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Teaching English in China – Greetings from Changsha, Hunan, China!

From Today, we kickoff our new blogging series, “Teaching English in China”. So, keep an eye out for regular updates! My name is Courtney Tomlinson, but my students here in Changsha, Hunan, China call me Miss T! For the past four months and for the rest of the year,

How to Write an Impressive Cover Letter

If you’re like how I used to be, you think that cover letters are optional and aren’t a big deal—all you need is a strong resume, right? Not really. Cover letters are just as important as resumes, and should be included with every resume that you send to an

How to Build Your Resume

When you leave college, the first thing you’ll show others is your resume. Future employers want to know the things about you that stand out and they want to know it fast. Employers will often weed out resumes based on certain criteria before they even read through them. Companies

Six Reasons To Do an Internship

Are you curious about internships, but hesitant to apply? Here are six reasons to go for that internship!. 1. Work Experience The job world is highly competitive. You want to give yourself the best chance possible for success. In order to make yourself a competitive applicant you need to

Community Service

According to me, community service is a method of obtaining experience by sacrificing our time to pursue excellence in the quality of life. Community service is not a way to get admission at college or to get scholarships but it is method to experience our future as a teenagers.

Five Things to Consider Before You Commit to a College

When it comes to college, one size does not fit all. It’s important that you are satisfied with the college you choose to attend; after all, you’re spending or borrowing money to pay for your education, which isn’t cheap. Of course there is always the option to transfer schools,

Four Perks of Working on Campus

Your bank account is dangerously close to zero, but you’ve already called Mom and Dad for hard-wired cash. Getting an on campus job may not be glamorous, but it certainly has its advantages (besides being close to classes). Colleges often provide employment opportunities on campus, but they don’t really

Chris’s Journal: Searching for a Job

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The following post is from Chris’s Day to Day Journal I’m sitting at a Starbucks in Northern Virginia. I bought a medium sized tea, which is now inside of me, and I’ve been looking for jobs all day (I couldn’t find any on Facebook). I sent out some cold

Five Things High School Students Need to do Before College

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As the new school year starts for high school students, one can only sense anxiety when it comes to looking and preparing for college. Luckily for you, I have a few suggestions that will lead you into the right direction. Majors and Minors: Some people attend college and are

Want a Job? 6 Things Not to Put in a Resume

By the time you finish reading this paragraph, a recruiter has completely reviewed a resume. This means that in most cases, your resume is reviewed for a mere 30 seconds—not a lot of time for someone to realize how great you are, huh? This is why it’s important for
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