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Questions, Questions, Questions: What to Ask in an Interview

Questions, Questions, Questions: What to Ask in an Interview

It’s inevitable — sometime during your interview, your interviewer will look right at you and ask if you have any questions. Generally, if you are serious about getting that job or that internship, you will certainly, absolutely have questions. If you don’t, the person interviewing you might think you’re not so into in the position [...]

April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More

The Art of Crafting an Effective Resume: Installment Two

I’m bored with all the resume tips articles that provide cookie cutter advice like “Tailor your resume to each position.” Duh! That isn’t anything new! How on earth does advice like that give me an edge over my competition? News flash: it doesn’t. The second thing college students and recent grads need to be aware [...]

April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More
5 Interview Basics

5 Interview Basics

All interviews are not created the same. Personally, I’ve been stuffed in a windowless room and interrogated by 8 different people without a break, but I’ve also been flown across the country and treated like a queen. I’ve gone to interviews in jeans and in power suits, and I’ve been interviewed by experienced professionals and [...]
April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More
5 Things Your Cover Letter Must Cover

5 Things Your Cover Letter Must Cover

Your cover letter is your opportunity to, succinctly, tell the employer why you are the best fit for the job. Think of it in terms of a personal marketing piece that augments your resume. A successful cover letter will convince a hiring manager that you are enough of a “fit” to for them to review [...]

April 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The Down & Dirty on Cover Letters

The Down & Dirty on Cover Letters

There’s more cover letter advice out there than any reasonable human being could deal with, so we’ve tried to find some of the best advice online and pass it on to our Experience job-seekers. Our intern Kyle found this great article on Smashing Magazine, giving a different view on cover letter advice – this time [...]
April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More
It’s Time

It’s Time

I have a secret you might not want to hear: homework never really goes away. Sure, the end of your college career might mean the end of working on a sheet of algebra problems or figuring out how to cite something you read on the internet in a scholarly paper, but homework is basically work [...]

April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
5 Reasons a Good 1 Page Resume is Useless

5 Reasons a Good 1 Page Resume is Useless

I think the only reason I became an entrepreneur is because I genuinely hate writing resumes and going to interviews to talk about my resume. Recently though I have come to believe that it is important to focus beyond the resume to be able to connect with possible partners (as an entrepreneur) or employers (as [...]

April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tips for Conquering Your Resume

The career counselors in law school were pretty adamant about making us squish our resumes down to a single page and include only certain information.  The impression I got was that certain types of employers only want to know certain basic things about you, and, hopefully, all of that information fits into the same format [...]

April 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Burning Out? Get a Hobby

Burning Out? Get a Hobby

Whether you have a full time job, or     your job search is starting to feel like a full time job, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That kind of stress doesn’t affect everyone the same way — you might find yourself so burned out that you spend all your free time zoned out in front of [...]

April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
What to include on your Internship Resume

What to include on your Internship Resume

3 Tips to Help Get You Started on Your Internship Resume
April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Give Your Resume A Boost: 5 Winning Words for Entry-Level Job Seekers

Give Your Resume A Boost: 5 Winning Words for Entry-Level Job Seekers

If you’re graduating college and entering the job market, congratulations and condolences.  Congratulations, because 1 in three adults has a bachelor’s degree, so you’re now a member of an elite club.  Condolences, because the job market for graduating seniors is still brutal. To help your transition from college into the workforce, our friends at 

April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More

The Art of Crafting an Effective Resume: Installment One

No matter how perfect they are, there will always be room for improvement, and there will always be someone who doesn’t like yours. I’ve spent years cultivating and meticulously pruning my two page curriculum vitae and have arrived at the point where I am extremely satisfied with the representation it makes of my character, experience [...]

April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Internships: Seize the Moment!

I never thought I would end up majoring in Media Studies, much less that I would be working at MTV Networks soon after graduation.  When I think about my professional path to date, it never ceases to amaze me how a simple decision in the desperate attempt to gain experience, was what triggered the reaction [...]

April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More

4 Ways to Prepare for An Interview

I have been through some crazy interviews for jobs.  I’ve been through interviews where the employer was forced by luck of the draw to interview but was clearly not interested, I’ve been through 8-hour interviews with 6 different people, I’ve flown to Vegas on short notice for an interview, and I’ve been in an interview [...]

April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More