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How to write your best cover letter

How to write your best cover letter

While resume advice is complicated enough in of itself, the cover letter is a different beast altogether.

December 19, 2013 More
Three questions that’ll net you honest answers

Three questions that’ll net you honest answers

In the age of Facebook, email, Gchat, 140-character Tweets and LinkedIn profiles, hiring employees is about as difficult as glimpsing the future in a misty crystal ball.

December 18, 2013 More
Office culture fit: where psychology and hiring mix

Office culture fit: where psychology and hiring mix

An understanding of both office culture and candidate and employee personalities is essential for things to function smoothly, happily and productively in the office.

December 18, 2013 More
Four great ways to fight campus distractions when you've got to finish a paper

Four great ways to fight campus distractions

Sometimes the most brutal thing about finishing that midterm essay is just finding the peace and quiet to do it.

December 17, 2013 More
What graduates should expect when it comes to salary

What graduates should expect when it comes to salary

Millennials are often accused of having outlandish expectations when it comes to salary and benefits. Indeed, one study recently highlighted the fact that most of college graduates’ expectations in the working world are skewed, including the ability to even find employment. Yet, at least in terms of salary, millennials can hardly be blamed for their [...]

December 11, 2013 More
Getting the most out of your college job fair

Getting the most out of your college job fair

College job fairs can be brutal places, packed full of people, with students who share classes and term paper tips suddenly competing to be the most memorable face to company representatives.

December 9, 2013 More
2 Fields Desperate for New Professionals

2 Fields Desperate for New Professionals

Teaching and dentistry are fields wayward graduates may want to consider. While the economic recession has left the nation with the impression of a saturated job market, these two professions may very well be heading toward a crisis of underemployment, thanks to a rate of retirement that’s outpacing younger employees’ interest. The teaching crisis Some [...]

December 4, 2013 More
Benefits of securing an internship at your school

Benefits of securing an internship at your school

As a college student, come internship-heavy seasons like the summer or winter break, you probably don’t want to hang around your school.

December 2, 2013 More
Top 4 ways to stay ahead of the curve in your undergraduate classes

Top 4 ways to stay ahead of the curve in your undergraduate classes

While hardly secrets of success, you’d be surprised how often students ignore these four obvious ways to stay ahead of the curve.

November 26, 2013 More
Don’t let biases get in the way of hiring new talent

Don’t let biases get in the way of hiring new talent

When you change what drives your hiring decisions, you can improve your judgment and hire graduates and new talent who deserve the jobs.

November 25, 2013 More
Google says ditch the oddball interview questions

Google says ditch the oddball interview questions

Every year, Glassdoor, a job and company review site with commentary by actual employees, compiles a list of the 25 weirdest and most obscure interview questions folks have reported.

November 25, 2013 More
What are some of the biggest challenges that recruiters face today?

What are some of the biggest challenges that recruiters face today?

On paper, recruiters have a very simple job.

November 25, 2013 More
A quick guide to recruiting international interns

A quick guide to recruiting international interns

Sometimes the best internship candidates just aren’t living within a 25-mile – or even 2,500 mile – radius.

November 25, 2013 More
The new hire's practical guide to sticking with a company

The new hire’s practical guide to sticking with a company

Does your resume look more like an airline pilot’s monthly itinerary? If so, you might have some job hopping problems.

November 19, 2013 More
Grad school and social media: How Twitter and Facebook can help you get in and succeed

Grad school and social media: How Twitter and Facebook can help you get in and succeed

According to a Pew Research Center poll from 2013, 67 percent of all adults use Facebook. Chances are, the lower the age of the adult, the higher the individual chance of his or her using social media. Twitter use is close behind Facebook, with a ton of users – many of whom are recent college graduates or [...]

November 13, 2013 More