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Archive for June 2008

Those of us that have studied abroad know that there are all sorts benefits that come from taking classes in another country, but not everyone realizes that the experiences you have over there can also be very beneficial in the professional world. Study abroad can be a highly impressive addition to put on a resume, if it is done in the right way.

It’s all about what activities get highlighted and describing those with the right “enhancement” words. For example, you may not want to mention that a good deal of your time studying in London was spent in pubs cheering for the Arsenal. Instead, you may want to either leave that part out completely, or reword it to make it sound like a truly eye-opening cultural experience! 😉

And of course there are other things that should definitely not be left off the resume, such as language skills that may have been gained, classes and field trips that may directly apply to your career path, any teaching and other work you may have done, and the list really goes on and on. The key is just making sure that it gives a positive boost to your resume, so if you think a certain activity from your journey applies to the job you want, then it probably should be included.

Another great aspect gained from going abroad is that usually the skills picked up there are unique and valuable enough that they can oftentimes be brought up again on later resumes, unlike some items that will get pushed off as time goes by. But of course studying, interning or working abroad doesn’t have to stop after college either! I will be writing a separate post on that sometime very soon!

For more detailed information on this topic, please refer to Salisbury University’s Career Services page about putting study abroad experience on a resume.

A tired and jet-lagged study abroad student (with lots of souvenirs!) in Tokyo:

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There are also plenty of opportunities for new grads!

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is the largest American-based mining company in the world, and the world’s largest publicly traded copper company. They are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

As a leader in the mining industry, we have open-pit and underground operations with reserves in copper, gold and molybdenum. In our company, you’ll find work worth doing with a variety of mining industry professionals who are just as dedicated to excellence, safety, environmental responsibility and innovation as you are.

So whether you want to get your career started in the fascinating world of mining, or have many years of experience behind you, we’d love to have your talents put to good use at Freeport. Our Careers site can be found at the link below, where you can explore all that awaits you in the magnificent Southwest.

http://www.fcx-jobs.com

Hello Job-Seekers,

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when new graduates prepare themselves for their new careers and life after college. But some grads may get the wrong idea about what things will be like outside of school. I recommend this informative and very true-to-life article from Young Money for a glimpse of what really awaits them in the “real world”, and advice on certain topics.

http://youngmoney.com/careers/advice/266

Thanks to Young Money Media for this article.

See what it’s like to work for an industry leader.

Best Buy Co, Inc. is North America’s leading retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment software and appliances, with 2004 sales totaling well over $24 billion.

We operate more than 750 stores in the U.S. and Canada under the Best Buy, Future Shop, Geek Squad and Magnolia Audio Video names.

But we’re not satisfied with being the best. As a Fortune 100 growth company, we have ambitious plans for the future. We want to continue to grow, to innovate, to lead.

Discover why you should consider a career at Best Buy.

At Best Buy, our employees strive to provide customers around the world with superior experiences by responding to their unique needs and aspirations. This commitment to growth and customers has driven strong, consistent earnings. Retail is a business that requires constant innovation, new ideas, new ways to delight our customers and new ways to work together. To meet the unique product and service needs of our customers, our stores and operating models are being transformed to shift our focus from product-centric to customer-centric — a move that poises Best Buy to truly offer the entertainment and technology solutions that meet our customers’ needs, end-to-end.

This growth has created a wealth of career opportunities at our Corporate Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. We offer employees exciting work in a fun, dynamic environment that encourages learning and development. The Corporate Campus supports our work-life balance goals by offering a variety of amenities including a fitness center, child care center, bank, cafeteria, dry cleaning service, Caribou Coffee and a MinuteClinic location. We also have a world-class learning center, where people from all over the company come to learn and share their expertise.

Are you interested yet? If so, come look around on our Careers site to see all of the positions currently available. Just click the link below to get started!

http://www.bestbuy-corporate-jobs.com/

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Why consider a career at Travelers?

 

Travelers recognizes that people are at the core of our company. Our talented, driven yet down-to-earth people are what define and shape our culture. We share a passion for life-long learning and an ability to make an impact not only in our businesses, but in our communities as well. We offer careers from underwriters to investigators to nurses to sales and marketing, that will intrigue and challenge you. We have exciting opportunities throughout CT, including Hartford CT, and jobs in many more Connecticut locations. Join us today!

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. Our diverse business lines offer global customers a wide range of coverage in both commercial and personal settings, including automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, small business insurance, construction insurance, oil and gas insurance, ocean marine insurance, bond and financial products insurance, global technology and public sector insurance services.

We currently have many research & development and related positions available, which are described individually at our Careers site below. Apply online today!

http://travelers.jobs2web.com

 

 

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Who doesn’t want to find more meaning in their day?

Whether you define meaning as managing challenging work assignments, having the support to grow your skills or affecting the lives of others in a positive way, Travelers provides opportunities and a work environment sure to deliver on your desire to make your mark. Every day, our employees do great things – things that make a lasting impression on our company, our customers and the communities we serve. Better yet, they are given the support, development opportunities and incentive to do so. Your search ends here – Careers at Travelers.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. Our diverse business lines offer global customers a wide range of coverage in both commercial and personal settings, including automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, small business insurance, construction insurance, oil and gas insurance, ocean marine insurance, bond and financial products insurance, global technology and public sector insurance services.

We currently have many actuarial positions available, which are described individually at our Careers site below. Apply online today!

http://travelers.jobs2web.com

 

 

 

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