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Tailoring Your Job Application to A Specific Posting

WRITTEN BY: ABBY ANDERSON I have worked at a restaurant, student newspaper, marketing research firm, bowling alley, car dealership, collegiate marketing firm and even a grain elevator. You might be thinking, “Why would I need to know this?” Well, you really don’t. A lot of people want to tell their entire life story when applying […]

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Keep Learning: Inexpensive Ways to Expand Your Knowledge

  WRITTEN BY: KATHRYN OLIVIERI If you want to be the best in your field, the responsibility is yours. Whatever field you decide to pursue, you are in charge of what you choose to learn and not learn. The more you learn outside of your workplace, the more opportunities that you will have to better […]

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LinkedIn Basics

  WRITTEN BY: NICO REEVES LinkedIn is the Facebook of business professionals. Each and every day, recruiters are turning to LinkedIn to fill their hiring needs. When used properly, LinkedIn can be a valuable resource for both recruiters and job seekers alike. Those who utilize LinkedIn are able to showcase their professional accomplishments, past work […]

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The Importance of a Thank-You Note

  WRITTEN BY: JACQUELINE DUNN One winter afternoon about 12 years ago, I was sitting in the living room of a large house in a nearby rural town surrounded by a litter of fluffy golden retriever puppies (a situation I’d honestly love to replicate weekly). After years of pestering and an expertly crafted poster board […]

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How to Get a Glowing Reference

  WRITTEN BY: TIFFANY DOUGHERTY You’ve got a perfect resume and flawless cover letter. You’ve double and triple checked your application. What else could you possibly need to land your dream job? An enthusiastic, glowing reference can speak volumes about your work ethic and personality – the things that may not be evident on a […]

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Make Your Resume Stand Out in the Crowd

  WRITTEN BY: CYNTRA BROWN You have six seconds. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.   That’s how long a prospective employer looks at your resume before deciding your fate with their company. According to the Huffington Post, in these six, critical seconds, a recruiter looks at the following things on your resume: Your name The […]