‘Get a Job Series’ Posts

5 Tips for Aspiring Web Designers and Developers

Attempting to break into web design or development is a long and arduous process, with more roadblocks and competition than most fields. The payoff, however, is a rewarding job that will continuously push you to your limits. If you’re prepared to enter this world, here are a few tips to help you along the way. ...

How to Professionalize Your Facebook Profile

In today’s world of technology and social media, Facebook ranks pretty high in terms of usage. I have a Facebook, you have a Facebook, your mom and dad probably have a Facebook, and so on. As you look for a job, potential employers may Google your name or look you up on Facebook to see ...

The Professional Details of Job Searching

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton once said “If you want someone’s attention, whisper.” He means that the tiny details count. To succeed professionally after graduation, you need to stand out from the crowd. And nobody’s perfect, which means that in order to stand out, you need to have a few perfect touches that everyone else misses. There ...

Benefits Of A Summer Internship

Getting a summer internship can help you get real-time experience in the field that you hope to go into as a professional one day. Whether it’s in social media, technology, medicine, writing, or anything of the sort, the benefits of a summer internship are astounding. Experience Gaining real experience with a company and doing hands-on ...

Key Elements to Consider When Creating a Personal Website

When searching for a job in the current market, the importance of standing out cannot be overstated. For many positions, you’ll likely be up against over a hundred other applicants who are just as qualified or more qualified than you. That’s not an encouraging thought if you’re spending many hours a day filling out applications; ...

Start Planning Your College Job Search Early

As graduates of the class of 2013 face a very competitive job market, future graduates need to take the time to prepare for the job hunt while still in school. It may be a long and tiresome process, but acquiring the skills and making the connections to land a job right out of school will ...

Coding Bootcamp Could Land You a High-Paying Tech Job After Nine Weeks

As graduation looms for the class of 2013, a new kind of school is preparing to transform code novices into employable Silicon Valley developers during a nine-week coding bootcamp. Designed to teach students exactly what they’ll need to land an entry-level developer position, coding bootcamps cut the fluff average computer science students encounter during college. ...

The Pros and Cons of Campus Jobs

Is it worth it to work at your college while taking classes at the same time? You know the short version of this post (Pro: you get money. Con: you have to work more.) but every job is different, and some might be more suited to your taste than others. Here’s a rundown on the ...

The 10 Best Cities for New College Grads in 2013

We know what you don’t want to think about after college. You don’t want to think about the fact that you might not get a job, that you may have to settle into one just for the paycheck, or that you may have to move back in with your parents. Unfortunately, those are all very ...

Career Advice From a Careerless Man

You don’t want career advice from someone who’s going to have a career. They’re going to give you all the good advice, all the solid, soul-crushing things that hurt me to repeat here. Network, they say. That’s…that’s all I remember, really. After I heard that, I started thinking about sharks that were also ghosts (ghost-sharks) ...

Five Ways To Make Extra Cash In College

Money: the one thing ever college student would love to have more of, aside from sleep, food, and arguably a longer weekend. All over the internet you are sure to find dozens of get rich quick schemes, ranging from taking hundreds of surveys for a few cents each to selling energy drinks in a pyramid ...

The Ultimate Workforce Goal Is To Make Employers Seek You

The end of college brings many questions for young adults. These days, poor economic conditions and increased acceptance of debt rewards the continuance of higher education to get a masters degree or even higher. A great number of recent graduates are either unable to find work or are taking entry level service jobs in the ...