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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

When to Discuss Your Disability With a Potential Employer

Deciding when to disclose your disability to a prospective employer depends on your type of disability, how you are positioning yourself for a particular job, your type of personality and temperament, and the type of employer you are targeting.

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Tips for Evaluating Job Postings to Improve Your Search

It's likely that you will look through hundreds of job postings during your job search. New job openings are posted every day, and each one will probably be written and formatted differently. Some will include a great deal of detail an...

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Working From Home: Is It Right for You (and Your Prospective Employer)?

Telecommuting, work-at-home options, evening and weekend work and a combination of work and personal time are not isolated work patterns anymore. Instead, these developments are part of a sweeping transformation of how we work in the 21st Century.

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The Value of Volunteer Experience

Volunteering is one form of service that is sure to yield many benefits. Not only is it a great way to give back to the community, but it is also valuable to the volunteer. Volunteers are rewarded for their time and service in many ways

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Mentoring is Valuable in Many Forms

Mentoring has been identified as one of the most important approaches for assisting youth in making a positive transition into adulthood. In addition to serving as a positive role model, mentors can play a key role in helping their mentee.

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How to Write an Opening Statement for Your Resume

It doesn't matter whether your resume is scanned by a machine or a real person during the initial phases of a recruitment process. In either case, the most important part of your resume is your opening statement.

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Informational Interviews Can Help Guide Your Career Choice

When you're trying to determine what field or career path you want to take, you most often start by determining what your interests are and what you enjoy doing. Any specific skills and knowledge you have can also help shape your direction.

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Work on Your Network So It Can Work for You

When you're thinking about important aspects of job searching, networking should be at the top of your list. One of the biggest job-hunting mistakes you can make is in underestimating the value of creating a solid network.

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How to Check Job Prospects for Your Field of Study

You may share my interests in American literature, religious studies or art history, but I doubt, as fields of study, they'll prepare you for the future job market, unless you plan to become of a part of academia.

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