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Put your Best Foot Forward in Temp Jobs

The National Employment Law Project reports that temporary workers fill 2.5% of all jobs in the US.  Millions of new college grads, people reentering the workforce or those making career transitions will often have to spend some time in temp jobs.  No matter … Read More…

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College Admissions Staff Looking at Social Media

New York Times article shared that college admissions staff looking at social media as they evaluate candidates.  In a survey of college admissions professionals, 35% of respondents said they had visited the social media pages of college applicants.  Only 16% of the admissions … Read More…

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Vanishing Jobs and Disappearing Companies

If you think today’s college students are too young to know about vanishing jobs and disappearing companies; think again.  Consider companies like Blockbuster and West Coast Videos, both former game and video rental stores. Even my 23 year-old son remembers our Friday evening … Read More…

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100 Words College Students Should Know

Who doesn’t like a list? Ever so often, I run across really interesting lists of things that I want to share. This time it is a list of top 100 words every high school graduate should know.  This list of 100 words is compiled … Read More…

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Who Hired the Angry Black Woman?

Last month, highly acclaimed television producer, Shonda Rhimes, was titled the “angry black woman” in an article from the New York Times.  The article stated that Ms. Rhimes, creator, writer and producer of television favorites like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With … Read More…

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Dirty Dozen Communication Tips for The Job Interview

One of the biggest hurdles that some college students and new grads have to get over is, making that switch from what I call “college talk” to “business professional talk”.   New grads who don’t make that switch will often struggle in the job interview.  Many … Read More…

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