4 ways to succeed at your first job

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking, but starting your very first job is a whole different ball game. Entering the workforce means you’re entirely new to work life, and that’s a certain kind of pressure that can sometimes feel …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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5 Reasons You Should Write a Cover Letter—Even When the Job Description Says It’s Optional

We get this question all the time.  Read this blog for a compelling answer to why and when you should write a cover letter.

We get it. Writing a cover letter for every application is hard. So when you come …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Answers from Career Advisors … Asking for a Recommendation/Reference When You Haven’t Kept in Touch

It happens — you intend to stay in contact with that professor or supervisor and life gets in the way. But now you need an internship, job, or grad school reference and you think this person will be a strong …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Answers from Career Advisors … Applied and Haven’t Heard Back? Here Are Some Next Steps.

So you found an interesting position, created a polished resume and tailored cover letter, hit submit, and then … crickets. You’ve waited about a week and haven’t heard anything.
While the lack of response is frustrating, try to remember that it’s generally …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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How to Become a Change Agent

Organizations can benefit from “change agents”—people who rethink, redesign, and restructure the way things work from within. Whether they reimagine entire programs or introduce new systems and technologies, change agents cultivate bottom-up problem solving and informal leadership at their organizations.

This description of a …

By Idealist.org - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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4 Tips to Avoid Freelancer Burnout, From Someone Who’s Been There

It seems like yesterday that I found myself in a bathroom stall at my corporate recruiting company for what was at least the third time that week, trying to muffle the sound of my tears after a particularly brutal interaction …

By Deanna deBara - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Your First 100 Days at a New Job

Between meeting new colleagues, mastering new skills, and tackling new responsibilities, your first three months at a new job can leave you feeling exhausted. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve put together a First 100 Days plan that …

By Idealist.org - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Jumbos4Jumbos is Launching for Summer 2022! May 16th – August 31st

What is Jumbos4Jumbos?

Tufts alumni offer projects/micro-internships/gigs that students can do to gain career-related skills. Jumbos4Jumbos projects are available to undergraduates in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the SMFA. Students must be currently enrolled (not on leave of absence) to …

By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations
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Social Change Across Industries

The social-change landscape continues, it’s no longer just a world of non-profits, corps jobs, and community organizing – though those are some great paths to pursue! But maybe you’re drawn to finance but don’t want to “work for the man.” …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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What You Need to Know About AmeriCorps

What is AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps is an umbrella program funded by the federal government that pays stipends to young workers in order to provide non-profits, schools, public agencies, and  community groups with the support they need to continue and develop their …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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