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Did I Choose the Wrong Career? Help!

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha For some people, choosing a career is easy. For as long as they can remember, they always wanted to be a chef or a doctor or a teacher or a police officer. But, for others, [...]

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Workplace Basics: Understanding Your Benefits

(This is the final post of a three-part series geared to prepare you for the work environment.) As a new employee, you likely had to attend an orientation session where the benefits offered by your employer were explained. However, sometimes all of this information can be overwhelming to digest in one short meeting. Here is [...]

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Workplace Basics: Business Communication and Etiquette 101

(This is Part II of a three-part series geared to prepare you for the work environment.) Let’s face it, talk is cheap. But communicating–really getting your message across–can be priceless, especially in the work environment. There’s nothing worse than someone misunderstanding a comment in your e-mail or, even worse, misunderstanding the importance of their help [...]

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Workplace Basics: The Art and Science of Being Organized

(This is Part I of a three-part series geared to prepare you for the work environment.) “The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.” – Marcus Aurelius When it comes to being organized at work, many people immediately think of their desk – where to put the pens, the stapler, the [...]

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Tips for Working with a Bad Boss

Do you have a boss that drives you crazy? Maybe your personalities just don’t click. Maybe it’s an annoying habit that he or she has. Or, perhaps you work better under a different management style. Either way, you likely feel stressed, frustrated and ready to quit your job. Finding ways to manage this work stress [...]

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Stressed out? Take some time for you.

“I’m so stressed out.” “I can’t take this pressure!” “I need a vacation … from work, from life!” At one point in time or another, we’ve all uttered these or similar statements. Sometimes the cause of our stress is too much work. Sometimes it’s family pressures. Other times it’s from setting ourselves up with unrealistic [...]

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Career Advice: Get Out and Volunteer!

You might be thinking, “Wait, did I just read that right? You want me to volunteer?!” Yes, that’s right. Put in some volunteer time. Choose a company where you’d like to work and offer to volunteer your time for them. Why volunteer my services? Volunteering your time to work for a company or non-profit organization [...]

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Get the most out of your summer internship!

Do you have a great summer internship lined up? Fantastic! Let’s talk about how to get the most out of this summer’s adventures. Start your internship with an open mind. Many students have preconceived notions about particular jobs. Keep an open mind and make the best of the situation if it doesn’t match your expectations. [...]

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Preparing For Your First Day on the Job

Classes are over. Late night trips to the library have come to an end. And, most importantly, you’ve landed that great first job. Congratulations! Now, you must get up each morning for a new adventure called “work.” You’re probably filled with a mix of excitement and nerves. What will the first day be like? Who [...]

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for the Job Seeker

In my recent blog posts, I talked about ways you can use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to help in your job search. While these posts offer a number of tips for using social media to help build your professional profile, build your network and search for a job, there are some general social media do’s [...]

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Social Media 101: Are you LinkedIn?

In this series on social media, I’ve talked about using Facebook to create a professional profile and Twitter for networking. Today, I’ll explain how LinkedIn can help you with targeted professional networking. What is LinkedIn and what can it do for me? LinkedIn is commonly used to “get connected with someone” for the purposes of [...]

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Social Media 101: Networking with Twitter

In my last post I explained how you can use Facebook to create a professional profile for yourself. Now, it’s time to network. And what is one of the best resources for networking? Twitter. Twitter is the most rapidly adopted communication tool in history, going from zero to 10 million users in just over two [...]

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Social Media 101: Facebook and Job Hunting

Social media is all around us. Many of us keep up with our closest friends online, as well as “friends” who we may not know very well. We can keep up with people using applications on our iPhones, iPads, Kindles and even our NOOKs. We keep up with events, follow daily status updates and even [...]

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Career Fair Tips for Job Seekers

Each year, my company participates in the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality annual conference. For me, it’s one of the most exciting events of the year because I get to meet so many fantastic students who are ready to begin their career in the hospitality industry. Whether it’s during one of the panel discussions [...]

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Getting Hired: How to Successfully Prepare for the Interview Process

Getting Hired: How to successfully prepare for the interview process “Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.” – Dan Zevin, humorist While navigating the interview process, learning that you made it through the initial screening can be one of the greatest moments for a job seeker. [...]

  • Dan Schawbel

    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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