How to stand out during the job search

Who is hiring? Even during these uncertain times, there are still companies looking to hire candidates for open jobs and internships. See who is hiring The job search process can be competitive. But there’s one thing that can help you stand out from the crowd: your personal brand. Your personal...

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Looking for a job or internship? Try out these search strategies

Even though it may seem like no one is hiring in these uncertain times, there are still companies looking to fill open internships and jobs right now . While searching can feel challenging, there are some strategies to make it easier. Here are some tips to help you in your...

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How to use your strengths as you’re searching for internships or jobs

“The first time I took the CliftonStrengths assessment, I had no idea what my skills were or what I bring to the table. Now that I understand my strengths, I am confident in what positions to look for, what I am good at and why employers should hire me.” –...

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Exploring industry professions: Public policy

Are you exploring jobs outside of academia? For graduate students, there are many sectors offering opportunities for engaging work. For example, if you love research, you could explore roles in public policy. Here are some tips to help you find your fit in industry and explore different options. Where to...

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11 resources to boost your job or internship search

Looking for a summer internship? Or a full-time job after graduation? There are plenty of resources out there to help you in your search. Whether you’re seeking job boards, networking events or information about companies, here are some of our favorite tools and websites. Handshake Handshake is CU’s online job...

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What to do when you get a job offer

It can be exciting to receive your first job offer, and your instinct may be to accept it without question. However, it’s best to not immediately accept an offer on the spot. Delaying your response to a job offer gives you time to think about all aspects of the decision...

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How to prepare for the most important interview question

Job interviewing is a skill, and most of us get better at it the more we practice answering questions. That said, even those with experience can sometimes miss the opportunity to answer the most important question of an interview: “What questions do you have for us?” Whether it’s lack of...

4 tips for finding a job after graduation

For many graduates, receiving a diploma is a ceremonial leap into the real world. Whether you have future plans or you’re still figuring things out, there are ways to make the transition from college to career a little easier. Take advantage of these career resources for Forever Buffs. Meet with...

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The top skills employers need from new graduates (Hint: They aren’t technical)

It may seem surprising with the age of technology that we live in, but the most in-demand job skills right now are uniquely human. According to a 2019 survey of employers , the top skills today’s employers are looking for in candidates include: Listening skills (74%) Attention to detail and...

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How to avoid the 6 most common mistakes of job searching

Sometimes an unintentional mistake can keep you from a great job opportunity. Here are some tips to help you avoid the common pitfalls many people make when seeking employment. 1. Don’t let your social media tell the wrong story Employers regularly search the internet to look for more information about...

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