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Amazing Jobs Are Out There

 A very good friend of mine, “Anne,” will be attending the premier of her new video game in the upcoming months, and we are all very excited for her.  This will be the 3rd video game she has starred in.  She is even on IMDB, the Internet Movie DataBase, for all of her work in [...]

May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More
A Look On the Inside: Internal Interviews

A Look On the Inside: Internal Interviews

  There are some really great things about interviewing internally.   You are already in the company Your manger could recommend you which means you would not need an external reference. You are familiar with the company and could easily reach out to HR or the recruiter to get a better understanding of the specific [...]

May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tips for the Workplace: Keep A Poker Face

I have always heard of the expression “poker face” but recently read the definition to understand what it means.  According to my findings, a poker face is an expression in which you hide your emotions; no one can tell what you are feeling exactly by of the expression on your face. In the workforce, we [...]

May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More

What an Internship is Not

Whether you are getting paid or not, everybody knows that internships are a great way to gain experience and get a jump start on your career. Yet, in this day and age, the word “intern” can be thrown around loosely, pertaining to many positions that can be polar opposites. Fierce competition for decent jobs means [...]

May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Get to Know a Career: Best and Worst Things About Being a Librarian

One of the hardest things about finding a job is figuring out what sort of job will be the best fit for you. While there are countless quizzes you can take and even more articles online advising you how to make the decision, the best way to figure out if you like something is actually [...]

May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Top 5 Job Search Hacks

Top 5 Job Search Hacks

Being in a job search sucks, and standing out from the crowd is nearly impossible. Here are some tips and tricks for hacking your way to a better job search. None of these alone will get you a job, but they will help you take some power back from the employers. 1.) Use an email [...]

May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More

When I grow up, I Want to be…

  Unfortunately, the answer to the statement “When I Grow Up, I Want to be…” is not completed by the answer the Pussycat Dolls provide (“I wanna be famous/ I wanna be a star/I wanna be in movies…”)—at least not for all of us.   However, given the content of the posts on Experience.com, and the [...]

May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More

The Sprinkles On Top: One Way to Look Extra Attractive To Hiring Companies

Its graduation time, and this means a flood of new people into the workforce.  I have to admit, I am a bit tired of the negativity of a lot of the reports out right now, claiming that it will be hard for new graduates.  Yes, the economy right now is tough, but, at the same [...]

May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Finding Your Network

If the thought of working a room of like-minded professionals with nothing but a smile and a stack of business cards makes you a little queasy, don’t worry. After all… you are not alone, and… this isn’t the only way to network. Very few people, honestly, are comfortable with the familiar meet and mingle idea [...]

May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Tips On What to Look For in a Company….

Tips On What to Look For in a Company….

If you’re stumped on what to look for in a job, here’s one piece of advice: it’s not all about the Benjamins, a.k.a. a good starting salary. For those of you just starting out in your career, it’s sometimes more important to work for a company that have programs in place to help you on your [...]

May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
How to Use Rejection to Improve Your Talents

How to Use Rejection to Improve Your Talents

The day I graduated from college in 2004, the first thing I did was visit a friend of mine who is an artist in her early fifties and asked her 2 questions: 1)      How will I know when I am doing the right thing in life? 2)      What if I choose this path as a [...]

May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Salary Outlook: What Recent Graduates Are Expecting

Salary Outlook: What Recent Graduates Are Expecting

Even in tough economic times, younger generations have often been accused of being unrealistic when it comes to their salary expectations upon leaving college. For many, this only leads to heartbreak as the job market simply cannot meet each candidates expectations. So what do today’s recent grads see as their potential salary? Experience recently launched [...]

May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Cover Letter Advice: Personalize It!

In terms of tasks to complete before you begin your job search, the cover letter is right up there with the resume, reference letter, and snappy outfit for the interview. The cover letter introduces you to a potential employer, and explains why you, of all people, should be considered for a job. In one page [...]

May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Get in the Know: How to Get an Edge in Your Career

When I joined the workforce in the Content Distribution in the Partner Marketing department, I had never heard of such a department, nor did I really know what it was about.  I learned about it as I began working but I also began to learn more from trade magazines and newsletters. College and formal education [...]

May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Adapting to the Working World: Self-Awareness and Personal Styles

I am part of an HR program at work called “Maximizing Brand You”; the goal of the program is to help you understand your career direction and yourself.  So far, I have a clear summary of myself that I use when I present myself to colleagues and potential employers.  Part of this summary comes from [...]

May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More