As summer comes to a close, so do my internships at Mediabistro and Guideposts. Now the looming fear of unemployment is once again fresh upon me (and probably a good number of other interns too).
I learned a lot these past few months with both organizations — from watching the ins and outs of a video interview to perfecting a story pitch. My editing skills have improved, and I can say I’m pretty masterful with WordPress now.
But, while I gained much, my knowledge of the industry doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll land a job in the industry. So, here are some things I gleaned from job searching that might help fellow graduates and interns looking for work after the summer ends. Read more
This just in…according to data from The Creative Group, advertising and marketing executives receive an average of 23 resumes for every position they need to fill. As for interviewing itself, they meet six job seekers before extending an offer.
We’re actually surprised the number of resumes isn’t a lot higher! Whether it’s 223 or 23, there are several ways to stand out from the pack during your job search. Read more
If you’ve seen a few pictures here and there in your Facebook feed with friends sending their oldest young adult off to college, you’re not alone.
And if you’re one of the parents posting the pictures, chances are you’re feeling a mixed bag of emotions — joyful exuberance for your offspring combined with a sense of nostalgia and weepiness.
In fact, the adjustment may be more difficult for the empty nesting parent than their college-bound kid. Here are a few ways to keep things in check back at the office. Read more
We’ve seen this all too often — the ol’ bait and switch routine. A recruiter seems legitimate, tells you about a fantastic new opportunity and when you start pursuing it, poof! Just like that it’s no longer available but let me tell you about another one that is just as wonderful…
All recruiters are not the same and as per an email we received from one of our readers, she dealt with a shady recruiter and took matters into her own hands. Read more
Have you Googled yourself lately? Seriously.
Employers are certainly doing it during the recruiting process and while they’re looking for various red flags (keg stands, anyone?), they’re also looking for a few key things to show you’re a stellar candidate.
If you like your job, your boss, your commute, there could be one thing oh-so-powerful and slightly off: Corporate culture.
All companies, as you know, are not the same and corporate culture can make or break a company as well as employee morale, satisfaction and productivity.
If you’re on a conference call while you’re reading this post, you’re like most people zoning out during conference calls.
According to a new survey conducted by Intercall, more than one-quarter of participants admitted they have fallen asleep during a virtual meeting. Other respondents revealed they’ve made other calls, snacked, exercised and played video games.
Apparently 47 percent of respondents have said — get this — they have actually gone to the restroom during a call! And even if you’ve been among the faithful listeners sitting at your desk, chances are you got distracted by emails, texts or the internet. Read more
Unfortunately, we’ve seen this all too often. You work side by side with colleagues only to discover you’re doing the same exact work and they’re getting paid a lot more.
1. You’ve actually met in person. Grant says in his piece if you’ve only connected with someone on the phone or over email, it’s not the same thing as interacting in person. There’s “no substitute for the trust that can be developed from meeting face-to-face.” Read more