There’s nothing quite like endless papers to write and final exams to set you dreaming about winter break. That said, sleeping in late and lounging on the couch binge watching Netflix is not the best use of your time off. Nor is it likely to impress your parents.
Ramping up your job search over winter break will help you make the most of your senior year. Having a job lined up before graduation or better yet, by spring break, is the best way to really enjoy your final time on campus.
Here are 15 things to do on winter break to make the most of your senior year. (more…)
Sixth grade? These days, it seems like most pre-teens have enough life experience to actually create a compelling resume. Ever heard of Hannah Altman, Sam Klein or Arjun Metah? All were CEO’s of companies they started before any of them turned thirteen. So seriously, when should you start your resume?
Before I answer that, you need to understand what the real purpose of a resume is. It’s to open doors. (more…)
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Surviving the job search rejection blues requires a thick skin, a very thick skin. For recent college graduates, the job-hunting experience likely may be the first time you have faced rejection, at least in the quantities that job searches tend to produce. This also includes the silent rejection that comes when your resume enters the black hole and never resurfaces. Nearly half of all applications never make it past the initial screening process. (more…)
Job searching, perhaps the most dreaded activity ever. And looking for your first real job or internship? Well, that’s daunting. It’s nothing like the retail jobs you might have applied for where you filled out a form and the most important qualification was whether you were available to work nights and weekends. (more…)
My good friend, Carol, who is a marketing genius, taught me the importance of having a “sticky message”. A sticky what, you say? A sticky message is the take away that you leave your audience with whether it’s a conversation, a speech, or an interview. A great sticky message is easy to remember, it’s unique, and most importantly, it’s memorable. Memorable as in your message will be remembered for 3 hours, 3 weeks, 3 months, maybe even three years. It’s the key to great advertising. Think of Nike: “Just Do It.” (more…)