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May 9, 2012

How NOT to Get an Interview: 5 Common Resume Mistakes

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In my pre-writing life, I worked for a couple of years as a recruiter for an accounting and finance recruiting agency. I interviewed hundreds of candidates, scoured probably more than a thousand resumes, and learned quickly what kinds of resumes do and don’t work. As a writer today, I end up writing quite a few […]

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April 30, 2012

Get a Jumpstart on College in High School

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Ever heard of concurrent enrollment? These days, it’s very common for high school students to enroll in college classes and earn both high school and college credit. The good news for parents is that research shows that students who do so are more likely to attend college and earn slightly higher GPAs as college students. […]

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April 18, 2012

International Student Prepares for Masters Degree

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Alberto Lopez Dayer’s life got turned upside down when he was a student majoring in aeronautical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Spain. His senior year, he met his future wife, who was teaching in a bilingual elementary school in Madrid through the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain program. Alberto had a year left of school and …

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April 2, 2012

First Generation American Students

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Back in December, I wrote a post about my wonderfully diverse neighborhood and the interesting people of all different heritages who live around me. One of those families is from India, and they have a young son that my children enjoy playing with. As we ride scooters and play soccer in the yard, it’s been […]

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