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I've noticed that some of my coworkers have formed cliques and will talk badly about other employees. How do I stay out of the office drama?

The best thing you can do is avoid inserting yourself into one clique and to remain professional because you are in a work setting to... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I am looking to be a professional writer after my undergraduate education. How do I get my foot in the door in this vast, competitive profession?

Lit mag publications look better than any program ever will. This is how you build your writer's resume. Make sure to constantly be... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I need a good paying job that also benefits my resume and career path. I don't even know where to begin. How do I start my search?

I agree with others that LinkedIn is a great resource for this. I found my current job through it and I never would have thought to look... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How can students adjust to working 40 hours per week in terms of being rested enough/packing enough food for the day/adapting to this lifestyle? What should students know to succeed on this type of 8-5 schedule, and what can make it easier to get through the day?

I buy healthy snacks that I can easily pack and eat throughout my workday. Ex: Snap peas with hummus, edamame, fruit, applesauce, yogurt... (more)Read 3 Answers
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What's the best way to deal with a difficult boss?

If your boss is starting to take advantage/ isn't respecting you, it's time to start documenting everything. I had a boss who used to... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What do you do if you don't get along with a coworker?

If you're not getting along with a coworker, try your best to minimize your interactions with them. Depending on the job, this may or not... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Is it necessary to get professional head shots done for internships and jobs?

It's not necessary unless you're looking to spiff up your social media accounts (especially LinkedIn, as folks said below). In regards to... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What are the differences between a CVC, resume, and cover letter? Is it necessary to have every single one of these?

Brittany identified the main differences between the documents, so I'll elaborate on the latter half of your question. I believe it is... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are some of the best websites for people to look on when looking for internships, full-time jobs, part-time jobs, etc.?

I agree with Amanda and Elana! Another site I found helpful (also where I found out about Uloop!) was Wayup! Much like other job sites,... (more)Read 3 Answers
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My manager has been giving me more hours than I can handle. I've talked to him several times regarding my workload and that I'll be needing less hours, but he doesn't listen. What should I do?

I agree with Lorena! If you've already tried to request less hours and you aren't being heard, find a job that will respect your hectic... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are people's thoughts on having an internship right outside of college rather than starting in an entry-level position in a company? What are the pros and cons?

It depends--if the internship is paid, I feel like there aren't too many differences because you'll be learning and you'll be earning... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What's the best interview advice you ever received?

While it's important to be polite and professional during an interview, I've also found that it's extremely important to just be... (more)Read 7 Answers
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How can graduates find jobs in fields different from what they majored in? To what extent can you stray from your degree/primary field of study and still prove you're qualified for a job in a different realm?

You would be surprised about how many people get jobs in a field that does not relate to their majors at all. My first major was... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I have recently changed my field of study (first-semester junior year), how do I best articulate my reasoning for doing so to future employers?

I just had a conversation with one of my bosses at my internships in which he asked why I switched my field of study so late. I was... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How many pages should your resume really be?

One page. If it is more than one page you probably won't even be considered for the job. You can play around with the formatting, font,... (more)Read 3 Answers
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What type of structure do you use when writing a cover letter to a potential employer?

The first paragraph should state what position you are applying for and how you found it. It should also state where you went to school.... (more)Read 1 Answer
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If you don't love the people working at your office, should you be worried that the job is not right for you?

Absolutely not! Just because you don't like classmates in your favorite class, is that class not right for you? If you enjoy your... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Are there truly benefits to accepting invitations to academic honors societies (selective ones that choose the top 5% of undergrads at your campus)? How impressive do these actually look to employers if you list them on your resume?

Building off of Lorena and Madison, many honors societies are scams to just get money from you. If the honors society is something that... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Where are the best places to buy professional work clothes that have great quality that won't break the bank? What are some staple items that every young professional should have in his/her closet?

JC Penney, H&M, and TJ Maxx are great places to find affordable work clothes for young professionals. They offer trendy clothing as... (more)Read 2 Answers
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My GPA is not grade because I was struggling with mental health issues and very difficult science classes my freshman year. If a potential employers asks about my GPA, how do I explain my situation?

Be honest; it's always the best policy. A potential employer should not look down at you for this. However, most employers do not care... (more)Read 2 Answers

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