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Oct 16th, 2017
You've heard all about how social media can get you a job but it hasn't worked that way for you.  You set up your profiles and have used them to keep in touch with people, but it does not seem to be bringing any opportunities your way.  Here are some tips that might get you more success with your social media efforts: Be consistent.  Networking online is actually very similar to networking in person; it's all about relationships.  In order to build those relationships, you need to show up and engage on a regular basis.  As you start to build trust and strengthen your... + continue reading
Oct 11th, 2017
So you have great writing skills.  While this definitely helped you get through school, you aren't really sure how to leverage this strength in the job market.  Yes, it would be amazing to be a novelist but you are aware that it can be a long and sometimes difficult road and you need a reliable paycheck...like now.  Here are a few other career paths for people with good writing skills: Marketing.  Marketing is an excellent career option for someone with strong writing skills,  You could be creating flyers, brochures, annual reports, or even slogans and taglines.... + continue reading
Oct 09th, 2017
Social media has become an integral part of our lives.  Can you even imagine attending an event without taking a selfie and posting it on Instagram or Facebook?!  The problem is that sharing all of this information with the world can have consequences.  Many employers conduct social media checks on applicants that they are considering hiring.  The question it...would you pass the social media check?  Here are some tips that will allow you to use social media without it impacting your career prospects: Manage your privacy settings.  You can avoid most problems on... + continue reading
Sep 28th, 2017
The worst fear of most new grads is that they will get trapped in that chicken-egg nightmare world of "No experience=no job; No job=no experience".  The good news is that as a new graduate, you have a lot of assets that have nothing to do with experience.  Here are five reasons that employers would go out of their way to hire you: You are flexible.  ​​  When you have recently graduated, employers' perceive you as still being in the 'learning' mode.  Also, since you are fresh to the industry and possibly even the workforce, employers believe that it is easier for you... + continue reading
Sep 26th, 2017
You did it!  You graduated!  You overcame challenges, you stuck with it, and you managed to achieve your goal!  Congratulations!  You had your ceremony in June, you enjoyed your summer, and now you are beginning to wonder what's next for you.  If you are being honest, you would have to admit that you kind of miss the structure of going to class each day, knowing when your assignments are due, and overall having everything laid out for you.  Now, you have to figure out everything on your own.  There is nothing that you 'have' to do, but somehow you need to... + continue reading
Sep 21st, 2017
What's more important; the way you look or what you can do?  The answer is that they are both important.  In addition to possessing the requirements of the position, you also need to have a professional appearance.  Here are some of the ways that the employer uses your appearance to evaluate you and some tips for dressing for success: What is their overall impression of you?  The employer will form an overall impression of you within the first few minutes of the interview and a lot of this impression will be based on your appearance.  Once the employer has made up... + continue reading
Sep 19th, 2017
Change in our lives is often both unexpected and uninvited.  Maybe you have a new manager or you have lost your job altogether.  You feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you.  So how do you cope?  Here are some tips that will help you manage this transition: Acknowledge your feelings.  When faced with a big change in your life, you might feel scared, sad, angry, overwhelmed, or like you have lost control.  All of these emotions are valid and perfectly understandable.  It is important that you acknowledge and address these feelings.  Talk to... + continue reading