Internships are the best way to get your foot into the workplace door. They build your experience and help you figure out what exactly you are looking for in the workplace. If you need one, these websites should be the first place you should look!
We’re in a very unique time because of the coronavirus and the quarantine restrictions we’re under. This has had a...
Very recently, an undergraduate student sent a very honest and humble cover letter to a Wall Street financial exec saying that he came from an average university and he wasn't going to waste the employer's time "inflating his credentials." The student went on to say that even though he doesn't have any extraordinary skills or "genius eccentricities".
Looking for the right internship can seem like a daunting task, but we here at CC want to make it easier for you. That's why we thought we'd help our readers get a jump on the spring internship search by compiling some great websites to check for great opportunities.
You’ve recently graduated, congrats! You’ve been living for the past four years in a furnished dorm or a sorority house with all your friends or maybe even an off-campus house you had all to yourself with your best friends in the world! Maybe your parents paid? Maybe your loans paid? Or maybe you were able to pay from your awesome internship the summer leading up?
Choosing a roommate in college was easy. Your best friend, duh. But choosing your real world roommate gets a little trickier. Why? Because you're an adult now and you need a roommate who acts like an adult. And sometimes, your very best friend doesn't always act like one-- and there's more than your sleep and study space at stake now, it's important things like your credit.
Life in college was pretty carefree. For the most part your friends were happy and full of laughter and smiles and funny stories. Sure there were always those times when you had to console a friends over a break-up or you had to rub another friend's back when she failed out of orgo and realized she'll never be a doctor. But those were minor setbacks.
So we’ve covered a lot of Real World bases in this column. From what to wear on an interview, to how to search for a job…even what to expect socially in the workplace. But one thing I’ve noticed in reading through all of your comments is that you guys want a little help navigating the really tough scenarios.
When I sat in the back row of my college lecture classes, wearing sweats and a free homecoming t-shirt, I day dreamed abotu office life. How I would waltz into the office in the latest J.Crew line, exchange pleasantries with my co-workers, and eat lunch with a charming male co-worker who plays footsie with me at company meetings.
[Life after college is hard. Like really hard. But it’s not so hard that you should curl up in a...
BEWARE: Job seekers aren’t the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, “tweaked” to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to use verbiage that makes their open positions sound better than they really are.
Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes — and colors — that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage.
If you were a recruiter given a choice between two candidates—one with a few years of industry experience and the other with excellent qualifications but no “real world” training—who would you choose? There’s no easy answer to this question, as there is no clear winner in the age-old debate on the importance of education vs. the value of experience.
I recently heard about an individual applying for a job who was asked by the hiring manager to bring up his Facebook page. The individual was shocked, but did so because he wasn’t sure how to refuse.
The dreaded job interview. No matter your resume and talents if you mess this up you won’t get that job. In today’s tough economy you need every possible edge. It can be a simple equation: You want to be liked—not hated. Here are ten simple things to do that will dramatically increase your chances: from wearing the right expression, to knowing what not to say, to never ever breaking a sweat.