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10 essential skills you’ll need for career success

Your time at CU will help you develop all kinds of skills you’ll use throughout your career. Many of those skills will come from your academic experience, and others you can develop through experiences such as internships, study abroad and research projects—called transferable or soft skills. Transferable skills are skills...

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5 ways to make the most of your career fair experience

Whether you're seeking your first internship or need to secure your post-graduation plans, attending a campus career fair is a great place to start! Most positions are filled from networking opportunities like career fairs, so don't miss your chance to make a big impression. Here are five quick tips to...

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5 steps for setting up your Handshake profile

If you Googled yourself, what would you want to show up? Browsing through the first few pages, you might be surprised. With social media and the digital age, you’ll find that you have way less privacy than you thought you did. Now, more than ever, it’s important to control what...

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7 ways to prepare for an interview

By the time you get to an interview, the employer has already decided that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. This is an opportunity for them to decide if you will be a good fit and contribute to the team. It is your chance to really highlight your...

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How to use Handshake for your job or internship search

Whether you’re seeking full-time employment after graduation or trying to figure out what you’re passionate about, the best place to start as a CU Boulder student is Handshake . From searching for jobs and internships to making an appointment with a career development advisor, Handshake is your one-stop-shop for all...

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How to talk to your family about your future over winter break

What are going to do after graduation? What do you want to do with your degree? These topics can be difficult to talk about with family members, especially during the holidays. Whether you’re certain of your future plans or still trying to figure it out, it’s a topic that is...

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3 things to know about the robots that read your resume

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are software applications that scan your résumé to determine if a recruiter should read it. Unfortunately, about 75 percent of résumés go unread by a human eye thanks to ATS. More than 90 percent of employers utilize ATS to filter through applicants before going to the...

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How to use Handshake to prepare for career fairs

If there was a secret recipe for having a successful career fair experience, it would be this—prepare. Taking a few hours leading up to a career fair to fine-tune your résumé, practice your elevator pitch and research employers can help you make a big impression and potentially land a job...

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How to use your strengths to network during career fairs

Career Fairs can be a tricky environment to navigate but knowing your strengths can help you best prepare for mapping out which employers to talk to and what you want to discuss. Here's how you can use your CliftonStrengths results to make the most out of the Career Fair. Preparing...

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Everything you need to know about career fairs

Before the Career Fair Prepare your résumé Create a résumé that highlights your skills, abilities, and experience. Develop a tailored résumé for each type of employer you want to meet with. Do your research You can see a list of employers who plan to attend the career fair on Handshake...

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