100+ Icebreaker Questions—So You’ll Never Have to Think of a “Fun” Fact Again

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How many times have you been in a meeting or new group setting and had to share a “fun” fact about yourself? After a while, it gets pretty tiring. If you struggle when put on the spot, it might even cause …

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Should You Go to Grad School? 5 Things to Consider in the COVID Era

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During times of economic weakness or uncertainty, many graduate programs see their applications swell. There are already signs that the economic strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic will drive the same kind of increased interest in graduate school.

While …

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How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search

(Chelsea Purgahn/St. Edward’s University)

When you’re writing a resume, your education and past jobs are far from the only things that matter. The truth is, the past experiences and skills that employers care about can come from a number of places. And particularly when …

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What is Ableism? | Confronting Ableism in the Workplace

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Despite the significant number of people living with disability across the U.S.—and the world at large—widespread misconceptions about disability can cause ableist language and behavior to proliferate.

But what is ableism, and how does it play out in the …

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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

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Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

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10 Entry-Level Jobs for English Majors (No, English Teacher Isn’t One of Them)

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When faced with the age-old question “What are you going to do with that degree?” English majors often find themselves wondering how they’ll land a job after graduation. You may think your only options are to become an English teacher, …

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What to Do When You’re Overqualified for a Job

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It is easy to believe that being overqualified for a job is a good thing. After all, is there anything better than feeling self-assured?

Imagine this scenario: your attention is drawn to a job opening, but the experience required is …

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How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

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Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

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How Active Listening Can Boost Your Career (and How to Do It Right)

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People often assume it’s what they say that matters most in job interviews or in conversations with supervisors or coworkers. After all, you can’t prove yourself and what you’re capable of without first telling the people around you what you …

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Tips for Crafting a Post-Interview Thank-You Note

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One of the most important pieces of interview advice is to remember your manners—and by that I mean, write thank-you notes. Sending your interviewer a quick thank-you note is an easy way to make a great impression and show your …

By Ashley Reed - Vault
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