Before the internet became just a huge platform for communication, people didn’t get interviews by sending résumés and cover letters via e-mail or through online forms. You had to look at the classifieds in the newspaper or know someone at the company who could tell you about available positions. Then, you had to either send your résumé through snail-mail or actually go to the company in person to drop it off. The internet changed all of that. But the Web can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, I’ve been using a few sites in my job search that I’ve found to be great resources.
As a somewhat recent graduate, I hear a lot of the same questions from family and friends—or, heck, even strangers—about my job search. Most mean well, but honestly, it gets old hearing the same things over and over again.
These “interrogations” (that’s how they seem) may leave you feeling discouraged; however, I’ve come up with some answers that keep me optimistic. These may not be the “right” responses for you, but sometimes, just having a response helps most.
The Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014 have come to an end. Over the past 2 weeks, I watched a lot of the games (remember, it’s not time-wasting), seeing records set and finding out about the people behind them.
We can learn a thing or two from these professional athletes to help our own professional lives. Some lessons are obvious: practice makes perfect, stay dedicated, and value teamwork. However, here are a few less apparent ones that I will try to use them in my future career.
Back in college, I learned that red is a power color. It shows passion, strength, and boldness. So, whenever I presented in one of my classes, I always wore red. It made me feel powerful and motivating. (It also helped that red is my favorite color.)
Now that I’m getting my professional wardrobe together, I’m wondering whether its colors say the right thing—especially during the first impression of job interviews. So, I did some research (here, here, and here) to find out.
As you may remember from my previous post, I’m currently job searching. As of now, I’m playing the waiting game, seeing if anyone gets back to me. Of course, I’m still looking for other jobs while I wait, but to be honest, it can be really daunting and boring.
So, I’m finding more enjoyable ways to pass the time (sorry, Mom and Dad!). However, I’m not just sitting around—I’m gaining knowledge and skills that will help me in my search. These could come in handy for you, too.
Since graduating in December, I haven’t had time to think about my years as a college student. A new year is perfect for reflection, so I wanted to share some things I’m happy I did in college—and those I wish I had done.
For those of you with just a semester (or more) left in school, hopefully this list will help you think about what you want to accomplish before graduation.
Wow! Time has flown by. It’s 5 days before the end of my final semester in college and 7 days until Christmas. By now, I’ll usually have completed my assignments and my Christmas shopping. However, I haven’t finished either yet.
With my time and wallet crunched, I had to get creative with presents for my coworkers.
A week or two ago, my roommates and I were all complaining about the weather getting colder and colder—and how much drier it made us feel.
Dry scalp, dry hair, dry lips, dry skin: they’re not nice, and I’m sure you’ve experienced them too. So, to help us all, I looked up some awesome money-saving tips for dealing with all of these winter problems.
With midterms behind me and no papers or articles due, this week seemed like it’d be pretty relaxing. Of course, the second that I try to relax, I get sick. (Just my luck.)
Germs spread easily this time of year—whether you spend your day in a classroom or an office. And nothing ruins, well, everything like coming down with something. So, here are some tips that can keep you and your wallet well. Because when you’re sick, you don’t want to feel bad spending a lot of money too!