‘Get a Job Series’ Posts

6 Quick Tips for Nutrition Students

6 Quick Tips for Nutrition Students

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates   It can be difficult to figure out how to actually be good at your chosen career while you’re busy following the path to get there and stuffing your brain with charts and tables and useless lectures. If you’re serious about becoming a ...

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

General Education–Gen Ed–is a dreaded term to nearly every college student, and likely college professors as well. Both groups would undoubtedly rather be in classes where students actually care about the material being taught, but universities continually require a base of classes in multiple areas from institution to institution.  Whether it’s to provide a “well-rounded ...

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

How to Keep Your Facebook Private and Still Look Good To Employers

The Internet has changed a lot since the dawn of Facebook; what was once intrinsically “private” is now intrinsically “public.” The stories once shared with just college students on Facebook are now seen by our administrators and professors, law enforcement agencies, strangers, and potential employers. Related: How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile While the partying side ...

How to Make the Best of Your Crappy College Job

How to Make the Best of Your Crappy College Job

Sometimes the jobs that fill the part-time, flexible schedule requirements of a college lifestyle are simply crappy. It’s common to find a job as a telemarketer, a server, a retail worker, a grocery store clerk, or even a tutor, but no matter how you slice it, your job might still be kind of crappy. Rather ...

7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Making a great first impression is incredibly important because you only get one shot at it. Research has found that we make snap judgments of people within the first seven seconds of meeting them, after which point our opinion of them will most likely never change. In rare cases you may be able to change ...

How to Take Advantage of Your College Career Center

How to Take Advantage of Your College Career Center

Everyone goes to college to get the career they desire.  That statement can apply to every college student, everywhere, with little exception.  Getting that career, even with a college degree, is not always so easy though due to the highly competitive job market and ever-increasing number of college graduates today. It is certainly a good ...

11 Career Tips from a Marketing Manager

11 Career Tips from a Marketing Manager

A mobile marketing manager for American Eagle Outfitters spoke at my college last week. Her position is too specific to be on most college students’ short list of potential careers, and there’s always a chance that they — and you — are missing out. This list of facts and advice holds knowledge from American Eagle’s ...

10+ Questions for Your Next Networking Lunch

10+ Questions for Your Next Networking Lunch

You should be meeting with professionals within your field as often as possible. People who have been in the work force for two or three years are the best, as they’ll have information relevant to you, and they’re more likely to enjoy helping someone whose shoes they can still empathize with being in. Plus, your ...

How to Boost Your Resume with Stand-Alone Projects

How to Boost Your Resume with Stand-Alone Projects

Here at HackCollege, we talk a lot about jobs. It’s what most of us are in college for, after all. But all the advice about internships and resumes glosses over one important option that helps secure a job: personal, stand-alone projects. There are two basic formats for resume design. First, you could focus on job ...

5 Great Career Options for Accounting Majors

5 Great Career Options for Accounting Majors

Let’s be honest, the accounting field isn’t exactly known for being exciting and dynamic. Thoughts of sitting in front of a computer holding a calculator all day tend to come to mind when you think of what accountants do. There’s definitely some truth to that, but accounting isn’t necessarily a “boring” career field. You can ...

7 Tips for Becoming an ESL Teacher

7 Tips for Becoming an ESL Teacher

Teaching English as a second language (or foreign language) is a great career path for many majors, including English, communications, global relations, foreign languages, sociology, and journalism, but also a fun short-term job for anybody with the travel bug. Whether you’re doing it as a long-term career or as a way to fund your travels, ...

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