Career Shifting

Thinking about changing careers, or seeking your first job after graduation? In this collection, you'll find invaluable advice to help you take that next important step.

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GMAT Prep For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 10-31-2023

When you take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), make sure you take the required items with you to the test. Use these guidelines to help you get through the integrated reasoning, data sufficiency, quantitative problem solving, reading compreh...

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Tips for Mastering the Verbal Section of the GRE

Article / Updated 09-29-2023

Unless you’re an English geek, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Verbal section probably intimidates you more than any other. But you can master the GRE Verbal questions using the following tips and approaches for each section of the test. However, ...

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How to Gather Recommendations for Your First Job

Article / Updated 09-07-2023

One of the advantages of being a first-time job seeker is that employers most likely won’t ask you for references. This is because they know you haven’t had any previous employment. Nonetheless, some employers may ask you for some references.To paraph...

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Getting Plucked: A New Way to Land a Good Job

Article / Updated 09-07-2023

Through the 1970s, most people landed their job by answering ads. Then, the dominant approach became networking: informational interviews, pitching friends, even cold-contacting target employers that were not advertising a job. But today, networking has a...

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A Streamlined (But Good) Way to Choose a Career

Article / Updated 09-07-2023

In finding a career, many people take career “tests,” struggle to get informational interviews, and even take career workshops. And despite all that, they end up far from sure they’ve made a wise choice of career. These steps can help you pick a car...

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Getting Your First Job For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 08-14-2023

When you're applying for a job, you need to stay organized! Keep track of the jobs you've applied and when you applied. When you get your first job offer, you may be tempted to grab it! But first, you need to evaluate the offer and make sure it's a good o...

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How Teachers & Professors Can Help in Your First Job Search

Article / Updated 06-20-2023

Professors and teachers are among the most influential people who can help you in your career. Professors are obviously knowledgeable in the subject matter they teach. They know their field and they also tend to know people working in their field. Because...

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Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter

Article / Updated 03-22-2023

Writing a resignation letter really isn’t as hard as it sounds. No matter how you quit your job, or what your reason is for leaving, your exit should be treated like a business transaction. Keeping your resignation and your resignation letter profession...

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Understanding the Challenges of Changing Careers

Article / Updated 12-02-2022

People typically change careers for one of two reasons: They leave their career or their career leaves them. Either way, employment challenges during a career change are much the same when it comes to marketing yourself in places where you haven’t been ...

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Personal Branding for a Second Career

Article / Updated 12-01-2022

Your personal brand can help ease the pain of transitioning to a new career by reminding you that at your core, you’re still you and need to be your authentic self. Your reinvented self may be wearing a new outfit, but in all that you do, no matter what...

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