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The Rise of Technology Careers

According to a recent study conducted by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) and Engine Advocacy, 9.2 million U.S. jobs, or 5.6 percent, are in technology-related industries. The report also found that the jobs are located in metropolitan areas around the country—not just Silicon Valley. If you are interested in a technology career, read below

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Transitioning Into Life After College

If you’re a recent graduate like me, you may be feeling the keen sting of the transition into the real world from your lovely college bubble. Things may not be moving as quickly as you would have hoped, and you suddenly realize how ridiculously difficult it is to actually drag yourself out of bed like

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INFOGRAPHIC: Personal Branding & Social Media

When searching for a job, it is of utmost importance to convey a singular, dynamic, consistent message about who you are as a professional. Personal branding (or the process of conveying such a message) let’s employers know that you are who you say you are, and you’ll do what you say you’ll do. Inconsistencies in

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4 Great Resources to Help Improve Your Job Search

Job searching can be a tough process to endure, especially if you’re focusing solely on writing an amazing resume and applying online. Sorry, but that just isn’t going to cut it. Not sure what else you should be doing? Here’s a short list of websites that go beyond the traditional job search methods and can

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#HireMe: Using Hashtags in Your Job Search

Hashtags are huge, and they’re everywhere. For those of us who have been living under a rock, hashtags are essentially the pound symbol (#) followed by a word or phrase that links your social media post to said word or phrase. They make your posts searchable, and because of this, can be a great tool

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Recent Grad: Having Trouble in your Job Search? You’re not alone.

Entering the real world after graduation can be an… interesting experience. While no doubt some of your friends and peers are starting up classes and continuing life as it used to be for you, you’re looking at a whole different ballgame. Full-time jobs are hard to secure, and if you’re having trouble you are certainly not the

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The Big White Elephant in the Room: Too Many Qualifications

Although personally I’ll be absolutely ecstatic if and when this day comes, being overqualified for the positions you are applying for can be a major setback. This does not mean, however, that you cannot successfully pursue these positions. How you handle the situation can quite possibly be the making or breaking factor when this “issue”

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3 Tips for Landing Your Ideal Career

Hearing in an interview that this prospective position would give you a fat check every pay period is great news! But it can be somewhat blinding if it prevents you from considering other aspects of the position. No matter how much fun you will have with your flashy salary, if it’s a job that you

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Jobma vs. Intern Sushi

Are you a college student or recent grad trying to get a leg up in your job or internship search? Want to differentiate yourself beyond your resume? Well going online is a great place to start. There are a plethora of job search sites and social media pages that can be utilized as self-promotional tools.

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Clearing Your Name for the Job Search

Maintaining your online presence is not only important while job searching, but throughout your career. Information found about you online can either help your overall reputation and personal brand, or damage it. With that being said it is important to regularly search your name, and monitor any content that you have no control over. Damaging

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