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Ferguson's Career Tips: How to Rock a Career Fair

It's easy to get overwhelmed at a career fair and fail to accomplish your goals. Simple planning and preparation can make all the difference. Know what you need to do and how to do it before you arrive to make sure you get the best results from any career fair.
Online
2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 4 Essential Items to Bring to an Interview

There's much more to a successful interview than showing up. You have to be prepared—and you have to bring along the tools that can help you make the right impression and succeed.
Online
2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 5 Strategies to Ace the Job Search

Finding a job takes organization, planning, and dedication. Plan your job search with these strategies to help ensure you achieve the results you want.
Online
2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 4 Things Never to Say in an Interview

Interviewing can be a delicate process. Employers want you to succeed, but their primary goal is to find someone who fits their company and brings the necessary skills. It doesn't take much to create a bad impression, Here are some "red flags" employers listen for during an interview. Avoid these if you want an offer.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 5 Tips to Excel in Your Summer Internship

Internships open doors to employment opportunities. They add great experience to your resume, and if you perform well, an employer might even offer you a full-time job when the internship ends. Do everything you can to stand out.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: How to Write a Resume That Beats the Automated Tracking System

It's hard enough to land an interview when employers spend only seconds looking over your resume, but you may not even get that much consideration if your resume never makes it pass an automated tracking system. Keywords, formatting, and more go into crafting a resume that will pass muster with a computerized review system. Here are some things you can do to stack the odds in your favor.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 5 Tips to Build Your Network

Networks create many opportunities. Often the key to landing a job lies in having a personal connection via your network. Here are some tips for expanding and improving yours.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 4 Tips to Write a Better Cover Letter

Your cover letter should persuade a prospective employer that you'd be a great addition to their team and entice them to read your resume. These simple steps can sharpen your letter and improve your chances of getting an interview.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 3 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask in a Job Interview

Interviews are two-way streets. You're there to answer a prospective employer's questions so they get to know you, but you're also there to get to know them. Be prepared to ask questions to make sure the organization is someplace you would like to work.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 4 Tips for Writing Networking Emails

Sometimes there's no easy way to reach an important networking contact face-to-face. You can reach out to them via phone, social media—or e-mail. Try these techniques for using the most popular communications system to make and maintain network contacts.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: How to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event

Most people find it hard to strike up conversations with strangers. But to get the most out of a networking event that's exactly what you have to do. Here are some strategies for overcoming shyness and breaking the ice.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 4 Things to Immediately Take Off Your Resume

What you leave off your resume can influence a potential employer as much as what you include. A few simple deletions can make a big difference in whether or not you land an interview.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: How to Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career

Social media offers opportunities for networking and building your career, but there are many pitfalls along the way. LinkedIn is the most popular platform for professionals. Learn how to make good use of it to help achieve your goals.
Online
2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: How to Use Social Media for Professional Networking

Since many job openings are never announced, it's essential to network to give yourself the best chance of hearing about great opportunities directly from other people. Social media is a useful tool to do that.
Online
2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: Cover Letter Basics

A cover letter should make your case for what benefits you would bring to a prospective employer. But hiring managers spend only a few seconds reading them. Master the basics of writing a cover letter to improve the odds in your favor during your job search.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: Resume Basics

The function of a resume is not to get you a job but to get you an interview. With so many job-seekers applying for every opening, managers and employers often spend only seconds reviewing a resume before making a decision about calling an applicant in for an interview. Master the basics with these tips and increase your chance of getting in the door.
Online
2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 3 Phrases You Should Stop Saying at Work

How you communicate influences how your coworkers—and your boss—see and relate to you. Fine-tuning what you say and how you say it—especially avoiding certain phrases—can reap great rewards at the office.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 3 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Employers love using tough questions to challenge prospective hires. Have a strategy for responding to them. Start with these classic tricky questions and prepare to ace them anytime they come up.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 4 Body Language Tips for Your Next Interview

In work settings we often communicate more through body language than we do through words. Master your own body language, learn to read others', and use these tips to give yourself an edge when you interview.
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2018
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Ferguson's Career Tips: 3 Phrases to Delete From Your Cover Letter Now

Cover letters should be succinct and focused on what you can offer a prospective employer. What you don't say in a cover letter can be as important as what you do. Here are some key things to avoid.
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2018