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15 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Asking, and Why

Job interview questions are typically something you think of as coming from the interviewer. But if you’ve done any research into what successful job interviews look like, you know the best thing you can do to help your cause from the applicant’s standpoint is to have some questions ready to go when he or she […]
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21 Communication Skills You Need for Today’s Job Market

The importance of communication skills cannot be overemphasized. The job market is changing from what it was even 10 years ago. Today, companies value people who can get the job done over those with a bunch of educational credits attached to their names. They’re willing to pay good money for soft skills. That means you […]
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Leadership Skills for Life: A Complete Guide

Leadership skills are not reserved for the take-charge mentalities of the world. They are something everyone must have. That old adage that in life there are leaders and followers? Too simple. What you’ll find as you move through school and into your professional career is that it takes a little bit of both at different […]
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10 Ways Public Speaking Skills Can Help You Live Your Best Life

Public speaking is an often overlooked weapon for your marketability arsenal. Many people think of it — and schools too often pitch it — as if it’s a “nice to have” rather than a “need to have.” We’re of the belief that it’s as necessary to develop basic public speaking skills as it is math, […]
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Study Smarter: How to Make Sure You Do It

Study smarter, not harder, is a concept that you have probably heard in some form or another (perhaps work instead of study). It makes a lot of sense if your goal is to have any kind of enjoyable life. It operates on the idea that longer work does not necessarily produce better work. In fact, […]
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13 Academic Writing Mistakes That Can Derail Any Essay

Academic writing often gets tagged with being boring, wordy, and downright monotonous to read. When you think about it, you probably envision huge walls of text littered with four- and five-syllable words. Well, that can be the case but it shouldn’t be, especially when it comes to your own work. We’ve taken some time to […]
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16 Success-Killing Communication Mistakes You Have to Stop Making

At some point, every single one of us has made communication mistakes that cost us, either socially or professionally (or both). While the faux pas will come, it is important to keep your eyes on the prize and work to improve how you communicate every day. That goes for written and oral as well as […]
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Why Doing What You Love Fast-Tracks Failure

“Find a job doing what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? Just imagine a world where you can make up your own work and people will throw money at you to do it! With social media and the fictional representations so many put out there of […]
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17 Resume Killers That’ll Keep You from Your Dream Job

The scary thing about putting yourself out there in the job market is there are many ways it can go wrong — exhibit A, the 17 resume killers we’re about to discuss. In the following article, we’ll examine the mistakes that keep us from getting the jobs we need to elevate our careers beyond the […]
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Flexible Work: 16 Tips to Excel in Your Career When No One Makes You

Flexible work is a reality many students will need to embrace as they move through their educational, and into their professional, careers. Sometimes the freedoms of this form of work will be available in a W2 setting while others will be exclusive to the gig economy.  The chances of you working remotely in either capacity are […]
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