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By now, you’ve probably heard about the importance of soft skills. But it’s good to stress just how important they are. When applying for a job, soft skills will be what set two equally qualified candidates apart. They are the end game. Soft skills are what employers look for in ...
You may feel like you’ve been burned in the past by an online textbook reseller company possibly rejecting your book(s) or significantly reducing a buyback price quote. And most likely, you feel this had to be the company’s wrongdoing. In truth, 90% of the time it has to do with ...
Here are the top interview questions and some of the best ways to answer them so you can land the job you've worked so hard to prepare for.
Talent, experience, academic ability -- all of these traits are important factors in acquiring and keeping your job. But what is the surprise factor that they don't talk about in Career Centers and college classes? Your EQ: Emotional intelligence.
Confidence is great for many a thing. Like when you're working up the nerve to ask the cute person at the bar to dance, or when you're about to give a speech to a room of your peers. But overconfidence is best avoided, especially when mixed with ignorance.
Ah, the start of the term, when countless shiny new textbooks are traded to college students in exchange for an arm and a leg. Meanwhile, last term's books are being sold back for what seems like pennies on the dollar. It's amazing how frequently textbooks get "updated" to new editions and seem to depreciate overnight. What then happens to all the old editions? They magically transform into some of the greatest bargains of our time!
So you've graduated college and are getting ready to head out into the world. Sure, your university days might have been a little wild, but now, with the ink still drying on your bachelor's, you are ready to enter the workforce as a mature and responsible adult. Not so fast. In today's digital, interconnected world, there is one last exam that you need to pass before you can get that dream job: cleaning up your social media profile.
The college years are full of tough assignments, hectic schedules, and challenging social situations. It's easy to shrink back and become overwhelmed in that environment, but that can lead to regret later. Inspiring TED talks are always a good go-to for anyone who needs a bit of thought-provoking insight. The following eight talks are particularly helpful to college students.
There are books, magazines, articles, websites, e-books, mobile apps, pamphlets, seminars, weekend retreats, YouTube videos, documentaries, comic strips, and (probably) puppet shows dedicated to preparing yourself for a job interview. These information sources tend to nitpick every little detail about your appearance and demeanor in order to give you the secret recipe for landing a job. (No pressure or anything.)
In a move that mirrors the proposal in Oregon we talked about a few months back, Canadian province Nova Scotia has voted to eliminate interest on college student loans. The legislation is a deliberate and explicit move to remove the crippling financial burden of debt from new students as they start their careers.