8 Quick Tips for Choosing a College


by Linda Yang

For college-bound seniors and their parents, searching for a potential college can be overwhelming. There are many factors to consider.  Here are eight quick tips to get you started.

1.  List three schools.  If you need help building your list, try the education search on ISEEK, which lets you find schools by searching programs, field of study (major), or keyword.  Once you’ve narrowed down your list, jot your schools down in a place where you can record more details about each one as you do your research.

 

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Job Hunting? Quantity Isn't Everything


by Lilille Di

If you’re out of work, it’s logical to think that the more jobs you apply for, the more likely you are to get an offer. But is quantity what matters? As featured on CNN, this story involves a woman who applied for a whopping 759 jobs since June 2008 but got no job offers. This reflects how weak the job market is, but also indicates that applying for every possible opening may not be the best job search strategy. Doing so just to end up at ground zero can be demoralizing.

 

I suggest being flexible, but not loose.

 

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Job Hunting? Quantity Isn’t Everything


by Lilille Di

If you’re out of work, it’s logical to think that the more jobs you apply for, the more likely you are to get an offer. But is quantity what matters? As featured on CNN, this story involves a woman who applied for a whopping 759 jobs since June 2008 but got no job offers. This reflects how weak the job market is, but also indicates that applying for every possible opening may not be the best job search strategy. Doing so just to end up at ground zero can be demoralizing.

 

I suggest being flexible, but not loose.

 

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Stuck in a Job You Hate? Act Like You Love It.


by Teri Fritsma

The recession may officially be over, but now isn’t the ideal time for a job hunt.  Unemployment is still high, and employers still seem to be feeling skittish about hiring.  If you’re among the ranks of the fully employed, you probably realize you’re better off than many.  But this is little comfort if your boss is a jerk, your coworkers irritate you, your job duties are boring, and you can’t leave.  You may feel out of options, but there’s one simple thing you can do that’s almost sure to change your outlook: act like you love your job

 

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