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What is Email Marketing all about?

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Rejected of two rounds of applications and interviews for Counseling Practicum?

I am a master's student in Art therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy. Our program requires more than 750 hours and requires at least 500 of those hours to use art therapy with clients; the rest can be talk therapy. So, there are limited practicum sites that I can apply for. There are limited sites in my area. I am NOW at the point where I am applying to sites that are over a 75 minute driving commute (one way) time. I have gotten rejected twice after interviewing from 2 sites. My first round of applying, I applied to four sites and had two interviews. This round I have applied to 6 sites, and have had two interviews, with one more scheduled. Many sites, filled their positions within a week, that I was not fast enough to even apply for. I am doing all of this work on top of my regular graduate work, work, while having disabilities. I am feeling emotionally defeated and drained. If I can not get a practicum site, then I will not be able to graduate and become licensed. I am furious at the situation. I understand that COVID-19 caused many sites to close for supervision, and now the competition to find a site is very high. How are my less experienced classmates getting hired while I am not? But I am not the only one in this boat, one of my peers it took her three rounds of applying before she got a site, she felt it was partially due to age discrimination. I am wondering where I am going wrong? I am working closely with the practicum director and a career counselor. I did not have this problem when applying for regular jobs, and even the job I am currently at wants to promote me. So what am I doing wrong? I am also working closely with a career coach and the practicum director. I have a website and a digital portfolio, which I have specially for practicum.

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How do I boost my resume?

How do I boost my resume as a person who does not have a lot of experience so that employers will hire me? What are the best tips to improve in this area?

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How do I keep up with my hobbies having a full-time job?

How do I keep up with my hobbies having a full-time job? I want to be a professional in my field but I also want to enjoy my hobbies to the full. How do I go about this?

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is there any way i can improve my communication skills?

i am in 9th grade and its high time i have good speaking skills. i know that's it is extremely important for job interviews and basically leading a successful life. i don't know what to do to improve, i am scared for some reason to "speak up" as i have been told. any tips?? I may also have social anxiety so acting upon these tips are hard.

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What skills did you need to improve on Do you have a workout routine, if so do you have any suggestions? What things at home can I do to prepare for the job site? Should I join a union or go to a private business? What tools should I get familiar with/have of my own??

I'm looking to get either into carpentry and or construction looking to move my way up to a manager What skills did you need to improve on?

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What do I need to do to keep track of eye contact?

I would focus and be in a quiet place while being with someone I know, my family members, or a friend of mine. Even when I apply a job (part-time or full-time) I need to keep track of eye contact to have an important conversation with the manager at an interview or I won’t get promoted.

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Long distance vs close by?

What is the difference between colleges that are farther away from home and colleges only a drive away? What skills will you develop?

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When is the best time to start networking and building professional relationships in your desired career field?

When is the best time to start networking and building professional relationships in your desired career field?

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Now that I’ve selected a career, how can I stay current?

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How can you improve your communication skills and be more confident?

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How do I become more comfortable with making mistakes or even failing? ?

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What online courses have helped you the most in your career?

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What lessons did you learn in your field that helped you get promoted? ?

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what are recommended guidelines to follow for professional-development??

The transition from being a student to being a professional is a bit challenging. As we are facing a huge problem with how to use college fundamentals in solving real-world problems. That two-month training taught me a lot, and I will need to have answers prepared for my next position.

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Hello! My name is Arianna T, and I am a current high school student. I'm conducting an interview with any professional in the neonatal field for a foundation in health science class project about careers! I have created a total of 13 questions. Please comment on this post, answering all 13 questions to be apart of my assignment.

1. What profession did you choose? Why? 2. How many years of college did you need to go through? 3. What jobs did you work through before you landed your present professional job? 4. How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field? 5. Were you in a college program? 6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date? 7. Did you shadow another professional in the field? 8. Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession? 9. Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years? 10. What skill sets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career? 11. What's your work environment like? 12. What is your favorite and least favorite part of your career ? 13. What sacfrifaces did you have to make in order to achieve where you are today with your profession?

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How should I apply for jobs with massive anxiety?

I have been diagnosed with anxiety for over ten years and my anxiety is getting the best of me. There are a lot of places hiring and I don’t know how to apply for an interview or how to sound professional. Any recommendations or tips to help?

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What are the signs that you are stagnating in your job, and perhaps in danger of having a difficult time finding a new job if you should be laid-off?

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Who do you admire in your field and why?

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What is typically a minimum length of employment at a company before you can master core competencies?

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What is your career, and which soft skill has been the most important in your career journey?

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How do I negotiate my salary?

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What is the best way to assess my skills and passions?

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How do I stay true to my ethical beliefs and stay honest under pressure?

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How do I become a leader?

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How do I learn to stand out in a team atmosphere?

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What are the most important attributes I need in order to be successful in my career?

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How do I make myself more valuable to my employer?

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What are the most effective strategies for seeking a position in the field of Information Security Engineers?

When it comes to becoming an Information Security Engineer what strategies and skills should I practice when it comes to seeking a position?

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What elements makes a great pitch?

How do get people to buy my story? I've been developing an idea to expand my business. But since I'm a beginner, I fairly know about pitches and would want more advice on how to develop a strong pitch.

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