Turning Down a Job

During your job search you may be offered a job that is not particularly attractive to you. Before you turn it down instinctively, take a moment to think about if that is the best option. There can be very real reasons as to why you don’t want a job-you cannot do the schedule they propose,

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References

When you’re applying for a job the employer will most likely ask you for a list of references. This is used to confirm details about your past experience and to hear other opinions about you and your work habits. While some businesses may have guidelines about what is allowed to be asked or answered in

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Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Regardless of the type or how many times you’ve interviewed before, there are a few vital interview mistakes to always avoid Don’t Prepare Preparation is key! Spend some time researching the company on their website and social media. This will give you a good idea of what they do as well as how they present

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Setting a Budget

During the school year or your job search it can be important to set a budget so you don’t encounter financial trouble. While everyone’s finances are different, and your goals will change often, setting a basic budget is always a good idea. The first step to making a budget it to add up your income.

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Interview Questions

If you participated in any job interview you know that they end with “any questions for us?” This is a vital part of the interview process for both you and the employers. Hiring managers will use this as a red flag to see how well prepared you are and what research you did beforehand. For

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Work Life Balance

Work life balance is a phrase often thrown around by HR managers and job boards. To you it may feel like something to brush off as unimportant or to focus on when things calm down, but regardless of your employment situation, this balance is important to you and your health. Maintaining a work life balance

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Leaving a Job

Regardless of why you leave a job, it is important to do it a timely and professional manner. Telling your boss may be nerve wracking as it makes leaving feel more ‘real,’ but it is an essential step. During your job search you may be asked what length of notice is needed from your current

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Setting up a Linkedin Account

If you are new to the job search you may have not set up a Linkedin profile yet. While the need to do so can seem confusing when you already have a resume, Linkedin can be an important tool not just for job applications but also for job searches, networking and more. When you create

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Taking Time to #Unplug

You may have heard of The National Day of Unplugging or something similar. It’s a simple idea, put away your devices, unplug yourself from electronics and take some time to unwind.  While this “holiday” was inspired by the Sabbath and started by Reboot, a nonprofit Jewish community, the importance of it grows as our dependency

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Imposter Syndrome

Have you heard of Impostor Syndrome? Whether you have or not, chances are you’ve felt it. It is technically defined as “a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’”. In short, it’s the feeling you get when, no matter how experienced

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