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Archive for October, 2008

Joe, our CBcampus Ambassador from Illinois, is in the midst of a job search to kick off his career. Joe’s been on the “front lines” for a while, and has some suggestions on how to maximize your time and efforts when you’re job hunting.

Take a look at his suggestions, and let us know if you have any of your own – or if you disagree with Joe. We’d love to hear from job seekers who’ve had success with their own ideas.

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Hey there!

Check this post out. CareerBuilder.com featured it in their main job seeker blog (The Work Buzz) but we’re also posting it here.

Why? Well, Dan and many of his colleagues are a snapshot for students and recent graduates of what’s ahead. These are the kinds of achievements and goalposts you can expect to see once you’ve started down your career path and have a few years under your belt.

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Our recent entry from Mike, one of our CBcampus Ambassadors, was posted to our blog Monday (October 27th) and got a big response from our readers!

Many of the readers who commented agreed with Mike’s opinions – namely, that salary is an important factor when considering a job offer, but not the only one.  

In response, we’re posting some related content that recently appeared on CareerBuilder.com. This article talks about other things to think about or things that you can negotiate for when you’re about to be hired (or at review time).

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Recent news about the economic downtown, the financial crisis on Wall Street and the impacts of those events on the job market haven’t been very encouraging for recent graduates or soon-to-be grads who are thinking about their next step.

Mike, our CBcampus Ambassador from Illinois, is facing this issue head on. Here are some of Mike’s thoughts about what’s happening. Mike’s main focus is on the idea that in your first job, salary isn’t everything…

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Kailee, who’s the CBcampus Ambassador in Florida, is a senior this year, and she’s already started to put some serious thought into her job search.

She’s gotten a lot of advice from family and friends about what to do and what apporach to take.

She’s sharing the most practical advice for her job search – and for yours – here.

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In our continuing series of discussions with our CBcampus Ambassadors, our current topic is networking.

Senior Molly B., our Ambassador from Michigan, talks about her impending job search and why she’s focusing on networking.

Shifting focus from academics to the professional world can be a tricky transition to make while you’re still in school. Molly tells us why it’s so important to start building your network.

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If you’ve spent your summer working in your field or serving as an intern, it’s likely that your managers were considerably older than you. If the lines of communication between you and your managers are down, those workplaces can seem like a battlefield.

Our CBcampus Ambassador from Wisconsin, Kristina P., talks to us about her experience with older managers and teammates, and how she approached the generation gap.

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