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2015March

6 Insanely Effective Steps To Landing Your Ideal Career (And 10 Tools to Help You Do It)

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by Cari Stark, Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Land your dreamNothing is more important than your college education and degree. Your degree will be your foot in the door at your ideal company, and your college education will enable you to succeed on the job. However, a lot of college graduates struggle to land a job after graduation. According to this Forbes article, "in 2011, 1.5 million, or 53.6% […]

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2015February

Top 11 Best Ways to Get an Internship

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by Cari Stark, Monday, February 9th, 2015

TOP 11 BEST WAYS TO GET AN INTERNSHIPWith the job market as competitive as it is today, a useful internship is a college student's only real opportunity to get a job after graduation. Employers use a college degree as a prerequisite. Some employers refuse to waive degree requirements altogether. However, today employers expect recent college graduates to have work experience and internships […]

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2014December

How You Can Help A Friend With Their Job Search

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by College Works, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

jobSearching for a job can be a full-time job in itself. If you are lucky enough to have already found a job you probably know this, but friends of yours may just be figuring this out. If you are feeling generous, or have been recruited for your clear job-landing skills, here are a few ways […]

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2014July

5 Tips To Guarantee You Get Hired

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by College Works, Monday, July 14th, 2014

unemployedSummer is here and most people are a couple months into their summer jobs. If you find yourself still sleeping in on the weeks days and searching the couch cushions for spare change it might be time to find a job. Here are some tips on securing a summer job, or any job for that […]

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2014January

Social Media – A Job Seeker’s Secret Weapon

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by College Works, Monday, January 27th, 2014

Guest post-Social Media, a job seekers secret weaponSocial Media - A Job Seeker's Secret Weapon Some rights reserved by SalFalko Connections are being made every second as we are living in a more 'social' society. In more ways than one, staying linked to other people is as easy as a single tap on a tablet or a digital thumb up. Through social […]

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2013August

Mastering The Phone Interview

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by College Works, Monday, August 12th, 2013

imagesIt's 11:57, your heart's pounding, you've been staring at the phone for almost 15 minutes. You landed an interview with your dream company, but the catch is that you are about to take part in a phone interview- the results of this phone interview will determine if you get to interview with the company in […]

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2013February

The #1 Thing Applicants Forget To Do During A Job Search

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by College Works, Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

check markLeads for jobs? Check. Resume polished? Check. Social media site content reviewed? Check. Looks like you're ready to start your job application process! For many job hunters that's it- they submit applications, send some follow-up emails, and they think they have done all they can. One very important piece is missing. Has your online portfolio […]

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2013February

Are You Ready To Be In The Career Market?

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by College Works, Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-02-22 at 10.29.36 AMLet's face it, you're a pretty good catch for a recruiter, right? I mean, you're talented, hard working, motivated. Whenever you apply yourself to something, you excel at it. Any employer would hire you if they only knew the real you...if they would just give you a chance. The problem is that the real world doesn't care […]

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2013February

Do You Have What It Takes? Easy Ways To Stand Out To Potential Employers

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by College Works, Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

key to successEmployers want the best. Companies are working to hire with more precision, which in turn makes it a more competitive field for both employers and those recent graduates competing for jobs. Our last student tips post gave you an overall idea of a few key things to think about as you begin your quest for […]

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2012September

What Did You Do This Last Summer?

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by College Works, Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Hiring NowThe Catch-22 all college students face: Employers are looking to hire college graduates with experience in their field, but few employers are willing to give students opportunities to get that experience while in college. This is a dilemma that many students face, so many decide to do...well, nothing. They work normal summer jobs at coffee […]

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