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Are Shorter Resumes Stronger?

A strong resume is essential to land the job you want. Typically, your resume includes your education, work experience, and any relevant skills, certifications, awards, and activities you might have. With so much information to highlight, it can be difficult …

By Emily Wiegand - Firsthand
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7 Important College Experiences Students Should Include in Professional Portfolios

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A common complaint from college graduates today is that employers expect too much experience for entry-level jobs. They have classes to attend and papers to write, social events, and possibly even part-time jobs. So, …

By Val Matta - CareerShift
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Announcing The 2023 Best Law Firms to Work For

Continuing with our rolling release of the 2023 rankings, we proudly present this year’s Best Law Firms to Work For.

Repeating as the overall winner is McDermott, Will & Emery. Rounding out the overall top ten are:

2: Morgan, Lewis …

By Travis Whitsitt - Firsthand
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Ten Things Every Employee Should Understand About the Purpose of Workplace Policies

Learn about the importance of understanding workplace policies as an employee and how they help strengthen organizations.

Read the full article here.

By Mary [uConnect]
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8 Things You Should Never Do In An Interview

Interviews are hard. And depending on your skills and experience, you might love them or you might hate them. But no matter what your feelings about interviews are, as long as you’re searching for a job, you won’t be able …

By Maximilian Vanegas - WayUp
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The Versatile PhD mission is to help graduate students, ABDs and PhDs identify, prepare for and excel in professional careers. …

ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and …

myIDP provides:

Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values A list of 20 scientific career paths with …

“AURORA is the only online professional development training platform for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and PhDs that helps them successfully …

Tips for Talking to Graduate/Professional School Recruiters

Potential questions to ask:

What are your graduates prepared to do? What areas do your grads work in? Are there …


Firsthand Guides

Vault Guide to Health Care Provider Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Career Guide to Media and Entertainment, Second Edition

The media and entertainment industry consists of movies, print, radio, television, electronic publications, and streaming video, and it offers a …

Vault Guide to Nanotechnology Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Electronics Manufacturing Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Commercial Banking Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …