6 Tips for Job Searching During Difficult Economic Conditions

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During times of economic trouble, job-seeker anxiety can understandably run high for those looking for internships and full-time employment. For those graduating soon, the current environment can feel especially distressing.

Having worked in the career development field for over 20 …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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4 Ways to Build a Meaningful Second Act, Even During a Crisis

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In many ways, now seems like a crazy time to talk about your second act. The devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on our economy, health and psyche has been staggering.

At this juncture, when even simple tasks like taking …

By Nancy Collamer, Author and Founder of MyLifeStyleCareer.com
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How Older Job Seekers Can Increase Their Tech Savvy

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As organizations switch to work-from-home models in the wake of COVID-19 and interviews, on-boarding, and professional development all continue to go virtual, technology has become an even more important piece of the job search puzzle.

While job seekers of all …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Feeling Distracted By Current Events? How to Stay Focused and Productive at Work

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Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the national unrest of the past couple of months, many people are feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the news cycle.  And with your news feed vying for your attention at all times, it can feel …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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Apply Online Successfully: Learn about Applicant Tracking Systems

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you apply to jobs online? Does it feel like your resume falls into a black hole, never to return? Have you submitted lots of applications online with no responses? Keep reading to learn …

By Megan Pritchett
Megan Pritchett Graduate Career Advisor Megan Pritchett
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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read this Guide First

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Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Faculty Tips for Integrating Career Development into the Classroom

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Integrating career development into the classroom is a great way to ensure students see the connections between coursework and their future career or continuing education goals.  According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), or Higher Education, Below …

By Jane Mall
Jane Mall Career & Professional Development Jane Mall
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Undergraduate Research for Career Preparation

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Have you ever thought about scholarly research in your field as career preparation for your students? It’s clear that research is helpful for students on a grad school track, both for helping them decide if they really want to do …

By Mark Siemens
Mark Siemens Director. Undergraduate Research Center | Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
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5 Books to Help You Think (and Talk) About Race

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For many people, the most recent protests related to the Black Lives Matter movement have sparked a desire to better understand racism—and ways to fight it—in the U.S. You may wish to deepen your understanding by reading books on the …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Creating Remote Assignments for Student Employees

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Work with you student employee to create project-based learning opportunities. Project based learning is having students design, develop and construct hands-on solutions to a problem. Take these 4 steps: 1) Identify the problem, 2) Devise a solution, 3) Design and …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director of Student Employment Stacey Stevens
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Student Employees and the Fall Return-to-Campus Plan

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Many supervisors are wondering how the Fall Return-to-Campus Plan might impact their student employees. While we encourage you to honor your student employees’ comfort levels, the nature of the position duties may require on-campus work. It’s important to be aware …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director of Student Employment Stacey Stevens
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