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Prepare for the Career Fair!

March 14th, 2014 by jconole

You love the idea of approaching strangers, pitching your value (or "selling yourself"), and fostering internship and job opportunities, right? Wrong. Most college students cringe at the thought of networking. Here are some quick tips to help you put your best foot forward for the upcoming Career Fair on March 26th!

Social Media: What if I Have Embarrassing or Inappropriate Stuff in my Profile?

March 10th, 2014 by jconole

By Jen Conole, RWU Career Advisor

It happens – you didn’t have your post-grad job search in mind when you posted that embarrassing photo or tweeted that profane comment online. How this might impact your job search will often depend on severity and context. A photo of a candidate that “appears to have been drinking” isn’t usually an immediate disqualifier. It may come down to what exactly the candidate is doing in the photo. Is he holding a beer at a football game? Or is he singing karaoke with a lampshade on his head? Most employers who are serious about a candidate won’t use an embarrassing photo or a couple of inappropriate comments as the sole reason for disqualifying someone.