Author Archives: Andrea Nemeth

A Guide to In-Person Job Interviews

In-person interviews come in many shapes and sizes, from the classic one-on-one to the increasingly common group interview. Each in-person interview requires you to show off your skills as a prospective employee, but you may want to prepare a bit differently depending on the type. Tips for One-on-One Interviews One-on-one interviews are often the second step in the job interview ...

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Use Social Media to Find a Job

General Social Media Advice Make sure your social media accounts (all of them!) are professional, employer-friendly, and clean – essentially, present your best self! Your real name goes a long way. Avoid using nicknames/slang, or names that make it difficult for employers to find you. Make your name consistent across all platforms. Picture perfect! If you’re going to be using ...

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CAREER MYTHS

  There are many career myths. Make sure you challenge them!   Myth #1 My career will be directly related to my degree Although some students pursue careers directly related to their degrees, many use their degree as a stepping stone to new and innovative careers that are related to their interests, skills, values or experiences. As you talk to ...

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What to Do When Your Job Interview Isn’t In Person

So you’ve landed a job interview with a great company – awesome! But then you learn you won’t actually be required to go into the office and that the employer would like to talk to you by phone or video. Don’t panic: video and phone interviews are becoming an increasingly common first step in the job interview process, so it’s ...

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Why Money Matters Really Matter

One of the most common struggles young adults face today is debt. What’s worse, the debt problems most face aren’t even mortgages or student loans – “good debt,” if you will – but credit and overdraft charges from unchecked spending. Such “bad debt” is creating a generation of young adults who are getting off to a shaky start financially, but ...

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The Art of Marketing Your Skills

You’re fresh off the podium with a new degree in hand, ready to take on the world and start building a career. The doom and gloom of the economy is ever-present, and you know you’re going to have to swim against that tide. However, you’re optimistic that you have what it takes to impress and land a fantastic job. Preparing ...

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Financial Literacy and What Professional Accounting Has to Do with It

As I write this, the month is November. It is that time when men grow facial hair for cancer awareness. It’s that quiet lull between Halloween fun and Christmas mania. Also, so well-timed for holiday shopping, it’s Financial Literacy Month! You meant to put it in your calendar. These things happen. On the outside chance that someone is caught by ...

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Career Turning Point: My Career, My Self

By Allison Whalen During my university years, I often envied friends in career-oriented programs such as law or physiotherapy—they had a goal in sight, a clear direction to move in. Their proverbial finish line was both graduation and the start of a career, whereas I seemed to float from class to class, eager to do well in my English Literature ...

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What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts Degree?

What is a Bachelor of Arts degree really worth in today’s world? And what types of jobs are available to those that earn them? Because a degree in the liberal arts emphasizes thinking above all else, the successful recipient can – and should be able to – make an argument that careers are out there if the mind is properly ...

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Ad Agencies of Today

We’ve all seen the Mad Men version of advertising – hard-drinking advertisers vying for the best business, trying to scoop each other’s clients with little more than brassy self-confidence and a slogan. Advertising agencies have changed a lot since then – that much is clear – but are there still agencies out there like Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce? There’s always ...

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