Category Archives: Landing the Job

National Innovation Day: 10 Student Innovators to Inspire Your Next Project

These days, it seems like there is a freaking “day” for everything: National Donut Day, National Hug Day, etc. But today is not just another “day” like that: February 16th is National Innovation Day and celebrates innovators all over striving to change the world. But it’s not just Nobel Prize winners, or renowned scientists, or […]

6 Tips for Polishing Your Cover Letter

With summer internships wrapping up in the coming weeks and applications for fall internships opening, it’s time to revise your cover letter to make sure you are among the standout candidates when applying for internships this fall. Here are 6 tips for improving your cover letter that will make your voice be heard! Keep it […]

6 Social Media Blunders That Could Cost You the Job

Employers are becoming tech savvy and turning to social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more about prospective hires. Even if they aren’t your Facebook friend or Twitter follower your boss, colleagues, and prospective employers can see the content you share online. With that said, it’s important to be aware of your […]

6 Summer Jobs for Students

In today’s economy, competition is fierce. Luckily for college students, summer vacation provides an opportunity for students to get a step ahead by furthering their career options and education. Here is a list of 6 summer jobs that can help you further your experience. Internship Although many internships are unpaid, enough research will lead you […]

Avoid These Common Job Search Mistakes

Entering the job market can be intimidating for various reasons. With enough experience and practice, the job search process will become less intimidating and more successful as you continue to hone your skills. With that said, be sure to avoid these common job search mistakes. You might just discover there’s opportunity for improvement in your job […]

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 […]

Get Respect: 4 Ways You Unknowingly Hurt Your Credibility

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, respect from your peers and supervisors is your greatest asset. Half the battle of becoming a leader is looking like one. The problem is, people pick up on more unconscious body language cues than you can possibly imagine. Credibility and authority relies on strength of character, […]