Archive for ‘January, 2014’

How “Quit Your Job” Was the Best Advice a Mentor Ever Gave Me

It’s not always easy to spot a mentorship moment. Sometimes your mentor doesn’t look like Mr. Miyagi. Sometimes there’s no cookie-cutter advice like, “Work hard and…

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What’s an “IT Consultant” And How Can You Become One?

Dreaming of a life on the road, but one that involves fancy hotels and airplanes rather than RVs and youth hostels? Consider becoming an IT Consultant.…

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24 Things You Need to Know Before Turning 24

Want to know a secret? Today I turn 24. Yep. That means it’s my birthday. That also means it’s been three years since I studied abroad…

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The Easiest Way to Get Better Results on Your NCLEX Exam

Here’s a fact: Nursing students have to pass the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN exam. Here’s another fact: Hurst Review helps students pass the exam on their first…

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5 Résumé Fails (And How to Fix Them)

It’s the first—and might be the only—impression you make on potential employers. Is your résumé working for you… or against you?

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How to Channel The Godfather and Use Pain to Get a Job After College

What’s it like to be a job-seeker these days? It sucks. The truth of the matter is that it’s nearly impossible to tell whether you’re a…

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What Is Interaction Design? A Guide to the Basics

Take a moment to look at this page. Maybe you’re reading the text in an email or on your phone. Or perhaps you typed blog.aftercollege.com into…

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Why Being a Developer is Awesome—And How You Can Get Started

If you still think you need a computer science degree to become a web developer, you’re wrong. It’s okay—we didn’t know that, either, until we spoke…

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Got 99 Problems, But a Job Ain’t One (If You Read This)

The rules are surprisingly simple if you want to impress Steve Girolami, VP of Engineering at AfterCollege. One: Do not profess to be an expert. Two:…

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4 Dead Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Job Search Success

True or false: It’s okay to put a picture of a laser-bearing T-rex on your résumé. For the answer, see our job search resolutions you can actually keep.

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