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Reference letters can invite lawsuits from former employees

Reference letters can invite lawsuits from former employees | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
They could claim defamation of character if given poor reviews, or they could raise privacy complaints if comments are not authorized
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Does anyone know if this is true for Canadian employment law? Using the example from the Newsroom might have been interesting, but may have nothing to do with Canadian labour law in regards to reference letters

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Center on Education and the Workforce -

Center on Education and the Workforce - | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications and workforce demands.
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CV blunders hit jobseekers' chances

CV blunders hit jobseekers' chances | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Jobseekers are hurting their chances of securing new roles by not spending enough time on their CV, according to a survey.
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Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
School is back amid growing controversy and cynicism. The quality, validity and economic value of college degrees and MBAs have rarely been under such sustained assault. Employability of graduates has never been so dismal.
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Hilton Worldwide launches new global careers website | News ...

Hilton Worldwide launches new global careers website | News ... | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Hilton Worldwide announced today the launch of its new global careers website, www.hiltonworldwide.com/careers. The mobile-optimised site makes it easier than ever for prospective candidates to find career opportunities at ...
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These are not your parents’ jobs

These are not your parents’ jobs | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
A couple of websites have emerged to change how young people choose their career paths and help them broaden their options (These are not your parents’ jobs via @globeandmail http://t.co/dvQ44btGBK)...
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Teens Lose Out on Important Summer Jobs as Older Workers Fill Their Spots - PBS NewsHour

Teens Lose Out on Important Summer Jobs as Older Workers Fill Their Spots - PBS NewsHour | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Teens Lose Out on Important Summer Jobs as Older Workers Fill Their Spots
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The geography of the job market has changed in the past decade. Jobs typically held by teens are now being filled by older workers.
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Demand for full-time undergraduate higher education in 2013 | UCAS

Demand for full-time undergraduate higher education in 2013 | UCAS | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
UCAS today publishes a detailed report exploring demand for full-time undergraduate higher education in the UK in the 2013 admissions cycle compared to previous years. This is based on applications for courses made up to 24 March 2013.
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Google has eliminated brainteasers from their interview questions!

Google has eliminated brainteasers from their interview questions! | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (Google has eliminated brainteasers from their interview questions! Why? ---> http://t.co/TyyQqaxOo5)

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Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in ...

Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in ... | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Pipeline will host content in the form of videos and a forum that will answer commonly-asked questions about careers in the gaming industry. "Pipeline is an experiment to see if we can take a group of high school students with ...
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Freakonomics » The Economics of Higher Education, Part 1: Science Is Hard

Freakonomics » The Economics of Higher Education, Part 1: Science Is Hard | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
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The Dream Employers For Liberal Arts Students - Forbes

The Dream Employers For Liberal Arts Students - Forbes | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
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Universum recently culled its data to find the 100 most attractive employers by asking 17,764 undergraduates in the U.S.
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University careers services should act more like recruitment agencies - The Guardian

University careers services should act more like recruitment agencies - The Guardian | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
The Guardian University careers services should act more like recruitment agencies The Guardian Many of you will have visited a university careers centre at some point, but most likely at a time when there were many more opportunities open to...
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Why People Choose Boring Careers

Why People Choose Boring Careers | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Fascinating new research sheds light on why so many people stick with dull jobs over trying something more exciting: They don't expect to get paid enough to justify going after the more interesting options.
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3 Common LinkedIn Mistakes Job Seekers Make | CAREEREALISM

3 Common LinkedIn Mistakes Job Seekers Make | CAREEREALISM | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Are you guilty of these common LinkedIn mistakes? If so, you are one of many job seekers! Find out what they are and how you can fix them.
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Why Cover Letters Still Matter | Glassdoor Blog

Why Cover Letters Still Matter | Glassdoor Blog | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
It may be the era of texting, multitasking and communicating in 140 characters or less, but when it comes to finding a job, cover letters still matter.

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Don't Be Boring: How To Write A Cover Letter That Can Get You The Job - Fast Company

Don't Be Boring: How To Write A Cover Letter That Can Get You The Job - Fast Company | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
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Focus on the cover letter.
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Starting college? Here's how to graduate with a job. - Washington Post

Starting college? Here's how to graduate with a job. - Washington Post | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
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Starting college? Here's how to graduate with a job.
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Skip Skype: Why Video Job Interviews Are Bad for Everyone

Skip Skype: Why Video Job Interviews Are Bad for Everyone | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Although they might save time, video interviews aren't paying off for job candidates or employers, new research shows.
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Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home - Science Careers Blog (blog)

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home - Science Careers Blog (blog) | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home
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The large presence of Asian graduate students and postdocs in Western science departments is a constant theme in reporting about the international research scene.
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7 Ways To Fail A Job Interview - Forbes

7 Ways To Fail A Job Interview - Forbes | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
7 Ways To Fail A Job Interview
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So you're tired of your current role, want more money, maybe you're looking to relocate. Whatever it is, you're so ready to jump.

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Awesome Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Awesome Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it

Reid Hoffman started his professional life with the intention of becoming an academic. But then he realized: "in order to be a professional scholar, you have to dedicate a vast majority of your career to writing esoteric books that only 50 people will understand.

 

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18 Awesome Career Choices That Most College Kids Have No Idea About

18 Awesome Career Choices That Most College Kids Have No Idea About | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
The job market is incredibly tight for many recent college graduates, but there are many lucrative alternatives that few even consider.
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Forget the resume: Recruiting search engines build Web dossiers about you

Forget the resume: Recruiting search engines build Web dossiers about you | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
Thanks to a new generation of Web crawlers used by recruiters, the Web is the new battleground for portraying yourself to potential employers. What kind of profile will they build about you? Suddenly, what you put out there matters.
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Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong - TIME

Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong - TIME | Undergraduate Career Management | Scoop.it
First Things Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong TIME The question of whether our government should promote science and technology or the liberal arts in higher education is not an either-or proposition, although the current emphasis on preparing...
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