Jun 152016
 
How Your Hobbies Could Boost Your Resume

You just graduated from university, and now you are looking for your first job. How do you show a recruiter that you have the skills it takes to do the job if you have virtually no work experience? Of course, you can use your education section to demonstrate your skills and knowledge, but what about all of those skills you learned from being on a rowing team or being president of the anime club? How could you translate hours spent working on theater sets into related work experience? One way to achieve this is to put a hobbies and interests [read more…]

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Jun 122016
 
How to Reach Your Goals After College

In some ways, graduating from college can feel like starting your life over again. New places, new people, new things to worry about… so how do you keep everything on track? We all have grandiose ideals of what we want our futures to look like, but graduation is a great time to set some realistic short-term and long-term goals for ourselves. Start this new journey off on the right foot by following these tips for success. Start Networking Whether you’ve found a post-grad job or you’re still on the hunt, now is the time to get the hang of networking. [read more…]

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Jun 072016
 
Is there life after college? 5 survival tips

Life after college can be a strange, confusing and traumatic wilderness for a lot of graduates to adapt to; when do you have to wake up? Is 4 AM still a good bedtime? Do you have to be an adult and do boring adult things? All of these questions and more are enough to make anyone fresh out of college anxious, so in this article are five excellent tips that you need to know if you want to survive life after college. 1 Budget! The concept of money, while you’re in college, is quite abstract; your student loan has more [read more…]

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Jun 032016
 
A Guide to Finding Your Career Sweet Spot

It is a common commencement joke to congratulate graduates on their transition from student to unemployed. Education is something greater than trumped up vocational training. It teaches you how to do things and lets you explore your passions. These are the things that you are bringing to the job front. Keeping your talent, tenacity and passion as your focuses is what will land you that career job that will launch you into the rest of your life. Becoming Skillful in Your Career If you do not have a degree in your career field, get one. If you have one, then [read more…]

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Jun 012016
 
How Not to Start Your Business: a Guide to Ruining Your Chances for Success

You just got your degree, so you’re ready to face the real world. Instead of facing the competition on the market as a recent graduate who’s hunting for their first job, you decide to do things differently: start your own business and face an even greater competition. If your first attempt to start a business fails miserably, you’ll at least look like you’ve tried. Natalya Konrad, a member of the team at EduGeeksClub, is the sound of reason. She explains that you can’t start a business without getting really well prepared for the world you’re about to face. “Without a [read more…]

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May 312016
 
The Secret Signs to Where You See Yourself in 5 Years

In many interviews, just when everything seems to be going well, we are suddenly asked where we see ourselves in five years. While many of us imagine that we might be CEO and driving luxury cars, that is not what the interviewer wants to hear. Neither is an interviewer interested in knowing about our personal lives. What they are really checking is to see if we plan on staying with the company during the long haul. What they also want to see is if we are worth their time and investment. Here are a few tips to answer this question [read more…]

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May 292016
 
Keeping Your Social Life Alive Without Busting Your Budget

Keeping up with your social life was simple in college. There were plenty of free university-sponsored events and concerts, student discounts at the movies, restaurant happy hours for students and house parties galore. Maintaining a post-college social life becomes a little more complicated and not to mention, pricey. Here are a few tips to help keep your social live alive without busting your budget. Outdoor Activities Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and soak up some vitamin D. Spending time outdoors with your friends gets you active, outside and best of all, doesn’t cost much. Explore your local hiking [read more…]

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May 242016
 
Best Cities for Summer Jobs

With summer fast approaching, WalletHub’s analysts compared the relative strength of the summer-job market in the 150 largest U.S. cities to help job seekers find the best opportunities for short-term employment. So if you are interested in a summer job – check out their article. Read the full article at… WalletHub  

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May 242016
 
How to Learn and Avoid the Skills Gap

Recent graduates are facing steep competition in the job market, many of whom are resorting to lower paying jobs while drowning in student loan debt and falling into the skills gap. Welcome to world of underemployment, where highly skilled individuals are working low paying jobs that require lower skills. Unfortunately, this trend is on the rise. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) published a report in 2015 that found for young college graduates, the underemployment rate is 14.9 percent, rising from 9.6 percent in 2007. How can they add more value to their resume to land the better job that puts [read more…]

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May 242016
 
Cleaning Up All Aspects of Your Life

Organizing and simplifying different parts of your life can be a cleansing experience for your soul. Take steps to change your habits (and your life). Clutter creates confusion and stress, so eliminate it as much as possible. Here are some ways you can work on organizing and clarifying your life. Your Digital Life From messy icons, to confusing interfaces, mobile devices can cause unnecessary stress. Try switching to a phone that’s user-friendly, like the iPhone 5c. It was created with the idea that everyone should be able to use it with ease, and can help simplify your technological life. Take [read more…]

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