General Professional Development

Dealing with an Employment Gap on Your Resume

Over the course of your career, you might experience some employment gaps which can have an effect on your resume. There are many reasons for such gaps, including relocation, family issues, an illness, or going back to college. Whichever the …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Get advice from your greatest resource-Duke Alumni!

By Megan Wilson (she/her)
Megan Wilson (she/her) Associate Director, Communications and Outreach
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How “Energy Rotational Programs” Can Jump Start Your Career in Renewable Energy

With renewable energy being the world’s fastest-growing energy source, and an ever-increasing global effort to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, now is the optimal time to explore professional opportunities in renewable energy. So how does one break into the industry?

By Carl Thompson
Carl Thompson Senior Career Specialist
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The 10 most in-demand skills employers want to see on your resume right now

Originally published Wed, Feb 15 2023 on CNBC.com

By Morgan Smith

The list of skills at the bottom of your resume might feel like an afterthought, but that section is more important than you might think — especially if you’re hoping …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Mind Map: 11 Minutes to Improve New Ideas and their Analysis

Why Mind Map 

A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts and takes brainstorming to the next level. It is visual thinking tool that helps structure information to better analyze, understand, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. In a mind map, information is structured in …

By Christina Plante (she/her)
Christina Plante (she/her) Assistant Director of Career Services
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Duke Catalyst

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What’s Career Got To Do With It? Podcast

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