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  • Online Job Search Tool: O*Net

    April 10, 2014

    O*Net is an amazing resource for students wondering what jobs are out there and what knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to obtain that job.  Read more...

  • Quarter-life Crisis

    Quarter-life Crisis

    April 9, 2014

    Quarter-life crisis, the point in a young adults life in which they are met with the task of deciding what to do with their life. The crisis aspect arises due to the importance of this task and the fear of failure. The problem with the term quarter-life crisis is that it is not a period of crisis but rather a necessary transition period into the real world.  Read more...

  • Best and Worst Company Reputations

    April 9, 2014

    When searching for a job one thing many of us consider is the reputation of the organization.  Is this a good way to decide where you want to work?   Most say it depends on how the reputation was earned.  Here are some major companies that rank at the extremes in the reputation game.  Read more...

  • Embracing Rejection

    April 9, 2014

    In any circumstance, rejection is something everyone would ideally like to avoid. But if you really think about it, those moments of rejection are great opportunities to learn about your weaknesses. Taking the initiative to ask the hiring team about what could have gone better is the most beneficial thing that can come from a job rejection.  Read more...

  • Preventing Negativity in the Workplace

    April 9, 2014

    I have found it to be beneficial to follow some people’s career blogs and learn about things they are encountering in the workplace, as well as what they have for advice in the real world.  On March 27th Alexandra Levit wrote a blog about how to Sweeten the Bad Apple On Your Team.  Read more...

  • Social Media

    Are Traditional Resumes A Thing of the Past?

    April 7, 2014

    Is there going to be a time when the traditional resume becomes obsolete? So far I have not experienced a situation where my traditional resume was considered "not enough". This being said, I do wonder if the time is coming when I will no longer be able to make this claim.  According to a CNN article by Doug Gross titled Are social media making the resume obsolete? He talks about how some experts say that we are already to this point and that a creative resume is necessary.  Read more...

  • Human brains are not wired to be able to complete more than one task at a time effectively.

    "Humans Suck at Multitasking"

    April 2, 2014

    To some it equates to efficiency, to many it is a way of life, and to others it is a buzzword for their resume—multitasking.  The reality is that while people claim to be able to do many jobs simultaneously and successfully, they are really splitting their attention and giving minimum focus to each task. As an article in Forbes states, “Humans suck at multitasking.”  Read more...

  • Being Well Rounded - Good or Bad?

    April 2, 2014

    Being well rounded is a trait that has been seen positively for many years, especially when looking at moving to the next level in your career.  This trait, though, may be misleadingly detrimental to your career ambitions.  Read more...

  • Millenials

    Millenials at Work

    March 20, 2014

    Our generation, the Millennials (or Generation Y), tend to get a bad reputation in the workplace. However, this reputation is not entirely accurate. The Millennials have many positive attributes to contribute to the workforce.  Read more...

  • Spring break is an excellent time to work on your job search plans.

    Spring Break: Getting Ahead in Your Job Search

    March 17, 2014

    While for many the term ‘spring break’ brings to mind images of swimsuit -clad college coeds lounging on a crowded beach, the reality is that spring break has become a very busy period of time for many students. Spring break offers an opportunity to get ahead in the job search without having to worry about the added pressure of coursework; at least for a week.  Read more...