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The Numbers of Conducting Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are a useful but often overlooked resource in the hunt for internships or jobs. What is an “informational interview”; how does it differ from a regular job interview; why should you conduct one; and how do you conduct one? An informational interview is exactly what it says – it’s an opportunity to gather information, […]

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The Death of Conversation: “r u there?”

I am wondering what is happening to the art of conversation. The other day, I saw two students sitting together in the cafeteria having lunch. That is not unusual; however, both of them were texting on their cell phones and not speaking to each other. Be honest, how many of you have been in that […]

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To Be, or Not to Be… Hired (Sorry, William Shakespeare)

A recent survey by Vault.com found that 85 percent of employers say having a tattoo will hurt an applicant’s chances of getting a job. What does the law say about employment and tattoos? Companies can limit employees’ personal expression on the job as long as they do not impinge on their civil liberties. According to […]

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From the Director’s Desk: How Hiring Works

Recently, a student we’ll call Joe, visited the office to discuss the poor results from his job search. He was sending out resumes and cover letters but wasn’t getting called for interviews. Both documents looked good. He had two internships and several other experiences to showcase. Joe didn’t understand why employers weren’t calling him. To […]

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8 Tips On Succeeding in a Difficult Interview

On occasion, you may have the experience of having a job interview and the interviewer is not as professional or experienced as you might have expected. Below are eight steps you can take to help you prepare, and handle, a difficult interview. Be prepared for anything to happen at the interview. Don’t be upset or […]

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Strange Interview Behavior

People sometimes do crazy things in a job interview. The only lesson here… PLEASE don’t do any of the things listed below in an internship or job interview. Based on a recent survey of Human Resources professionals, here are some of the odd things job candidates did in their interviews: 1. “… said he was […]

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