The "first job" frustration - no time!

The “first job” frustration – no time!

Starting your first job or starting a new job, can be a total shock to your system. In this type of transition period there is going to be one thing you don’t have a lot of… time.

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Back to school? Don't forget about your job search

Back to school? Don’t forget about your job search

If you are currently in school, you probably just stepped back on campus and are enjoying a slew of welcome activities, catching up with friends you haven’t seen all summer, and being bombarded with a ton of other things. While your upcoming job or internship search is probably the furthest thing from you mind, there are a few things you should do now that will pay off later.

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Must-have tools for your job search: indeed.com

Must-have tools for your job search: indeed.com

When job-seekers approach me and wonder where they should be looking at job postings, I consistently point them towards indeed.com. It is a website that you absolutely must bookmark during your job or internship search. This is why…

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Don't let twitter crush your job search (or career)

Don’t let twitter crush your job search (or career)

It is a pretty good rule of thumb to assume anything you put on the internet could be traced back to you forever. Unless you are absolutely fluent in privacy settings (and they can be complicated) it is really good to lead your “digital life” with that assumption. Even if you are limiting your posts to family & friends, their perception of you may come into play in your job search.

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Tips for your first video job interview

Tips for your first video job interview

The video interview is a somewhat new interview style but is becoming more and more common. It’s a great way for companies to get to know candidates who are at school, traveling, or located hundreds of miles away.

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Advice for recent grads: the "silver lining" of not having a job locked up

Advice for recent grads: the “silver lining” of not having a job locked up

As June comes and goes, caps are thrown across the country as the class of 2012 graduates. As the summer, grad parties, and weekends away wind down, the dreaded job search continues to be a focus for many. Believe it or not, there are a few “silver linings” in not finding a job right away.

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Common Interview Questions: What is your biggest weakness?

Common Interview Questions: What is your biggest weakness?

A really common interview question is about strengths and weaknesses. Answering the part about your biggest strength is easy (for most) but lots of people trip up on the other side of the question, “What is your biggest weakness”.

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When applying to jobs, is it better to cast a wider net?

When applying to jobs, is it better to cast a wider net?

We may think that applying to a high number of jobs will increase our chances of getting one. But when it comes to applying for jobs, is casting a wider net the way to go?

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The top 5 things to remember when building your resume

The top 5 things to remember when building your resume

When putting together your resume (whether it is your first version or fifteenth), there are tons of things to consider. Hours and hours can be spent tailoring a resume to get it into “perfect” shape… but before you delve in, remember these 5 things.

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Our mission... why we're here

Our mission… why we’re here

The goal of The Prepary is really simple – to help people get jobs – and also to provide advice that is accurate, informed, and current. You won’t see much information here on sending hard copies of your resume but you will find advice and information on the real questions you have in your job search today…

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