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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

Having the guidance and support of a mentor can really boost your career prospects, regardless of your level of experience. You can gain valuable insight into a particular company or field, that would otherwise take you months or years to learn on your own. There are mentorship programs across the country that students and recent graduates can get involved in, and even programs specifically for people with disabilities. But anyone can build a mentoring relationship with peers, whose careers or experience you admire. Here are some factors to keep in mind, when you're searching for a mentor that's right for you.

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How to Make the Most of Your College’s Career Services

How to Make the Most of Your College’s Career Services

Leaving education to enter the working world can be a real culture shock! Navigating the job market independently, with little employment experience is no easy task. But you can make it much easier for yourself by planning ahead while you're still a student. College career services are available to all students and provide free expert guidance to help you in planning your future. You can access many career building opportunities through their resources, like graduate focused job fairs, career assessments and employers actively recruiting from your college. Make sure you are tapping into all your college offers.

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How to Find a Career That Excites You

How to Find a Career That Excites You

Job seekers today place much more importance on job satisfaction and meaning than previous generations. But in reality, few people have 'a calling' in life. For many people, it's difficult to identify a job or vocation that feels right for them. How do you know if a job is right for you? These six steps can help get you on the right path. 

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Six New Job Search Trends for the New Year

Six New Job Search Trends for the New Year

The recruitment landscape has changed dramatically over the last 5-10 years. Is your job search strategy still relevant? As we head into 2016, we look at six new trends over the last year, that you should be staying up to date with to make your search for employment a success.

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Create and Achieve Your Big Dreams

Create and Achieve Your Big Dreams

It's important to have goals for yourself: both short term and long term. If you can't envision where you want to be- you'll never get there. Sometimes our dreams can seem unrealistic or out of reach. Or you may not be sure of what your dream is. But whatever you would like to do, it will most likely involve both successes and setbacks.

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How to Tell When It’s Time to Move On From Your Current Job

How to Tell When It’s Time to Move On From Your Current Job

Change is never easy, especially major life changes. It can be really daunting when considering whether or not to move onto a new job or career. Here are some indicators to think about when you're at a crossroads.

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How to Develop your “Elevator Speech”

How to Develop your “Elevator Speech”

Can you sum up your business value in 15 seconds? In just about every industry self-presentation is vital, particularly if others' instant assumptions about you are bias and false. Preparing and practicing your 'sales pitch' can be the difference between getting hired or not. Learn how to identify your core values, skills and goals to ensure you always start off every networking opportunity from a strong position.

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It’s Time to Tap Into your Dependable Strengths

It’s Time to Tap Into your Dependable Strengths

Have you heard of Dr. Bernard Haldane's Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP)? Identifying and understanding your valuable and unique personal strengths is crucial to confidently navigating the hiring process and showing your value to prospective employers. The Dependable Strengths Program is particularly benefiting college students as they transition into the working world.

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Resources Available to Returning Veterans Challenged with Finding a Job

Resources Available to Returning Veterans Challenged with Finding a Job

"Veterans Employment Challenges" is a compelling study completed by Prudential Corporation that featured various demographics of returning military service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America between December 2011 and January 2012 . While 2,453 veterans were questioned, the majority of the survey's participants represented post - 9-11 and Gulf War veterans.

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The Benefits of Joining a Talent Community

The Benefits of Joining a Talent Community

Have you heard of 'talent communities' before? They can be an effective networking tool in your search for employment and career opportunities.

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