The Post-Graduation To-Do List That Will Land You In Your Dream Job

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Summer means rest and relaxation. Well, for most people. Recent grads cannot afford to fully unwind. There’s little time to stop for long vacations as you update your resume and ramp-up for interviews.

The good news is, your job search …

By Troy Hopkins
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4 Ways to Show Appreciation for Stand-Out Colleagues

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Is there someone on your team or in your network who has recently gone above and beyond? We all know someone we’d rave about if asked—so why wait until we’re prompted to show appreciation? Don’t just sing their praises out …

By Ashley Fontaine - Idealist Careers
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Leaving Your Job? Use This Transition Plan Template

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A big part of leaving your job on good terms is smoothly transitioning projects and responsibilities. You can set your successors up for success by creating a transition plan and sharing it with a supervisor before your final day at …

By Deborah Swerdlow - Idealist Careers
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You Left a Job on Bad Terms, Now What? What to Say to a Potential Employer

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I have written before about reasons not to leave your job and why job hopping could be a bad thing. However, the reality is that sometimes leaving is unavoidable. Sometimes, it isn’t your decision. And even worse, sometimes you know …

By Ashley Putnam - Idealist Careers
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The Value of Keeping in Contact

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We’ve probably all experienced this moment in the interview process: you’re asked to provide references, and you have to track down the latest contact information for an old supervisor. You draft an email letting them know that someone may be …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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