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How to Conquer Your Interview Nerves

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They liked your resume and cover letter, but now it’s the true test: your first interview. If you’re struggling with intense nerves, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel nervous before and during an interview, but you’ll perform at your best if you can overcome the anxiety. Read on for five methods you can use to tame the nerves and make a great first impression.

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How to Recover After You Bomb an Interview

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It happens – you prepared and you looked the part, and yet, you bombed an interview for a job you’re really interested in. It happens to many applicants, and it’s important to remember that one poor interview doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Read on to learn how to recover – and follow-up – when you think you bombed a job interview.

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The Best Questions to Ask at Your Next Job Interview

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If you have ever sat for a job interview, you know it’s not just about answering the questions you’re asked – it’s about asking intelligent questions of your potential employer, too. Asking questions serves the purpose of showing you’ve prepared for the interview, but it also helps you determine whether the position is truly right for you. Check out this list of the best questions to ask at your next job interview for inspiration.

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Credit Terms That All Students Should Know

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Credit card companies flood college students with credit offers. It may not be a great idea to act on them, but if you do you should be equipped with the best information out there so you don’t make the same mistakes others have made.

The biggest mistake people make with credit cards is that they rack up a lot of credit card debt.

Instead of doing that, you should use this is an opportunity to build credit. Take a look at these important credit card terms every student should be aware of below:

Additional cardholder – Credit card companies will allow another user to be on the account. The additional cardholder is not usually liable for making payments on the account, which remains the responsibility of the main cardholder.

Authorized user – Authorized users are people who have permission to use the credit card.

Co-signer – A co-signer is a person who is obligated to pay back the loan from the credit card just as the borrower.

You Don’t Need a College Degree to Become a Real Estate Agent

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Many real estate agents and investors have college degrees, but they are not specifically real estate-focused. The reason being that a college degree is not necessary for a real estate career.

For investment, the best teacher is real life. You won’t get the same experience learning in a classroom as you would on the job.

College can give students a false sense of confidence. They may believe the classes they are taking are preparing them for the job, but a hiring manager may disagree.

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What to Know About Credit Before Applying for a Job

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Who knew that getting hired for a new position could all come down to your credit history? It’s true. In several states, it’s perfectly legal for employers to pull your credit history during the hiring process. In their opinion, it determines your level of trustworthiness for the position they’d possibly be hiring you for.

Although legal, this isn’t something the majority of employers actually do. According to a 2012 survey from the Society of Human Resource Management, only 13% of respondents said they check all employee’s credit history while 53% say they don’t do it at all.

It’s still better to be safe than sorry, which is why there are proactive steps you can take just in case a hiring manager does decide to consider your credit history. You can be proactive by:

  • Checking your credit history for inaccuracies
  • Cleaning up where you can
  • Having an explanation ready for derogatory marks

Finding Remote Jobs

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If you’re someone who has moved into a full-time remote role or was laid off because of Covid-19, you might considering your options for working remotely. Luckily, there are plenty of full-time jobs that accommodate that.

Early on in the pandemic, major tech companies like Facebook and Google announced that they would make a more concerted effort to hire people who will be full-time remote employees. There are also companies that hire virtual assistants, who are full-time remote executive and office assistants that can manage affairs from the comfort of their homes.

Coming Across Professional on Zoom Calls

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If you’re looking for a new job, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to interview for it on Zoom (or another type of video platform) during the Covid-19 pandemic. With that in mind, here are a few tips for looking as professional as possible:

  1. Dress as if you’re going to an in-person interview.
  2. Be mindful so you don’t accidentally speak over the interviewer.
  3. Don’t have other tabs open or anything distracting because looking at the camera is the new keeping eye contact.
  4. Set up a quiet space for yourself where you won’t be disturbed.
  5. Make sure to send your resume over digitally beforehand.

How to Find an Internship

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Getting an internship can be the first step in kickstarting your career. Here is how you can land the perfect internship to help you get off on the right foot:

  1. Network.
  2. Use your social media to find opportunities.
  3. List your relevant experience.
  4. Succeed in your interview.
  5. Send a follow up.
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