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Career Services through Tutor.com

May 23, 2017 by

Many students use tutor.com to help them with homework and test prep, but did you know that the same database can be used for job search help? Tutor.com offers a multitude of ways to help you with your job search.

First create a free account. Then on the top menu bar, you can submit your resume or cover letter to receive feedback within 24 hours. Make sure to include the job description for the job you are applying to so that tutor.com has a good idea of the qualifications/objectives the company specifically wants and the vocabulary being used. The SkillsCenter Resource Library is located at the bottom left corner of the website’s homepage. Click on the last link, “View Career Resources”, to access job openings, career assessment, interview tips, and job search information/tips. There are even some video tutorials from Lynda.com. A career coach is available from 2pm to 11pm to answer your questions in real time.

The three areas to access job search help are highlighted below:



An Exercise: Watching our Vocabulary

May 19, 2017 by

Speaking perfectly is impossible! But have you ever done an exercise to see how often you say “like.” Ok, next time you are having a conversation check. Is it a lot? Is it too much? If saying like is overwhelming, it takes a little work and awareness to minimize it.

But don’t worry, too much, according to a 2014 study entitled “Um . . . Who Like Says You Know: Filler Word Use as a Function of Age, Gender, and Personality” published in Journal of Language & Social Psychology, everyone, no matter age or gender, uses some kind of filler word like like or um.

If you aren’t ready to let go of your filler word, try this seemingly easy switch. Go from saying “No problem,” and respond with “You’re welcome.” Why is it so important to make the switch? Technically there was a problem/obstacle/issue, and in this instance you fixed it. Way to go!

For more insight into our habits, check out The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg at the Plano Public Library. Link to catalog.