Finding meaningful employment—it’s a job!
Whether you’re looking for new work, more work, or better work, regardless of which demographic check box you fall under, most job seekers realize getting a job offer involves equal parts determination, preparation and resources for success. Continue Reading
In September 2015. I had just turned 25 and not to sound cliché, but I faced self-doubt. “What am I doing with my life?” I asked myself over and over again.
What was I doing? Life was great!
I was volunteering as much as I could for things I supported, was recently engaged and I enrolled in a photography class for fun.
However, I felt I hit a wall in terms of my career status. Was I happy with what I was doing? Where was my career headed? I couldn’t confidently answer that. Continue Reading
College prepares you for the real world.
We’ve all heard this before. Students juggle school, work, family, friends, and everything in between. This balancing act provides you with the skills necessary to survive in the real world.
Our three 2017 grads are back to share their experiences over the year. This month, we asked our grads what they think are the stresses of being an adult, how they’re preparing for life after college, and any similarities or differences they are anticipating.
Every job-seeker has at one point had this question cross their mind: “What skills and traits are employers looking for?” Especially as a new graduate, job hunting can be a bit of a scary time trying to find your first real job out of school. Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. While every job is different and each employer is looking for a specific set of skills, there are some employee traits that are universal across the board that employers are looking for. The good news is that most job seekers possess these skills to some extent.
Here are the top three skills that you can use to your advantage that employers are looking for: Continue Reading
The job interview process can be easily compared to the hit TV Reality Series, The Bachelor. Often scripted, tacky and surreal, both processes rarely bring out the best in participants. There are illusions of grandiose, long-term relationships, expedited in a watered down packaged reality.
Think about it.
Job seekers (contestants) undergo a screening (casting) process in attempts of obtaining an interview (being cast) for the job (series).
They will spend their 45-60 minutes of fame (interview) professing admirable qualities, knowledge and love for the series (company) and the producers (employers). All in the attempts of obtaining the almighty rose (job offer). Continue Reading