Apr 142016
 
Books Every College Graduate Must Read

How many times have we heard that books are a person’s best friend? And how many times do we take it into consideration whenever struggling with some real-life problem? If your answer is ‘Often’ then apparently you know about the books that may help you in this phase of life when it is taking the transformational turn into the wide reality; some of these books are mentioned here Adulting: How to become a grown-up in 468 easy(ish) steps The name is enough when it comes to this book. The non-fiction has its source of inspiration from the Kelly Brown’s blog, [read more…]

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Apr 142016
 
Answering The Interview Question: “What are your strengths?”

We’ve all been there.  About to walk into an interview, sweaty palms, thinking “I hope I don’t screw this up!”  You have three printed copies of your resume (by the way…this is interview etiquette we should all practice!) and the conversation begins.  Then, the interviewer asks the question: What are your strengths?  You go absolutely blank! Except for that time you finished four seasons of House of Cards in 3 days…BIG win! This is a question all young, professional women should have a prepared answer for. While you may think it’s awkward to talk about yourself, or toot your own [read more…]

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Mar 312016
 
Top 15 Resources to Help You Survive an Internship

Once you’ve graduated from college, the only question you have in mind is “What’s next?” That was my case, too; and I couldn’t find any option better than applying for some exciting internship that would help me get practical skills and build relations, necessary for finding my dream job. Living in the digital era, graduates have a chance to apply for internships once they’re open. Online resources provide both non-profit and paid variants, as well as guides for interns to survive internships and succeed. The thing is, you should know and choose the right place to search. As the one [read more…]

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Mar 222016
 
Tips and Tools You Should Know About When Writing A Resume

Are you getting ready to apply for some jobs? Do you have a good idea of the kind of job you are looking for? Once you’ve decided where to apply, it’s time to fine-tune your resume and cover letter so they will be application ready. These tips and tools will help you have the best chance of success! Tips 1. Include Keywords Before your resume ever gets to the hiring manager, it’s likely that it will be run through a processor to check for keywords. If your resume is missing the ones they’re searching for, it might be automatically discarded. [read more…]

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Mar 182016
 
This Is How To Adult Correctly At Work This Year

Welcome to the real world. If you played your cards correctly, you’ve been preparing to start a new job since graduation day wrapped up in December, or maybe you’re on the spring swing and are fine tuning your post grad routine ahead of the game, so you can hit the job search running. Either way, ‘Grown-up 101’ was not likely offered at your Alma Mater — or you slept through it — and now you have to transition from college coursework to a full-time career. It can be difficult to know what to expect as a freshly educated young professional [read more…]

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Mar 182016
 
Should You Ask Your Parents for Financial Help After Graduation?

Family and money may not mix, but for recent college grads, they often have to. It may seem counter-intuitive to ask for extra cash or a loan after finishing school, but under certain circumstances, a little financial assistance can lead to exponential returns. After college, you may have to buy a car for your commute, move to an expensive city, or put down a security deposit on an apartment. You need money to accomplish these things—and if you haven’t started a job, you may not have the cash. If financial support from your parents makes it possible for you to [read more…]

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Feb 222016
 
How To Establish Your First Business

Social media and the internet have dramatically changed the business landscape. Where before it would have been unthinkable to start a multi-million dollar business in college nowadays it is happening more frequently than you can imagine. Colleges and universities are incubators and think tanks where innovation, invention, problem-solving and new technology is encouraged and supported. It is the perfect breeding ground for young entrepreneurs. With the power of computing and the internet businesses began springing up in dorm rooms and on college campuses fueled by the encouragement and innovative ideas of fellow students. Of course not all businesses succeed or [read more…]

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Feb 032016
 
Your First Apartment: Moving Tips For Post Grads

Practical Tips for Moving Your into First Apartment as a Post Grad Finding your first post-college apartment is an important milestone — for a lot of new graduates, it represents independence. What’s more, it’s the place you’ll start living in as a working adult, with added responsibilities like paying the water bill and remembering to buy groceries when the fridge looks bare. Whether you’ve got minimal furniture leftover from college or an entire storage unit packed with items you’ve been waiting to unload, one thing is certain: moving into your first apartment can be an exhausting process. When you’re preparing [read more…]

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Jan 282016
 
Think Like an Entrepreneur and Learn Like a College Student

The days of attending a brick-and-mortar college for four years and earning a degree at the same time you land your perfect career job may be obsolete as more students take longer to get through school. Some earn certifications along the way while others are part of hybrid programs focused on a bachelor’s/master’s combination. With online universities as prominent as traditional colleges, today’s student needs to think more like an entrepreneur whose education is just one part of a whole career scenario. Find Your Role According to psychologist Erik Erikson, human beings go through various stages of development throughout their [read more…]

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Jan 252016
 
10 Career Change Mistakes You Should Avoid

Entering the workforce, you might quickly get disillusioned with your career choice and consider going into something else. While your age is an advantage, every career change is a serious decision. It significantly impacts your life, perhaps even more than you expect. Here are 10 worst career-change mistakes you might fall victim to during the early years of your career. 1. Changing your career because of others This is something you might be dealing with especially at the beginning of your career. Never let others, be it your parents, teachers or significant others, influence your career choice. Sure, you can [read more…]

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