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Legal Career Paths: From BigLaw to Entrepreneur and Founder of Effie’s Paper

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Kalyn Johnson Chandler is the founder and creative force behind the signature paperie, Effie’s Paper :: Stationery & Whatnot. Following a ten-year legal career as an environmental transactional lawyer at Jones Day, Kalyn returned to her first love, fashion, in 2007. …

By Vault Law Editors - Vault
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10 Jobs That Are Fantastic for Political Science Majors (You Don’t Have to Work in Politics!)

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It might seem like a political science undergraduate degree would prepare you primarily for a career in politics. However, there are four million professionals with poli sci degrees—and their jobs range from attorneys to social workers to financial analysts. If …

By Katherine J. Igoe - The Muse
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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

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Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. This means that, yet again, numerous …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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Is Your Online Presence Hurting Your Career?

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For many of us, social media is an integral part of everyday life—and for many employers, a prospective hire’s online presence can be a major factor in determining employability. In addition to reading through resumes and cover letters, 90% of …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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7 Skills to Set You Apart in the Remote Work Environment

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The joys of working remotely — especially if you’re lucky enough to work from home. Your commute from the bedroom to the living room, dining room, or wherever you’ve set up your home office takes seconds and you’re ready to go.

By Matt Shealy - Vault
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Didn’t Get an Internship? Here Are 10 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Career Anyway

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So you didn’t get a summer internship. Don’t blame yourself: There were fewer internship opportunities posted in the first months of 2021 compared to previous years, and it’s a common challenge any year. It’s not a direct measure of how …

By Katherine J. Igoe - The Muse
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How to Be an Active Ally to Black Women at Work

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Ally” is a popular word in the workplace these days as people seek to put action behind the pledges of racial justice and equality that many organizations have made. Often, people use the term allyship to refer to a general …

By Ella F. Washington - The Muse
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Why Behavioral Interview Questions Provide More Insight for Healthcare Hiring

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A revealing new trend in interviewing physicians, advanced practitioners, and nurses is a shift from the typical yes/no questions to those that offer more in-depth look into the candidate. Two main types of questions posed can uncover what motivates …

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Why Having a Mentor Is Important for Career Growth

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The days of getting a degree and working in one field into retirement are long gone. While there’s no clear consensus as to the number, recent reports suggest that people now change careers several times throughout their professional lives. Such a …

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
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Not Sure What You Should Be Making at Your First Job? Here’s How to Figure Out the Right Number to Aim for

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Launching your career by landing your first full-time job can be thrilling, but there might be one small thing you’re not so sure about as you wait to hear the words, “You’re hired!”: Money.

How do you know what to …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
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