6 Careers for Social Good

There are people who are looking for a career and others who want to pursue their calling. If you’ve ever felt called to make a difference in the world or to work for social good, there are plenty of career choices available. Each of them requires different skills and education; however, they are all rewarding jobs that help others every day. Consider these five careers for social good. Child and Family Social Worker Family social [...]

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Posted by Lucas - September 10, 2014 at 9:17 PM

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Your GPA Sucks… and I Will Hire You Anyway

There’s just a few more months left in the school year. College graduation – and job interviews – are just around the corner… I remember this time during college, very well. I’d be graduating, soon. So I’d periodically pull out my transcript and stare at my GPA, trying to mentally manipulate it into growing larger and more respectable. I guess I thought that if I stared hard enough, somehow I could make my GPA look [...]

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Posted by Lucas - June 26, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Categories: College, Education, Exams, Internships & Placements, Job Interview   Tags:

8 Traits of a True Entrepreneur

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that successful entrepreneurs are a breed of their own or that they are born with that certain something that makes them successful. There is a popular saying that helps us understand what really makes an entrepreneur, an entrepreneur. It goes: there are only three types of people in the world: those who watch what happened, those who wonder what happened and those who make things happen. [...]

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Posted by Lucas - June 21, 2014 at 10:34 PM

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Best Ways To Say You’re Not Interested After A Job Interview

You put in your application to a company and even scored an interview. But now, you’re just not interested in pursuing the company any further. What do you do from here? You cannot simply leave the employer hanging when they have offered you a position. That is very unprofessional, and not a good way to evolve your career. Luckily telling the employer that you are no longer interested in the position is something that you [...]

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Posted by Lucas - June 19, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Categories: Communication, Employment Contracts, Methods & Advice, Snag a Job   Tags:

Chargebacks: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Starting a business requires hard work, creativity, and a high degree of financial literacy. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or are already a proprietor, it is important to know what factors can affect your bottom line and how to protect yourself from unnecessary profit loss. The chargeback is a consumer protection mechanism that can be abused to hurt merchants–though merchants seldom discuss it. What Is a Chargeback? Chargebacks exist to protect consumers [...]

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Posted by Lucas - June 13, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Categories: Entrepreneurs, Methods & Advice, New Business Start up, Strategy   Tags:

How to Ace the 7-second Resume Test

We get asked all the time: “How do I get a recruiter to actually care about my resume?” The answer is simple: you have to pass the “7-Second Resume Test”. Depending on who you listen to, it is widely believed that an applicant has between 6 and 10 seconds to impress the resume reader – the recruiter. Here, then, is my version of the 7-second test… and exactly what I look for, step-by-step, when I [...]

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Posted by Lucas - June 7, 2014 at 8:40 AM

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Creating A Business Plan For Your Future Company

Turning the dream of owning and running a business into reality is a long and arduous process. One of most important, but frequently neglected aspects of this process is the business plan. When you’ve arranged meeting after meeting, stayed awake at night thinking about financing, the last thing on your mind is the planning and writing of a thorough business plan. It needn’t be this way though. A decent business plan that’s been organised well [...]

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Posted by Lucas - June 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

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5 Myths About Job Agencies Demystified

Many college grads are often frustrated because even months after graduation they are still not employed. Their frustration builds up because of career uncertainty but at the same time they are scared to contact job agencies for help. One of the most prevalent myths that they wrestle with is the assumption that job agencies can only help them find temporary jobs. However, on the flip side of things 90% of companies in Australia and the [...]

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Posted by Lucas - June 1, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Categories: Careers, Headhunters & Recruiters, Job Portals, Job Search   Tags:

Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has, in recent years, marked itself out as one of the foremost centers of growth on the planet. Made up of seven emirates (similar to principalities), including the business and economic hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE is the perfect place to expand your educational experience and gain new qualifications. UAE University is located in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and offers a huge range of undergraduate and graduate [...]

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Posted by Lucas - May 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

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How to Use Your Video Interview to Shine

The use of video interviews as a tool to cleanly narrow down the candidate field is becoming more and more mainstream. The employment process used to be quite predictable with an application form, first stage interview by … well anyone in the office, then second stage interview with management. After that a decision a candidate was selected and a job offer was made. It was all relatively simple and has been like that for some [...]

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Posted by Lucas - May 27, 2014 at 9:59 PM

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