How Should I Calculate a Part-time Rate?

Q. When accepting a part-time position in an office and asked about salary requirements, what is the appropriate thing to say? How can you compare a part-time to a full-time salary? A. In any negotiation,...

How to Stay Calm while Searching for Jobs

Searching for jobs and internships can become an incredibly stressful experience for some people.

Follow-Up Letters Win Jobs

Most job seekers neglect to write a letter, assuming that once they leave the interviewer's office the interview is over. Well, it isn't. The interview process extends beyond the one-on-one meeting and it is...

What do Employers Mean by “or equivalent”?

Q. What exactly is meant by the word equivalent in the phrase "four-year degree or equivalent"? A. When an employer uses the term equivalent, it typically means they will consider any job-related experience that will...

Seven Things to Know Before Writing Your First Resume

While it's not as exciting as learning to drive, creating your first resume is a vital step in launching your career. The process may seem daunting. You have to put all of your best...

Coming to America: How to Get an Internship from Overseas

The Statue of Liberty's motto proclaims, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." But what about the energetic, the collegiate, the ambitious masses yearning to intern in the...

Leveraging Contacts In Your Job Search Part III: Building Your Support Team

We're asking you to take it a step further and use that contact to build a team of support within the company.  Having four different people vouch for you rather than just one can...

Three Tips for Selecting Writing Samples to Send Employers

If you're considering applying for premium entry level jobs or internships in a field that requires some level of writing expertise, you can expect that employers will request a few writing samples as part of your application.

Handling Brainteasers and Logic Questions in an Interview

Tell me about yourself. Why does this job interest you? How many quarters would you have to stack to reach the top of the Empire State Building? Those were the questions Liz Kostak was asked...

Getting the Most out of the Job-Shadowing Experience

Arrive on time and be polite, courteous, and enthusiastic. Show the person you're shadowing how much you appreciate the time and opportunity to learn. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but don't bombard the professional...

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