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6 Career Moves Smarter Than an MBA
July 30, 2015
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480351583 Money SavEver wondered whether it pays to attend Graduate School vs. entering the job market? According to Geoffrey James, “Unless your career path requires an MBA, you’d be well advised to pursue these less-expensive but more effective alternatives.”

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Networking 101: How to Make a Lasting Impression
July 23, 2015
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86510094The goal of networking is not only to make a good impression, but a lasting one. How can you make your networking contacts meaningful? Read these six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.

 

 

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4 Tricks for Answering Unexpected Interview Questions
July 9, 2015
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451846939 Job InterviewInterviews are stressful enough without having to worry about unexpected questions taking us by surprise. So, what can you do when an interviewer asks about your favorite childhood memory or your most creative Halloween costume? Here’s a four-step plan to help you avoid that deer in the headlights look.

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How to Answer Behavioral Questions With Ease
June 25, 2015
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451846939 Job InterviewInterviewers love asking applicants behavioral questions these days, and with good reason. Behavioral questions give them a keen insight into how the candidate would handle specific situations that happen in their work environments.

Read on to learn how to handle behavioral questions with ease.

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Apps
June 11, 2015
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470761319The cover letter is one of the few documents that nearly everyone will have to write at some point in their life. It has been said that the CV is possibly the most important document you will ever write and if this is the case then arguably, the cover letter could be a close second. The good news is that whilst it might seem complex, in truth it is a just a combination of basic principles that need to be included and followed.

Read these 14 best practices for dramatically better job applications to learn more.

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Beware of “Cracking Cards” Scam
June 4, 2015
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174451259Millennials are being targeted by a new scam in which criminals steal money from accounts via the victim’s ATM card.

Called “cracking cards,” the ruse fools young adults into handing over ATM PIN numbers as part of an easy-money scheme. The criminals typically contact the young adult via social media, ask if they can use ther person’s account to cash a check, and then promise the victim a cut of the money they deposit. However, the fraudster deposits only fake checks and then quickly drains the victim’s account.

Never share your PIN number or card with anyone.

For information on how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud, read about NEFCU’s credit monitoring service.

To read additional important security tips, click here.

 

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10 Simple Steps to Improve Presentation Skills
May 28, 2015
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86496317“Having sat through more presentations that we can count and having had to present our own work and ideas throughout the years, we have learnt a lot about what makes you a good presenter and what doesn’t. Believe it or not, we were once shy and terrified of presentations too. And we have become a whole lot better at it. How? Read these 10 simple steps to improve presentation skills  to learn more.”

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12 Great Reasons to Drop Your Bank and Join a Credit Union
May 14, 2015
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480351583 Money Sav“If you are looking to save money, borrow at lower rates and enjoy personal service, a credit union may be the best bet for you.”

Read about these 12 areas where credit unions really shine.

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How Can I Improve My Presentation Skills in 10 Easy Steps?
May 7, 2015
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450795057 Bus GrowthAs Einstein said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – and neither will your audience. To learn how you can improve your presentation skills using several quick and effective tips, read on:  http://granterskinearchitects.com/articles-2/how-to-present.html

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4 Easy Money Saving Tips for 2015
April 30, 2015
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179312713Why not invest in your finances for the New Year? Incorporate these 5 money-saving tips for a prosperous year.

1. Coupon On the Go.  There’s no reason you should pay full price when you have a smartphone.  Apps like Groupon, LivingSocial, GroceryIQ, SavingStar and RetailMeNot make it easy to save at your favorite stores. With an extra 2 minutes to spare, you can locate coupons for popular shops, such Forever21, H&M, Best Buy and Game Stop. That means while you’re waiting on line, you can score coupons for your purchase! Additionally, many stores are going mobile like 7 Eleven and Target. Download the app for stores you frequent for additional savings. Free coffee anyone?

2. Shop for the Sales.  You know the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Well it’s time to shop for the clothes on sale, not the clothes at full price. If you’re attentive, you’ll notice that certain items go on sale at certain times of the year. That’s because all stores go through seasonal sales cycles. Towards the end of each season is the perfect time to rack up on clearance items. Check out this site for a month-by-month break down on seasonal sales: http://faithfulprovisions.com/what-to-buy-when-seasonal-sales-cycle/

3. Opt to Dine In.  Bottom line: Eating out is expensive. Always eat beforehand, wait to eat at home or bring a snack with you to avoid spending extra money.

4. ALWAYS ask for a Student Discount.  I bet you didn’t know places like Apple, Subway, Chipotle, AMC Theaters, ASOS and Topshop offer discounts for students! Whenever you’re shopping, ask an employee about student discounts. It’s better to ask than to miss out on a sweet deal. For a full list of student discount heaven, visit this website: http://www.teachthought.com/interest/103-organizations-that-offer-student-discounts/

Created by: Brittany Spell/St John’s University – Major: Psychology

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