‘Get a Job Series’ Posts

Tips for Landing Your First Job After Graduating

Tips for Landing Your First Job After Graduating

Graduation is an incredible accomplishment and an amazing day in the life of a young adult, but it isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Once those flowing robes are hung away in the dark recesses of one’s closet, the reality slowly starts to seep in. Much like the dust accumulating on that once ...

So You’ve Graduated…Now What?

So You’ve Graduated…Now What?

As graduation approaches, you might be one of many soon-to-be college grads having night sweats over what you’ll do after you cross that stage. Maybe you’ve already explored possible career options, or even began applying to jobs—or maybe you’ve just curled up in your bed and watched every episode of Friends on Netflix and pretended ...

80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

I’m just going to come out and say it: you don’t have to go to college. I know everyone in your life probably told you the opposite of what I just said, but not everyone is meant for the same path, and you know what? That is okay. Not going to college doesn’t make someone ...

How to Earn the Ultimate Volunteer Award (PVSA)

How to Earn the Ultimate Volunteer Award (PVSA)

If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with constantly looking for new ways to spruce up your resume. You’ve volunteered, you’ve worked multiple jobs, you’ve joined clubs, and you’ve attended seminars. Now, there is a way to get recognized on a national scale for your volunteer work, and I’m going to tell you all about ...

10 Medical Careers You Should Consider TODAY

10 Medical Careers You Should Consider TODAY

When people hear the words medical school, the first thing that comes to mind are images of doctors and nurses. There is a certain prestige that comes with being a doctor, but the sacrifices to become one are great. Even when it comes to nursing, the path to becoming a nurse can require several years ...

Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

Career Trends Students Should Be Watching in 2015

The career landscape is changing, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s mostly a good thing. The job market students face today is new and dynamic, making use of social media and reflecting the new reality that most employees “job hop” and do not retire from their first-ever job. Students ...

The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

By now, everyone knows about the wealth that can be generated from building software and creating digital services. If I said the name “Bill Gates,” you know I mean the richest man in the world, and co-founder of Microsoft. If I said the name “Mark Zuckerberg,” it’s very likely you know I’m talking about the ...

The Power of Virtual Internships and How to Get Them

The Power of Virtual Internships and How to Get Them

A big part of the college experience involves obtaining and completing an internship. After all, in order to become successful, one must not only obtain a quality education but also practical experience. That is why internships provide so much value for the average student. Internships allow students to gain valid skills and work experience while ...

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

I’ve always been fascinated by the advice “write what you know.” It’s good advice—it’s direct and relatable. As a fiction writer as well as a blogger, it’s always a good feeling when a piece of writing can sort of “pour out” of me onto the page. Instead of fact-checking and researching, I can just write ...

How to Create a Master CV (Resume)

How to Create a Master CV (Resume)

Editor’s Note: A CV is essentially a long-form resume, and is not a term used by most employers in the U.S. However, creating a true CV, as opposed to a simple resume can help you stand out in a job market in which hundreds of others may be vying for the same position. As a ...

How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

How to Start Making Money as a Writer While in College

For many of us who love writing, the idea of someday actually making money through our words is a kind of hazy dream for the future. We imagine being novelists, essayists, journalists. We imagine a future where our ideas, translated onto the printed page, can make a difference in the world. And, we think, we ...

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