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5 skills I would like to see in every applicant

5 skills I would like to see in every applicant

I’ve talked about this before, but I see a lot of resumes in my day-to-day. I’ve seen bad, I’ve seen good, and I’ve even seen great. But I wanted to share the best job skills that you can bring to any position that I keep an eye out for on a resume and in job interviews, so you can make sure you have those skills, too. 1 – Strong and clear communication. One of the best job skills you can…

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what I look for in a resume

what I look for in a resume

It seems timely to talk about resumes, so I’m sharing a few resume tips today. A lot of resumes come by my desk, and it’s a subject I feel passionate about. There are a lot of ways to go wrong in a resume, so let’s avoid that before you get started. [READ MORE: Are you making these three resume mistakes?] 1 – A clean, simple and easy-to-read layout. I always, always, always advocate for a clean, simple and easy-to-read resume….

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How to come back from vacation ready to go

How to come back from vacation ready to go

I am sure I am not the only person who struggles to get back into the swing of things when coming back from vacation – either a short or long trip. We took a quick weekend trip to Nags Head a few weeks ago, and even that Monday morning was tough, even though it was only a few hours both ways! I have a few tried and true strategies for sinking your teeth back into your work and starting your…

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what to do once you receive your first job offer

what to do once you receive your first job offer

It’s the time of year when many recent graduates are receiving their first job offers, and I try to be as helpful as I can when my students come to me, unsure of what to do next. It is a really stressful time, especially if it’s your first job! Wondering what to do after you receive a job offer? Let’s get started. But remember: Your mileage may vary. What works for me and other people I know, may not work…

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resume mistakes you might be making

resume mistakes you might be making

I give a lot of resume feedback in my day-to-day, and I’ve received a lot of resume feedback, too. There are a few things that have come up a lot lately, so I wanted to share my resume tips for anyone who is trying to perfect that all-too-important document in preparation for job applications and internship season. Remember – your mileage may vary! You might do something I do not recommend on your resume and still find an internship or job….

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balancing your work life and home life

balancing your work life and home life

I recently read the very annoying New York Times article (that I refuse to link to, because I am still annoyed) about how today’s young people work longer and harder than ever before and are addicted to working long hours. It’s plain and simply true, because it takes a lot more work and a lot more grit to achieve the same level of success. Without getting into my own personal bitterness about generational differences and why things are much harder for millennials than they…

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how to get ahead at your internship

how to get ahead at your internship

‘Tis the season for applying to and accepting internship positions! We’re not quite at internship season, but I wanted to share some internship tips for anyone who will be starting a new position in the spring or is preparing for their first summer internship. Interning is an important part of the process of finding a job once you graduate. I did two great internships while in college and learned so much – not to mention, my internships helped me get a…

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How to avoid the post-grad job hunt panic

How to avoid the post-grad job hunt panic

A lot of my blog post ideas come from experiences and conversations that I have, and this one is no different. Many of my college students graduating both in December and in May are starting to worry about finding a job after college. The panic sets in fast, and I remember it well from my senior year. Let’s talk through a few things you can do to avoid the panic and focus on what’s important, so you have a better…

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10 tips to making a resume that will stand out in the pile

10 tips to making a resume that will stand out in the pile

I have a lot of thoughts about resumes – I mean, a lot of thoughts – and I wanted to share a roundup of the best resume tips I have for anyone getting their resume in tip-top shape for the upcoming internship hiring season. 1. Keep it simple, stupid. This is my number one tip when it comes to resume tips. If you are not a graphic designer or applying to a creative job, you do not need a creative resume. If…

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it’s internship application season

it’s internship application season

All I hear the students talking about at the office lately is internship season! If you’re planning on snagging a top internship for the summer, many of those due dates are coming up right now. I wanted to share a few internship application tips, both for the actual application and for making sure you get all of your applications submitted on time. I’ve gathered these internship application tips from a few years of experience, both as an applicant and as a…

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