Long gone are the days when all one needed to obtain a job was a resume and cover letter. With the abundance of technological developments in the past 20 years, employers seek for individuals who demonstrate the ability to stay-up-to-date and knowledgeable about the latest technological advancements. To distinguish yourself from other job applicants, network with professionals, and establish an exceptional reputation, it is vital to keep the following tips in mind:
With the holiday season in full effect, people are starting to shell out serious cash for gifts. Holiday shopping can be stressful and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The following tips will help you save money (and your sanity) as you begin your holiday shopping:
So, you’ve landed an interview with the company of your dreams—now what? If there is anything harder than getting an interview, it’s preparing for one. Here are some tips to help you leave a good impression:
1. Practice Makes Perfect
You can never really know what questions you’ll be asked during an interview, but the more you practice, the more familiar you become with questions and how to apply them to your own experiences. At least a couple days before the interview, search “behavioral questions” on Google—there are tons! Examples of behavioral questions are:
- Tell me about a difficult decision you’ve made in the last year.
- What do you consider to be your greatest achievement so far and why?
Go through a decent number of questions and write down your answers. Review these questions and answers every day until the time of your interview. You’ll feel less worried about not knowing what you’re going to be asked, because you’ve already gained a general idea of what to expect. Continue Reading
If you’re like how I used to be, you think that cover letters are optional and aren’t a big deal—all you need is a strong resume, right? Not really. Cover letters are just as important as resumes, and should be included with every resume that you send to an employer. A cover letter allows you to go more in depth about the skills and experiences you list on your resume, so it is important that you put as much thought into a cover letter as you do a resume. There are multiple parts to a cover letter: Continue Reading
October 1st marks the next SAT test date. SAT scores are one of many important deciding factors colleges use in their admissions process, so it’s important that you take advantage of all of the opportunities available to do well on such an important test. The following are things you should keep in mind when preparing for the SAT: Continue Reading
When it comes to college, one size does not fit all. It’s important that you are satisfied with the college you choose to attend; after all, you’re spending or borrowing money to pay for your education, which isn’t cheap. Of course there is always the option to transfer schools, but most people try to avoid that route. To save time, money, and disappointment, consider the following:
If your campus’ food is as delicious as mine, you understand how easy it is to gain the “Freshman 15.” Gaining weight in college doesn’t apply only to freshmen, though– any student with a busy schedule and love for pizza can quickly gain weight without realizing it. To stay fit, keep these healthy habits in mind:
By the time you finish reading this paragraph, a recruiter has completely reviewed a resume. This means that in most cases, your resume is reviewed for a mere 30 seconds—not a lot of time for someone to realize how great you are, huh? This is why it’s important for your resume to be a strong, polished representation of yourself. An interview is the stepping stone to getting a job; to increase your chances of landing an interview, don’t do the following:
Whether you’re a freshman in high school or a freshman in college, starting a new year at a new school can be
intimidating. No need to worry, though. Here are some tips that will allow any new kid on the block to feel at home in no time.
Be Open, Take Chances: One of the biggest issues freshman students experience is making new friends, and who can blame you; rejection isn’t a great feeling. However, you’d be surprised at how receptive people are to the five seconds it takes to smile and introduce yourself to someone. You might not end up being best friends—you might not ever talk to the person again—but at least you can say you gave an honest effort in meeting new people.
Seek Help: Sometimes homework can leave you feeling defeated, but don’t let it ruin your chances of getting that “A”. Find out where you can get extra help after class. Many teachers/professors have after-school hours or office hours, and most are more than willing to help you. Also, look out for tutors who can help you with your academic concerns or simply start a study group with a few other students; sometimes your peers are the best teachers. If you’re experiencing personal issues, don’t hesitate to seek help from a school counselor or therapist. Continue Reading