Getting an Impressive Letter of Recommendation

Recommendation letters are both a college’s and future employer’s chance to get the inside scoop on an applicant from an outside source, and a seal of approval from a reputable recommender can seal the deal in an admissions or hiring decision. Follow these tips to get recommendation letters that’ll help you get in. Who to […]

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Using LinkedIn To Boost Your Professional Brand

Quite frankly, the quality of LinkedIn profiles for people 25 years old and younger is underwhelming. What gives? LinkedIn is a great tool that can be used to connect with industry professionals and to brand oneself as a business samurai, so to speak. No matter how hard everyone tries, they’ll never get anywhere on LinkedIn without […]

10 Ways to Make Moving In with Your Parents Painless

There is no shame in moving back in with your parents, but things will definitely be different the second time around. You are still their baby, but throwing a fit about it won’t help. Here are 10 suggestions to help make the move an arrangement between adults and avoid an R rating for violence and […]

How to Better Present Yourself to Future Employers

The job market isn’t just somewhere to look for jobs. It’s where you sell your most valuable asset: experience. Whether you have aspirations of freelancing or climbing the corporate ladder, representing yourself well goes a long way toward getting that gig. On Paper Consider whether the person reading a whole pile of résumés is going […]

The Benefits of Being Engaged in Your Work

Let’s be honest — our generation gets a bad rap, particularly in the world of work. Publications like the New York Times and Philadelphia Business Journal along with huge companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte — and seemingly every group in between — have spoken out about “Millennials in the Workplace”. Some call us entitled, lazy and arrogant; others call us innovative, energizing and […]

Time to Develop Your Marketable Skill Set

Even after you land a job, industries change and job climates fluctuate — which means that paycheck may not be a sure thing. Future-proofing your career by being marketable, well-networked, and flexible could be critical to surviving in the future. Sure, hope for the best, but anticipate the worst: Take these steps to be as […]

Working From Home: The best new work perk

Flexibility is an asset for gymnasts and circus performers, but it’s now also an option for your everyday working stiff. According to a 2017 Gallup poll, forty-three percent of all U.S. employees worked from home at least one day a week. Not only does remote employment offer convenience for employees and increased profit for employers, […]

Why I Left My First Job After College

The typical path to the American Dream: go to college, get a job. It’s tempting to take the first job offer so that you can check off your progress. But that’s not always the smartest or most fulfilling choice. I recently went through this experience and will share my reasons for leaving my first post-grad […]

What Questions Should You Ask an Interviewer?

It’s time for your interview. You’re ready for the open-ended, “Can you tell me about yourself?” and the impossible-to-answer, “What’s your biggest weakness?” But are you prepared to ask questions as well? The interview process is about determining the right fit for everyone involved. Landing a job that doesn’t match your goals may mean a […]

Should You Get a Job in Retail?

Whether you’re looking for a summer gig or just a little something to boost your income, a retail job can fit the bill. Yeah, retail sounds boring, but getting the right job can be totally sweet — especially if you’re already into what you’re selling. Choosing the Store Retail refers to the selling of goods […]

How to Be a Successful Team Player

Most people have been part of a team at some point in their lives. While we were in school, we’re frequently paired up and put into groups to complete big projects. After school, there were sports teams, debate clubs, theater groups and even video game sessions. The list goes on and on. While some people […]

How to Stand out From the Crowd at Job Fairs

Attending a job fair is an entirely different ballgame than going on an individual interview. The biggest mistake people make with job fairs is they prepare the same way they do for interviews. While it is a good idea to be familiar with common interview questions, there are specific things you should do to get […]

Content Marketing 101: How to start from the ground up

Content marketing is the most effective way to attract people to your brand. If you’re just starting out, you’re in for a lot of fun. At first, it may seem insurmountable, but before you know it, you’ll achieve the glory of successful content marketing. Marketing techniques, such as content marketing, can take time and dedication […]