Tagged: college

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What is a Decision Matrix?

Using a Matrix I am a total nerd about this whole job selection thing, that’s why I’m writing a book about it. But stay with me a little longer and the idea of a decision matrix might just change your whole life- I know it changed mine forever. What is a decision matrix? A decision...

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What is Personal Branding?

I have had a lot of people ask me recently “What is Personal Branding?” and “How can I create a Personal Brand?” Today I will share with you my very simple answer to this seemingly very complex question. What is Personal Branding? In essence I think that personal branding is just a word, or cluster of...

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Top Resume Questions Answered (Part 1)

A good resume is a crucial tool in your job search. It’s so easy to have your resume work for you, and even easier for it to work against you. I made my very first resume when I was in middle school and have probably been through 20 different drafts since then. A resume is...

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Interview Questions: Be a STAR

  It’s a new year, and time to get a new job or a first job. With more people than ever fighting for a job in a down economy, how can you stand out and make it through all the bloodshed? There are a few ways I’ve seen students make a positive impression on potential...

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When your best isn’t good enough

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. That’s life. When your best just isn’t good enough, you can either learn from your experience or make excuses. You will never grow if you choose the latter. I have become fairly accustomed to winning. When I enter academic competitions, I usually fare quite well. But last night, I...

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Stop Complaining

Stop Complaining! It’s a pretty simple concept, yet one of the most difficult habits to break. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but…no one cares about your problems. Do you really care about other people’s problems? It’s very easy to get caught up in complaining about how your roommate drank your...

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Do you pass the “Airport Test”?

What is the “Airport Test”? Interviewers don’t care how many liquids you have in your luggage, if you have turned off all portable electronic devices, or if you can land a plane full of snakes. The “Airport Test” is a common interview technique recruiters use to determine if you are a fun and interesting person...

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year and that means a new beginning; a time to write resolutions for the year 2012. Assuming we survive the scheduled apocalypse, keeping our resolutions for the whole year is often very challenging, and few of us have ever kept all or even some of our new year’s resolutions. Resolutions often stem...

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Today is a great day!

Today is a great day! Today is a great day! Today is a great day! This is a sentence that someone once told me to repeat three times in the mirror with different intonations to start off each morning. Waking up might be the most difficult thing you’ll do all day, so sometimes you need to give yourself...

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Silence is Golden

Silence is a very interesting concept to me, because when used well it can be a very powerful weapon in your college success arsenal. Silence can be awkward – and therein lies the power. People will do almost anything to avoid feeling awkward! If you can control silence by not being afraid to use it and not getting uncomfortable,...

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