All posts tagged networking

Utilizing LinkedIn

Everything is done online nowadays: banking, sending messages, ┬áparticipating in social interaction. Now you can even put up your resume for everyone to see…okay, okay, this is really nothing new. LinkedIn, the biggest one of the bunch, will be turning 11 in May, and there are others that have been around longer than that. The […]

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Who’s More Career-Minded: College Students or High Schoolers?

When building up to your career there are things that you must do to work your way up, such as community involvement, acquiring internships, and creating a network of people to help support you in your career pursuits. Things that many college students don’t actively do, instead only focusing their efforts on studying and making […]

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What Should You Do Over the Break?

Fall semester is over and it’s nearing the next one. You’ve spent time with family and had some time to relax, but now you need to get back to work. “But next semester isn’t for a couple more weeks!” you say. That’s perfect. That should leave you with plenty of time. As competitive as the […]

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Using College as a Bridge to Your Career

The chasm between college and the workforce is a mighty big one. It’s something that our education system has failed to correct and many students arrive at this gap totally unaware. A bridge must be built to get to the other side, which may surprise many since no one had been told through grade school […]

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Getting Involved in Organizations

In the past, I’ve made posts about internships and the importance of networking. Internship are a great way to start off your career, but networking itself entails far more than just getting to know everyone at the office. Networking implies actually going out to the community and getting to know like-minded people. If you think of a network as being a web, you’re essentially spinning your name all over the community and luring people to it. That’s your goal.

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The Importance of Networking

It’s kinda hard getting started in your career when all you do every day is wait tables and do school work. Before you can land yourself in the job you want, you must put yourself out on the market- the job market, that it. The way to do that is to make contacts. Twenty people […]

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What’s There to do After College?

You finished college. You fought your way up to the top of the mountain, obtained the Sword of Awesomeness, and slayed the 3-headed dragon with it. You now have been rewarded with your degree…so now what? Many college students fall into the trap of pushing themselves through college with little preparation for afterwards, only to […]

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Should You Rely on Your Campus’ Career Services?

Many colleges provide career service resources to help students with obtaining internships, getting into a co-op agreement (basically paid internship), or even nabbing their first job. Unfortunately, some colleges or universities do a better job at helping students out with this than others. For instance, my experience with career services involved me wandering around campus […]

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