Author Archives: Career Development Center

In a Work Rut? Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Opportunities

Do you feel like you’re being passed up for jobs, or that your co-workers keep getting amazing professional development opportunities while you’re stuck in a rut? It might be time to change your approach from “wait for them to notice …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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Dear Recent College Grads, Here’s How to Write a Great Cover Letter

A job search can quickly become a full-time job on its own. As a recent graduate looking for your next step, you might be tempted to attach your resume and click apply without bothering to send an accompanying cover letter. …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
The Muse
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8 Interview Questions About Diversity and Inclusion Every Job Seeker Should Be Able to Answer

For both employers and job seekers, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are more important than ever. As the former head of people at two quickly growing startups and the cofounder of a nationally recognized workplace inclusion strategy firm, I’ve seen …

By Kelli Newman Mason - The Muse
The Muse
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Looking for a Career Change? Here are 5 Skills You Can Learn Online

If you’re job hunting or looking for a new line of work, adding to your arsenal of marketable skills can be a huge help. Not only will employers find you more compelling as a candidate, you may discover an interest …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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This Free Worksheet Makes It Easy to Create (or Update) Your Resume

You already know how important your resume is to your job search. But pulling together and organizing all the information you need can be really intimidating. That’s why we’ve created a tool that will make writing your resume easier and …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
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How to Answer “What Are Your Hobbies?” in an Interview (It’s Not a Trick Question!)

When you’re deep in job interview mode, a seemingly unrelated question like, “What are your hobbies?” might throw you for a loop.

“Job candidates often fear that interviewers will ask them ‘trick’ questions or expect a ‘right’ answer to a …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
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Here’s How Unconscious Racial Bias Can Creep Into Recommendation Letters—and How You Can Avoid It

Got a great student, junior scholar, or former employee who is a person of color (POC)? Planning to write them a super letter of reference? That’s great. Remember that letters of reference can make or break a candidate’s application for …

By Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and Sora Kim - The Muse
The Muse
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12 Tips for Writing an Entry-Level Resume That’ll Get Your Career Started Right (Plus an Example)

Getting an “entry-level job” sounds like it should be easy, but when you pull up job descriptions and see the lists of skills and experiences companies are looking for, the prospect can be overwhelming. You know you’re ready to start …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

In the midst of a pandemic, typical ways of meeting recruiters and expanding connections through means such as career fairs have been put on hold. Information sessions that students and …

By Liam Berry - WayUp
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How to Create an Effective Entry-Level Software Engineering Resume

The modern world is built on software. From banking to entertainment to transportation and everything in-between, software is at the foundation of nearly everything we do. 

As the architects and builders of this foundation, the career prospects for software engineers …

By Stephen Greet - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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