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Fast Ways to Get a Job After Graduation

Fast Ways to Get a Job After Graduation

Congratulations, you are now a university graduate! Now, what? How do you want to use your degree? Are you searching for that dream job? Job hunting can take time and patience. However, if you’re looking for ways to speed up the process and get a job after graduation, you’ve come to the right place. This

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How Dating and Job Searching Can Help One Another

Imagine it now. Scrolling… Scrolling… Oh, that one looks interesting.  —> Swipe Right. Nah, on second thought, I’ll pass. Swipe…swipe…swipe. This one is perfect! <CLICK> → Job description or a dating profile?   Gotcha, didn’t I? There are no two ways about it; from online profiles to first dates, recruiter screening calls and deciding on

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How to Write a LinkedIn Summary That Will Get You Hired

One of the first steps that a recruiter takes when evaluating whether to call you in for an interview is to look you up on LinkedIn. In fact, according to a study by Jobvite, an astonishing 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective for vetting candidates. Of course, most job seekers know this and update

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How to Recession-Proof Your Career

One minute you’re at your promotion party for work, and the next, you’re sitting at home at the beginning of a recession, looking for a job in a market that almost seems helpless.  Recessions result from the economy shrinking at an extended rate rather than growing, causing unemployment to rise or the stock market to

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Three Secrets of People Who Transitioned from Employee to Entrepreneur

“I’ve always wanted to do my own thing…” “I have this great idea for a product…” “I wish I could be my own boss…” BUT.  But is typically the next word in every one of those thoughts that are all too common among people who dream of transitioning from employee to entrepreneur.  From the uncertainty

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NOMOPHOBIA: Learn the Benefits of Unplugging from Your Phone.

In 2018, on a trip to India, my phone went completely dead and when it did, I freaked out inside.  As my amygdala was going bonkers, my mind was shooting off a bunch of questions… “How would I take pictures?  Would my friends and family be worried about me?  But I was creating the best

5 Ways to Cope With Ghosting During a Job Search

I know how unfair job searches can be, especially if you’ve been ghosted during a job search. In the past, I’ve created Pinterest perfect resumes, poured my heart into job applications, and never heard back from companies. Recently, my friend was ghosted by a company after having two Zoom interviews. Even though she called and

Answers to 13 FAQs About Resumes

Writing your own resume is one of the most painful experiences you can go through; it feels egotistical, icky, and confusing. It’s hard to be objective about what someone else would find compelling about your experience, and it’s hard to find the common thread in a sea of information you’re just way too close to.

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Digital Nomad Life

Traveling and seeing the world is one of the greatest joys in life. If you have an itch for new sights, open roads, and the nomad life, there is no better time to see what’s out there. However, there are a few things to consider before grabbing your keys and becoming a digital nomad. How

17 New Grad Job Search Tips

Graduating from college and stepping out into the real world as a true, bonafide adult is one of our most significant transitions in life. You’re riding high after making it through your studies, and it’s time to go use those credentials in the professional world. And then, you try to find your first “real” job…

How to Make a Successful Career Change.

My Career Change Rollercoaster In the spring of 2010, amidst the Great Recession, I decided to leave my civil engineering career and undergo an unofficial career change. I knew when I was a junior in college, it wasn’t going to be my life’s work, and after seven years in the industry, I picked the middle

What does career growth mean to you?

What Does Career Growth Mean to You?

When I was still in the corporate world (a million years ago) working as a civil engineer, I would often ask the question: is there career growth potential in this role? when interviewing for a new role. It’s a very common interview question, and it’s an excellent one to ask – if you give context

Interviewing Today: A Brave New World

Interviewing has changed a lot, and for many tenured professionals, there are new challenges thrown into the process we never could have anticipated based on how things “used to be.”  Here are some interview tips and findings to help you understand the planet you’ve just beamed to, so you can make the most out of

Angie Callen, Founder

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Answer: Tell Me About Yourself

Looking to make a career shift or pivot? Identifying the transferable and translatable skills can make all the difference to opening up the possibilities!