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10 Things You Need to Do Before Going Off to College

Though dorm life is still a far cry from real adult life, it's a step in the right direction. If you're headed off to college for the first time this summer, here's a list of things you absolutely need to do before bidding your parents' house adieu:

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Benefits of Living Off Campus

I spent my first two years of college living in a dorm, and I loved it. It was great having 30 people down the hall to hang out with, study with or enlist as partners in procrastination. And living in a dorm was super convenient. I could roll out of bed and walk to classes (often in my pajamas), and when I was hungry, I'd simply stroll on over to the dining hall, swipe my card and indulge in whatever slop du jour they were dishing out.

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Writing a Killer Résumé

Whether you're applying for your first job or your tenth, writing a résumé can be tricky as heck.

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Entrance Exams: be ACT and SAT savvy

If college is in your future, you'll need to take either the SAT or the ACT, depending on the school and your area of study.

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Stuff You'll Need if You're Going Away for College

Well, you did it. You've graduated and been accepted to your dream college. So now what? Even though you have the whole summer ahead of you to get ready for this next chapter, getting ready to go away for school does require some planning ahead.

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10 Dos and Don'ts Following a Layoff

Even in situations where you sort of expect it, getting laid off can be a major sucker punch right to the gut. In fact, some people say getting laid off is worse than getting fired for cause -- because while getting sacked for poor performance isn't great for one's career, at least it sort of makes the whole dismissal thing justifiable.

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Are You at Risk of Getting Laid Off?

You can't put your finger on it, but things in the workplace just don't seem right. Rumors are flying, and several of your coworkers have hinted that they're worried about their jobs. Is a layoff in your future? If so, you're not alone. Between 2009 and 2014, about 20 percent of the workforce was laid off--almost 30 million people in total.

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What to Do if You're Passed Over for a Promotion

You worked your tail off, clocking in long hours and answering more 2 a.m. emails than you'd like to remember. Your last performance review was outstanding, and coworkers are constantly singing your praises. But when a higher position opened up--one for which you were most certainly in the running--your company opted to offer it to someone else. Now you're bitter about it, and understandably so.

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How to Explain a Gap on Your Résumé

You've got great experience, and your skill set has only improved over time. Perhaps you've even won an award or two. There's just one glaring problem with your resume: that

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Surviving Your Dreaded Summer Job

After weeks of studying and cramming, school's finally out for summer. Time to kick back, relax and enjoy a few months of freedom, right? Not so fast. For most students, summer means time to get a job, and a less-than-stellar one at that. Here are some tips on how to feel better when you're deep in the throes of your lousy summer gig.

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