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How to Land A Job At Google

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 19, 2014

For most people, getting a job at Google almost seems unattainable. I mean, who actually gets to work at Google? That one nerdy genius kid from high school that you never talked to…but perhaps should have befriended, right? It’s unfortunate because such assumptions deter many people from applying since they feel as though they don’t stand a chance. The summer before my senior year in college I received…

5 Questions to Ask An Interviewer

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 22, 2014

  When going into a job interview, candidates prepare to answer tough questions and perfect their elevator pitches. However, a crucial part of the interview process is often forgotten. Interviewees often hesitate to ask questions pertaining to the company and position, but creating a discussion around these topics (at the appropriate opportunities) can show that a candidate is thoughtful, eager, and interested. Here are five must-ask questions to…

5 Creative Ways to Visualizing Your Resume

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 17, 2014

Finding creative ways to get ahead of your competition for jobs is vital because at the moment it is an employer’s market. Add to that that college students have it even tougher because they have no experience and so have to work harder to stand out. That is why adding a visual element to your resume is a great idea. The HR staff have to look at resumes…

How to Use a Business Plan Template as a Resume Writing Tactic

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 16, 2014

Young professionals, with an entrepreneurial mindset, like us, should take advantage of traditional business management tools as tactics in our career planning strategy. I believe professionals should start implementing a “business management” framework to assess their career goals and define objectives with one clear end in mind: a tailored resume that highlights your top talent potential. How to put together a resume that reads as a business plan?…

5 Reasons Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response (And What You Can Do About It!)

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 12, 2014

  In the midst of an arduous job hunt, you will find that many of your applications and resumes are not getting the response you expected from employers, let alone a response at all. More likely than not, you won’t even get a rejection letter from 90% of the places you are applying to. Why is this? 1. Competition/ATS One of the most prominent reasons that you didn’t…

Build Your First CV with Volunteer Work

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 24, 2014

Not only does volunteer work serve humanity and the world, helping people who need it and contributing to your community, but choosing to volunteer will yield countless personal benefits as well. Depending upon the work you do, volunteering will likely give you first-hand experience and develop a new skill set; volunteering will empower you and make you more aware of the world around you; and your personal commitment…

6 Tips for Your International Job Search

by / ⠀Career Advice Travel / March 7, 2014

Let’s face it- The job market isn’t what it used to be. With limited job opportunities, qualified and talented individuals simply can’t find work in the U.S. So instead of wishful thinking… Some people are taking their job hunt internationally to places like Europe and Asia, in hopes of a better chance. Working and living abroad is not only a viable option, but there are hidden benefits such…

I Wanted to Work for Whataburger, So I Created a Whataresume (Obviously)

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / February 6, 2014

A struggle I’ve had with so many of my peers is they complain about not finding great jobs after graduation. “The job market is so bad.” “Nobody is hiring right now.” The truth is, you don’t want a job bad enough to really invest in applying for one. How many times have you called the place where you want to work? How many times have you emailed them,…

Why Your Parents’ Job-Seeking Advice is Probably Terrible

by / ⠀Career Advice / January 24, 2014

Your parents mean well, they really do. They give you heartfelt advice about finding (and keeping) a job because they want you to succeed. They want to see you thriving at a job. They really, really want you to move out of their basement! Unfortunately, your parents’ job seeking advice is probably terrible. Here’s why: Your Parents Came From a More Civil Time When your parents were looking…

4 Steps To Crushing an Interview

by / ⠀Career Advice / January 18, 2014

The job hunt is nothing short of exhausting.  From unanswered emails to unopened resumes, it’s hard not to feel discouraged (and we’re guessing that the lacking paycheck isn’t helping your self-esteem). The clouds may seem to break when you’re invited in for an interview.  The problem is that most people (perhaps unknowingly) are cloaked in that musty smell of defeat that comes from being unemployed; and despite your…

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