Tag Archives: Landing the Job

More Than Your Resume: How To Talk About Job Experience

You applied for the job and now you’ve got an interview! Congratulations! Now what? Chances are, the interviewer will ask about your goals, aspirations, and where you see yourself in five years. And you can bet that they’re going to ask about your employment history/previous work experience. As a young college student, it can be […]

Social Media Awareness: Staying Private, Landing The Job

Social Media is arguably the most and and will be always be the most relevant space invented. It can be used for an abundant amount of situations ranging from personal accounts to advertising to entertainment to even connecting with businesses. There is pretty much no setting where social media isn’t being used. There are a […]

Make the Most of Your Breakroom Relationships

For college students, summer internships are hard to come by…who am I kidding? Any internship is hard to come by, especially one that relates to whatever career you aspire to have in the future. After countless the hours of searching, interviewing, and crying over your dream internship, becoming a house spouse to a rich doctor becomes […]

What They Don’t Tell You About Being a DC Intern

Robert De Niro did it. Elle Woods did it, even Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn did it. They all  landed a sweet internship. Now, I am by no means an expert on internships, but I do have experience with one particular creature of internship–the DC summer internship–and I’m here to tell you what they don’t […]

Building A Winning Work Portfolio

Fan of the spotlight? Well, you’re in luck because we’re about to delve into the ultimate show-off document. This little attention-getter puts your resume and cover letter to shame. It makes your list of references run scared. This versatile wonder is a work portfolio. Work portfolios showcase what can’t be found anywhere else in your application […]

Asking for a Letter of Recommendation

You don’t just want any recommendation letter; you want a well-written and complimentary recommendation letter. And to make sure that happens, you have to approach your contacts in just the right way. After all, you can’t exactly write one yourself. Depending on the position, you may need as many as three recommendation letters, preferably from […]

Avoid the Awkward: How to Handle Virtual Interviews

You just received the email saying, “Congratulations! We’re interested in hiring you as our Brand Ambassador.” However, in order to get the job you’ve been eyeing for so long, they’re asking for a Skype interview. What is it with everyone’s new obsession over not conducting interviews in-person? First comes the phone screen, then the phone interview, and […]