Receiving Multiple Job Offers: Best Practices

Many students, recent graduates, and others early in their careers are thrilled when they receive even one job offer when they’re searching for a new part-time, seasonal, internship, or entry-level job. But some of those quickly find themselves to have …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Trick or Treat! It’s the Idealist Career Advice Candy Bowl

Here at Idealist, we’re embracing the sweeter side of the season and getting into the October spirit!

We surveyed our team to find out their answers to some spooky career questions. But we’ve got no tricks here, only bite-sized career …

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Navigating Your First Year After College

The decisions you make, big and small, in your first year after college will help set you up for future success. If you are still feeling uncertain, know that you’re not alone. Here are three pieces of advice to help …

By Kristi Coleman
Kristi Coleman Director, Network Partnerships and Career Education - Career Services Network
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How to Know if a Job is the Right Fit—Before Accepting the Offer

It’s your first day at a new job, and it’s nothing like you expected. Maybe you write it off as first-day jitters. But as time goes by you realize that you’re just not clicking with the organization’s culture.

Perhaps you’re …

By Karissa Chabot-Purchase
Karissa Chabot-Purchase
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Understanding Employee Benefits

Here is a short list of some common benefits currently being offered at many organizations across the sector. Take a read through to understand what each benefit may include as well as what questions to ask (and what you may …

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Ask Alexis | How Should I Behave in a Salary Negotiation?

Dear Ask Alexis,

So, I’m pretty sure I’m going to get the job (wohoo!) but I need some negotiating advice. If I get an offer, how should I behave during salary and benefit negotiations? Help!


Cautiously Optimistic


Loving the …

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Interview Q&A | “What’s Your Current Salary?”

If you’ve been on at least a few interviews (or even if you’ve just filled out a few online applications), then you are most likely familiar with this question: “What’s your current salary?”

And, oh, the agonizing over how to …

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