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August is almost upon us, but there’s still plenty of time before summer ends! There’s a lot you can do to prepare for Fall semester, especially if you’re going to be participating in On Campus Recruiting (OCR). Here are some…

Guidelines on effective writing samples for job applications

A writing sample provides an employer with an example of how you organize and express your thoughts. The purpose is to convince an employer you can create the kind of written materials and handle the type of work expected of…

4 key strategies to stand out while you are at your internship!

Networking and Informational Interviewing are essential tools in the career exploration and future job search process. Networking is the process of making informal contacts and building relationships that provide you with information, advice, and further contacts, all of which will…

Do You Have Any Questions for Me? Preparing a List for the Interviewer

The last question an interviewer typically asks is “do you have any questions for me?” It’s important to have a list a 5-7 questions prepared to show the interviewer you’ve done your research. You will only want to ask 2-3…

Creating a Stand Out Cover Letter

Depending on the position, a recruiter may receive a hundred applications or more. With so much competition, how can you stand out? How do you let the recruiter know that you are a great fit for the role? Start by…

Building Your Blog and Your Brand

If you are interested in developing a professional brand, but don’t know how to begin — a blog is a great way to get started. When employers Google you, your blog may be the first website that they see. You…

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5 Ways to Develop Strong Writing Samples

New job seekers will often avoid job postings that require anything more than a resume and cover letter. Clearly, an employer is utilizing additional requirements to assist in choosing candidate with the requisite skill sets and to potentially weed out…

Boosting Your Resume for the Electronic Screening Process

Many large organizations rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help pre-filter resumes. The systems work by scanning resumes for contextual keywords and key phrases based on the job description, mathematically scoring the resume for relevance, and sending only the most qualified…

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