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Current Career Topics for Mount St. Mary's University Students

Many interviews today are conducted via Skype. The Skype interview is a happy medium between a phone interview and an in-person interview.  Here are several tips to help you excel during a Skype interview....Read the full blog post
Email is the #1 form of communication in the workplace. That’s why it is so important to be able to write professional emails. Here are a few general tips you can follow to ensure that your emails to professors and employers are polished and professional....Read the full blog post
Professionals, job seekers, recruiters, hiring managers, and entrepreneurs all use LinkedIn. It is the #1 way that recruiters find job candidates today. That is why it is so important to create and maintain a professional and successful LinkedIn account. Take these tips and tricks into account in order to develop your professional network on LinkedIn....Read the full blog post
Imagine that you are on an elevator with a potential employer. You have about 30 seconds to sell yourself to him/her. In these 30 seconds, you should convey several key points of information about yourself.  Let us examine each one in detail:...
Today, about 70% of employers visit their job candidates’ social media sites before hiring them. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 employers reject job candidates due to inappropriate content they see posted online. Employers are looking for red flags when they browse through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media. This is why it is so important for job seekers to clean up their social media sites. The more actions you take to clean up your social media, the more likely you are to find a job after graduation. ...Read the full blog post
Most college students think that there are only two options after graduation – find a job or enter graduate school. An opportunity that is often overlooked is volunteering with an organized volunteer program. The Office of Social Justice provides information and resources on how to apply for entry into one of these volunteer programs. Many thanks to Elizabeth Jackson, the Coordinator for the Office of Social Justice, who provided valuable information and insight about volunteer programs....Read the full blog post
Congratulations on making it to the final semester of college! The final semester can be tough to navigate as you simultaneously finish up school and prepare for your future. But don’t fear because the Career Center is here to help! Their most important job is helping students prepare for their lives after the Mount. Keep reading to learn how to utilize the Career Center during the final semester of your college career....
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