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10 Job Search Mistakes College Students (and You) Make

By James Innes / November 15, 2016

Well, you've spent tens of thousands of dollars on your education, and now you're ready to head out into the real world, but there's one course they don’t seem to teach in college: “How to Land a Real Job in the Real World,” so new graduates-to-be often make mistakes that slow the progress down and […]

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How to Answer the Toughest Interview Question

By Cally Martin / October 13, 2016

You will find a zillion articles on how to answer tough interview questions, how your body language is interpreted by a hiring manager, and what to wear to your interview. While these tips can be helpful, if you’ve been on the job market for any length of time, you’re probably past the “interview 101” stage. […]

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How to Use Social Media to Turn Up Your Job Search

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 7, 2016

There’s a lot of information out there about what to do and not to do when it comes to your social channels and your job search. Facebook is for friends and family, Instagram is for food pics, Snapchat is for the fun filters…   So how can you make the best use of social media […]

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Three Ways You’re Doing Interviews Wrong

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / September 20, 2016

A job search can be so draining that getting to the interview stage can feel like success in itself. But that feeling quickly fades when you find out you didn’t get the job.   We know it’s not much consolation, but the more interviews you go on, the better you’ll be at them. Treat each as an […]

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3 Ways the Computer is Hurting Your Job Search

By Laura Simms / September 16, 2016

If you’ve been job searching, you know what an amazing tool the computer is. You can look for and apply to jobs 24/7 while you sit on your couch in pajamas. Perk! But if you’re not careful, the computer can actually hurt your job search. Make sure you steer clear of these three mistakes to […]

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The 8 Emotional Stages of Your Job Search

By Stephanie Gray / September 13, 2016

Two of the most dreaded words in the working world: “You’re fired.” And the two that follow: “Job search.” I can hear your disgust from here.   You aren’t alone. We’ve all ridden that emotional rollercoaster. It feels like an eternity, and just when you see the ride operator start to slow it down, the […]

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15 Things You Wish You Knew During Your First Job Search

By Cally Martin / August 17, 2016

Everyone talks about how awful job searching is. If you’ve been there (or are currently there) you understand exactly how terrible it can be. What no one tells you are the gritty details you wish you had known. So I asked some of our staffers (a.k.a. our local career experts), “What is one piece of advice […]

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Job Search Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

By Kelly Love Johnson / August 5, 2016

When you're looking for a job, you tend to be more concerned about what a potential company thinks about you than what you think of them. Which means you may overlook some of the warning signs that help you weed out the bad jobs from the good ones. What exactly should you be on the alert for?   […]

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5 Ways Pokémon Go is Like Looking for a Job

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 15, 2016

Catching all 151 creatures on Pokémon Go is a lot like job searching, and you can be successful as long as you’re vigilant and know where to go.   Here’s how the game is like your job search:   1. Searching Pokedex. The app informs players of a Pokémon’s location through the Pokedex, a database that […]

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So You got Rejected, Now What?

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / June 21, 2016

Face it: No matter how qualified and skilled you are or how well you present yourself at a job interview, you’re not going to get every job you apply for. Sometimes the listing was a mere technicality and the company already knew who it was going to hire long before they held interviews and sometimes […]

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Do You Really Need an Internship?

By Cally Martin / June 20, 2016

Your college professors, advisors, friends, and parents told you getting an internship is the only way to get a job and the experience of a job before you enter the workforce after graduation.   Is that really the case for everyone? Probably not.   Call me a hypocrite, because I had two internships throughout my […]

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Did You Miss That "How to Get a Job" Class in College?

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 24, 2016

Research shows that it takes anywhere from three to nine months for a college graduate to land their first job. If you’ve already begun the search for your coveted first position, you already know that those months can stretch out to feel like an absolute eternity. Yes, your job search will be stressful and it will test […]

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