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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Career corner: Is LinkedIn worthwhile for high school students?

Yes. Millions of people use LinkedIn to find jobs and network, and in 2013, the site lowered its minimum user age to 14. Since then, more and more teens are taking advantage of LinkedIn...
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Career corner: How online profiles make a difference

Most of us use social media for a variety of reasons—connecting with others, getting the latest news and gossip, sharing cat videos. But when you’re looking for a job or applying to college, you...
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Why disappointment matters: Turning letdowns into life gains

Rate this article and enter to winYou trained your booty off all winter, and when it came time for tryouts, the competition was too stiff; there just weren’t enough spaces on the team. Then...
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Career corner: How and why to be a leader

How and why to be a leaderIt’s April—besides April Fool’s and National Hairball Awareness day, the 17th–23rd is National Student Leadership Week. Leadership sounds frightening at first, but there are lots of ways you...
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Career corner: How to write a cover letter

How to write a cover letterToday’s job market is competitive—ven to work at a fast food joint. So how do you stand out from the crowd? You need a cover letter, and it needs...
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Career corner: Learning a trade

Learning a tradeNot sure if college is for you? Vocational schools, also called trade schools or career colleges, train students for specific jobs that often don’t require a four-year degree. For example, you can...
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Career corner: Job shadowing

Job shadowingPicking a career can be pretty stressful. How are you supposed to know what you want to do 5 or 10 years from now? And how can you find out what the day-to-day...
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Career corner: How to afford the holidays

’Tis the season for buying peppermint everything, stuffing down Grandma’s cookies, and picking out the perfect gifts for your squad. There’s just one little thing you need for your happy holidays—money. And it feels...
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Career corner: Preparing for an interview

Résumé? Check. Applied to jobs? Check. Now it’s time to prepare for the interview. Yikes.When you’re going after a job—even if it’s at the local burger joint—you’ll want to try to be ready for...
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Career corner: Résumés

You’ve decided that you want a job. Now what? Step one: Create a résumé. Aside from using it to apply to jobs, you can also use your résumé to help you apply to college,...