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In December 2013, The Harvard Crimson reported that the revered university inflates student grades. The Dean of Admissions, Jay M. Harris, admitted that average student grades are inflated and that most grades awarded to students are “A”s. According to Forbes and a survey of more than 200 employers by the National Association of Colleges and… Read more »

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From an employer’s perspective, seasonal workers fill a need for additional labor during busy times. If you manage to impress your employer, you may be able to parlay seasonal employment into a full-time position. According to AOL Jobs, Macy’s typically hires over 70,000 workers over a holiday season and will hire full-time employees from that… Read more »

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Job interviews are designed to reveal your personality and the way that you react to certain situations. One of the ways that an interviewer can do that is to ask you an unexpected question that you are unprepared for. The ideal response depends on the specific job. Some positions require quick, accurate, and wise decisions,… Read more »

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You’ve spent hours carefully putting together your résumé for a potential employer, managing to make it simultaneously concise yet detailed. Yet before a hiring manager even gets to that, they see the equally important cover letter. This piece of writing should receive just as much time and care as the résumé : This is the… Read more »

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It’s never easy when the winter comes and, for many of us, we end up going to and from work in the dark, wondering when we’ll see the sun again. We reach for our pajama pants almost immediately upon entering our homes, looking for comfortable warmth. But there’s that whole work day to contend with… Read more »

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After sending out multiple resumes and pursuing leads, you finally landed that coveted interview. You arrived early, dressed appropriately for the company’s atmosphere, looked everybody in the eye, and answered all of their questions to the best of your ability while showcasing your skills. Time to sit back, wait, and hope, right? Not quite. While… Read more »

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We all have a working knowledge of the tried-and-true interview questions, the ones we dread and the ones we can prepare for. But what happens when an interviewer throws you a curve ball that you couldn’t possibly prepare for? If you’ve ever gone on a job interview, you probably know some of the most commonly… Read more »

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Congratulations, you got your first interview with a new employer! Here you’ll read how to successfully plan for the interview to minimize nerves and maximize hiring potential. After networking/graduating/sending out countless resumes, you’ve finally made it: You landed a first interview with an employer. First of all, pat yourself on the back because even getting to… Read more »

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Resumes are a great way to showcase your talents and experience. It’s like an advertisement – for you. Many jobs will require you to fill out an application, but it’s still helpful to have a resume handy. A resume helps in several ways Gives You a Professional Appearance. Taking the time to put together a… Read more »

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It’s tough to make it through your career without a gap or two in your professional history. From economic downturns to family obligations, there are a variety of valid reasons why a person with a good work ethic could be out of work for a few weeks, months or years. Hiring managers may worry about… Read more »