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Recommended Reading Roundup

We’re bringing back the weekly recommended reading roundup each Friday! Each week I’ll be sharing the best posts I’ve read/videos I’ve watched on the topics…

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Read Up: Oyster Books

Read Up: Oyster Books

I think a key component to professional (and personal) success is to always be learning new things. It doesn’t matter if you’re reading, watching, or listening……

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Prepary Profile: A Summer Internship in Human Resources

Prepary Profile: A Summer Internship in Human Resources

This Prepary profile features Ariel, landed a Summer Internship in Human Resources. She shares how she got the job and what the experience was like.

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Q&A: How do I get out of work to interview?

Q&A: How do I get out of work to interview?

The “optimal” situation to be in is to be looking for a job while you already have one. However, there is one thing that is not optimal about that – finding the time to interview and managing to get away from your desk!

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Common interview questions: Tell me about yourself

Common interview questions: Tell me about yourself

Out of all the interview questions you will ever answer, “tell me a little bit about yourself” is the one you need to know cold… because it is going to be asked in pretty much every interview you will ever go through in some form or another.

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How to customize your resume for a job

How to customize your resume for a job

In order to have a really compelling resume for a specific company or job, it’s necessary to tailor your resume to that company or job. There are…

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Do companies post all of their jobs online?

Do companies post all of their jobs online?

If you’re out there looking for a job, and you have a list of your absolute dream companies, your number 1 priority is probably finding out how to get your foot in the door at one of them. The first step to doing that is naturally applying for jobs and then interviewing for them. But one tricky part of the job search process is actually finding out about these opportunities. People often wonder “Do companies post all of their jobs online?” and tend to have a suspicion that they’re missing out.

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Q&A: Does it look bad if I quit my job before a year?

Q&A: Does it look bad if I quit my job before a year?

A very common question I get is about how long someone “has to” stay in a job before moving on to something new. Specifically, “Does it look bad if I quit my job before a year?”

Let me start by saying this. There is definitely a perception out there that if you leave a job before a year, it reflects negatively on you. The reason this perception is out there is because leaving a job quickly can lead people to believe a few things (many times incorrectly)… Read on to learn more about how this may be perceived and how you can avoid this.

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