5 job interview must-haves

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The job interview is a nasty piece of business.  Sure, it’s a necessary step that is required to weed out unsuitable candidates but in the end, it’s generally awkward and uncomfortable for all participants.  Having been on both sides of the table, here are my 5 most important interview tips: Know about the company.  You need to know the ins and outs of the company you’re applying...

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Always give back

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I strongly believe that it’s important to give back when you have success.  Now, I don’t mean give to charity – if you give to charity, you are likely giving a large chunk of your money towards the salaries of administrators rather than to the cause itself.  Instead, I mean that you should give back directly to the people and things most important to you – in other words,...

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I can haz jobz?

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In two more months, I will be finished with school for the second time in my life.  And not a second too soon! It’s easy to start wondering: What’s next?  Well, in my program, there’s a lot of competition for hiring graduates.  In fact, many of my fellow students started interviewing for jobs as early as November of last year!  I’ve had a total of 12 interviews for 6 companies....

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Cost and benefit of grad school

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Here’s a timely tool which coincides nicely with part one my jobs in science series.  It’s a grad school calculator, presented by the LearnVest website.  It’s very simple and dumbed down, but gives you an idea of the costs of grad school in terms of lost wages, student loans, and potential income.  You enter your current income, your future income, the costs of tuition, etc. and...

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