Groups Every Journalist Should Join

LinkedIn is a great place to connect with people in your field. Unlike other social networks, it is purely meant to be a community of professionals. One of the best ways to make these connections is to join groups. Of course th...

4 Books to Read Before You Start a New Job

It happens every Monday in this country and around the world – people eagerly and nervously start new jobs. And whether you’re 14 or 64, the first days, weeks, and months in a new job will be nerve wracking. We’re...

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In Case of Emergency: Read This Before Giving Up

We’ve all seen those “In Case of Emergency” signs – you know, the ones where you have to break glass (or nowadays, pull away the plastic covering) to get to the fire.alarm, pull the emergency break on a train or open th...


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So You Want to Work in Marketing?

Want to work in marketing? As of late, I’ve been getting the typical question, “so what did you major in?” When people hear that I actually got a job in my major, communications, they are always very surprised. The truth ...