‘Get a Job Series’ Posts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, ...

Why You Should Minor in Psychology

Regardless of your major and your future career path, every single person can benefit from a little bit of a psychology background. If you’re planning to work in business, with kids, or even locked away in a lab or operating room, psychology has a lot to teach us about others and ourselves and can be ...

5 Career Opportunities for Forensic Science Graduates

Shows like Law and Order and CSI have helped drive more people towards a career in forensic investigation. A lot of us used to play “detective” when we were younger, so the thought of making an actual career of investigating crime scenes and helping to solve real crimes brings the Sherlock Holmes out of you. ...

Career Spotlight: How to Get a Job in Social Media

Are you a Facebook addict? Do you spend an insane amount of hours following what’s trending on Twitter? Do you Instagram or Pin everything you do? If so, you might want to start looking into getting a job in the Social Media industry. HackCollege Guide: Launching a Career in Online Marketing Why Social Media? More ...

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

HackCollege is not the type of site that presents “inspirational” advice. You won’t find pictures of climbers with quotes about “reaching new heights” or “never letting go [of dreams].” Instead, we present practical advice that students can apply to their lives to become better students and future graduates. Occasionally, we post opinion pieces that deviate ...