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4 Ways to Change Careers and Chase Your Dreams

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It happens to the best of us. We start out our careers with the best intentions; go to school, get a job and work hard. But, what happens when a few years – or decades – down the road, you find yourself wanting more from your professional life? What exactly do you do when your resume screams “banker” but your passion is for teaching?

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How Erin Landed a Job in Less Than 7 Days

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Throughout college Erin has been determined to work in the entertainment industry.  Following her graduation she bravely moved to Los Angeles even without a job lined up. Time was ticking for her and she knew she needed a proven strategy to land a job fast.

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Secrets To Landing A Job After Graduation

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You’ve finally made it—you’re now a college graduate. Anyone who’s ever done the same will agree, it’s an achievement. But, before you’ve have time to pat yourself on the back, just about everyone has been asking where you’ll be applying that hard-earned education. And, while you may not have had an offer the day you got your mitts on that diploma, with a few strategic steps you can land that coveted dream job.

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Turn Your Day Job Into Your Dream Job

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Have you ever had that feeling the something was almost perfect? You couldn’t quite put your finger on it, but something was missing. I think we all have, and while it’s mildly vexing in our personal lives, it can be extremely frustrating when it happens professionally.

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How To Land The Job Even If You Don’t Have The Experience Needed

This article by Ryan Kahn was originally posted on Life Lanes

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If you’re just out of college or embarking on a new career path, probably the most intimidating aspect of finding a job is coming up with relevant experience.

 

But there’s no reason to despair. Just follow these three tips to help beef up your application without making it sound like a bunch of fluff.

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The 3 Types Of Mentors You Need

This article by Ryan Kahn was originally posted on Life Lanes

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When you’re looking for a job you’ll need all the help you can get, no matter what level of experience you have. While an insider with the hiring manager’s ear would be a huge advantage, that scenario isn’t too likely. But you will need help from another kind of insider: a mentor.

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How To Stand Out And Land A Job

This article by Ryan Kahn was originally posted on Life Lanes

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It’s not easy to stand out from the crowd when job searching, especially when you’re a student or recent graduate. Here’s how people early in their careers can make an impression without work experience:

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The Best Career Advice You’ll Never Hear

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Career advice abounds. One quick Google search and you’ll have days of reading to keep you busy. But how much of that sage advice is really all that practical? Sure, we all know showing up on time, without a mustard stain on our shirt is probably a good plan. But what happens when you’ve landed the job, cycled through your best power outfits, and run out of witty elevator talk?

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Resume Trends

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Whether you’re perfectly happy with your current job or you’ve been in the market for a while, having a fresh, modern resume is always a smart move. Check out these three trends to spice up that resume, and you’ll be ready to explore any new opportunities that may come your way.

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New Job Mistakes that Everyone Makes, But Shouldn’t

New Job Mistakes that Everyone Makes, But Shouldn't

 

Starting a new job is a challenge, no matter how much experience you have. And as a result, most employers will give you a bit of room when it comes to mess-ups your first few days on the job. Forgetting someone’s name, or where to find the paper for the copier, is completely understandable. But there are a few things you should never forget, no matter how common or innocent they may seem.

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Congratulations; You Graduated! Now What?

Congratulations; You Graduated Now What.

 

So you put in all of the work and everything does come down to this moment. You have finally finished all of the standardized tests and written all the papers for all of the overbearing professors. You no longer have to worry about anybody telling you that you have to complete this task by this particular time if you do not want to. However, you will also find that this freedom comes with a price.

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5 Ways To Find A Valuable Internship For You

5 Ways To Find A Valuable Internship For You

 

There is so much that goes on around you when you are in college; friends, sports, academic coursework, community services, etc.  But, you know you have to take out time and do one or more than one internships to gain that extra credit or to have a valuable experience while attending college.

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5 Desired Skills To Grab An Online Marketing Job

5 Desired Skills To Grab An Online Marketing Job

 

The job market for online marketing jobs has only seen an upward curve. The growth and opportunities in this field are the major factors that attract a lot of young professionals towards here. But the scenario is such that the companies are unable to find the right talent for their organization. The main reason for this is the lack of experience in this field. So, what does it take to be a professional in this field? The following article talks about five skills that every recruiter desires from an online marketing professional.

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How to Nail Your Government Job Interview

How to Nail Your Government Job Interview

 

Government jobs offer some perks that are hard to come by in the private sector these days — namely, a generous pension, regular hours, and great job security. If you’ve got your eye on a nice government job, a Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) degree could be the perfect preparation. But earning the degree is just the first step toward landing a civil service gig — you’ve also got to ace the government job interview.

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Tips On How To Ace Your Job Interview

Tips on how to ace your Job interview

 

Luck has been in your great favor and has helped you landing in an interview for your dream job. Acing this interview would be the key for locking the deal. Job interviews can prove to be nerve wrecking and jitters inducing but these are as natural as anything as a human nature phenomenon is. Many people under go distress and sleeplessness the night before the interview however there are certain category of candidates that appear pretty confident on the interview day and that sure is not something made up, they actually are confident. You can also be that confident person, there are certain pre requirements of how to do well in an interview that are a must to know and if you get hold on them properly, you sure get along half way through acing your interview.

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The Link Between Your Credit Report And Your Job Prospects

The Link Between Your Credit Report And Your Job Prospects

 

There is not a link between your job prospects and your credit rating…..is what you are supposed to think. But, the fact is that it makes a massive difference to your job prospects. If you have a bad credit rating, then it has a massive reflection on your employability in some sectors. And, will definitely have an effect on what sort of jobs you are able to get.

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The Transformation From College Student To Working Professional [Infographic]

The Transformation From College Student To Working Professional

 

So you’ve graduated college and are looking to bring your new found skills to the professional world. You’re ready for that next rockstar job where you’ll soar to the top of the ladder and become the epitome of success. But with unemployment rates for young adults ages 18 and 29 being over 9 percent, that rockstar job isn’t necessarily a guarantee. In fact, 15% of the young adults in that age bracket have completely given up searching, with 30% saying that wish that they had started searching sooner. But that doesn’t have to be you.

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5 Ways to Finding a Job without a Degree

5 Ways to Finding a Job without a Degree

 

Are you a tad bit insecure because you haven’t acquired a degree unlike most of your friends? Life is never a walk in the park, and for some, it can be extremely tough to pave the way towards success. For many unpredictable and inexplicable reasons, a person may not have the benefit of  being able obtain a full-fleged college degree. Steve Jobs certainly didn’t, because his working-class parents couldn’t afford it. Ben Affleck didn’t because – well–he was overly emotional (even till today he thinks going to college is a waste of time and money).  And the list goes on…

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The Bright Future of Solar Energy Professionals [Infographic]

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Have you ever considered a career in renewable resources? If you’re environmentally minded and want a rewarding career with a strong future, you may be surprised to note that solar power is a growing field. Whether you’re a recent college grad, a recent high school grad, or a professional looking to change careers, solar may be worth investigating.

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5 Practical Yet Easy Ways To Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

5 Practical Yet Easy Ways To Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

 

You must possess a wide range of special skills to accomplish almost anything in this world. And when it comes to developing your emotional intelligence, you need to work on a few areas to become a master of EI. According to a study, more than 90% of the best performers in their respective fields have the true hold on their emotional intelligence. If you wish to learn how you can increase yours, take a look at the following ways:

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Skills to Develop Before You Graduate

Skills to Develop Before You Graduate

 

Your college may have taught you a lot about mathematical formulas, marketing definitions, or coding your very own application. However, when you are out there in the real world after graduation, you will find that employers aren’t interested in the book-ish definitions you knew (or once knew), your long list of A+’s, or how good you are with your marketing concepts and theories.

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Top 9 Do’s and Don’ts at Any Job Interview

Top 9 Do’s and Don’ts at Any Job Interview

 

Is this your first interview? Don’t know what makes you perfect at a job interview? Don’t get worried. Here in this article we shed light on top 9 do’s and Don’ts at any job interview that makes you perfect and stand out.

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Transitioning from a Temp Job to a Permanent Position

Transitioning from a Temp Job to a Permanent Position

 

Many employees have had the experience of accepting a position after just the interview process. It’s exciting until they begin working at the company. In time, they realize they don’t fit in with the corporate culture. The work described in the interview is not what is provided by the company. They may have a personality clash with their supervisor. It’s a situation where the employee is unhappy and feels trapped. The company is considering its options with the employee. What began with so much positive anticipation has developed into a bad situation on both sides.

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Online Classes that Help Lead to a Job

Online Classes that Help Lead to a Job

 

Quick hires and a great pay, that seems to be the aim ofall undergraduate students. Well we don’t blame you because, after all, that isone of the reasons for obtaining a higher education in the first place, right?

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Critical Tips on Writing a Great LinkedIn Summary

Critical Tips on Writing a Great LinkedIn Summary

 

The 2000 characters given to you for your LinkedIn summary are your first shot at delivering a short pitch about yourself. Whatever you do, do NOT waste that clear white space. Use it to make your foremost, formidable impression.

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Great Job Advice for College Grads

Great Job Advice for College Grads

 

One of the scariest things for students about to graduate is that they don’t know for sure if they can become gainfully employed. Though a degree from an institution of higher education opens up possibilities that would not exist otherwise, a degree does not guarantee employment. That part is up to you. Though looking for jobs may sound scary, it can be done, and here’s how.

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How To Ace A Follow-Up Job Interview

How To Ace A Follow-Up Job Interview

 

You’ve done a terrific job of wooing the recruiters at your first interview. Great! What’s next? For some lucky few, it might mean immediate employment. For others, it could mean another round of nerve-racking questions and even more competition.

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How To Answer Interview Questions

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An interviewer uses the interview to determine who the best candidate for the job is. This is your opportunity to set yourself apart and showcase your unique skills and talents that are relevant for the position. By knowing what questions you definitely will be asked, you have the opportunity to be more prepared than your competitors.

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How To Have An Attention-Grabbing LinkedIn Header

How To Have An Attention-Grabbing LinkedIn Header

 

Who are you according to your LinkedIn profile? Jane Smith, MBA [from who cares which University]? John Wilson, Manager at [unknown organization]? Sorry, but you’ve got to do better than that to stand out! You’ll find about–um –maybe a gazillion of headers like that on LinkedIn and you’ll just “blend into the masses”. If LinkedIn is used for online presence and seeking best opportunities, then why the “oh-so-boring” titles?

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What To Expect In A Management Trainee Program

What To Expect In A Management Trainee Program

 

You have recently graduated and are now all set to take your baby steps into the world full of competition, struggle, processes, rules and regulations. The idea of an ideal job, by now, is probably flying high and you are applying everywhere, to land your first job right after graduating. Most graduating students, look for a proper career path that can help and assist them to go towards the right direction in order to gain career and job success. For this reason, they choose to go to a company that offers them a complete program, from the very first role to wherever they can be based on their performance and evaluation.

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How to Ace Your Skype Interview

How to Ace Your Skype Interview

 

To assist expedite and rationalize the process of interviews, many employers all over the globe are moving towards interviews through webcam. While certain individuals go with professional video interviewing services like HireVue and Async interview to vet candidates, whereas a great number of other employers opt for Skype and Google Hangouts to aid their cause. The fact remains irrespective of what video service the hiring company utilizes: the aspect that may make or break your job search through a webcam is the ability to sell yourself well on camera.

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7 Time Management Tips for College Students

Time Management Tips for College Students

 

Time management during college is a crucial thing which many students often fail to maintain; the following post gives certain tips on how to go about managing time properly, especially for college students.

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5 Conversation Tips To Help You At Any Networking Event

5 Conversation Tips To Help You At Any Networking Event

 

If you want to grow your potential in your career, you need to start networking properly. Making new connections can be intimidating. You may have no idea what to say to a person, and even if you say anything, then what his response would be – positive or negative. But let’s not worry about that anymore, because here I present you five conversation starters that can help you form new connections flawlessly at any networking event:

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4 Interview Questions You’ll Definitely Come Across

4 Potential Interview Questions You’ll Definitely Come Across

 

Getting to an interview stage is like your debut performance in the field. Not everyone is honored to get that chance. It means that you have the skills and people understand that, but now is the time to practically show and convince others about what you can actually do. Writing about what you have and can do is different from convincing others through your own words and actually doing it. This is what defines the interview session and makes it so much more important for both an employer, to understand his potential employee and assess him and even a prospective employee to find out if he really can understand the organization, job role and if it meets his other expectations. The interview is a very serious conversation between an individual and the employer or employers and in order to be successful, it should really be taken seriously.

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How The Learning Landscape Has Changed With The Growth In Technology

How The Learning Landscape Has Changed With The Growth In Technology

 

The advancements and revolutions our world has gone through is outstanding and remarkable. It is also kind of shocking for people who belong to early eras of the century. According to them, it is unfair with the amount of ease and technology that people have today, in order to get the same work done, that they used to do. The kind of advancements that our world has made today, has created a huge generation gap between us and the people who come from the old times. Such advancements have not only redefined and changed the dynamics of everything we do from a small bit to large machines as well as they have created so many amazing opportunities that were never thought of before by anyone.

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The Secret To Answering “Why Should I Hire You”

The Secret To Answering Why Should I Hire You

 

You are at an interview and everything is going well. Your interviewer goes on, and says “Ok, so all is well, I will ask one final question from you and that is, tell me above everyone else, why should I hire you?” Suddenly you run out of all the answers, because you think what you have said prior to this question is exactly the reason he should hire you for. He should hire you for all the achievements and the profile you have as well as how well your interview has been going. However, this is not the case, this dreaded and most annoying question comes in every interview you go to and the answer to this is just not simple enough.

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Smart Steps to Survive a Sour Workspace

Smart Steps to Survive a Sour Workspace

 

Many professionals out there love the work they do yet hate their workplace. The thought of going to the office and seeing those faces seems atrocious to them. Every day they wish if the 8-10 hours could pass in a flash of moments when they are at work, yet each passing minute seems like an hour to them.  However, ironically, workplace is formed by people working there and they themselves contribute profoundly in forming the Workplace Environment.

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Career Advice In Preperation For Life After College

Career Advice In Preperation For Life After College

 

Life after your college and academic term is very different and sometimes harsh. The challenges you face are not easy to overcome and this is the time when you meet the realities and practicalities of life. If you are a student, who is close to getting graduated then we would suggest, you start preparing yourself for life after college. Adopt the practices and techniques mentioned as follows, in order to benefit from your new chapter of life.

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4 Ways To Use Twitter To Land A Job

4 Ways To Use Twitter To Land A Job

 

There are many potential employers who favor the use of social media to target candidates that might seem interesting and promising. Among the many present social networks, LinkedIn is the most famous and popular social network when it comes to professional networking and finding a job. However, social network Twitter, which is more of a micro-blogging website, is surprisingly among the top networks that can help you find good opportunities to work. This article will focus on using Twitter to get hired in four easy ways.

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3 Easy Ways To Prepare For A Video Interview

3 Easy Ways To Prepare For A Video Interview

 

The interview is a stage, where candidates are asked to convince their prospective employers about the skills and why they should be hired for the job they have applied for. This is when the challenge of getting hired for a job begins. Preparing for an interview has become a pre-requisite to be successful because of the competition from fellow candidates. Thousands of students graduate and apply for positions available all around the world. This is when the need to be different and stand out from the rest is demanded and the only way you can be successful in securing the role.

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Where To Start When Considering An Internship

Where To Start When Considering An Internship

 

We all know that an internship is a great opportunity to enhance skills and work experience for a secure career. By enrolling in an internship program students get a clear idea of what to expect in the job world. This is the reason why many fresh grads hunt for internship opportunities in their niche industry. Believe it or not a relevant internship program can be a stepping stone for your secure career.  So, if you want to secure your career with this great opportunity then you should check out the tips shared below.

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Resume Etiquette – Infographic

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A great resume is the first step towards edging past your competitors and bagging your dream job. HR managers shortlist the best resumes out of piles of several applications every day and can hence see a resume that defies the accepted principles of resume etiquette from miles away. Ensure that you do not include any flashy fonts, images and colors in your resume, unless you are applying for a graphic designer’s job and have been licensed to experiment with your resume. Include the corporate buzz words such as ‘team builder’, ‘oral communication skills’, and ‘quick learner’. Include information about your qualifications and achievements relevant to the job, and make an impact with your resume.

 

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Reasons You Should Take Lunch Break At Work

Reasons You Should Definitely Take Lunch Break at Work

 

There are some people who think that the reasons why they should take lunch breaks at work are over-rated, but others surely realize the importance of lunch breaks and make sure to enjoy one too. Taking a break after spending a long tiring day at work can help you increase your productivity and efficiency by a great number. Sometimes, the work load may make it appear impossible to take breaks, but if you are serious improving your efficiency, then you would find a way to take a break.

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Ways To Use Instagram To Add To Your Job Search

Ways To Use Instagram To Add To Your Job Search

 

The internet has made our lives a lot simpler than they were a few years back. Now we can do all sorts of stuff online that we weren’t able to do in the previous years. We can now order pizzas, get our broken sinks fixed, order clothes and even listen to the motivational lectures from the comfort of our sofa on our laptops. Life was never this easy and we really are lucky to be born in the internet generation.

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Salary Negotiation – 5 Things Recent Grads Shouldn’t Do

Salary Negotiation – 5 Things Recent Grads Shouldn’t Do

 

Not being able to identify the right amount or communicating your justified pay tends to leave you dissatisfied with your employer as well as your current job. Some even leave their job abruptly saying, “I’m underpaid and I need to find another job that pays me more”. However, their employer might have also paid more – had they asked him to!

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5 Signs To Know If You Are Cut Out For Your Current Job

5 Signs To Know If You Are Cut Out For Your Current Job

 

Recently got a new job or looking for one? Do you feel lost and delusional? Are there other roles that hold a mysterious attraction for you? You might not be made for your current position after all. Here are five signs that will tell if you are cut out for your present job or if you need find another one.

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Secrets To Career Success

Secrets To Career Success

 

Do you know one of those people who seem to get along with life pretty easily? It seems like they have no troubles in their life and they have a real smooth life filled with happiness and positivity. Or we can say that some people are just luckier than others. These lucky people have their paths already made which helps them to achieve their goals with ease.

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How To Create A Great Profile On LinkedIn

How To Create A Great Profile On LinkedIn

 

In today’s modern world, social media is one of the best ways to land a job. LinkedIn has made it possible for job seeker to create a professional profile over it for better opportunities. If you’re a job seeker and willing to engage LinkedIn in your new job hunt process, then your decision is right. Check out the information shared below to learn the best ways to utilize LinkedIn for better job opportunities.

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How To Write The Right Intro Email

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Make no mistake about it—An e-mail mistake is a big mistake.

 

Your professional credibility is on the line when you send e-mails. A well-written e-mail shows that you are detailed oriented, credible, and considerate.

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Ways To Help Fresh Grads Get Prepared For Their Career

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College is a great time to spend time with friends while learning about your future career. Some students become stressed while others are very much excited to enter in the job life. Fortunately there are few effective tactics that help students to prepare for their career. The information shared below to help students enter in the job market.

 

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How To Find And Secure An Internship This Summer

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This article is help guide you on how to find and secure a summer internship. Some internships pay, some do not. Some companies hire their interns and make their summer internship experience more important. Hence, it is vital to prepare yourself to grab that perfect internship for you and kick start your career.

 

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A New Approach To Cover Letters

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It is time to re-invent the wheel of cover letters. Recruiters are changing their views and we should to.

 

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What To Bring To An Interview

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After a long effort in the job search, you finally got the call for an interview and now its time to think about what to bring with you for the big day. The interview is a chance to sit across from the hiring managers face to face so you’ll need to be prepared.  I’ve shared here few of the most critical things you ought to bring to an interview:

 

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6 Ways to Make A Great First Impression At Your Interview

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It’s sure that first  impressions leave a lasting impression. We’re generally advised not to judge a book by its cover, however lamentably, a great many people do. This is particularly valid for your potential employer when you try for a prospective employee meet-up. Yes, it’s nerve-wracking and yes, it’s tricky to act totally common, however, there are still a lot of routes in which you can leave an extraordinary early introduction for getting the job.

 

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Websites To Help You Find An Internship

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Internships are a great way to gain practical experience in your college life. Internships not only offer great knowledge to students, but they also give power to your existing employees to become advisers. In this article, we talk about the best websites where students can easily identify the right opportunity.

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Visual Resume: The New Way to Stand Out from the Competition

Visual resume is the latest buzzword among job seekers. The reason being, it makes your key information in the resume more visually appealing to the recruiter. A quick scan to the visuals could be a deciding factor for the recruiter to go ahead with reading the entire resume. Adding visual appeal to your CV gives life to your job search.

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How To Use Facebook To Land A Job

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Ever since the social media has intervened in our personal and professional lives, people have taken it as a serious medium of searching jobs as well. In the beginning there was only LinkedIn through which you can connect with several people for professional ties. But now people seeking Facebook’s platform for finding a respectable job.

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Writing A Thank You Letter Following An Interview

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You are done with the interview and everything went well. And here comes the final step of getting the job, which is writing a thank you note. Many people wonder if they should send one and the answer is: Yes!

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Things To Research About An Employer Before Interviewing With Them

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Before going to an interview, most people prepare for questions about their qualifications, experiences, and skills but ignore to properly research the employer. In this article we discuss the things that you must prepare for about the employer before going into the interview.

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6 Ways To Find Hidden (Unadvertised) Jobs

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The most common way to search for a job is searching on the various online job boards. Some people may get lucky when they are called for an interview after applying to one of the positions online, but there are still others who never receive a reply. For those of you who are feeling disappointed and not getting any job, why not look for the hidden jobs in the market?

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10 Ways College Students Can Optimize Their LinkedIn Profiles

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If there is a platform that can do wonders to your college academic experience, it is LinkedIn. It is one of the social media channels that targets the professionals and allows networking on a more professional level than you could ever imagine. If you are considering brushing up your profile as a college student, take a look at the following ten ways to do it:

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Best Job Boards

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Are you looking for a first or next job? Yes, then your first priority would be to find the best job boards. It is true that the web is brimming with guidance; however differentiating the legitimate and useful destinations from the deluding sources frequently requires great research with day and night surfing exertion on internet. To spare you the inconvenience, here, you’ll discover top five extensive rundown of some of best career portals, employment pursuit and job boards sites. These job boards are among the top sites helping millions of people every day in finding their dream job or related advice and more.

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Preparing For a Successful Job Interview

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Face to face, direct or personal interview is the great opportunity for the employer to get more information about the interviewee and see whether the applicant is right for the defined position or not. The applicant can be questioned by the employer regarding his or her skills and abilities, qualifications and experiences. An employer, with these details, would like to know whether an applicant has the sufficient knowledge, experience, confidence and enthusiasm required for the particular position. These interviews are crucial for an interviewee to ascertain whether the position fits into his or her career goals.

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Interview Basics – How to Answer Most Common Job Interview Questions as a Student

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Many students fear their first job interview. The nervousness of appearing in their first interview makes them confused and often leaves them speechless when employers ask questions. So, it is always better to learn and practice answers for the most common questions asked by the interviewers when you walk in for the interview.

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Questions Recent Grads Can Ask The Employer At A Job Interview

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Asking questions in an interview is essential to showing your interest in the position and making sure that this opportunity is a good fit for you.  You can begin the learning process as soon as you step into an office. Here are a few questions that you can ask your employer at the time of interview:

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What to Include in Your First Cover Letter?

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The cover letter is your opportunity to offer yourself and truly emerge from the several different candidates applying for the same post. Whatever your cover letter includes should inspire the recruiter to give your resume the consideration it deserves. While perfect spelling, punctuation and coherent is fundamental, what else do or done you have to present in such a way that they can understand quickly that you’re the person they’re looking for this job and you get invited to an interview?

 

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Helpful Apps and Websites for the Job Hunt

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In today’s technology-driven world, many job seekers have turned to apps, websites, and other online resources to give themselves an edge. And there are many different apps that can help you land your dream job, from career planning to resume building to job searching. Just search “job apps” on Google – you’ll get more than 2.6 million results.

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Secrets for Writing a Perfect Cover Letter

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In today’s incredibly competitive job market, it is vital for job seekers to stand out from the crowd. It’s only possible by preparing an inspiring cover letter that will reflect in the eyes of the employer. A cover letter plays a key part in satisfying the employer by highlighting your skills and knowledge. Luckily, there are some effective approaches by which job seekers can develop an attention grabbing cover letter. If you’re also willing to generate an outstanding cover letter, then you have to know some secrets. Drive through the secrets shared below to develop a perfect cover letter.

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Tips To Improve Job Searching On LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is the most common and best social media channel for a majority of the recruiters who want to employ talented and competent candidates, so it is no wonder that fresh graduates are the fastest growing demographic on the website. However, LinkedIn is not only an approach to find best opportunities of jobs and be found by potential recruiters. It facilitates job seekers with the best opportunity to make relationships with like-minded persons across the globe, who can certainly assist contribute to your personal as well as professional development.

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Social Media Profiles are the New Resumes for Employers

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Being a recruiter, nothing can be easier than a simple click to judge the relevancy of the ideal candidate for immediate appointment or meeting. Gone are the days when employers have to follow traditional methods of recruitment by going through dozens of resumes daily. Consequently, they get nothing but disappointment. Because they might not be able to read the complete resume or miss the most important details essential for an interview, the process of selection remains a big question mark.

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Focus on Your 5 to 9 to Land a Great 9 to 5

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There’s no question that working hard from 9 to 5 is a great strategy for getting ahead. But what if you’re not exactly thrilled with your current 9 to 5 situation? Maybe you’re just overworking at your current company, or you’re ready for more responsibility, or even considering jumping into an entirely different industry.

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Why Technology is Important for Rapid Recruitment

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In the modern world, technology has upgraded the way people get hired. Now advanced technologies are helping the jobseekers to find a good job in a short span of time. With the introduction of smart phones, tablet and other digital devices, it’s not hard for job seekers to explore a number of opportunities that are open in their field. If you are an unemployed person and want to get hired in a short span of time, then you should read this valuable advice. Take a look at the information shared below to understand why technology is vital in the recruitment process.

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8 Must-Use Apps For The Fresh Graduates Out There!

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With a number of lay-offs, mass redundancies and job cuts, the job market is getting a lot tougher with each passing day. Job hunt is especially very tough for fresh graduates and those who have no prior working experience. But thanks to the advent of technology, all the entry-level job seekers and recent college graduates are now adapting to the mobile job apps these days.

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The Job Search Basics

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Whether you are looking for a new job or recently resigned from your past job. The good news is that there are many ways by which you can land on the perfect job. If you want to avail a better opportunity at the workplace, then you should learn some the basics to enroll in a perfect job. Review the information provided below to learn effective tactics that will successfully place you on a right position.

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How to Boost Up the Job Search Process

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When you’re unemployed, you want to end your new job search as soon as possible. Fortunately, today’s job search process has made it feasible for job seekers to land on a right job in a short period of time.  Any unemployed person can boost up their job search process by following the few tactics. If you are a job seeker and want to land on a right job, then you should also boost your job search process with the tips provided below.

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How To Beat Stress While Hunting A New Job

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It’s normal to feel hurt, helpless, or irritated while hunting a better job. But the good news is that despite the high stress of a new job search, there are several strategies to tackle this situation and land a right job. Anyone can beat stress while hunting a job by learning some smart strategies of landing a right job. However, if you’re also a job hunter and high stress level is opposing you in finding a right job then you should learn the following strategies.

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How To Write A Compelling Resume

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Sending out several resumes but not getting a single positive response? Have you noticed what you have been doing wrong with your resume all this time? Maybe you are following the same old ‘resume templates’ to prepare and send out resumes to different companies. There is one thing that you need to keep in mind: the days of generic resumes are long gone.

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Know the Role of Social Networking for Landing the Right Job

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We all know that social networking has caused a fundamental and transformational change in the way people engaged in employment programs. Now it is possible for employees to interact and land in a right job within a minute by the availability of social networking platforms. Social media provides employee information that is not possible with conventional methods of job hunting. If you are a person who is looking for a right employment opportunity, then you’re at the right platform. Look at the information shared below to know the role of social networking for landing the right job.

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Finding a Job That Works Even in a Recession

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The unexpected rise and fall of world economies have affected both the businesses and its employees. Recession has moved the employees in a challenging position especially for people who are looking for a new job. During the economic downfall, it is not possible for many job seekers to find a right job unless they learn some secrets of employment. If you are also affected by the economic downfall and looking for a job opportunity, then you should learn the secret of employment in a recession. Read the information provided below to know the secret of finding a job even in recession.

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8 Golden Rules To Turn Your Internship Into A Job Offer

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Many students dream of getting a permanent job offer upon completion of their internship however, it’s not always all that easy. Organizations usually hire those interns who look promising and enthusiastic, and if those interns are able to keep up that performance and attitude throughout the internship, they get permanent employment. Let’s take a look at some other aspects as well that can lead an intern to a permanent job:

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Strategies for Finding a Job in a Foreign Country

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Working in a foreign country is a great way to experience a new culture and lifestyle. Although living in a new country can be a tough and challenging experience for many people. Just like the current US job market, the foreign job market also looks for the skills and knowledge of a foreign employer before offering a job. So, If you’re bored with your current lifestyle and longing to get a job in a foreign country then you’re in the right spot. Have a look at the information shared below to successfully settle in an overseas country.
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Things to Remember During an Internship

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Internships are a great way to gain real-life on-the-job experience, even if the assignments you receive are not top-shelf business responsibilities.  Why would they be?  As an intern, you occupy the very bottom position in the organizational hierarchy, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t valuable takeaways to be gleaned from the experience. [click to continue…]

JOB-101: Landing a Job After Graduation

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Graduating from University or college is an exciting time in any young person’s life; years of stress and studying has finally come to an end and you now have a degree. However, once the haze of your graduation day has faded and getting a job with your new, shiny degree becomes a reality, fear can hit. If you’re a recent graduate or a young person just looking for a new job, here are some tips on how to increase your chances.

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Summer Style – Tips For Selecting the Perfect Tie

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Bring back lightweight fabrics like linen and seersucker. If you feel that it’s a bit bold to change to a whole linen or seersucker suit, change up your neckwear and accessories and add in a lightweight accent such as these:

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Guide To Scoring A Job Right After Finishing College

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College life is all about having fun, partying and making new friends or that is what it seems so. However, right after you graduate from college you are hit with a pang of reality: Job!

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No Experience? 3 Ways to Show You’re Right for the Job Anyway

 

If you’re just out of college or embarking on a new career path, probably the most intimidating aspect of finding a job is coming up with relevant experience—because you don’t have any.

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Love It or Hate It – LinkedIn Now Ranks Your Popularity

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I know it may sound unsavory, but let’s face it: Relationships rule the world. There’s a reason “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” exists, and that’s exactly why you need to get your own game going—like, now.

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Questions Recent College Grads Should Ask During an Interview

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A job interview with a potential employer is a mutual evaluation.  The employer or recruiter is analyzing how your experience, knowledge, personality and achievements compare to other candidates and how you would benefit the company. Meanwhile, even as a new graduate or entry-level professional, you can’t just be willing to accept any job; you must make sure the work environment and job duties will match with your career goals and that the atmosphere is supportive and challenging enough so that you can grow. To complete your evaluation, prepare key questions to ask your interviewer.

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3 Tips for Landing a Green Job

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In 2013, there were approximately 80,000 green jobs added to the U.S. economy, according to a study by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). That’s in addition to the 3.1 million jobs the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2011. With so many jobs available and more on the way, it shouldn’t be hard for eco-friendly graduates to break into the industry. To guide you toward success, here are three tips to help you land your dream green job.

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Ways to Ace A Skype (video) Interview

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Preparing for a virtual (video) interview seems to be a big challenge for many people. In today’s global work scenario, more employers opt for Live Messenger or Skype interviews for jobs and internships. These interviews are preferred due to several benefits, including the convenience factors, cost-effectiveness, and a quicker way than face-to-face job interviews.

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Body Language Basics for the Interview

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The moment you walk into an interview, you will be judged. The way in which you close the door behind you, sit in the chair or even make eye contact can harm your chances of interview success. Oftentimes, job seekers find that no matter what they do, they simply cannot land their dream job. The one factor that you may be overlooking is the one that can be the most detrimental – body language.

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Interview Advice from Communications Expert Ben Decker

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That’s the number of times a recent phone interviewee did not start their sentence with “I.” Other than their final sentence – “thank you” – every single one began with talking about themselves.

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6 Potential Career Mistakes College Students Make and How to Avoid Them

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Making the first job choice based on initial salary instead of experience.

Often the best paying first job is not the best long-term option. You first want to consider what experience this job will give you, what you can contribute, and where this job may lead you in the future. Finding the right place in the beginning will be worth millions in future dollars and thousands of exciting hours doing the things you’ll really love.

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6 Unique Tips That Lead to a More Productive Day

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We all have days when we feel tired, stressed and just can’t be bothered. This can inevitably lead to having a pretty unproductive day and can just make us feel worse. But stop right there, because help is here! Here we have given you our top six tips that will ensure you to have a more productive day.

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Career Advice from Zombies

Whether you believe the zombie apocalypse is inevitable, or that it’s just the most recent Hollywood obsession, I think most of us would agree; if we saw a zombie headed our way, we’d high-tail it in the opposite direction.

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Resume Set Up Like 8-Bit Super Mario Bros

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In the design industry it’s all about having creativity …well I have to hand it to Robby Leonardi, because this resume is creative. Robby made his resume an interactive version of Super Mario Bros. Scroll up and down to run, jump, and swim through Robby’s work experience.

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The Question Interviewers Always Ask (and How to Answer It)

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Interviews are a bittersweet business. On one hand, you’re usually pretty stoked to be meeting a prospective employer. On the other, you know you’re about to willingly subject yourself to some of the most awkward lines of questioning known to man. Including the inevitable, “So, can you tell me a little bit about yourself?”

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Get Interview-Ready! 5 Essential Prep Tips

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If you’ve just found out you’ve landed an interview, you’re probably pretty excited, right?

 

That is, until the terror sets in.

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Love Social Media & Product Marketing?

 

Recently one of my favorite websites, The Muse posted about a dream job opportunity for Google’s Community Partnerships Program.  Seem’s like the perfect opportunity for someone passionate about Social Media and Product Marketing.  Here is the job description:

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From Intern To CEO: How 3 Execs Climbed To The Top

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While it’s easy to point to pedigree and the right network as the reasons many of today’s high-powered executives are where they are, not all of them were raised with silver spoons in their hands. In fact, quite a few iconic CEOs got their start with very humble beginnings.

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