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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Resume

WRITTEN BY: SAMANTHA DENNIS Resumés. No matter what your major is, you know you have to have one, whether for a career fair event, a formal interview, or to post online. A resumé is an employer’s first impression of you. Statistically, more people will see your resumé than you will interview with. That’s intimidating. So, […]

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Start Thinking Ahead: Summer Internships and Job Hunting

WRITTEN BY: JACQUELINE DUNN It’s January. Your mind is probably preoccupied with thoughts of the new semester, your broken New Years resolutions, and how cold it is outside (unless you’re one of our readers from the deep south…though 50 degrees might still feel frigid to you). Is now really the time to be stressing about […]

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Show that You’re a Leader

  WRITTEN BY: ANNA BOWLAND What makes a leader? Below are some guidelines based on my experience in the workforce:   Put Others First: This is an inherent trait of a good leader; you care more about your team than yourself. For a good leader this comes naturally. Don’t Ask Of Others What You Are […]

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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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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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A Tale of Missed Opportunities: Why College Students Need Business Cards

  WRITTEN BY: MIRANDA GARDNER Everyone knows that dreaded feeling you get in your stomach when you realize you are unprepared for something. Whether you forgot you had an exam or that an assignment was due, it’s one of the most uncomfortable situations ever. Most of the time, you can shuffle these things under the […]

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Organize Your Job Applications

  WRITTEN BY: NICO REEVES As a recruiter, I have “pre-screened” over 600 college students in the past two years. When I say pre-screened, I simply mean a preliminary phone call to gather basic information from an applicant. Trust me when I say that a bad, unorganized, unprepared pre-screen call can make or break an […]

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Are You Prepared for Your First Day of Work?

Advice on what to wear, how to remember everything, and ways to make friends, so you can take on responsibility and get the most out of your new job.   WRITTEN BY: LAUREN KALIN I tend to over-prepare. For everything. Packing for a day trip to the beach looks more like I’m prepping a post-apocalyptic […]

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How to Select Your Internship

  WRITTEN BY: JACQUELINE DUNN In today’s competitive job market, it’s imperative for students to find that “special something” that boosts their resumes, gains them worthwhile and relevant experiences, narrows their career search, and ultimately lands them their ideal entry level job. In this case, that “special something” is an internship. More and more schools […]

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What Your Social Media Says About You

  WRITTEN BY LAUREN CRISWELL Job Seekers Most of us cannot relate to the time when a glance at a paper resume was all an employer reviewed before deciding whether or not you were going to get an interview. Today, social media allows us to connect, network and promote ourselves in more ways than one. […]