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Arguably the most difficult part of networking can be striking up a conversation with someone. Whether you are shy by nature or an extrovert, approaching a stranger without feeling awkward can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are some clever ways to handle the situation. Firstly, remember that most people who attend networking events are there… Read more »

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As the economy starts to improve, companies are preparing for increased competition in the search for talent. Reuters reported in January that a survey by Associated General Contractors of America revealed that two-thirds of construction companies expect it to become harder to find qualified construction workers during 2014. Finding credentialed graduates from Ivy League establishments… Read more »

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A cover letter is an integral component to any application and can reveal a substantial amount of information about a candidate. Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council contributed opinions to The Muse concerning cover letters. The individuals discussed why cover letters should not be overlooked by recruiters and hiring managers in the rush to review… Read more »

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Turning a passion into a career is the goal of many. However, the hard part is determining what you are passionate about and whether you have the commitment and resources to pursue it. Success comes from hard work and, often, failure. But determination and persistence can turn setbacks into achievements. Passion negates boredom as athletes… Read more »