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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...

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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 ...


6 Tips for a Successful Job Search

It’s January 20: your holiday buzz has officially worn off. And now that oh-so-familiar feeling is creeping back up on you every time your alarm goes off at 6am: dread of going to work, grinding it out in a job where the magi...

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Who’s Been Reading Your Resume?

Actually, it’s not so much a question of who’s been reading your resume, it’s what’s been reading your resume: A software program Anyone currently conducting a job search knows the infamous online appli...

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New Year, New Resume

When is the last time you refreshed your resume? If you’re in the midst of the job search, you (hopefully) have obsessed over the quality of your resume and have ensured everything is up to date. If you’re happy in ...


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The Value of a College Career Counselor

I have now been to see one of my university’s career counselors three times in the past year and I will definitely be continuing to meet with her until either the school year ends or, I (fingers crossed) land a job! The first...

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5 Tips to Finding Your Perfect Match in the Hidden Job Market

Where oh where art thou job that I love?  You search feverishly online using every possible resource you can to find your ideal job. You apply but never hear back. You are kind of relieved anyway because it didn’t seem like ...

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The Underutilized Networking Genre: The Talk

As much as I hear and read it, I’m almost sick of the word. Nevertheless, whether we like it networking is an essential component in advancing your career. In the latest of my career conquests, I stumbled upon a sort of netwo...


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Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid when Applying to a Media Job

When I review cover letters and resumes written by young professionals applying to jobs in the media industry for my business Media Career Consulting LLC, I tend to come across a few common mistakes. There are a lot of things t...