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Escaping “college student” fashion in the workplace

Escaping “college student” fashion in the workplace

As you sort through premium entry level jobs and paid internships in your post-grad search, you’ll no doubt discover the importance fashion plays in establishing a good reputation with employers.

February 13, 2013 More
Work What You Love into Your Career

Work What You Love into Your Career

Here’s some interesting career advice from Steve Levitt, author of Freakonomics: “Make sure that whatever you love doing is something other people don’t love to do.” Steve makes a practical point (what else could we expect from an economist?) But even if you’re passionate about something that plenty of people love, there are ways to [...]

February 11, 2013 More
Surviving the world's worst internship

Surviving the world’s worst internship

It happens to the best of us. You sign on for what promises to be a great experience and somewhere between day one and that final shift somewhere months down the line you realize that you’ve made a terrible mistake.

February 11, 2013 More
Romance Them with Your Resume

Romance Them with Your Resume

While cover letters, professional references, college transcripts and portfolio pieces are all essential to finding entry-level college jobs, the resume is the cornerstone to any successful job hunt. This simple-yet-vital document allows you to list your educational background, internship experience, professional experience and relevant skills for potential employers to gain a basic understanding of who [...]

February 10, 2013 More
Listening: More than Opening Your Ears

Listening: More than Opening Your Ears

In any work environment, work or personal, we converse with other people. Conversations involve the act of listening and speaking; it is an exchange of information, no matter how casual or important. What is interesting to think about though, is how much we actually listen or are listened to by other people?  I came across [...]

February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Don’t do that during an interview!!

Don’t do that during an interview!!

If you’ve recently graduated from college and are looking to earn your first entry-level position, mastering the art of the interview is an essential skill. There are a number of important factors that can either make or break your chances during an interview. Between applications, prescreening calls, initial interviews, second-round interviews and informal meetings with [...]

January 30, 2013 More
Treating your job search like a Job? Streamline it.

Treating your job search like a Job? Streamline it.

In this difficult economy and competitive job market, finding an entry-level position as a recent graduate can feel like a full-time job on its own. Many job hunters can spend several months after graduation submitting resumes and going to interviews before they’re finally hired. While it’s easy to become frustrated, there are a number of [...]

January 24, 2013 More
What can you realistically expect from networking contacts?

What can you realistically expect from networking contacts?

Whether you’ve worked all through college to develop an extensive group of professional contacts or only just began networking after graduation, you’ve probably heard that your network is the best way to land interviews for premium entry level jobs and paid internships.

January 22, 2013 More
Unexpected networking resources

Unexpected networking resources

As a recent college graduate, you’ve probably heard the expression, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” in terms of business success. Indeed, your greatest tool to securing a promising entry level job is a vast network of professional contacts. If you feel like your own network is lacking, you might be surprised about [...]

January 20, 2013 More
Employers like Study Abroad? Why?

Employers like Study Abroad? Why?

Study abroad experiences are really impressive to employers. Why is that? As a student, it seems like an opportunity to go travel around some exotic location, while sneaking in a few classes as well. But when you step back and think about it, that in and of itself is impressive to employers. Here are a [...]

January 14, 2013 More
Tips for getting to know your internship colleagues

Tips for getting to know your internship colleagues

If you’ve recently been accepted to a new internship, you’ve taken a major step towards building your resume, making professional networking connections and securing an entry level job following graduation.

January 13, 2013 More
Uncommon advice for getting ahead at your internship

Uncommon advice for getting ahead at your internship

In today’s highly competitive job market, it takes more than a fancy degree for recent graduates to make a lasting impression on employers. Beyond your academic achievements, hiring managers like to see that you’ve gained real-world knowledge and experience through meaningful internships. However, making the most of your time as an intern falls on your [...]

January 7, 2013 More
No Experience? Get an Internship!

No Experience? Get an Internship!

Sad, but true – with an unemployment rate hovering around eight percent of the American population, people who have held steady jobs for decades are now finding themselves out of work and in uncertain financial circumstances. For all of these reasons, entering into the job market has become more challenging than ever before in recent [...]

January 4, 2013 More
Seeking jobs through personal connections

Seeking jobs through personal connections

That old saying about the three most important aspects of real estate – “location, location, location” – could be said of networking when it comes to finding employment.

December 13, 2012 More
Keep your mind sharp while job hunting with these activities

Keep your mind sharp while job hunting with these activities

Still waiting for that great opportunity to turn up on Craigslist or another website?

December 13, 2012 More

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