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Career Tips

Career-related tips and resources

Resource Spotlight: Workshops & Tutorials

Did you know that you can watch a SEAS Careers workshop any time, day or night?

Our VIDEOS page has the recordings of all the workshops from the past year including:

Career Services Orientation
Prepare for Virtual Career Fairs
Enhance …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor Kendra Northington
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Not Sure What You Should Be Making at Your First Job? Here’s How to Figure Out the Right Number to Aim for

Launching your career by landing your first full-time job can be thrilling, but there might be one small thing you’re not so sure about as you wait to hear the words, “You’re hired!”: Money.

How do you know what to …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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7 Trending Skills for Post-Covid Tech Jobs

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the career growth of workers and job seekers in the tech industry. Many have seen their salaries cut and opportunities for bonuses slashed. Some have even lost their jobs. Because of these changes, …

By Gabe Nelson - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How to Impress a Data Science Hiring Manager: 5 Tips from Google, Instagram, & Uber Data Scientists

Data scientists are increasingly multidisciplinary, with many knowing how to code, project manage, and dabble in machine learning engineering on top of being data wrangling experts. But which data science skills and qualities are most impressive to hiring managers?

In …

By Guest Contributor - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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9 Jobs for Computer Science Majors—You Don’t Have to Be a Software Engineer

As companies clamor for people with programming skills, it’s no surprise that computer science has become a popular major at many universities. But coding isn’t the only skill you develop when you study CS, and a computer science degree doesn’t …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Resource Spotlight: Diversify Tech

Diversify Tech is a collection of resources for underrepresented people in tech. Sign up for their weekly newsletter to receive information on scholarships, events, job opportunities, and more. Resources include:

Job Board
Scholarships for conferences and education
Communities
Events

Click …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor Kendra Northington
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3 Tips for Starting a Job Remotely

This has been the year of everything virtual — and that includes the workplace. Many companies plan to keep their employees at home for the foreseeable future, so if you’re currently job hunting, you may find yourself not only interviewing virtually

By Jacqueline DeMarco - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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5 Ways to Immediately Improve your Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It can also be your last opportunity if your resume is outdated or too thin. Here are five tips that will help you immediately update and beef …

By Andrew Fennell - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How to Prepare for Common Interview Questions

Are you looking for a new job? This article will help prepare you for what questions may be asked throughout the recruitment process.

Pre-Interview Questions

Many of the questions you’ll be asked as a job hunter happen before you even …

By Tarek Bouakaz - Vidcruiter
Vidcruiter
Land your dream job and advance your career with expert advice.
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Featured Resource: Salary Negotiation Guide

Looking to learn how to negotiate your salary? Salary negotiation is an essential and normal part of the job search process. Although it can feel intimidating, it is important to ensure that you are being adequately compensated for your work. …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels
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