Monthly Archives: September 2007

10 Tips for Saving Money in College

Now that school has been in session for a while, some students might be noticing how empty their wallets have become.  Here are 10 great tips for saving money in college.  Want more?  How about 136 more tips?

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Returning to Workforce

Returning to the workforce can sometimes be quite a daunting task.  Check out this Real Simple Magazine article Making a Change for resources available to you.

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Filed under All, Careers, Job Searching

Parent Leadership Grants

Partners in Public Education have made applications available for Parent Leadership Grants.  “Parent Leadership Grants are open to all parents who have a child in a Memphis city school.”  The maximum award is $1000.  Please see the guidelines and application for more information.

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Filed under All, Financial Aid, Local Information, News, Scholarships

Beware of Job Ad Scams

Did you know that some scammers are using job ads to get personal information?  Check out this article from the American Bar Association Journal about a scam that caught lawyers in Washington DC. 

Reminder: Don’t ever give a potential employer your Social Security number.

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Job Fair – Thursday, September 20th

Job News Job Fair

Thursday, September 20, 2007

10 am – 3 pm

2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Memphis

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Find a Job on Craigslist

Craigslist is an online classified service that offers advertisements for jobs, pets, services and much more.  In many cities, Craigslist is the primary job posting site.  The use of Craigslist in Memphis has been growing recently, so be sure to add the site to your job searching to-do list.  For tips on getting a job using Craigslist, check out this article.

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101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders

The Manager’s Cheat Sheet: 101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders is a great reminder list for people in management, anyone who wants to be a leader, and everyone else.  The first section on body language will be especially useful to those of you who are preparing for an interview.

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Filed under All, Communication, Interviews, On the Job

7 Strategies to Raise Your GPA this Semester

Since it is the beginning of the semester, here are few good tips and strategies to help make this the best semester yet!

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The Ultimate Guide to Being Successful in College

The Students’ Blog has a great guide for new college students.  How interesting that sleep comes before studying?!  Although, I suppose it’s hard to do the latter without the former…

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Filed under All, Colleges, Students

Yet another job posting site…

Are you looking for another job postings search engine?  The Memphis Business Journal offers a search engine for various job postings.

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10 Ways Your Resume Irks Hiring Managers

This is a good list of 10 things not to do when you are creating your resume.  Number 9 is a definite no-no–at least the specifics of it!

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100 Fastest-Growing Companies

Check out Forbes‘ list of fastest-growing companies to see who might be hiring in the near future.

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Filed under All, Job Searching, News

Searching for a Scholarship? Come to the Library!

We have lots of different resources that can help you in your search to find scholarships and grants–books, website suggestions, etc. 

Now, at the Central Library, you can also search the Foundation Center’s Grants to Individuals for scholarships as well.  Stop by the desk on the 3rd floor to sign up to search this subscription-only database.

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