Why Your Career Won’t Look Like Your Parents’ (And Why That’s OK)

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Many of us struggle to find the perfect career. We jump from job to job, getting frustrated at our inability to find a job to take care of us for the rest of our lives. It wasn’t like this for our parents, right?

You probably remember your mom and dad heading out to work every day, to the same company, year after year—and they seemed to like it! After all, they’ll likely push you toward finding similar stability. Well, here’s a newsflash: The world of work has changed. Your career will not look like your parents’ did. And it’s totally OK! Here’s why.…

The Do’s And Don’ts For Different Kinds Of Job Interviews

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When it comes to job interviews, you used to just have to show up to the office with your résumé and answer some questions; now, we’ve got everything from Skype interviews to group interviews. And that’s great!

Different kinds of job interviews give you different opportunities to show off your strengths—provided you manage the interviews correctly. Here are some tips that can help you do just that.…

Why Your LinkedIn May Be More Important Than Your Résumé

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I’ll never forget the conversation I had with a senior marketing professional at Hubspot’s INBOUND Conference about a year ago.

We sat next to each other in one of the sessions and gradually ended up talking about the weather, Boston, recruiting, and entry-level jobs, probably in that order. At that point, I was just beginning my job search and expressed my frustrations formatting a résumé specifically for each position I applied to.

His words: “Don’t bother. When I hire, I only use résumés to search for the person’s name on LinkedIn. Then, I throw the paper résumé out and just read their profile.”…

What To Do While Waiting For Your Dream Job

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I’m happy to report that, late this summer, I finally landed a job! It took me about 8 months, but I’m currently working as an associate editor for a local newspaper and getting the experience that I wanted.

However, I know not everyone is as fortunate. Don’t get discouraged. You still can find your dream job. Unfortunately, you can’t know when it will arrive—and with student loans and other expenses around, you can’t keep waiting.…

What To Write In Your Post-Job Interview Rejection Email

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So, you had a job interview and thought it went great. You sent the appropriate thank you email. The interviewer’s response sounded promising—they spoke to you like you practically had the job.

Then … you receive the rejection email.

At least, that’s what happened to me after my first “I really want this” job interview, and boy was I disappointed.…

How To Snag A Great Part-Time Job In College

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In April of my freshman year of college, my Politics 101 professor emailed me asking if I’d take a job as his research assistant. I was excited and honored, but also scared that I wasn’t capable of taking classes and working at the same time.

I’m now going into my third year as a research assistant, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. It looks great on my résumé, I’ve learned how to better manage my time, and I’m making money. I recommend finding a part-time job to everyone—it’s taught me as much as some classes I’ve taken.

You, too, can handle working while you’re in college. Here’s how to find a job that’s right for you—without work affecting your grades.…

How To Structure Your Post-Interview Thank You Email

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In my previous post, I mentioned writing a post-interview email that I thought my interviewer liked. However, it took some effort for my message to reach that point.

Starting out, I didn’t know how to structure this email—I had to look up exactly what to do. This made me think that perhaps you could use some tips on how to structure a “thank you” message to send your interviewer after the interview. Here’s what I found out.…