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Career Advice

HUGE LinkedIn Secret! …What Do Recruiters See?

What Recruiters Search LinkedIn For & Optimizing Your LinkedIn

Something that students don’t know is that recruiters searching for new talent via LinkedIn have an entirely different view of LinkedIn. In particular, recruiters can search for exactly what they want in a candidate and only bring up results of individuals that fit that criteria. Unsure of what this looks like? Check out this TikTok, which shows a firsthand look at a recruiter’s view on LinkedIn. Additionally, another awesome career TikToker posted this Youtube video on the top 3 tips …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Meet With Your Career Coach: Readiness Checklist

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Use this checklist to prepare yourself for your next meeting with your Career Coach. This ensures you are utilizing the time to the best of your abilities!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Interning At The Same Place: Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Interning at the Same Place Multiple Times

After an internship experience, there’s a time to reflect on the work and the time that you’ve had in a particular role and at a specific company. Sometimes, after a great experience, a lot of interns accept return offers for the next summer. Let’s discuss some of the benefits and also not-so-great things about staying with the same company for two consecutive internships.

PROS:
More Trust & Greater Responsibilities

When you intern somewhere AGAIN, there’s a huge chance that the …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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5 Recommended Career Books To Check Out

Best career Books to read

Have some free time on your hands? Maybe not right now as finals season is almost upon us, but what about after that? Focus on your professional development a little by reading a career-related book! Through researching these novels, some are better than others for specific situations. Scroll down for five great choices that can get you on the way to becoming a better candidate for jobs or a better professional in general! 

 

If you can only read one:

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Cover Letters & The 2 Ways To Do Them

2 cover letter approaches

There’s no doubt that a resume is unanimously voted to be the most important and talked-about document when candidates apply for jobs. However, there are other application materials you need to worry about. To list some of the common ones you might have to attach include:

Cover Letters
Unofficial or official transcript
References
Letters of Recommendation

Cover letters are almost just as common as simply needing to attach a resume, though, so let’s discuss them. Cover letters serve three main …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Bentley Car Club & CAREER SUCCESS

Organization Highlight_ Bentley Car Club

Are you interested in learning more about automobiles and the automobile industry? Additionally, are you ready to get more involved in your passion for cars, talk to like-minded peers, and meet professionals who are in the industry? Consider joining Bentley Car Club, another awesome student-run organization on campus. This group of 30 car enthusiasts has the goal of teaching members about the auto industry. 

 

Is joining Bentley Car Club only valuable if you’re interested in working within the auto-industry?

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Showing Support For Women @ Bentley

Supporting Your Female Colleagues

In the last few years, and during this year especially, more individuals have become comfortable with sharing their stories. It’s important that we are listening, but also important to take action and small steps toward improvement. Specifically, in the male-dominated business world, and even on Bentley’s campus itself, there have been documented instances of sexism. Sexism is never acceptable and, similarly, the existence of the wage gap is sad. It is 2021. It is time to eradicate the idea that …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Choosing A Mentor

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Having a mentor is an incredible way to build your network and be guided through the beginning years of your professional career. Since you will be spending a lot of time with this person, here are a few questions to ask yourself before you commit to a mentor!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Interview-Approved Behaviors!

Interview Etiquette

Good morning, Falcons! Interview season is fully upon us, as you know if you’ve been putting in the work and applying for those positions. Interviews seem to have changed a lot, but in reality, only the medium where they happen has been altered. In virtual interviews, there might be slight discrepancies in how you should act, but almost everything does stay the same. Here are some tips of how to behave in interviews, whether your interview is being conducted virtually …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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MSCPA/Surgent CPA Review Virtual Mock CPA Exams

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Experience a simulated Exam section from the comfort of your own home and view your Exam results in real-time! The MSCPA and Surgent CPA Review have partnered again to combine resources and offer a series of FREE simulated CPA Exam sections of your choice.

The mock Exam will use multiple-choice questions and simulations which are laid out according to the Uniform CPA Examination Blueprints. Participants will receive their ReadySCORETM along with a diagnostic report showing areas of strength and weakness …

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center Melissa J. Sawyer
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