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To Text or Not to Text

Even though technology has equipped us with the ability to instantly connect with frieds and family, proper and professional business communication ...
Tags:  Looking for work, e-mail


Interview Rehearsals

Well, when it comes to looking for a job and going through the interview process, the old adage, “Practice, practice, practice,” still ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Looking for work



On January 23, 2010, Employaid partners with Pace University in downtown White Plains, NY for an information packed Entrepreneurship Event. Ten ...
Tags:  Small business, Starting a business


Small talk your way to success

Learning to feel comfortable when you meet new people takes time. Yet few other skills are as socially important. With a little ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Networking


Interviewing with the hiring manager.

When you rise above the knot in your stomach and interview the hiring manager about why you should work for his company, ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Looking for work


Breaking the family legacy

Regardless of the profession, many times growing up we are influenced by those around us – parents, siblings, aunts, uncles -- and ...
Tags:  Career advice, Life after college


Adapting to a New Type of Schedule

You’re not in college anymore. That means things, including your daily schedule, have changed. Here’s what you need to do to be ...
Tags:  Work & Life balance, Life after college


You May Have the Education, But Can You Do the Job?

Graduating with a four-year degree is admirable; it was probably a tough four (or more) years. Don't expect them to roll the ...
Tags:  College degree, Life after college


Best Graduate Degree Programs for 2010

Think you might want to go to grad school, but not sure which one fits with your career goals? If you're on ...
Tags:  Career strategies, Graduate degree, Life after college


That Your GPA Will Let You in the Door?

Sure it's great that you have a 3.8 GPA. However, what are the other little tricks up your sleeve that show you ...
Tags:  Career advice, College degree



Turning your mathematics degree into a career may seem limiting as you look at possibly entering accounting or maybe academics. However, there ...
Tags:  Looking for work, College degree, College major


Who Wants to Work in Office Management?

Office management provides you with the opportunity to oversee the administrative operations of a smaller business and try you hand at organizing ...
Tags:  Career advice, Looking for work


Who Wants to Work In Customer Service?

You love interacting with people and talking all day long as evidenced by your cell phone bill. Then working in customer service ...
Tags:  Career advice, Looking for work


Who Wants to Work in Engineering?

: If creativity, math and science are your strong suits, you may want to consider a career in engineering.
Tags:  Career advice, Looking for work, College degree


Dress for success on a student's budget

If your daily attire consists of tee-shirts and jeans and your idea of dressing up is replacing your flip-flops with socks and ...
Tags:  Budgets


Love My Major, Hate My Career Options

You’ve selected a college major because you’re interested in the topic, but as graduation draws near you realize that your career options ...
Tags:  College degree, College major, Life after college


Changing Family Roles Now that You’re an Adult

No longer the college kid, now you’re a full-fledged adult. You may find this has an impact on your relationships with family ...
Tags:  Life after college



According to the recruiting experts, past experiences can predict future behavior. That’s why behavioral interviews are important in assessing a candidate’s fit ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Life after college


Job Search Etiquette IQ Test

Think you know the right and wrong approach to interviewing, resume preparation and other job search essentials? Check this out.
Tags:  Interview Skills, Looking for work


Converting Your CV to a Resume

Welcome to the U.S. and the world of the resume. If you are from another country, you most likely have another form ...
Tags:  Resumes, CV


Putting Your Degree to Work in the Peace Corps

Congratulations! Graduation is almost here and the choices before you are compelling. Why not put your time, talents and education to work ...
Tags:  Peace Corps, Life after college


The Five Most Important Interview Tips

When you think of a job interview, think of these five words: courtesy, timeliness, engagement, communication, impression. Then you’ll be on the ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Looking for work, Life after college


Using Informational Interviews to Your Advantage

Ever want to just gather additional information about a career or find out more about a particular company? Informational interviews may be ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Looking for work, Informational interview


Finding the Best Financial Aid for You

If you’re looking for a way to pay for college – whether you’re a junior at a four-year school or planning for ...
Tags:  Financial aid


Finding a Job for Your Social Science Degree

Many social science degrees offer you a great career foundation; however, others might seem a little more difficult to match. Here are ...
Tags:  Looking for work, College major, Life after college


Finding a Job for Your Natural Science Degree

You love the sciences so you decided it was the perfect choice for a major. But what can you do with it ...
Tags:  Looking for work, College major, Life after college


Eight Tips on How to Chat

Not naturally sociable? Tend to shy away from large crowds? Not always sure how to talk to someone new? If you find ...
Tags:  Conversational style


Developing a Student Budget

It may be easier to spend with wild abandon and max out every credit card that comes your way, but having a ...
Tags:  Financial security, Budgets


Ten Steps for Setting Goals Your First Year on the Job

Now that you’re officially a full-time working adult you need to determine what your personal and professional goals will be for your ...
Tags:  Goal setting


Eight Things You Should Know Before You Graduate

Ready to graduate from college and move to the next chapter in you life? You might be surprised about how unprepared you ...
Tags:  Career advice, Life after college


Transitioning Your School Budget to a Work Budget

You’ve had four years in college to learn how to budget, so how hard can it be to do the same thing ...
Tags:  Financial security, Budgets


Using Campus Resources to Further Your Career

Depending on which college or university you attend, there is probably a wealth of resources available to you on campus to help ...
Tags:  Career advice, Looking for work, Life after college


Saddled with After-Graduation Debt

The last four years have been educational in so many ways: you’ve developed new friendships, learned about life on campus, studied long ...
Tags:  Financial security, Life after college


Learning Your Way Around a New City

You’ve graduated from college and have accepted a great job with a great company in a new city. Now you need to ...
Tags:  Relocation, Life after college


Employers hire college athletes

Only a small percentage of students who play sports in college will go on to a professional sports career. However, that doesn’t ...
Tags:  Career advice, College degree


Waiting for a job offer

If you’re finding it difficult to get a job after graduation, here are six techniques for opening that closed door to the ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Looking for work, Life after college


Release of confidential student records

The privacy of your educational records is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Know what that means for ...


Paying for medical school on the cheap

Because some schools want to ease the financial burden of medical school, now you can get your education for a lot less. ...
Tags:  Career advice, Graduate degree


Getting a job with your exercise physiology degree

You decided on a degree related to bioscience, exercise and nutrition and now you’re having a difficult time choosing the right career. ...
Tags:  Career advice, Looking for work, College major, Life after college


A sustainable career

Want a career that not only pays your rent, but also helps the environment? Then you might want to get further “green” ...
Tags:  Career advice, College major, Life after college


First 12 months of work

When you’ve finally graduated and have been working for a year in your first full-time gig, will you be proud of all ...
Tags:  Career strategies, Life after college


Returning to school for a graduate degree

You’ve taken a break and you’re sure you’re ready to return to school. How do you fit graduate school into your established ...
Tags:  Career advice, Work & Life balance, Graduate degree, Life after college


Checking out the hottest jobs 2008

If you still are considering what you want to be when you grow up – even though you’re halfway through a four-year ...
Tags:  Career advice, Looking for work, College degree


How to spend the summer after college.

So many options, so little time. If you’re trying to decide how to spend your summer AFTER college graduation, here are some ...
Tags:  Looking for work, Life after college


Should you join an Alumni Association?

After you graduate, you’ll want to stay in touch with so many people you met during your college days. Your alumni association ...
Tags:  Career strategies, Life after college


Establishing a business network after college

You’ve done well on campus connecting with classmates and building a solid network of life-long friends. Now it’s time to beef up ...
Tags:  Networking, Life after college


Best grad school majors for 2009

Think you might want to go to grad school, but not sure which one fits with your career goals? If you’re on ...
Tags:  Career advice, Graduate degree


Marketing your college achievements

Sure it’s great that you have a 3.8 GPA. However, what are the other little tricks up your sleeve that show you ...
Tags:  Career strategies, Graduate degree, Life after college


Saying Thank You

Yeah, you've heard it all before from your parents. Regardless, being courteous is not an old folks' custom; it's a pre-requisite to ...
Tags:  Career advice, Life after college


Group interviews

Feel like your deodorant gave way? Group interviews are frequently used for entry level jobs... causing many novice job seekers a ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Life after college


Economics or statistics grads

Yes, it would seem simple to turn your economics and/or statistics degree into a career, but it just may be that you’re ...
Tags:  Career advice, College degree


Taking a break before grad school?

If you have been entertaining the idea of obtaining your masters degree, the most difficult choice is probably deciding when. Here are ...
Tags:  Career advice, Graduate degree, Life after college


Hottest careers for college grads

If you still are considering what you want to be when you grow up – even though you’re halfway through a four-year ...
Tags:  Career advice, Looking for work, College degree


Salary expectations by undergraduate degree

Think that you’re going to come right out of college and earn top wages? You may be surprised about which fields pay ...
Tags:  College degree, Life after college


Health insurance when you're on your own

If you’re in between jobs or no longer a full-time student or otherwise not eligible to be on your parent’s medical plan, ...
Tags:  Medical Insurance, Life after college


Behavioral interview

According to the recruiting experts, past experiences can predict future behavior. That’s why behavioral interviews are important in assessing a candidate’s fit ...
Tags:  Interview Skills


Job interview

Don't jump blindly into any old job or company without first asking questions and getting the kind of information that will help ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Compensation, Looking for work


Compensation report

Thinking of asking for a raise? Then read further to understand the process behind determining the value of ...
Tags:  Interview Skills, Compensation, Salary levels



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Tough Interview Questions

Interviews are not meant to be an obstacle course laid out so that job seekers have to bob and weave their way through to get a job offer. However, sometimes it can feel like you’re on the hot seat.


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Tags:  Interview Skills, Job interviews, Looking for work
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