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  • Thriving at a community college

    I was picking up my sister from high school for a doctor’s appointment when I ran into a former teacher. I’d graduated less than a year before, and he asked what I was up to. I told him I was starting out at community...

  • Graduating debt-free from college

    Jason Lum, a counselor from Minneapolis, Minn., talks about how he graduated from Harvard Law debt-free – and how your students can do the same. While many people switch careers in their lifetimes, it is not often that you see a practicing lawer get...

  • The Most Frustrating Things About College (And How to Cope)

    When we talk about going to college and furthering your education, we tend to paint a very pretty picture of college students studying with friends on a picturesque university campus with autumn leaves falling around them as they sip lattes without a care in...

  • But I’m not good at anything!

    Independent college consultant Abby Siegel has plenty of students who think they’re not good enough to get into college. She and other college counselors have heard it all. “I haven’t done anything.” “My grades aren’t perfect.” “I slacked off for the first three years.”...

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    Thriving at a community college

    I was picking up my sister from high school for a doctor’s appointment when I ran into a former teacher. I’d graduated less than a year before, and he asked what I was up to. I told him I was starting out at community...

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    How to Become a Better Multi-Tasker on the Job

    Multitasking is a misnomer for the ability to juggle several tasks almost simultaneously. The process of measured task switching, which is what actually happens when one is multitasking, requires careful planning and skillful organization. The human brain is unable to run disparate tasks concurrently,...

  • Academic
    Graduating debt-free from college

    Jason Lum, a counselor from Minneapolis, Minn., talks about how he graduated from Harvard Law debt-free – and how your students can do the same. While many people switch careers in their lifetimes, it is not often that you see a practicing lawer get...

  • Academic
    The Most Frustrating Things About College (And How to Cope)

    When we talk about going to college and furthering your education, we tend to paint a very pretty picture of college students studying with friends on a picturesque university campus with autumn leaves falling around them as they sip lattes without a care in...

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    45% of Employers Screen Job Candidates Online

    There is no doubt that social media is changing the way we are communicating. Polls, published on FastCompany put this trend into perspective for Job Seekers. Thank you CareerBuilder.com for running the surveys: 45% of employers check social networks before hiring 11% plan to...

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    Stressed-Out Job Seekers

    HOUSE:  I love the cranky bastard. During last year’s season finale of the TV show House, though, I learned something … and that is the absolute power our right brain has over our lives. The parallel is drawn between House’s patient, whose right brain...

  • LinkedIn Tips & Tricks
    The Essence of Job Searching with Social Media

    Last night a light bulb went off during my hands-on 2 hr workshop. The workshop started off as usual. Introductions. LinkedIn, personal branding ninja techniques, getting to Google’s first page. And just as we were about to get into Twitter…Time ran out! I realized...

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    Video Resume Ideas

    I just want to say that I love my Mac. I used it to put together a pretty slick video résumé yesterday in just a few hours. I often talk about standing out from the crowd, and I believe video is the way to...