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5 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid so Your Job Application Stands Out

A cover letter isn’t a mere formality—those in charge of hiring actually read them. And if your cover letter isn’t up to snuff, your application may head straight to the reject pile. Here are 5 cover letter mistakes to avoid so that your …

By Mary Kate Sheridan - Vault
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The Post-Interview Thank-You Email | Template Toolbox

If you’re on the job hunt and are wondering whether you really need to send a post-interview thank-you email, the answer is a resounding yes! Now that we got that out of the way, use these helpful tips and the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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5 Benefits of Studying Business Administration

Originally published by DePaul University: https://globalgateway.depaul.edu/blog/benefits-of-studying-business-administration

What is Business Administration?

Business administration is the supervising and overseeing of business operations. A career in this field is likely to involve working in many different aspects of a company, from business research, …

By Ishmael Rodriguez
Ishmael Rodriguez Student Career Associate Ishmael Rodriguez
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8 Reasons Why You Should Study Accounting Degrees

Originally written by CB Community: https://www.collegebasics.com/blog/why-you-should-study-accounting/

Accountants are the backbone of a company. An accountant’s job mainly involves making and assessing the financial records and accounts of a company. By doing so, they’re able to help check if the business …

By Ishmael Rodriguez
Ishmael Rodriguez Student Career Associate Ishmael Rodriguez
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Why Kansas City is a Great Place to Start Your Career

Originally written by Cynthia Diaz Rueda: https://www.umkc.edu/news/posts/2019/june/why-kc-is-a-good-place-to-start-career.html

Kansas City has it all, and offers many opportunities in a variety of fields. These are just a few of the reasons why KC is a top place to kick off your career.
 

By Ishmael Rodriguez
Ishmael Rodriguez Student Career Associate Ishmael Rodriguez
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How to Quantify Your Resume Bullets (When You Don’t Work With Numbers)

Originally published through the Muse by Lily Zhang: https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-quantify-your-resume-bullets-when-you-dont-work-with-numbers?sc_src=email_1760769&sc_lid=154216978&sc_uid=B3fLF53YYv&sc_llid=179344&sc_eh=219794085abcdaa61&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20211117_NoSpon_90Day_1760769&utm_content=sponsored&utm_term=_&uid=577760818

You’ve likely heard the advice to add numbers to your resume bullets. It helps recruiters really picture the impact you’ve made in your position, and it frankly just sounds more impressive.

By Ashley Nance
Ashley Nance Professional Development Manager Ashley Nance
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7 Tips For First-Generation College Students Navigating the Job Search

Originally written by Gabriella Julia: https://ripplematch.com/journal/article/tips-for-first-generation-college-students-navigating-the-job-search-39903041/ 

Advice from a first-generation graduate who made it through the process.

I was about 8 years old when I knew I wanted to pursue writing as a career. The chunky 2003 desktop computer sitting …

By Ashley Nance
Ashley Nance Professional Development Manager Ashley Nance
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7 Things You Should Do the First 7 Weeks of Your New Job

You’ve gone through the application process, aced every interview, and finally gotten an offer for your dream job. Earning a place as a new team member is no small achievement; however, keeping that place and making a good first impression …

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How to Praise Someone Professionally | Compliments for Co-Workers

In a profession marked by challenges and change, both praise and recognition can have a powerful impact in the workplace. Knowing how to praise someone professionally has the potential to keep workers engaged, improve retention, boost performance, build trust, and …

By Ashley Fontaine - Idealist Careers
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Career Guidance for First-Generation Students

First-generation college students are learners from households where neither parent (or guardian) has obtained a Bachelor’s degree. In other words, they are the first ones in their immediate family to attend college.

These
students forge their own paths ahead in …

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