September 2012

4 College Classes That Help You Get A Job

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team September 21, 2012

As you complete your college education, chances are high that you’ve chosen a particular degree program based on what you want to do with your life. Although the courses associated with that program are designed to help you succeed in your career, a handful of other classes can position you as a strong job candidate […]

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10 Words To Keep Off Of Your Resume

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team September 20, 2012

Writing a resume isn’t easy. In fact, it can be downright tricky! After all, you’ve got a finite amount of space in which to describe yourself and your professional capabilities — and you don’t have much time, either. Yet creating a comprehensive yet concise resume is how you’ll increase your chances of landing a job […]

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Professional Development: Make The Most Of Your Mornings

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team September 17, 2012

Searching for ways to boost your professional development and help yourself be more successful? Consider changing your morning routine so that you can use this time to get more done. After all, mornings are a great time to focus. You’re (hopefully) rested after a full night’s sleep, and you’re not yet dealing with a day […]

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6 Best Apps for Job Seekers

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team September 13, 2012

One of the great things about the increased prevalence of tablets and smartphones is the incredible array of apps that help you work better, smarter and faster — and that includes looking for a job. After all, you likely use your phone or tablet to stay up-to-date with your social networks, manage your email and […]

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StrengthsFinder Assessment: Put Your Strengths To Work

by Sue Maden September 7, 2012

Old-school job interviews often included a question asking the candidate something like, “What are some of your greatest strengths?” This question was often followed by, “And what are your weaknesses?”  In recent years, however, the tide has turned. More people are realizing that, while it’s important to recognize areas in which you can improve, investing […]

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