Category: Job seekers

Putting a music degree to work

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Whether you are studying music in an academic setting, pursuing a career in the music industry, or educating the next Mozart, you have likely been asked questions like:

I didn’t know you could study music in college. What are you going to do with your degree in music?

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How to build a professional network

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Networking is about developing relationships that could be helpful to you in your job search and your career.

Building a professional network is achievable for almost everyone, by following these steps to identify your network and develop it.

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Find an apprenticeship!

Apprenticeship.gov is a new one-stop source for “all things apprenticeship.”

The site features an Apprenticeship Finder that makes it easier for job seekers to find apprenticeship opportunities, often in high-skilled, high-paying careers.

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5 not-so-true job search myths

Job searching is hard work. It can be complicated, it can feel mysterious—and it can sometimes seem like you’re the only person out there who doesn’t know the secrets to success.

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Happy holiday job searching

There are two big indicators that it’s going to be a bright holiday for those seeking seasonal jobs: the unemployment rate is lower than it’s been in decades, and consumer confidence is at an all-time high.

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Revitalize your career

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Looking for an injection of new vitality into your career?

Learn insights from author Gregg Levoy, who spoke recently at the 2018 National Career Development Association conference on the subject of igniting passion in your life and career.

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Independence on the job

Independence Day

As we approach the 4th of July holiday, it’s worth remembering that Independence Day celebrates our collective and individual freedom. That’s a value that’s present in nearly every facet of American life, including our work lives. At a workplace, expressing independence

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Why you should research salaries before you job hunt

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Whatever stage of your job search you’re in—from just getting started to negotiating an offer—it’s a great idea to understand typical salary ranges for the careers you’re interested in.

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Make a big impression with a portfolio

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Want to wow an employer with your skills, and create a memorable impression of the quality of work you’ve done?

Consider building a portfolio—a collection of your past work samples— to bring to interviews, send to prospective employers, or even post online.

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5 great careers for animal lovers

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Love animals? 

Take a look at this list of careers that will keep you around animals nearly every day of your work life.

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