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Better Interview Skills? There's an App for That!

The future is officially here: the year is 2013, and computers can now teach you how to be a warm, engaging human. Us+, a new art project-slash-app, seeks to take the bugs out of IRL communication. Emotionally tone-deaf? Whiny and rambling? Passive aggressive? Us+ knows all your issues, and, unlike your best friend or your interviewer, isn't afraid to tell you. Read More >

Why the 'Skills Gap' is Employers' Own Fault

A recent report from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) highlights one of the biggest problems that companies have today: the ability to find employees who are ready to tackle the challenges they're likely to meet on the job. In pointing this out, however, the report also makes an unconscious point: that the problem is almost completely companies' own fault. Read More >

4 Tips for Finding a Job This Holiday Season

With shopping, vacations and the general desire to reduce stress during the holidays, December is a tempting time to take a break from the job search. After all, nobody's hiring during the holidays-right? Wrong. At year end, lots of companies are finalizing their budgeting for the following calendar year, spending what's left this year for fear of losing it, and making hiring decisions accordingly. Read More >

Can Graduating in a Recession Be a Good Thing?

Give a bunch of academics long enough, and they'll come up with a study that can suggest just about anything-including an upside to this terrible job market. According to an article in The Week, researchers at Emory University's Goizueta Business School have found that there may be a correlation between job satisfaction over the course of a career and the economic climate that you graduated into. Read More >

Five Tips for Using Your School's Career Services

You've learned to separate rumor from fact when it comes to career services. But what are some of the best ways to use this office to your advantage? See below for some tips to guarantee you are making the most of your career services office on campus. 1. Develop relationships Getting to know a career services advisor on campus can be instrumental to your career success. Your counselor is someone who can serve as your advocate, coach and sounding board. Read More >

26 Interview Questions the Top 10 Consulting Firms Ask

The key to any good interview is preparation-and there's no better preparation than knowing the kinds of questions that you're likely to face. With that in mind, I took a look through the thousands of responses from our 2013 consulting survey and selected some of the most representative questions that successful candidates had to navigate. Read More >

The Great American Internship Alternative

Slowly and steadily, a national emergency has been emerging on our nation's highways, and it has nothing to do with rising gasoline prices and everything to do with the aging population of our country's finest long haulers. That is, many of America's most experienced truck drivers-integral cogs in the national freight and shipping machine-are approaching retirement age, and there aren't many wannabe young long haulers in line to take their place. Read More >

One Interview Question You Should Definitely Ask

Standard advice about interviewing at companies decrees that you should always do your research in advance, and come armed with a few pertinent questions on the firm's business model, goals, and the like. It also decrees that you should save questions pertaining to compensation, perks and benefits for at least a second round interview. Read More >

5 Career Services Myths, Busted

Whether your major is Medieval History or Modern Art, Sports Business or Hospitality Management, you do not have to face your job search alone. On virtually every college campus, there is a career services office (or several) with a full staff spending their days thinking up ways to help you find professional success. The surprising news is that many students either don't know about their career services office, or don't feel that there are resources to assist with their particular needs. Read More >

Training: Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You!

Question: what recipe can you make with the following ingredients?  A record number of employees approaching retirement age in the next handful of years. A bunch of companies whose workforces were hollowed out by layoffs in the recent past, leaving them with record cash reserves, but struggling for battle-tested, promotable talent to meet future needs. Students graduating from college lacking the skills to hit the ground running in their careers. Read More >

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