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Career Tips

Career-related tips and resources

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
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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 It can also be your last opportunity if your resume is outdated or too thin.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
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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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4 Interview Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Not getting the job offer after an interview is something we’ve all likely experienced. And often, we falsely believe we didn’t get the offer because the employer didn’t think we were qualified. However, the fact that we were selected to interview is …

By Natasha Shetty - Vault
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Featured Resource: Tips for Starting a New Job

Will you be starting a new job or internship this summer? Check out these tips for how to make a good impression (and manage your nerves!) during the first few weeks.

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By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor Kendra Northington
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What’s a Phone Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know Before That “Quick Chat” With the Recruiter

So you got an email back from a job you applied to—awesome! The person who reached out is asking to schedule a phone screen. Or perhaps they’re asking to schedule a “quick chat” or “brief phone call.” What does this …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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12 Essential Data Engineering Interview Questions and Answers

One of the most substantial economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was the acceleration of workplace trends like the transition to remote work. While some businesses needed to shut their doors amid the economic slowdown, others have been growing and …

By Guest Contributor - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Don’t Bore the Interviewer: Storytelling for Technical Presentations & Interviews

Picture this: After months of applying, you’ve finally landed a job interview at your dream company. You are confident in your skills (direct and transferable) to succeed in the role, but sometimes you get nervous in interviews – stumbling over words, rambling, or going on tangents…

By Chalvonna Smith Teachey
Chalvonna Smith Teachey Director Chalvonna Smith Teachey
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8 Mind Tricks for Crushing Your Interviews

Often, what determines the outcome of your interviews has little to do with the questions you’re asked and if you know all the answers. Instead, the outcome is often dependent on your interview mindset—how you think about interviews and …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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