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Category: New Grads

Advice for new or recent graduates and entry-level workers

10 Steps to Turning Your Internship Into a Job

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Whether you’re on the verge of graduating from college or have a few more credits to go, getting an internship is one of the smartest moves you can make as an undergrad. If you go about it the right way (and if the timing is right), your internship may lead to a full-time job offer down the line.

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What is a Personal Brand — and Tips to Build Yours

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Congratulations — you’re a new or soon-to-be college graduate and you’re ready to conquer the working world. But before you can begin your conquest, you’ll need more than just a resume and cover letter to showcase yourself and demonstrate your competence to potential employers. You need to develop a personal brand.

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Land a Job Using Your Professional Network

A referral through someone in your network is a highly effective way to land a job. Sometimes it’s not just what you know, but who you know. An endorsement from someone the hiring manager trusts is a powerful means of influence. People in your network are also a great source of information about relevant job openings and may be able to provide advice about how best to position yourself to the company.

Here are six ways to get more referrals and value from your professional network.

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Starting a New Job? 7 Ways to Nail Your First Day

You’ve finally landed that new job. You’ve gone out with friends to celebrate, spent money you haven’t yet earned and told everyone at your last company just what you think of them. But the hard work doesn’t end there — in fact, it’s only just begun.

It’s your first day in the office, and after impressing at the interview, now is the time to prove you are the right person for the job. Here’s how:

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