‘Get a Job Series’ Posts

How to Find a Mentor in College

We all seek a little guidance from others at some point in our lives. College is one of those time periods in which finding a mentor can be crucial to your success. There will come a time when you’ll need to know how to make better decisions, or you’ll want to graduate and find a ...

10 Skills That Will Make You More Employable

Looking to land a great job after college? Unfortunately, just having a degree isn’t enough to guarantee you anything. Sure, having a great resume that outlines all of your achievements is nice, but there are certain intangibles that employers look for in a new hire. Many of these in-demand skills are a result of the changing ...

How to Graduate College Early

Most of us work to graduate college on time, but the average student pushes graduation off for up to a full extra year. Why wait? Whether you’re a go-getter or a money-saver, it’s in your best interest to finish earlier than the 4 or 5-year plan of the current generation. Here’s how to graduate college ...

How to Become More Than Your Major to Recruiters

How to Become More Than Your Major to Recruiters

“So you want to make movies or something?” That’s the first question people ask when they hear I majored in Film and Television — an odd choice for someone with no intention of entering either industry. Yet switching out of Economics was one of the best decisions I made as an undergrad. The courses offered ...

Best States for Nutrition Graduates to Find Jobs

Did you know that the field of nutrition is expected to grow 20% from 2010 to 2020? That’s a huge increase in this current economic state. As we struggle with the media’s description of unhealthy America, these numbers show that more and more people are working on their health, and seeking nutritionists and dieticians to ...

Your First Software Engineering Job: Six Steps to Six Figures

Ah, summertime. The air is heavy with the sweet scent of tens of thousands of somewhat-qualified Computer Science grads, unceremoniously dumped into the wider world. If you’re among them, or a self-taught programmer that’s competing with them for jobs, you probably feel like you’re sitting pretty. I have good news and bad news: It’s a ...

5 Ways to Boost Your Resume Without a Job

Look on any job board site and what do you see? A long list of openings that require two or more years of experience in the industry in order to be considered for the position. Even entry-level jobs require some form of experience to qualify. Unfortunately, we’re seeing many college graduates come out of school ...

Unpaid Internships Not Worth It, According to Survey

Unpaid internships are only slightly more helpful than no internship in helping college students get jobs, according to a new survey. For its 2013 Student Survey, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) asked more than 9,200 college seniors about paid and unpaid internships and their luck with finding jobs. The results showed that ...

7 Job Opportunities for English Majors

As an English major, I know how annoying the topic of what you’re going to do after graduation can be. “Oh, so you’re going to be a high school teacher?” is the typical suggestion. While it would be so much easier to say, “I’m pre-med,” don’t worry; there are plenty of jobs for English majors, ...

4 Best Job-Searching Apps

When job hunting, we tend to spend an excessive amount of time on Craigslist, fine-tuning our resumes, and even shelling out money for profiles and promotions on various websites. While you’ll probably have to continue spending exorbitant amounts of time updating your resume, there are several apps out there that can help you manage your ...

Look at Jobs as Dates to Find ‘The One’

Job Hopping is a trait that many recruiters frown upon; but University of Michigan economics professor Justin Wolfers tells new graduates to treat jobs like dates in order to find the one that best fits. NPR asked Wolfers and other economists what they would say to graduates in a commencement speech. His response: “Approach your ...