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How important are head shots in the job search? And what are some wardrobe do's and do nots?

They can be very important. If you don't have a good headshot, it's better to use a logo or nothing at all. You don't want to give off a... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What's the best interview advice you ever received?

Do not tell the interviewer what he/she already knows. [e.g., everything you wrote on your resume].Be honest about your weaknesses and... (more)Read 10 Answers
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When should undergraduate college seniors start searching for a full-time job for after graduation?

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How helpful is having a facebook page for yourself as a public figure? Should you start it when you first enter the work force or wait and create it later when you are more established?

I think it depends on your industry. For most industries, having a good LinkedIn page is more helpful, but if you are in an industry like... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Do you think having a LinkedIn is necessary for finding a job? What are some tips on getting started on the site?

LinkedIn is an interesting site. I don't find it that useful because I'm in the field of psychology. However, my boyfriend is in... (more)Read 7 Answers
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How much of my experience should I share on LinkedIn?

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How can I get more likes on my professional facebook page as a public figure?

Cross brand yourself across social media profiles. Ask your friends to share your page on all their social media as well. (more)Read 1 Answer
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What type of structure do you use when writing a cover letter to a potential employer?

I always start out with a short anecdote to pull in the person reading instead of the standard "Hi, I'm ____ from ____ University and am... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What's the best way to negotiate a higher salary?

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At what point in your senior year should you begin your job search?

December/January for larger companies and March/April for smaller companies (more)Read 2 Answers
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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?

It doesn't mean that the job is not right for you but it could mean that the position is not quite the right fit. If you love what you... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How do I find a recruiter that has positions in my area of interest?

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What was the best part-time job you've ever had?

The best part-time job that I ever had was a job in the housing office on my campus. It was a great job because it was close to my... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is is awkward to request to connect with people on LinkedIn you weren't really friends with in high school or college but that LinkedIn recommends to you?

It's definitely not awkward. I've linked with people I may have spoken to once or twice, or only know through other people. Having that... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How do I know if working with a recruiter is right for me?

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Have you visited a resume workshop? Was the experience worth it?

I have and I did find it helpful. While I knew a lot of what we did already, I did get some good tips that I didn't know. We can use all... (more)Read 1 Answer
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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 was your first interview experience like? What did you learn from it?

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Is it worthwhile to get an off-campus retail job during the school year for a little extra cash?

If you have the extra time, absolutely. At the very least, the part-time job will provide you with spending money so that you're saving... (more)Read 1 Answer
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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.?

All of these are great sources (as listed by the others) but do not discount the possibilities of Facebook! Join facebook groups devoted... (more)Read 4 Answers

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