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Besides a high GPA, what extracurricular or activities do the big 4 firms like to see?

As an accounting major, my target dream employer is of course the big 4 firms. I was told recently that grades are the first thing that they look at before even considering everything else, so I am shifting gear to focus on that. However, I am now wondering what sort of extracurricular or...

#college-recruiting #accounting #cpa #employment #big-4


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Active Jun 01 at 13:38

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Posted by Esther C.’s Avatar Esther C.
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Meg Hart, CPA | Assurance Senior Associate at PwC As it relates to extracurricular activities, the goal in presenting those ...

Which celebrity or public figure do you look up to?

Was asked this in an interview and was wondering how professionals would respond. What are employers/interviewers looking for when they ask this? How should I go about answering this? #interview #mock-interviews #interviews #interviewskills #interviewing-skills #rolemodel #interview-questions...

#interview-preparation #jobs #career #interviewing #careers #employment #internships


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Active Aug 07 at 11:50

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Posted by Mireia R.’s Avatar Mireia R.
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Lindsey Baltz | Career Coach | Relationship Builder Hi Mireia, That's a very interesting question, and congratulations on your ...

Is it appropriate to add work experience in a place you weren't officially employed at in your resume?

My parents own a grocery store, and when I was a young child, I would help by doing simple tasks such as putting away shopping baskets, aiding cashiers with bagging groceries, and bringing shopping carts inside the store. I also worked at the deli section when it first opened and took orders...

#working #resume #career #work #job #employment


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Active Feb 27 at 08:09

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Saurabh Jain | Finance Development Program, Dell As many have already pointed out, you should list it to ...

What's the best job that can pay off college?

I am just wondering because I am 6 grader. I would like to pay of college with no loans. I would like when I am 14 teen to get a workers permit. That's only 2 years away. I don't care if I work at a nursing home. Just till I'm 16 and able to deliver pizza. #college #employment...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:06

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BluJean Casey, M.A., NCC | Ambitious Counseling Professional Open to New Opportunities There are a lot of options out there to help you ...

What should I do in college to help me stand out when looking for a job after I graduate?

Looking for a job after college can be tough and I would like to know how I can make myself stand out to future employers. #college #job #hiring...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:28

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Posted by Gabriella A.’s Avatar Gabriella A.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Hi Gabriella The best thing that you can do to make ...

How do people ensure themselves a financially stable future? How can I as well?

For example, I was always confused how people automatically move out of their parents' house and start supporting themselves right after receiving a job. When someone starts working, I always feel that it may be too early to start finding a home since a person wouldn't have too much money to...

#jobs #support #employment #finance #houses


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:37

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Posted by Amina D.’s Avatar Amina D.
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Amanda Ware | Career Coach The advice above is great! If you want to move out ...

How to naturally navigate a conversation with employers during career fair?

I have attended my first career fair as a freshman last fall. I prepared myself by searching about the main firms that I am interested in. However, after introducing myself, I was struggling to naturally ask questions about the company like their stocks and current events that I have researched...

#career-counseling #communications #employment #career-advice #career-development


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Active Apr 19 at 00:14

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Posted by Esther C.’s Avatar Esther C.
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Genevieve Cawthorn | Transactional Attorney with Experience in Tech When it comes to speaking with recruiters, or anyone in a ...

When applying for entry level jobs while still in college/ recent graduate, do employers care about GPA?

I work really hard and have a 4.0 GPA in college as a full time student, some kids that I talk to say that GPA doesn't matter in the real world. I am asking a professional, does a high GPA show for an excellent work ethic and intelligence? #management #resume #interviews #college-jobs #hiring...

#first-job #employment #resume-writing #job-application


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Active Aug 15 '17 at 08:50

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Natalie Fein, MSeD, NCC, DCC | Nationally Certified Counselor Hello Bridget, Traditionally, you do not list your gpa on your ...

What can I do to gain more leadership experience in college?

From the start of college, I have joined many clubs and organizations to get involved. However, lately I've been stressing out because every time I desire to join a committee or become a board member, I never quite succeed. Will not obtaining leadership positions hinder my potential to...

#organizational-leadership #career-development #leadership #career-path #student-clubs #organization #employment


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Active Aug 14 at 20:55

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Posted by Esther C.’s Avatar Esther C.
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David DiGiammarino | Sales and Marketing Hi Esther! First of all, it's amazing that you're focused on ...

What was your method of finding a career after college?

Many students like myself could benefit from advice on how to enter the job market. #career #university #graduate #career-paths #work...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:32

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Liza Sighinolfi | Engineering Director at Dell Intern during college, summer for sure, its a great way to ...

Is there a better career outlook to double major in accounting and a computer related major (CIS) or accounting and a language major (Chinese)?

I soon have to declare my major in order to sort out the necessary courses with my college adviser for the upcoming years. However, I am stumped. I have always intended to major in accounting and a computer related major like Computer Informational System, but recently I started hearing about...

#career #career-development #college-major #career-choice #career-counseling #career-path #employment #employer-relations


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Active Oct 10 at 01:10

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Posted by Esther C.’s Avatar Esther C.
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Rebecca Beyer Shark | Associate Director of Career Services at University of ... An accounting degree paired with a CS minor is a great ...

How pertinent is it that the jobs you have in college pertain to your career path?

I am a sophomore in college and I'm having difficulty finding summer jobs that apply to what I want to do in a career sense. Will this hurt me when I apply to graduate school? #college #employment...



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Active Aug 21 at 20:17

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Posted by Taylor Y.’s Avatar Taylor Y.
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Stephanie Murnen | Sr. Manager, Surgical Gloves Marketing at Cardinal Health While it's always helpful to have experience in the field you ...

What are ways to have effective time management when a job seeker and student?

I am having trouble finding a balance between school and looking for employment. I find that school takes up most of my time and doesn't allow for me to spend very much time on job seeking. Should I set lower expectations for the time I look for a job, and focus on consistency, even if my...

#work-life-balance #job-search #job #employment #time-management


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Active Mar 09 at 09:21

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Posted by Mounia M.’s Avatar Mounia M.
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Faye Coleman | Specialist - IT Setting 15 minutes a day is a great starting point, Mounia! ...

When you're fresh out of college is it best to work for a while, travel, or go straight to Grad school?

I'm curious about the current state of the job market as it pertains to the hiring rate of students fresh out of college with their first Bachelor's degree. Do most employers favor new grads who've worked while in school? If so, how do students who have little work experience due to being...

#college-admissions #recruiting #college-jobs #hiring #graduate-school #job-application #job-search #employment #job-market


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Active Aug 15 '17 at 08:50

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Posted by Kim D.’s Avatar Kim D.
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Leah Philllips | Capacity Builder at AmeriCorps/Fall 2017 Graduate Student Students who have little experience working, whether that be an internship, ...

What are good ways to build the best resume to impress employers?

I just graduated college and will be trying to continue school and I want to know good ways to build up my resume so it will be impressive to employers. #professional #graduate #resume...



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Active Aug 11 '17 at 15:57

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Posted by Brett B.’s Avatar Brett B.
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Erin Ford | PR Account Executive and Internship Supervisor Here are a few of my top tips for making sure ...

What is the difference in having volunteer work or paid job experience - besides the factor of money - in applying for a non-temporary job/career-related job?

I am debating whether to volunteer frequently, which would be easier to do over the summer before I go off to school, or to apply for jobs in my area, which I will have to quit before I leave. #career #resume #volunteering #college-jobs #employment #volunteer...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:20

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Posted by Maggie C.’s Avatar Maggie C.
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Katy Maclean | Business Analyst at Dell Compellent It depends on the field you are going into. Always include, ...

Is there any jobs for Chartered accountants in DELL ?

i am studying 2nd PUC, i wanted to do chartered accountant, i like to be part of DELL, so is there any job opportunities for Chartered accountants i can approach in future for DELL #accounting #job-search #accountant #employment #job-market #business-law #job-fairs...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:20

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Posted by harshitha N.’s Avatar harshitha N.
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Sathyanarayanan Ragothaman | Senior Analyst at Dell, Performance Analytics Group Yes there are jobs for Chartered Accountants in many domains, but ...

Does contributing to open source projects help in boosting your CV/resume?

I am have recently graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and now finding a job. I lack the relevant work experience needed for some of the jobs. There are jobs that require strong programming knowledge along with engineering degree. I have experience in programming from the projects I...

#programming #employment #open-source


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Active Aug 19 '17 at 18:05

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Posted by Arshad A.’s Avatar Arshad A.
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Martin Prunell It's definitely a major factor when applying for software development position. ...

How much time is realistically invested in the process of becoming a real estate agent before I can start building a clientele?

My goal after college was to always become an entrepreneur and I want to start right away post grad with getting licensed. I am starting my research now and I plan on starting next summer after I graduate. I heard time is a hefty investment in this process and I want to be realistic when...

#career-details #employment #real-estate #entrepreneurship


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Active Feb 17 at 22:55

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Posted by Wanita J.’s Avatar Wanita J.
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David Barnes | Field Specialist Fannie Mae Hi Wanita, The answer to your question really depends on several ...

Should I be worried about technology and robots potentially taking over some jobs?

It's no lie that technology has always been advancing forward and improving, but should I be worried about it in terms of getting a job in the future? Do you think it'll be harder for the future generation when they're ready to start working? How should we avoid this if it becomes a problem?...

#japan #job #technology #robots #employment


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:30

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Posted by Anudari A.’s Avatar Anudari A.
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Tolga Cengiz | Business development and strategy professional Hi Anudari, Having worked in technology for 10 years now, I ...

What are the best things for your resume?

After college, getting a job can be very competitive. How do you make yourself stand out from the crowd? What are ways to boost your resume? What are employers, especially in business, looking to see? #business #resume #resume-building #evaluating-resumes #job-search-strategies #job-market...

#job-skills #employment


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Active 4 hours ago

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Posted by Madeline G.’s Avatar Madeline G.
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Claire McGahan | Advisory Associate at PwC Hi Madeline! From my experience, a strong resume is one that ...

Should I be worried that I don't have enough volunteer experience?

I've been wanting to volunteer more but I just do not have the time and energy due to full-time studies and work. Should I be concerned that future employment opportunities will be negatively affected by my lack of volunteer experience? #career #volunteering #employment...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:34

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Posted by Calvin K.’s Avatar Calvin K.
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Paul A Coulter | Life Change Catalyst - How Great Can Your ... Calvin! Time to quit worrying. Our imaginations default position is worry. ...

What is the most exciting/rewarding aspect of working in a non-profit?

I would love to work for one someday. #employment...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:20

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Posted by Emma M.’s Avatar Emma M.
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Jaouad Hilal | Bid Manager at Dell Hi Emma, For me , the most exciting/rewarding aspect of working ...

How to be an outstanding candidate when applying for jobs?

I have just graduated from college and looking for a job. I understand that the job market is tougher this time to make matters worse some say there might be a recession coming. I try to put the best in my CV and resume and tailor them to a particular company I send it to. Other than work...

#resume #skills #job-market #college #resume-writing #employment


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Active Sep 12 '17 at 14:02

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Posted by Arshad A.’s Avatar Arshad A.
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Sara Pelosi | Staffing Services Manager, Asia Pacific at Google You're asking all of the right questions, and it sounds like ...

Optometry vs. Ophthalmology- Should I be worried that the MDs will take over the ODs?

I am interested in pursuing Optometry, which means I would need to take the OAT, and go into Optometry school. However, if you go through with Medical school, and the MCAT, one could become an Ophthalmologist. I don't want to begin following the Optometry route if the MDs could take over the...

#ophthalmologist #optometry #medical #healthcare #medicine #optometrist #employment


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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:32

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Posted by Nicole R.’s Avatar Nicole R.
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Stephanie Tran | Doctor of Optometry Candidate, 2017 From my understanding, ophthalmology is highly competitive and involves many more ...

Will there be an over saturation of engineers?

I want to be an engineer and am curious about the field. Presently, engineering and other STEM occupations are quite popular. But as time passes, there will be many who major in it like me and due to that, won't the job market be more competitive? And if so, when? #engineering #employment...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:48

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Posted by Kevin L.’s Avatar Kevin L.
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Simon Robson | Retired Engineering Manager with limited consultation Engineering has been a pretty stable career but there are some ...

What are the career options as a PR major?

I am a freshman at college and I am majoring in PR at San Jose State University. I love studying it so far. After I am done with my bachelors, should I go for my Masters or find a job? Also, what kind of job in this field would pay me more? #public-relations #marketing #employment #internships...



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Active Dec 03 '17 at 22:12

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Posted by Deep J.’s Avatar Deep J.
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Lisa Mark, MA | Career Counselor & Employment Coach Hi Deep, Simply put, NO, you don't need to get a ...

what keeps you employed ?

Can my characteristics, appearance, and good work improve my chances in keeping a gob? #work #employment #job #job-applications #advancement #career-advising...



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Active Aug 08 at 00:03

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Posted by Ethan R.’s Avatar Ethan R.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential What keeps you employed is your continued involvement in a situation ...
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Annie Wang | Finance Analyst at Google Have you tried job searching websites like,, or even ...
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Dalton,A lot depends on the type of job the person is ...
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