We Have a Career Center?

Rodney and Bernadette, juniors at Small College, were walking to class having just returned from Spring Break. Rodney: I’m so glad we both got into Physiology of Mythical Creatures this quarter! Bernadette: Me too. I can’t wait to hear about how the Loch Ness theoretically uses its tail. Rodney: Agreed! Man but when I was home over break …

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Remember the References

It was a great day for Henrietta. After months of churning out job applications, she finally had good news – she’d advanced to the final round of interviews for an engineering position with Another Tech Co. She was thrilled. She didn’t want to get ahead of herself, but it was nice to see her hard …

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Our First Field Trip

The staff of YouLaunchU took its first field trip to the mean streets of Job Searching yesterday to get a glimpse of what’s really going on. We visited the SacJobs Fair just outside Sacramento for a “meet and greet” where local employers introduced themselves to job seekers. Presenters included health care providers, financial institutions, auto …

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The Resume Slaughter

It was internship application season and Roger and Shirley, veteran employees at worldwide company TechyTech, were tasked with narrowing the applicant pool from 500 to 25. This was an annual ritual for them, meaning they were experts at slashing and trashing resumes. Of course they wanted to find the best candidates, but there wasn’t enough …

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Schmoozing and Losing

Freddie had been a charmer since day one. He loved schmoozing parents and teachers and could usually find a way to weasel out of chores or retake a bombed test. So when he learned networking was a key to finding a job, he figured he was set. He’d always been a natural salesman, and figured …

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Staying Current

Mervin was jazzed. He finally had a job interview. A real-life sit-down face-to-face interview. Now interviews like this didn’t come around too often for Mervin. He was a capable fellow with a college degree and superior tech skills, but he wasn’t always great at putting himself out there. He did some odd jobs here and …

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