Job Tips

How to Get Internships That Work

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Ask college students about past internships and you’ll get a wide range of answers. Some students found they were a stepping stone to their first jobs and others just felt like coffee jockeys for the paid help. A well-chosen internship can be a great opportunity to learn more about how the real world operates. Before you venture out into the real world, it’s a good idea to give some thought and planning to the process. Start by Setting Your Goals One of the most important parts of an internship is planning. There are several questions to ask yourself. What do you want in an internship? Do you want to be able to dig in and actually do work or would you rather observe or shadow different people in the organization? The college you attend...

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How To Prepare For A Nursing Job Interview

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Prepping for a nursing job interview might seem straightforward but the field of nursing carries with it additional considerations beyond what is expected of other job candidates.  After all, people are putting the care of their loved ones in your hands. Hospital and clinic administrators have to interview and hire accordingly, especially given the large number of job openings in most markets. Interview Preparation: Focus On What You Can Bring To the Nursing Job Give serious thought to what you might be asked and how best to answer. A simple “tell me about yourself” type of question is an opportunity to explain your track record as a good employee. Keep your answer in the two minute range. Remember that employers aren’t interested in...

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5 LinkedIn Tips for Recent College Grads

Professionals in nearly every industry are using LinkedIn – 93 percent of companies use it to recruit new hires. As a recent college grad, it’s important to have a strong profile that outlines your strengths and experiences. Below we outline some tips on how to get your LinkedIn profile camera ready. Customize Your Public Profile URL Don’t want to be a number? Customize your public url (the bit that goes after linkedin.com/xxxx) Click the ‘Me’ icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage. Click the Pencil icon under Edit URL and follow instructions Upload a (Professional) Photo There are many benefits to including a photo of yourself on your LinkedIn profile – your profile is fourteen times more likely to be viewed just for having a...

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7 Reasons to Continue Your Education in 2019

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So you’re considering continuing your education? Now’s the time to set some goals for 2019. Whether it’s because you’re ready to move jobs, looking for a higher position or just seeking to challenge yourself, there are many benefits to continuing your education. Below are seven reasons (and one bonus one) you should consider continuing your education. 1. Make More Money Although there is an upfront investment, one great benefit of continuing your education is that you’ll gain more money. A person with their Master’s degree makes, on average, $200 more a week than their colleagues with only bachelor degrees. This adds up to almost an extra $10,000 a year. 2. Career Growth Continuing your education can significantly grow your career. When...

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