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    Video Editing Success: 5 Must-Have Skills

    High-quality video editing has become increasingly important to our tech-saturated society. To compete, professionals need these five skills.

    In a culture that now routinely watches shorter videos using the screen of a smartphone, the need for high-quality video editing skills has exploded.

    It’s actually something of an understatement to say that “visual content is everything” nowadays. Approximately 90 percent of the information we receive and analyze is coming from our eyes. The effective …

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    Best Practices When Writing a Personal Statement

    An MBA personal statement is an essay you write about yourself as part of the application process. It's also a good way to introduce yourself.

    It’s time to start the process of applying to grad school and you’ve been asked to submit an MBA personal statement. You recall that you had to do the same thing years ago when you applied to your undergraduate institution. So you’ve noticed, right off the bat, that most educational institutions require a personal statement …

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    Resume Mistakes College Grads Should Avoid Making

    Common Resume Mistakes College Grads Make

    Creating a resume that sets you up for success in the job market is more complicated than it seems. Inexperienced job seekers who have no practice writing a resume could easily make many mistakes that will lead to fewer opportunities. Hiring managers won’t explain why a slip-up made you unsuccessful in receiving an interview, so …

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    How to Network Effectively While in a Job Transition

    Becoming unemployed is likely a sudden, unexpected event, and most people do not have the networking skills needed to immediately switch gears and begin efficiently developing job leads. There could be many reasons: feeling uncomfortable with the networking process, not knowing the process, being shy by nature, or never having needed to network in the …

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    America’s Dream Job

    According to a recent survey made by MidAmerica Nazarene University with 2,000 Americans, only 25% of Americans currently work in their dream jobs. These 25% of Americans have either high salaries, born during the baby boomer generation, have PhD degrees or live in the Southwest area. However, what about the rest of the Americans? What …

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    Are You Prepared for a Job Interview?

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a recent college graduate, a systems analyst, or a high-level executive with an annual income of several million dollars. What all people have in common is the need to know how to prepare for a job interview. The reason is that the job interview is nothing less than a contest, …

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    What Employers Look For In New Graduates

    New Graduates

    September is usually a busy month for graduates or college seniors who are about to graduate. Many schools invite employers and recruiters during September in order to help their students get hired. However, finding that very first job is not always easy because there are many other students competing for the same positions in the …

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    How to Stand Out From the Crowd

    It is important to distinguish yourself from the rest of the crowd if you want to find a job which you are really excited about. You need to make an impression that will make people remember you. This impression both needs to be on paper such as on your resume and cover letter as well …

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    Tips for Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market

    Finding a Job

    In the current job market, it’s not unusual for people to be looking for jobs over many months. It’s a very competitive market, and job openings are few. This situation is amplified by the herd mentality whereby people deploy the job search strategies commonly used in the past. For example, asking people about their target …

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    3 Types of Communication While in Transition

    Teamwork and Collaboration

    Certainly, the cliché “It’s not what you know but whom you know” is often true. However, when people are in transition, I would add “but while in transition, who knows you is more important” because you are the one who needs a job, and if people cannot find you, your job search will be unnecessarily …

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