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Network Like a Champ Without Getting a TKO

If you’re a young job seeker, you’ve undoubtedly heard that when looking for a job, it’s not always what you know, but who you know. So get out there and network! But in the frenzied social networking boxing ring we exist in, how do you know if you’re properly landing punches or simply shadow boxing [...]

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What Makes Millennials Marketable to Employers

Millennials get a bad rep with employers by being labeled as the entitlement generation. And all that negativity can start to hinder a young professional’s mojo when looking for a j-o-b. But don’t fret millennials; those entitlement tendencies can make you more marketable when applying for positions. So when someone asks you on your next [...]

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The Deal with Phone Screens

For those of you who have been around the job or internship search block, you’re familiar with the dance of the phone screen. That call you get from the friendly recruiter or HR representative who saw your resume and wants to conduct a screening to get to know you a little better. Your first thought? [...]

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What Employers Are Really Looking For

Buzzwords, experience, business savvy…As a college recruiter, one of the questions students ask me most often is “What do employers look for in a candidate?” If I had a crystal ball and the formula for that question, I could single-handedly rule the world. But since my crystal ball is currently lost in transit, what I [...]

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The Five Commandments of Job Searching

In the current employment climate, landing a job may feel like a task that can only be achieved through divine intervention. But if relying on a wing and a prayer isn’t part of your job pursuit, then here are five employment commandments to help you get to the occupational pearly gates. Thou shalt not be [...]

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Should You Be Looking for Jobs or Interviews?

You’re counting down the months to graduation. But instead of doing a happy dance, you’re doing the limbo. You know those awkward months where it’s too early to apply for full-time jobs while biding time for your coveted diploma. It’s a challenging position. Most organizations aren’t willing to hedge their bets for seven to nine [...]

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How to Get Ahead in the Job Search Race

If you’re a recent grad still looking for a job, you may feel like you’re running in circles trying to get to the career path highway. You spent four years training for your sprint from School Street to Wall Street only to find yourself in a race to the unemployment line. But don’t let your [...]

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Extracurriculars – Résumé Do or Don’t?

Glee club, sports, debate team– when you were applying to college, these activities could make or break getting you into the school of your choice. But when it comes to job applications do your extracurricular activities hold any merit with employers? The answer is…it depends. Not all employers are going to be impressed with your [...]

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The Truth About Cover Letters

One of the most common questions I get from young job seekers is “Should I submit a cover letter with my résumé?” Well, the answer is that it depends. If the job posting specifically requests a cover letter, then by all means submit one. However, if there’s no request, spend your efforts on tailoring your [...]

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How to Be Best in Class at Career Fairs

Changing leaves. Profiles. Business suits. When I was a college student, the approach of fall always signified two things: fashion week and career fairs. Both events culminate into a speed dating frenzy of individuals competing for the attention of top industries to buy into their talent. So how do you stand out in the cattle [...]

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Editors Chelsea Rice - Editor-In-Chief Chelsea is an associate editor for HealthLeaders Media. She began her work for StudentBranding  just before graduating from Boston University, where she studied journalism and minored in international relations. The summer after graduation, she found her first job and began working as an editorial assistant at Alloy Education for magazines like Careers [...]

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    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.


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    Chelsea Rice is the editor-in-chief of the Student Branding Blog. She began her work for StudentBranding.com just before graduating from Boston University, where she studied journalism and minored in international relations.

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