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Apr 30, 2015

Changing The Font On Your Résumé Might Land You The Job

Experts say to use Comic Sans (if you're a third grader on AIM).

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Aug 26, 2013

20 Power Words to Help You Build the Best Resume

Your resume speaks for you -- it's essentially the first impression you'll make on a potential employer. So don't you want it to be an accurate reflection of your numerous qualifications, not just something you slapped together in 15 minutes?

Sep 23, 2012

Join the Club: Picking the Right Extra-Curricular

If you've ever walked around a club fair at your campus, there's a good chance you felt a little overwhelmed. At many college campuses there truly is a group for everyone, making it difficult to narrow it down and pick a few extra-curricular activities. Whether you're looking for things to boost your resume, want to meet new people or genuinely enjoy getting involved, there's something out there for you. You just need to choose.

Jun 20, 2012

Create a Hire-Worthy Resume With Resumonk [Web Spy]

Simply fill out the fields in Resumonk's resume creator and you'll have a professional-looking, formatted resume in just a few minutes.

Feb 22, 2012

Web Spy: Zumeo

If you do want to start thinking about finding a job after you graduate, a great site called Zumeo can help you along the way! With Zumeo, you can set yourself apart from other job-seekers by creating a three-in-one "mini professional website" that includes a professional profile, your resumé and portfolio.

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5 Steps to a Summer Internship

So you’ve got less than two months left of the school year and zero plans for a summer internship. Crap? It may seem like it’s too late to find something fantastic to pad that resume, but there are still plenty of internships out there just waiting to be filled. You just need to find the one you want and then make sure you set yourself apart from the other internship hunters as the best person for the job.

Apr 14, 2010

The Senior Files: Job Hunting Time

The job hunt can be intimidating, frustrating, and downright difficult. In today’s market, jobs are hard to come by and a degree from a top university no longer guarantees that you’ll instantly land your dream job or that you’ll even be the best candidate for it. But there are steps we can all take and advice we can all use that will better prepare us for the job hunt and make it seem a lot less intimidating.

Apr 7, 2010

Should Unpaid Internships Be Illegal?

I learned a long time ago that if I want to break into magazine writing I would have to get some internships under my belt. And after searching high and low, I later learned those internships would most likely be unpaid. Did I want to make big money while working full time at a job? Of course, but if working my patootie off to pad my resume required a financial sacrifice, then I was more than willing to do it.

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Mar 7, 2010

College Classes That Would Actually Be Helpful

I can’t believe that in less than 3 months I’ll be a college graduate. I’ve tried avoiding it, but that failed. Somehow my mom wasn’t thrilled with the idea of me wanting to stay and party at the #1 party school no matter how much I tried to convince her that I wanted to open my mind to a new world of educational and enlightening wonders

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Mar 4, 2010

The Secrets To Getting Your Dream Internship

It's internship hunting season and, thanks to the economy, it's more competitive than ever. That means it's more important than ever to make a really good first impression. Being that I spent the past week alone sifting through over 100 applications for CollegeCandy's summer internship positions, I know a thing or twelve about what makes a successful application.

Jan 25, 2010

College Q&A: Padding the Resume

So, I don’t know if you’ll know the answer to this but I’m trying to figure out my plans for the rest of the semester and I’m not sure which will look better on my resume: getting really involved in a student organization or getting a job. I have no idea what I really want to do in my future yet, so it’s not like either of them would apply much to what I end up doing, so I don’t know if it’s more important to get involved in one or the other. Any thoughts?

Jan 10, 2010

Make The Most Of Those Gray Days

Everybody has gray days, especially with winter now in full force. I frequently find myself stuck inside with cabin fever when I'm snowed in/rained in/my car won't start/puddles are too big/it's just too cold to go outside. And I know I'm not the only one who spends those days watching reruns of Jersey Shore... again... because there's nothing else to do. But there is!

Dec 31, 2009

New Year’s Resolutions For The College Girl

Resolutions have never been my forte. The promise of a new year and a better me just isn’t enough to keep me from binge drinking and blowing off the gym every now and again in order to watch a full day’s worth of TBS. What can I say? Resolve just isn’t one of my stronger qualities.

Dec 14, 2009

College Grads Aren’t Getting Jobs, But You Can!

When we all entered our senior year of high school, the question on everyone's mind was where they'd be going to college. We worked our asses off to get decent SAT scores and spent every weekend for months writing essays about why we were more wonderful than the thousands of other students applying for the same coveted place on campus.

Dec 1, 2009

Life After College: Movin’ Up The Ladder!

After three long summers of unpaid interning (and people say slavery is illegal!) I'm finally getting my own interns tomorrow. How quickly the tables have turned.

Aug 8, 2009

Your Back-to-School To-Do List

We hate to be bearers of bad news, but it's August — meaning the glory days of sippin' summer cocktails and rapidly developing skin cancer at any locale offering a mid- to large-sized body of water are, unfortunately, coming to an end.

Jul 27, 2009

Gradvice: It’s All About Who You Know

I've learned many lessons since graduating from college. I've learned that buying a pair of shoes isn't as important as eating dinner, that keeping in touch with friends is hard and that your first job out of college isn't always as amazing as you think it will be. But the biggest and most important lesson I've learned is that networking is the key to success.

Jul 20, 2009

Gradvice: Rock That Job Interview!

After slaving away on that perfect resume and writing what feels like hundreds of cover letters, you finally landed the big job interview. Yay for you! You've wowed someone with your accomplishments and degree, and now it's time to blow them away them in person.

May 29, 2009

Crappy Internship? Make the Most of It…

Last spring, I was gearing up to graduate and was waiting for the job offers to come rolling in. Instead, the only opportunity that came my way was a summer internship. At the time, I was making plenty of money waiting tables, but I knew that the added experience of an internship would add to my credentials-- even if it meant taking a pay cut.

Apr 28, 2009

Finding a Job Isn’t Impossible – Just Get Creative!

As the semester comes to a close, one thing that's on my mind (and the minds of most everyone I know) besides finals and start-of-summer parties is getting a job. Whether it's a summer job, internship, or, if you're graduating like I am, an entry-level position into a career, finding a job is a top priority.

Apr 8, 2009

Internship Lowdown: Where to Look

I hate to break it to you, but if you're planning on sacrificing your summer for an internship this year, now is the time to start searching, applying, and interviewing.

Mar 26, 2009

Internship Lowdown: The Paid vs. the Unpaid

Is the spring semester half over already? Sadly, it's true. And while some of our peers will be looking forward to spending the summer at one pool party after another, many of us are currently scouring job listings for summer internships.

Mar 11, 2009

Candy Dish: The Jonas Brothers Go On Tour

OMFG!! WHEN ARE THEY COMING TO MY TOWN!? No Doubt says “eff you” to Ticketmaster. Do your possessions define you?...

Feb 24, 2009

Senioritis: The Job Hunt

I spend 83% of my day deleting e-mails from my career center. It seems they spend 100% of their day...

Feb 5, 2009

A Cautionary Tale from a College Disaster: Leadership Denied

While some colleges have a quick one-day orientation or even a simple online registration, other colleges have week-long activities ranging...

Feb 3, 2009

Tuffy Luv Kicks the Economy’s A*s

Questiony for Tuffy? Email her at tuffylove@collegecandy.com to be featured in her column, which runs every other Tuesday! ASK. ANYTHING....

Jan 6, 2009

Candy Dish: Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Single

Could it be all that weight she lost? Guys have porn, computer lovers have this. Don’t waste your money on...

Dec 15, 2008

Candy Dish: Itty Bitty Miley Cyrus

Miley’s first photo shoot was…slutty. Melrose Place 2.0 is coming. Build a fashionable wardrobe on the cheap. OMG! What if...

Aug 9, 2008

Student Debts are About to Get Deeper

Our economy is crumbling, and things just got worse for Bachelors degree-hopefuls, especially those in Massachusetts. Last year, the Massachusetts...

Jul 16, 2008

The New-Age 20-Something Chick

I’m a hard worker and always have been. I started working when I was 14; I printed out cheap flyers...

Aug 28, 2007

How to Beat the Competition and Score Some Cash

The week before you ship off to college is notoriously known for extended shopping excursions. As you push your cart...

Aug 2, 2007

Video Resumes: The New Paper

Elle Woods was way ahead of her time. Not only was she a trendsetter in the fashion sense but apparently...

May 15, 2007

Summer Job: Do’s and Don’ts

I am the queen of summer jobs and internships. I have done everything from chase kids around in nurseries to...

Apr 10, 2007

Résume 101

Ah, my little résume, how you confuse me so. You either bring me heaps of paychecks, or just heaps of...